Iceland’s first electrified ferry

ABB supplies the drive system and energy storage technology for Iceland’s first electrified ferry. The 70-metre vessel will be equipped with a 3,000 kWh battery pack and run in fully electric mode most of the time. This means that the onboard diesel generator only serves as a backup for the electric ferry in particularly difficult weather conditions. The boat will make 3,600 annual trips in the rough waters between Landeyjahöfn on the mainland and the Westman Islands, covering 13 km in about 45 minutes. On average, it will take about 30 minutes to recharge the battery system. The ferry will have a capacity of 550 passengers and 75 cars, and delivery is set before the year’s end.

Source:, 14 February 2019.


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