Invited talk: Zero Emission Ferry Operation between Helsingborg-Helsingør
Presenter: Jens Ole Hansen
Title: Zero Emission Ferry Operation between Helsingborg-Helsingør
Affiliation: COO at ForSea AB
Towards a more sustainable future with the world’s largest battery ships!
ForSea operates a sustainable ferry route, deploying state-of-the art technology to lessen the impact on the environment, while constantly striving to strengthen regional integration around Øresund. After a 4 year long journey, ForSea has initiated the introduction of full battery operation on the two ferries Tycho Brahe and Aurora to further reduce the ferries’ environmental impact. The conversion to battery operation means that ForSea today has two vessels that are completely emission-free in electric power and that the business can reduce CO2 emissions by as much as 65%. Converting two 25-year-old vessels to electric power has not only been a huge challenge, but has also meant long working hours and a lot of frustration. The problems have been many and not only of a technical nature, but also regulations and legal requirements have been poorly adapted for conversion.
Today, however, we are very proud of what we have achieved and we are pleased to see that all the work we have put in now shows result.