LMG Marin to design Scandlines' new RoPax – world’s largest 0-emission ferry


LMG Marin is pleased to announce that we have entered into a basic design contract with Cemre Shipyard for the Scandlines newbuiling project.

The ferry will stand at 147m long as the world’s largest 0-emissions capable ferry. The ship will serve between Rødby, Denmark and Puttgarden in Germany. This route is one of the key logistic corridors between Europe and Scandinavia. The route is known as the “bee line” to reflect the fact ships are constantly moving North/South to ensure 24/7 service. The ferry is targeting freight transport and will accommodate 140 passengers onboard as well as up to 1,200 freight lane meters on two separate vehicle decks. It will feature an innovative hybrid diesel/battery electric propulsion that will allow to link Rødby and Puttgarden on 2 different modes: either fully relying on plug-in battery power at an average speed of 10 knots or on a plug-in hybrid mode at an average speed of 16 knots. The design will set new standards when it comes to efficiency.

The ferry has been jointly designed by Scandlines in-house naval architects and engineers as well as with LMG Marin – a leader in sustainable ship design. Naval architect Johannes Johannesson has been assisting Scandlines team thanks to his deep experience with similar ferries.

We are very proud to be part of this ground-breaking project. This is also the first time that an LMG design materializes into a shipbuilding project with Cemre Shipyard.

We congratulate all parties involved and we are now looking forward for the construction to start!

About Scandlines:

Scandlines operates a fleet of modern ferries between Denmark and Germany. Recently the operator has been pro-active in making sure they are more energy efficient. New thrusters, retrofit of battery-packs, installation of Norsepower Rotor sails etc. Scandlines is showing industry leadership when it comes to pave the way to a carbon-free short sea shipping.

About Cemre:

Cemre is one of the leading Turkish shipyards with world-class facilities and references. It lately delivered state-of-the-art Offshore Wind service vessels, ultra-modern fishing vessels as well as battery powered ferries to European Customers.