Highlights

The largest shipbuilding and maintenance facility, Cochin Shipyard has signed contract with ASKO Maritime AS of Norway to build 2 autonomous electric ferries.

The Autonomous Electric Ferries project is to be partially funded by the Government of Norway. The Electric Ferries project aims to provide emission free transport of goods. It aims at emission free transport across Oslofjord inletinlet in the south-east of Norway.

About the Vessels

The vessels are 67 metres (219.816 feet) long and are delivered as full-electric transport ferry. They are powered by 1846 kilowatt hour batteries. The value of the ships are Rs 125 crores each vessel. It is designed by the Naval Dynamics Norway. The ships were designed using Kongsberg Maritime Systems.

Cochin Ship Yard

Shipbuilding company, The Cochin Ship Yard is already building 23 hybrid electric boats for Kochi water metro. It is India’s largest ship builder.

Kochi Water Metro

Mass transportation system, The Kochi Water Metro envisages 15 routes connecting 10 islands. The plan is to ply 38 jetties. Around 100000 islanders are to benefit from the project. The Autonomous Electric Ferries project will introduce environmental friendly boats.

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