Dutch shipping company Imtech Marine’s Istanbul-based subsidiary Elkon has received a contract from Sedef Shipyard to supply the electrical equipment, propulsion system and services for two Canadian Seaspan hybrid ferries.
Under the contract, Elkon will be responsible for the design, specification, production and installation of the complete electrical system, including the hybrid electrical propulsion system, battery system and automation system.
The vessels will be propelled by a hybrid-electrical propulsion system and capable of carrying up to 59 trailers.
Using dual-fuel technology, these 148.9m-long ferries will be able to operate with diesel and liquefied natural gas. This will minimise the greenhouse gas emissions and ensure the highest level of efficiency, performance and reliability, Imtech said.
Elkon sales and marketing manager Ali Can Yurdakul said: "These vessels are complex and very innovative with the additional hybrid battery system.
"Elkon is proud to have been awarded this contract from Sedef, a long-term partner of our company, to assist the yard in completing this innovative and sustainable project. Of course, we will make sure that everything is on time, of good quality and within budget."
Imtech Marine recently delivered a hybrid propulsion system for the diesel electric, hybrid ferries operated by Caledonian Maritime Assets (CMAL), on the west coast of Scotland.
In January this year, the parent company received an order from AG EMS to supply electrical and electronics systems for the new Helgoland ferry.
Image: The 148.9m-long, dual-fuel ferries will be propelled by a hybrid-electrical propulsion system. Photo: courtesy of Imtech.