Case study - Electric ferry

Vattenfall and Echandia Marine have developed a new solution for electric ferries to minimise emissions and noise whilst lowering operational and maintenance costs. The ferry can be fully charged within 10 minutes with up to 500 kW charging power.

The project was delivered as Power as a service, which means that the ownership and management of the equipment, including the charging station, battery system and driveline, lies with Vattenfall.

The ferry operator benefits from Vattenfall's experience of owning and operating electric power systems.

Echandia developed the electric propulsion systems, including a new battery system based on Toshiba's new generation LTO (Lithium Titanium Oxide) battery modules that enables higher power and faster charging than before.

The electric ferry, E/S Movitz, carries up to 98 passengers as a shuttle service in central Stockholm over a distance of about 10 km. As the world’s first supercharged electric passenger ferry of its kind, it only needs to be charged for ten minutes for one hour of operation. Find out more in the video below.

Electric Boats - Our Offer

  • We can own, operate and maintain the electrical infrastructure required to electrify boats
  • We either fund the infrastructure or provide capital upfront for the project
  • Operators pay a yearly fee for the duration of the contract
  • Faults and asset replacements become Vattenfall's responsibility

We can provide the following elements as a service:

  • Charging station (on shore)
  • Battery storage (on shore)
  • Batteries and battery management system (on the boat)

Adoption of Private Networks - Our Offer

  • We can own, operate and maintain the electrical infrastructure at your port
  • We either fund new infrastructure or provide capital to acquire existing infrastructure
  • Port Operators pay a yearly fee for the duration of the contract which is typically 10 years
  • Faults and asset replacement become Vattenfall's responsibility

Find out more about Power as a Service & download the white paper.


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