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Hybrid propulsion is part of the future for RoRo/RoPax ferries

Green is undoubtedly the colour concept most dominating today’s shipping industry, and nowhere is this truer than in the ferry sector. Environmental considerations are, along with the need to optimise operational efficiency, high on the agenda of ferry operators around the world.

Hybrid propulsion is part of the future for RoRo/RoPax ferries

Green is undoubtedly the colour concept most dominating today’s shipping industry, and nowhere is this truer than in the ferry sector. Environmental considerations are, along with the need to optimise operational efficiency, high on the agenda of ferry operators around the world.

Hybrid propulsion is part of the future for ferries

Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. System configuration
  3. Electrical system configuration
  4. Propulsion configuration
  5. Wärtsilä 31DF engine
  6. Batteries
  7. The control system
  8. Future development of battery technology
  9. The use of LNG fuel
  10. Future proof ferries
  11. Future fuel

Written by

Harald Tillung
Harald Tillung
Business Development Manager, Wärtsilä
Patrik Silfver
Patrik Silfver
General Manager Sales, Wärtsilä
Stefano Cantarut
Stefano Cantarut
Segment Manager, Cruise & Ferry, Marine Engineering Wärtsilä Marine Business