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E-ferry – prototype and full-scale demonstration of next generation 100% electrically powered ferry for passengers and vehicles

Objective

E-ferry addresses the urgent need for reducing European CO2 emissions and air pollution from waterborne transportation by demonstrating the feasibility of a 100% electrically powered, emission free, medium sized ferry for passengers and cars, trucks and cargo relevant to island communities, coastal zones and inland waterways. The vessel will be based on a newly developed, energy efficient design concept and demonstrated in full-scale operation on longer distances than previously seen for electric drive train ferries (> 5 Nm), i.e. the medium range connections Soeby-Fynshav (10.7 Nm) and Soeby-Faaborg (9.6 Nm) in the Danish part of the Baltic Sea, connecting the island of Aeroe (Ærø) to the mainland.
E-ferry builds on the Danish ERDF funded project Green Ferry Vision proving feasibility of the concept to be demonstrated and indicating significant potential impacts compared to conventionally fuelled ferries operating on the same medium range routes; energy savings of up to 50%, annual emission reductions of approx. 2,000 tonnes CO2, 41,500 kg NOx, 1,350 kg SO2 and 2,500 kg particulates.
E-ferry is likely to be the one with the largest battery-pack ever installed in a ferry with a record breaking high charging power capacity of up to 4 MW allowing for short port stays. On top of being 100% powered by electricity, the innovative novelties of the E-ferry design concept and its expected impacts addresses flaws in current state-of-the-art by demonstrating a concept based on optimised hull-shape, lightweight equipment and carbon composite materials, ensuring reduced weight by up to 60% on parts replaced by composite elements. Approval of the use of carbon fibre-reinforced composite modules in E-ferry’s superstructure according regulation through material and fire testing also is key to the project.
The strong industrial, maritime and public partners also will assure dissemination of results and push for a widespread market up-take of the E-ferry concept.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/environmental sciences/pollution

Call for proposal

H2020-MG-2014_TwoStages
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

AERO KOMMUNE
Address
Statene 2
5970 Aeroskobing
Denmark
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 2 938 875,86

Participants (9)

SOFARTSSTYRELSEN
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 102 250
Address
Fjordvaenget 30
4220 Korsor
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
ETHNIKO KENTRO EREVNAS KAI TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 470 781,25
Address
Charilaou Thermi Road 6 Km
57001 Thermi Thessaloniki
Activity type
Research Organisations
DANSK BRAND- OG SIKRINGSTEKNISK INSTITUT FORENING
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 177 500
Address
Jernholmen 12
2650 Hvidovre
Activity type
Research Organisations
RADGIVENDE SKIBSINGENIORER JENS KRISTENSEN APS
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 441 308,27
Address
Jagtvej 8
5960 Marstal
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SOBY VAERFT AS
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 6 013 769,09
Address
Dokvej 5
5985 Soby
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TUCO YACHT VÆRFT APS
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 360 587,50
Address
Krogsbjergvej 2
5600 Faaborg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DANFOSS MOBILE ELECTRIFICATION OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 3 025 925
Address
Lentokentaentie 44
53600 Lappeenranta
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
LECLANCHE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 1 610 038,91
Address
Industriestrasse 1
77731 Willstatt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
LECLANCHE SA
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Avenue Des Sports 42
1400 Yverdon-les-bains
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)