Specifically, the project delivery is expected in the fourth quarter of 2019.

Also, it will embody a composite catamaran ferry and installed power and energy management, energy storage system and electric propulsion systems.

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Fully electric ferries are a step closer to a sustainable, eco-friendly future in the maritime industry. According to McKay, Electrek supports that fully electric ferries could cut emissions by more than 95%.

Concluding, the company's statement highlighted that electrotechnology is innovating and brings numerous sustainable solutions for the maritime industry. With international shipping accounting for around 3% of the world’s carbon dioxide emissions, it is time for industry leaders to consider the effects this could have on long-term sustainability.

The International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) warns that while other sectors, including land-based transport, make a move towards decarbonising, this 3% figure could quickly jump to over 17% by 2050 if no action is taken.