Scandlines ferries designed with battery hybrid propulsion to operate on the Rostock-Gedser commercial route.
Corvus Energy, Siemens AS and Scandlines have announced the award of the energy storage system contract for the M/V Berlin and M/V Copenhagen battery hybrid ferries currently being built at the Danish shipyard FAYARD. The new vessels M/V Berlin and M/V Copenhagen will each use a 1,050VDC, 1.5MWh Energy Storage System (ESS) consisting of 231 Corvus Energy AT6500 advanced lithium polymer batteries.
The batteries will be integrated with a Siemens converter system and together they form an Energy Storage System that will be powered by four diesel gensets (one less than a non-hybrid design). The M/V Berlin and M/V Copenhagen will have similar systems to the four Scandlines hybrid vessels on the route Puttgarden-Rødby. Each of the new ferries will have a capacity of 1,300 passengers and 460 cars or 96 trucks. The hybrid propulsion system will be combined with a scrubber that cleans the engine exhaust streams of pollutants such as sulphur and particulate matter and will help reduce sulphur emissions by at least 90 percent.