Amsterdam’s fleet of passenger ferries has just been joined by a sixth hybrid vessel: the IJveer 65


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EST-Floattech has been involved at the start of the electrification of the ‘ÍJveer 60’, Netherlands first ferry that was electrified. Hence making this a special project for the company!

On Aug 14th, the IJveer 65, which has a length of 33,5m and width of 9m, touched water for the first time! IJveer 65 is the sixth hybrid ferry of the IJveer 60 serie for City of Amsterdam. Sea trial was at Holland Ship Electric and the ferry will go in operation in another few months. We wish GVB and all passangers safe and comfortable trips!

The ‘IJveer 60’ built by Holland Shipyards is powered with EST-Floattech Lithium Ion Polymer technology (136kWh).

Hybrid advantages

Switching to hybrid power has been proven to save up to 30% in energy costs and to reduce CO2 and particle emissions by up to 40%. The innovative batteries require minimal maintenance, enable the engine to be used more efficiently, and thereby reduce operating costs. Their successful use shows that hybrid power is now a daily reality, with advantages that can be harnessed by other ferry operators worldwide.