The Svelvik Horten ferry, built in the Sefine Shipyard located in Yalova-Altınova and of which all electrical integration is carried out by Elkon Elektrik, reduces carbon emission by 80 percent in battery mode.
All electrical integration of the hybrid ferry called Svelvik Horten, which was built in Sefine Shipyard and launched in the past weeks and of which equipping is ongoing, will be carried out by the local company Elkon Elektrik. Being the first with this feature, the vessel will reduce its carbon emissions by 80 percent while underway in battery mode.
Sefine Shipyard Business Development Manager Selçuk Bakanoğlu, who said that Turkish shipyards increased both export figures and new orders by taking advantage of the situation in which China fell due to the pandemic, also made evaluations about the built Svelvik Horten ferry. Bakanoğlu said, “The most important feature of this vessel is that it reduces carbon emissions by 80 percent while underway in battery mode. Another important point is that all electrical integration will be done by a local Turkish company. This is a first for Turkey. Turkish shipyards have a say in Europe in the building of high-capacity vessels which are project-based requiring different flexibility for each group project, rather than contract manufacturing which means mass production vessels.”