The ports in both Moss and Horten are now being upgraded with the latest technology in high-speed charging. This ensures that Bastø Electric and the retrofitted electric ferries will have fully-charged batteries in a matter of minutes.
“From the outside, a diesel-powered ferry and an electric ferry still look quite similar. The biggest difference is in the engine room,” says Lund, looking at the ferry moored in the snowy harbor.
Once on board, of course, down in the heart of Bastø Electric, in the modern battery and switchboard room, the differences become apparent. Lund points to the water-cooled battery system from Siemens Energy, a successful solution choice for Bastø Fosen's new electric ferries.
“As a technology supplier and development partner, Siemens Energy takes a holistic responsibility that makes us confident in the new technology,” adds Lund. “For us, predictable operation and low operating costs are important, and we have the greatest confidence in the experience and competence behind these battery solutions.”