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FRS Flotte

Sustainability with solar power

SF "Sünje"
MS "Hanseblick"
Rowing boat "Paule III"

The propulsion of these remarkable ships is provided by two electric motors that are powered by solar cells on the vessel´s roof. The ferries can be operated predominantly with solar energy as long as there is sufficient sunlight for the panels to harvest. In case the sun does not suffice, the batteries can also be charged overnight with electricity from the local grid.

The ships, built at the shipyard Formstaal in Stralsund, constitute a significant innovation in the public transport sector. The operation of such electrically powered ferries, in this size and number, is unique in Germany.

Operating vessels in Wolfsburg & Berlin

Solar Ferries

Build

2013-2015

Length

18.5 m

Passengers

34-49 bzw. 60

Cars

-

Output

20-30 kW

Speed

6.5-8 kn

MS ”Hanseblick“

Build

2009

Length

37.50 m

Passengers

160

Cars

-

Output

2x 189 kW

Speed

12 kn

MS ”Bültenkieker“

Build

1996

Length

27.35 m

Passengers

225

Cars

-

Output

294 kW

Speed

11 kn

Ruderboot "Paule III"

Build

1993

Length

5.21 m

Passengers

8

Cars

-

Output

n/a

Speed

n/a