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E-ferry – prototype and full-scale demonstration of next generation 100% electrically powered ferry for passengers and vehicles

Total Cost €


EC-Contrib. €






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Project "E-ferry" data sheet

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Organization address
address: STATENE 2
postcode: 5970
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 Coordinator Country Denmark [DK]
 Project website
 Total cost 21˙303˙820 €
 EC max contribution 15˙141˙035 € (71%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.3.4. (SOCIETAL CHALLENGES - Smart, Green And Integrated Transport)
 Code Call H2020-MG-2014_TwoStages
 Funding Scheme IA
 Starting year 2015
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2015-06-01   to  2020-05-31


Take a look of project's partnership.

# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    AERO KOMMUNE DK (AEROSKOBING) coordinator 2˙938˙875.00
2    SOBY VAERFT AS DK (SOBY) participant 6˙013˙769.00
4    LECLANCHE GMBH DE (WILLSTATT) participant 1˙610˙038.00
7    TUCO YACHT VÆRFT APS DK (FAABORG) participant 360˙587.00
9    SOFARTSSTYRELSEN DK (KORSOR) participant 102˙250.00
10    LECLANCHE SA CH (Yverdon-les-bains) participant 0.00


 Project objective

E-ferry addresses the urgent need for reducing European CO2 emissions and air pollution from waterborne transportation by demonstrating the feasibility of a 100% electrically powered, emission free, medium sized ferry for passengers and cars, trucks and cargo relevant to island communities, coastal zones and inland waterways. The vessel will be based on a newly developed, energy efficient design concept and demonstrated in full-scale operation on longer distances than previously seen for electric drive train ferries (> 5 Nm), i.e. the medium range connections Soeby-Fynshav (10.7 Nm) and Soeby-Faaborg (9.6 Nm) in the Danish part of the Baltic Sea, connecting the island of Aeroe (Ærø) to the mainland. E-ferry builds on the Danish ERDF funded project Green Ferry Vision proving feasibility of the concept to be demonstrated and indicating significant potential impacts compared to conventionally fuelled ferries operating on the same medium range routes; energy savings of up to 50%, annual emission reductions of approx. 2,000 tonnes CO2, 41,500 kg NOx, 1,350 kg SO2 and 2,500 kg particulates. E-ferry is likely to be the one with the largest battery-pack ever installed in a ferry with a record breaking high charging power capacity of up to 4 MW allowing for short port stays. On top of being 100% powered by electricity, the innovative novelties of the E-ferry design concept and its expected impacts addresses flaws in current state-of-the-art by demonstrating a concept based on optimised hull-shape, lightweight equipment and carbon composite materials, ensuring reduced weight by up to 60% on parts replaced by composite elements. Approval of the use of carbon fibre-reinforced composite modules in E-ferry’s superstructure according regulation through material and fire testing also is key to the project. The strong industrial, maritime and public partners also will assure dissemination of results and push for a widespread market up-take of the E-ferry concept.


List of deliverables.
Final prototype of composite elements for superstructure, ready for integration Demonstrators, pilots, prototypes 2019-07-22 17:06:12
Time tables published, crew courses completed, catering and other passenger services onboard ready Demonstrators, pilots, prototypes 2019-07-24 10:32:22
The automated mooring systems installed Demonstrators, pilots, prototypes 2019-07-24 10:32:22
Prototype of steel hull integrated with drive train ready Demonstrators, pilots, prototypes 2019-07-01 08:30:56
7th electronic newsletter Other 2019-07-22 17:06:56
6th electronic newsletter Other 2019-07-22 17:06:59
Project video Other 2019-07-22 17:06:11
Superstructure prototype manufactured Demonstrators, pilots, prototypes 2019-05-30 17:40:58
Final E-ferry prototype assembled and integrated with all specifications, ready for approval Demonstrators, pilots, prototypes 2019-07-22 17:06:57
5th electronic newsletter Other 2019-05-30 17:41:04
4th electronic newsletter Other 2019-05-30 17:29:33
Production, verification, documentation and delivery of high energy graphite NMC cells Demonstrators, pilots, prototypes 2019-05-30 17:29:27
3rd electronic newsletter Other 2019-05-30 17:29:27
Report on gender, societal and ethical issues of exploitation Documents, reports 2019-05-30 17:29:35
Project logo, flyers and 1st electronic newsletter Other 2019-05-30 17:29:21
The E-ferry web-platform published Other 2019-05-30 17:29:28

Take a look to the deliverables list in detail:  detailed list of E-ferry deliverables.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2018 Kristensen, Jens; Bendix Nielsen, Claus; Heinemann, Trine
The E-ferry: Energy efficient hull design
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.1483112
Proceedings of the 7th Transport Research Arena TRA 2018, April 16-19, 2018, Vienna, Austria 2019-07-30
2018 Larsen, Cecilie; Hagbarth Mikkelsen, Henrik; Heinemann, Trine; Aifadopoulou, Georgia
Sppeding up the transition to partly (hybrid) or fully electric waterborne transportation through education and skills upgrading
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.1445975
Proceedings of the 7th Transport Research Arena TRA 2018, April 16-19, Vienna, Austria 2019-06-07
2016 Eliza Gagatsi, Thomas Estrup, Aristos Halatsis
Exploring the potentials of electrical waterborne transport in Europe: the E-ferry concept
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.50487
Proceedings of 6th Transport Research Arena 18/04/2016 2019-06-04

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