MF Hjellestad

The worlds first single hull aluminum car ferry.

40-70 m

1000-1500 kWh

MF Hjellestad is the world's first single hull commuter ferry built in aluminum - taking up the legacy of the historic innovation "MF Ampere". The low weight places less demands on energy consumtion and makes the ferry able to sail zero emission with less batteries onboard. The ferry will be sailing on a short sailing route to and from an island ouside of Bergen and will be able to bring 16 cars or two 52-ton trucks. The ferry has the latest in energy efficiency and battery technology onboard in addition to biodiesel as supplement.

Corvus ESS specifications:

Name MF Hjellestad
Owner Norled
Integrator Westcon Power and Automation
Segment Cruise and Ferry
Sub-segment Electric and Hybrid Ferries
Vessel type Car Ferry
ESS capacity 1243 kWh
Corvus product Corvus Orca ESS
Delivery year 2019
Ship yard Westcon Yard
Ship design LMG Marin LMG 16 DEH
Newbuild/Retrofit Newbuild
Vessel size 43.2 x 11.7 m
Passenger capacity 77
Car capacity 16
Gross tonnage 587
IMO no 9857341
Area of Operation Norway
Sailing route Hjellestad-Klokkarvik
Sailing distance 10 km
Crossing time 35 min.
Ship system All-electric
Bus Voltage 790-1100 VDC
Flag state Norway

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