From January 1, 2024, the car ferry between Stavanger and Vassøy, MF Rygerbuen, will be a zero-emission vessel with electric propulsion. Rødne Trafikk AS, chose Brunvoll for the electric propulsion system.
Brunvoll specializes in system supplies for smaller workboats and passenger vessels. During recent years, we have built up considerable expertise from several electric and hybrid system deliveries, e.g. for crew transfer, passenger, research and a variety of service vessels.
– In Rødne, we are very excited to start working on our second battery-powered vessel. Through the rebuilding of Rygerbuen, we contribute with important environmental measures to reduce emissions and protect the environment, says Ragnhild Opsahl Steigen, Technical Manager at Rødne. We have collaborated with Brunvoll for many years and look forward to carrying out this project together.
– We are very pleased that Rødne chose Brunvoll, which proves that our solutions meet the market demands for electrification of vessels, says Bjørn Svendsen, VP Sales & Marketing at Brunvoll. He adds that the system delivery consists of Triton EMS (Energy Management System), DC panels, Hotel load inverters, Electric motors with inverters, CCS shore connection for charging and 904 kWh Spear Trident Versa battery system.
The rebuilding will start during third quarter of 2023, and the “new” Rygerbuen is expected to be in operation from January 1,2024.