Nova Sea ordered two electrically powered work boats from Folla Maritime in January. The first of these has now been delivered, named and brought on station. The boat is a Follawork 35 Electric, and has been named El-Ida. It is stationed at Storvika in Bolga.
So far, we have been extremely pleased with our new vessel. It is exactly the same type of work boat that we have previously commissioned from Folla Maritime – only this one is powered by electricity. Compared with our other work boats, it produces fewer emissions and less noise. Not only has this improved the working environment for our employees, it has also improved the wellbeing of our fish stocks and is helping to protect the environment.
Our Follawork 35 Electric work boat is 10.65 metres long and 5 metres in the beam. It has a 330 kWh battery pack, which ensures a long range and a long lifespan. With electric propulsion and electric thrusters, the boat is both quiet and easily manoeuvrable.
“The boat makes hardly any noise at all, produces no emissions and is easy to manoeuvre. It is also much easier to maintain and service, since El-Marin, which supplied the battery pack, can run system updates and diagnostics remotely from their office. With respect to its range, the trip from Brønnøysund to Boga proved to us that the battery pack delivers as expected,” says Nova Sea’s technical manager Odd Stensland.
“The boat makes hardly any noise at all, produces no emissions and is easy to manoeuvre. It is also much easier to maintain and service, since El-Marin, which supplied the battery pack, can run system updates and diagnostics remotely from their office.”
Folla Maritime is very pleased with its collaboration with Nova Sea, and is looking forward to starting work on the second electrically powered boat, which is scheduled for delivery before the close of the year. Just like the first electric work boat, this one will also be entirely built at the company’s yard in Flatanger.
“This has been an exciting process, says Folla Maritime’s sales manager Greger Samuelsen. “The boat has been designed and tailored to precisely match Nova Sea’s needs and wants. Everything from the systems, battery pack and other fittings. In addition, we have adapted it for charging either from onshore or at the feeding barge. Combined with an onboard generator, this makes it a safe and secure alternative to normal work boats.”
The vessels have the following specifications:
- Measurements: 10.65m x 5.0m
- Motor: air-cooled asynchronous machine for direct propulsion of a fast propeller. 130 kW (S2-30)/620 rpm.
- Battery: Corvus Dolphin Energy Nominal capacity 330 kWh, UE: 280 kWh (BOL).
- Electrical propulsion system from El-Marin
- Propeller system from Helseth Kumera
- Navigation and communication systems from NAVY
- Installation from Elektroservice
- Amco Veba Crane from Truck Tek
- Generator from NOGVA
- Electric thrusters from Sleipner
- Capstans from Tennfjord
- The vessels were designed by Marin Design.