It is stated that the vessel construction is partially funded by the Norwegian Government aimed at emission-free transport of goods across the Oslo fjord.

In the first place, the vessels will be delivered as full-electric transport ferries. Then, after the commissioning of autonomous equipment and field trials in Norway, they will operate as fully autonomous ferries of ASKO that can transport 16 fully loaded standard EU trailers in one go across the fjords, Cochin Shipyard said.