Holland Shipyards Group has officially handed over the new build, fully electric ferry Sandøy to Brevik Fergeselskap. The vessel will operate within the waters of Eidangerfjorden, Norway, connecting Brevik with Sandøya and Bjørkøya.
Sandøy is a fully electric ferry measuring 42m long and 11m wide and has the capacity to transport 98 persons and 16 vehicles (cars). The vessel is completely emission-free and entirely powered by battery power with an installed capacity of 1,300 kWh. The vessel will be charged by means of a 600kW shore charging facility, mostly during night.
“It has been an extraordinary year, in which we as owners haven’t been able to travel due to the global COVID restrictions. Building a vessel while not being able to be physically present during the building, can be quite challenging. However, it absolutely did not affect the trust, or the great cooperation with Holland Shipyards Group. We are very happy with the quality of the vessel and the cooperation, and are looking forward to seeing the Sandøy sailing in the Eidangerfjorden,” said Borgar Slørdal, Brevik Fergeselskap IKS