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HAV editor15.12.20232 min read

Subsidiary to deliver onshore charging system to Scandlines

Scandlines has contracted HAV Group’s energy design and smart control systems business to deliver an onshore charging system to the ferry operator’s berth in Puttgarden, Germany.

The Norwegian maritime system integrator, which specializes in sustainable energy design and smart control systems, will deliver the land-based charging system to the Puttgarden ferry berth and connect the equipment to the power grid. The company will also deliver additional equipment to the ferry.

Scandlines’ new zero direct emission ferry, Futura, currently under construction in Turkey, will operate the Puttgarden-Rødby route between Germany and Denmark. In April 2022, HAV Group’s energy design and smart control business signed a contract to deliver the shore power solution in Rødby on the Danish side of the route. Now, the group will also provide the charging solution for the German side of the ferry link.

“We are delighted to be awarded another contract for an onshore charging system. It adds to the already signed contracts for charging system on the Danish side, and the contract to deliver battery and control systems plus to act as system integrator for the zero-emission ferry. In total, it underlines our capabilities as provider of integrated vessel solutions and services,” says Gunnar Larsen, CEO of HAV Group. 


HAV Group’s energy design and smart control business is already in the process of delivering propulsion, power, automation, and navigation systems to Scandlines’ zero direct emissions freight ferry. With the design and delivery of the ferry's charging solution on the German side of the link, as well as the Danish, the company is responsible for the complete energy design, from the power grid to the propeller.

The complete onshore charging station includes a 30MVA grid transformer, medium and low voltage transformers, and switchboards, in addition to control system and data collection system. Together these components ensure safe, efficient, and reliable operation of both the charging system and the vessel.

"With a battery pack of ten megawatt-hours, equivalent to the combined capacity of about 150 large electric cars, the ferry’s battery capacity will be among the world’s largest on board a ship. Rapid charging is essential for the ferry while it is unloading vehicles and should take about 12 minutes. Imagine charging 150 electric vehicles with one charger in 12 minutes only. While fast charging a car is one thing, handling this amount of energy is quite another matter," says Jan Klokk, VP Sales at HAV Group’s business area for energy design and smart control systems.

HAV Group’s energy design and smart control systems business will utilise its three Norwegian facilities in Bergen, Egersund, and Ålesund to design, assemble, and test the onshore power system.
HAV Group’s contract party is Norwegian Electric Systems AS. The company has not disclosed the value of the contract.

For further information, please contact:
Gunnar Larsen, CEO
+47 901 05 694

About HAV Group
HAV Group and its subsidiaries (together: “HAV Group”) is an international provider of technology and services for maritime and marine industries. HAV Group has several decades of industry experience, in addition to special expertise in guiding the marine and maritime industries through the green shift and towards the goal of zero emissions. HAV Group ASA is listed on Euronext Growth under the ticker code HAV.