Zinus has entered into an agreement with Molslinjen, Denmark’s largest ferry company, for the delivery of our Telescopic Autonomous solution. The system will ensure automatic charging of a new electric ferry servicing Fanølinjen, a ferry connection that is operated by Molslinjen and runs between Esbjerg and the small island of Fanø in the Wadden Sea on the Danish west coast. The newbuild will enter operation in late summer 2021 and contributes to increase the ferry route’s capacity and a better climate and environmental profile.
The ferry is being built at Hvide Sande Shipyard and will be equipped with a Zinus SWC100 charging connection. For the ferry quay in Esbjerg, Zinus will deliver a charging post of the type ZPP700. Together, these form an autonomous system that charges the electric ferry fully automatic at call. Connecting the ferry to the power supply takes only about 20 seconds, and the system can deliver a current of 4,400 amperes.
“We chose the charging solution from Zinus due to the short connection time, the flexibility of the system and competitive pricing. In addition, it is a nice bonus that the charging post looks good in the port environment,” says Ole Berg-Hansen, chief engineer at Molslinjen.
“Molslinjen is Denmark’s largest ferry operator, and we are honoured that our first order to Denmark is to supply them with our completely autonomous system that connects to full power in less than 20 seconds,” says Geir Arne Bjørkelund, sales manager at Zinus.
“The contract with Molslinjen is yet another confirmation that our sustainable shore power and charging solutions are competitive also in the international market. We are pleased with the trust Molslinjen shows us and happy to be able to contribute to the electrification of Danish ferry traffic. Nor do we hide that we also believe strongly that more Norwegian-produced Zinus systems will find their way to new international customers in the time to come,” says Arne Mæland, Zinus’ Chairman of the Board.