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Video: Scandlines' New Hybrid Ferry Has Started Operating
Scandlines' new hybrid ferry was entered in the Danish international shipping register on Monday, December 19, 2016 and left the Danish shipyard Fayards A / S on the same day. The "Copenhagen" test drives between Rostock and Gedser took place on Tuesday, December 20, 2016, to commence official service on December 21, 2016 at 09:00 from Gedser.
The "Copenhagen" is the second of the two new hybrid ferries for the Rostock-Gedser route. It replaces the "Kronprins Frederik", which is now to act as a replacement ferry for both Rostock-Gedser and Puttgarden-Rødby. With an extra ferry that can be used on both routes, both the total capacity and the timetable stability are to be ensured.
Picture gallery with 7 pictures
World's largest hybrid ferry runs with drive technology from Siemens
Adjustment of the injector systems in the engines planned
"I am delighted that our customers can use this fantastic ship today, which together with its sister ship, the" Berlin ", is also the largest hybrid ferry in the world. The new ferries represent an investment of more than EUR 140 million per ship and thus embody a significant modernization of the central and eastern European transport corridor between mainland Europe and Scandinavia,”said Søren Poulsgaard Jensen, CEO of Scandlines.
Together with the manufacturer of the diesel-electric engines of the ships, MaK / Caterpillar, Scandlines has decided that the injection nozzle system (common rail) in the engines of the "Berlin" and the "Copenhagen" must be adjusted. Unfortunately, the new injection modules can be delivered at the beginning of January 2017 at the earliest, which is why the conversion on both ferries will be carried out in the course of January 2017. The schedule will not change due to the shipyard stay, however, as the "Kronprins Frederik" will alternate between the two ferries on the Rostock-Gedser route in January. (sh)