THE FJORDS The Fjords is dedicated to moving its passengers. Operating a fleet of seven tourism and transport vessels on the Western Norwegian fjords of Nærøyfjord, Sognefjord, Hjørundfjord Geirangerfjord and Lysefjord, the company aims to connect customers not just to their destinations, but also to the unique natural beauty that surrounds them. The Fjords is co-owned 50/50 by Fjord1, Norway’s largest ferry company, and Flåm AS, which works to promote Flåm’s world-class tourism opportunities.
progressive owners Fjord1 and Flåm AS. The Future has arrived! ALL-ELECTRIC The144 million Norwegian kroner vessel is propelled by two 450kW electric motors, enabling cruising speeds of 16 knots along the spectacular 90 minute each
way voyage. In another first, The Fjords has, in partnership with Brødrene Aa, developed a unique charging solution called the Power Dock. This 40m long, 5m wide floating glass fibre dock will sit in the water at Gudvangen, housing
a 2.4 MWh battery pack. This charges steadily throughout the day via connection to the local grid network, which does not have the capacity to charge the Future of The Fjords directly. The innovative solution allows the vessel to stably, efficiently and cost effectively ‘refill’ in just 20 minutes.
What’s more, the dock also stores consumables, fuel for sister vessels, and allows black water to be offloaded for treatment on land. This makes Future of The Fjords the only passenger vessel not to discharge sewage directly into the fjords.
FACTS - FUTURE OF THE FJORDS Length: 42 m Width: 15 m Materials: Carbon fibre sandwich Seats: 400 Class: DNV GL light craft El-motor: 2 x450kW Propeller: CPP propeller Battery pack: 1800 kWh
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