Ferries have a huge role to play in meeting the growing demand for environmentally sustainable transport options. Their dramatically different vessel sizes, configurations and profiles require different approaches to decarbonisation. One approach would be to adopt or retrofit fuel-flexible ferry engines to be able to use alternative, low-emission fuels. Other options include implementing a shore power connection, choosing a hybrid solution, or setting up integrated efficiency technologies onboard.
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The ferry sector is spearheading whole marine industry’s journey towards zero-carbon operations. Discover the valuable insight from four forward-thinking professionals from the sector.
Robert Clifford, Founder and Chairman of Incat Group offers a simple solution for successful decarbonisation of ferry lines – but for one missing link. What is it?
Roberto Prever, CEO, NAOS Boat & Ship Design on the challenge of decarbonisation. Which fuel does he bring up and what does he say about it? What is his simple advice to owners at the end?
Christer Bruzelius, Senior Partner, Gotland Tech Development on the challenge to achieve sustainable ferry operations. He mentions something that may be surprisingly easy – and something that is going to be difficult for certain. What are his views on how to solve the challenge?
Luke Pretlove, Technical Manager, Austal on the biggest challenge facing ferry lines today. What does he mention as the hardest thing for yards and operators? And what advice does he give to operators and owners?
Download this paper and learn how to meet the challenges that the diverse ferry industry has on its route towards zero-carbon operations. Insights and practical guidance for the ferry segment, complete with an in-depth look at individual vessel types.
Choose from a wide range of Wärtsilä engines – Wärtsilä 31DF, Wärtsilä 46TS-DF or Wärtsilä 32 methanol engine, for example – and you will get the features and capabilities that are the right fit for your ferry. All Wärtsilä engines have been designed for easy maintenance and to offer low lifecycle cost. They are ready for hybrid solutions and easy to upgrade to run on alternative fuels.
Wärtsilä also offers medium-size and modular waterjets suitable for high-speed ferries. The portfolio features units from 500 kW at the low end of the scale up to units with around 10 MW for large RoPax fast ferries.
Choose an engine conversion package that will make your ferry ready for alternative future fuels: methanol conversion, LNG conversion for 4-stroke engines or LNG conversion for 2-stroke engines. Fuel supply packages are also available, MethanolPac for methanol, and LNGPac for LNG.
Adopt propulsion energy saving technology from Wärtsilä. Your ferry will save fuel thanks to its improved efficiency. This will also help comply to environmental regulations.
A Lifecycle Agreement with Wärtsilä can deliver you true peace of mind. Benefit from AI-powered solutions and predictive analyses together with expert knowledge. You can rest assured that your ferry will perform optimally and sustainably.
The scope of agreements can be tailored to fit your needs, to cover anything from ferry engines and power trains to propulsion solutions, fuel supply systems, and emission abatement technologies.
The Ferry fireside chats are analytical discussions on the issues raised in the ferry industry and in-depth updates on the future of ferry operations. These are insights gathered from the industry’s thought leaders who will help uncover the challenges, deep dive into the solutions available and find the route towards a zero-carbon future. All episodes hosted by Gina Panayiotou.
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