Brittany Ferries to Deploy Two Hybrid Ferries

Leclanché SA has been selected to provide the battery technology for two hybrid vessels that will be operated by Brittany Ferries between Portsmouth, UK, and the French ports of Saint-Malo and Caen.

These 195-metre RoPax ferries will be the world’s largest hybrid vessels. They have been designed and developed by Stena RoRo in collaboration with Brittany Ferries and will be chartered on a 10-year lease.

Hybrid Brittany Ferries
These vessels will help to greatly reduce the environmental impact of Brittany Ferries’ operations
Arnaud Le Poulichet, Director Engineering and Maintenance at Brittany Ferries said:

“Brittany Ferries is committed to supporting – and help lead – the decarbonisation efforts of the maritime industry. Every vessel we invest in will pay dividends for the environment in the short-and-long term. We are proud to be supporting this green planetary agenda in a meaningful way.”

The vessels’ hybrid propulsion system will be able to operate using liquified natural gas (LNG) fuel and electricity thanks to Leclanché’s Navius MRS-3TM onboard battery storage system.

Each battery system has a capacity of 11.3MWh, and are planned for delivery in late 2024.

Phil Broad, CEO of Leclanché E-Mobility, said:

“We are delighted to join in the efforts of both Stena RoRo and Brittany Ferries in favour of the decarbonisation of maritime transport. These latest project wins further emphasise Leclanché’s leadership position in the electrification and hybridisation of large vessels.”

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