Fjellstrand is awarded a new contract by Heistek and Statoil for an aluminium elevator shaft to be installed on board the floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel that will be located on the Johan Castberg field in the Barents Sea.
Delivery is due in October 2018 and will be built on the Omastrand yard where a battery driven aluminium ferry for Fjord1 already is under construction.
The elevator shaft is a 18 meters high construction of approx 15 tons and comes after a number of similar contracts for offshore installations built at the Fjellstrand yard.
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FJELLSTRAND has together with Rogaland County Municipality and other members of NCE Maritime CleanTech been awarded 11.7 Million Euros to develop an all-electric high-speed passenger vessel to operate between Stavanger and Hommersåk on the west coast of Norway. This project aim to revolutionize Norwegian production of zero emission vessels. The project will also conduct two studies for the same type of vessel in London and the inland waterways of Belgium.
A result of good Collaboration: The Norwegian players who will contribute to developing the vessel are all members of Maritime CleanTech. Besides Rogaland County Municipality they are Leirvik, Servogear, Wärtsilä and Hydro Extrusions Norway. Valide and Kolumbus have also taken part in the project.
The vessel will be built by Fjellstrand at Omastrand.
The project will result in a new fully-electric high-speed vessel with zero emissions. In addition, new manufacturing methods will contribute to substantially lower production costs.
The following are also taking part in the project: Wärtsilä Holland (Netherlands), MBNA Thames Clippers (UK), University of Strathclyde (UK), Fraunhofer IEM (Germany), HSVA (Germany) and Waterwegen & Zeekanal NV (Belgium).
The project will commence in the spring when the contract with the European Commission has been signed and it has a duration of four years.
Fjord 1 has signed a contract with Fjellstrand for the designing and building of a fully electric, battery powered ferry of the ZeroCat type.
The ferry is developed by Fjellstrand and will operate the route between Halhjem and Våge in Hordaland not far from the yard premises.
This is a larger and further developed version of the MF Ampere, which in 2015 made history being the worlds first car ferry to be driven solely by batteries. The new vessel will be equipped for both higher speed and longer range.
Fjellstrand has received two « Shippax awards» both as Builder and as Designer for the all-electric battery ferry MF Ampere. We are grateful for this great opportunity to show the latest development of technology, and to receive such recognition for our work, says Edmund Tolo, sales manager at Fjellstrand AS. We are very grateful that the owner NORLED shows such willingness to join us in the search for new technology and ideas he continues. This ferry is the most energy efficient and environmental friendly ferry ever built. The exterior design is made in close cooperation with NORLED, while the interior is created in cooperation also with Maritime Montering.
Verdens første batteriferje døpt på Omastrand 23. oktober 2014
BILDET: Gudmoren, næringsminister Monica Mæland, døper verdens første batteridrevne bilferje. Som gudmorgave ønsket Mæland en donasjon til Redningsselskapets sikkerhetsarbeid blant barn. Foto: Tor Arne Aasen.
Det ble skrevet et lite stykke verdenshistorie hos Fjellstrand AS på Omastrand da næringsminister Monica Mæland i dag døpte verdens første batteriferje. Navnet ble Ampere, og den utslippsfrie ferja skal settes inn i trafikk på E39 Lavik-Oppedal I Sogn og Fjordane.
Yard no.1696 ZeroCat, arrived Fjellstrand on Wednesday 16th of April for the final outfitting stage. The world’s first fully battery driven ferry will be delivered to Norled in the last quarter of 2014.