Electric Ferry Designs Under Development in Norway

The Havyard Design & Solutions (HDS) LAB has been developed to refine a vessel’s design to best match its operating environment, improving efficiency, and reducing emissions and operating costs.


During the first stage of the three-step process, HDS claims it is possible to experiment with hundreds of alternatives to clarify the basic size and framework conditions for a ship. In the second stage, the best options are selected for quality assurance and documentation of design variables. In the third stage, LAB is used to run a simulation of a digital version of the ship in a virtual ocean, incorporating weather, wind, current and wave data for different ocean areas around the globe to simulate accurate real-world operating conditions.



To learn more about how this tool may be used to reduce electric ferry (and other vessel) design and deployment costs, please visit the link below: