During the Posidonia 2022, DNV signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Saronic Ferries to enable the development of an electric ferry for local deployment in Greece.
he collaboration is targeted towards a fully electric concept for deployment on short sea passenger routes in the Argosaronikos area.
The use of all-electric or hybrid vessels in the short sea ferry segment has surged in recent years as the benefits of the technology has been demonstrated in pilots and full-scale deployments.
For ferries on fixed routes in particular, electric technology offers significant benefits – eliminating onboard emissions to air, reducing noise and vibration, and providing compliance with increasingly strict regulations in operation and in ports.
Our mission is to operate a purely emissions-free fleet by 2040 to all our destinations
added George Papaioannides, partner of Saronic Ferries.
Commenting on the collaboration, Ioannis Chiotopoulos, SVP, Regional Manager South East Europe, Middle East & Africa, at DNV Maritime, explained that Greece has a real potential for decarbonization in local ferries.