Stena Line signed a contract with Callenberg Technology Group for batteries with a capacity of 1 MWh which will be installed on Stena Jutlandica which operates between Gothenburg and Frederikshavn. The battery power in port operation will start before summer.
The battery project will be completed in steps. In the first step, the battery power will be switched for bow thrusters and maneuvering when berthing in port. In step two, an extended battery operation is connected to the propellers, giving the ability to Stena Jutlandica to electricity within around 10 nautical miles.
In step three, battery capacity will be expanded and a vessel can operate about 50 nautical miles of electricity, as much as the distance between Gothenburg and Frederikshavn.
The first phase is supported and financed by half by the Swedish Maritime Administration and the EU.