Press release from METS and Zinus Regarding Electrification of Gullmarsleden

Press release from METS and Zinus Regarding Electrification of Gullmarsleden

Zinus will deliver a ZPP800, fully autonomous charging tower

Gullmarsleden is a ferry route in the municipality of Lysekil, Sweden. METS Technology, who is the main contractor and integrator of the project has awarded the cable management system to Zinus who will deliver a ZPP800, fully autonomous charging tower.

The end buyer of the project is the Ferry operations Swedish Transport Administration, Trafikverket, who is currently electrifying many ferries as part of their Vision 45 plan for a climate-neutral ferry service by 2045.

“We have been working closely with METS to provide the best solution for the ferry operator, Trafikverket, and we are very pleased that our system for autonomous connection for charging was selected as the preferred system”, says Ronny Olson, Sales Manager in Zinus.

Zinus is proud to be part of the ongoing initiative to electrify ferries in Sweden and this is considered a milestone achievement for us being our first delivery to both METS and their customer Trafikverket. “Sweden is a market of growing interest to Zinus, and we look forward to enable efficient autonomous charging to a growing number of ferry stretches” says Endre Eidsvik, CEO of Zinus. “Also, what is particularly nice with this project, is that it includes our new solution for a multi-axial connection that will ensure to-the-point connection at any given tidal range in addition to a larger longitudinal docking range. There is an increasing demand for this system which has been offered to several projects already, but Trafikverket will be the first to take advantage of the innovation”, Endre elaborates.

Since its establishment in 2018, Zinus has launched several innovations to better serve ports and vessels with an efficient, practical, and good-looking cable management system. The ZPP800 tower with the multi-axial connecting point, destined for this project, is yet another milestone for the company as this will open for autonomous charging also in waters with very large tidal difference.

The complete Charging Station installation will be fully automated and eliminates the need to manually moor or connect. This makes the process more efficient and makes handling easier for the crew on board. Upon connection, the ferry will be able to charge at up to 3 Megawatts, equivalent to the capacity of 12 fast chargers for cars. What makes this charging station unique is that it not only handles the charging, but also includes the automated mooring function for the ferries, which contributes to a significant reduction in energy consumption. METS undertaking as main contractor also includes an extensive design and build part that includes the construction of buildings for onshore charging equipment, piling and construction of platforms in the water, as well as the conversion of existing ferries to enable connection to the powerful 3 MW charging.

About Zinus: 
Zinus AS is a leading supplier of shore power products and autonomous solutions for ports and vessels. Through patented design and functionality, Zinus has set a completely new standard for shore power technology and design, benefitting the environment and users worldwide.

About METS: 
METS Technology is a leading system Integrator within Electrical Engineering & Automation Technology for the Maritime Industry with a focus on innovative solutions for the electrification of ships and the construction of charging infrastructure. METS is headquartered in Uddevalla with local offices in Gothenburg and Stockholm

For More Information, Please Contact:

Endre Eidsvik, CEO (Zinus)

T: +47 916 65 034


Per-Erik Larsson, Commercial Director (METS Technology)

T: +47 709 44 51 01

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