Wärtsilä has launched a complete concept for a series of innovative and cost effective shuttle ferries, featuring zero or very low levels of emissions. The design characteristic focuses on high energy efficiency with low resistance, both above and below the water line.
The new ferries are designed to run entirely on batteries, or in a battery-engine hybrid configuration where the fuel options are LNG or biofuel. In plug-in operation, the fuel consumption is reduced by 100% compared to conventional installations, and all local emissions are completely eliminated. With the plug-in hybrid configuration, emissions are reduced by 50%.