Innovation and Networks Executive Agency


Zero Emission Ferries - a green link across the Oresund
CEF Transport
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Implementation schedule: 
January 2014 to December 2017
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Forsea Helsingør ApS (Denmark)

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Last modified: 
July 2020


The Action covered the introduction of new and innovative concepts and technology by converting two existing complex RoPax ships - originally fuelled by heavy oil - to plug-in all electric powered operation using exclusively batteries. The Action has brought a more environmentally friendly solution to a very busy maritime link, connecting the comprehensive TEN-T network ports of Helsingör (Denmark) and Helsingborg (Sweden).

In conjunction with the ship conversion, the required power provision and charging installations in the ports/ferry terminals were realised. Both ferry terminals are located in densely populated areas, so the Action has contributed to significant improvements of air quality. The project supported the development of clean Motorways of the Sea by testing and deploying new technological solutions in real operational conditions.