By: Jeroen Berger, July 2, 2017
The Hamburg-based company HADAG, which provides the ferry services around Hamburg, has recently baptized its latest hybrid harbour ferry. The Elbphilharmonie, as the ferry is called, has room for 400 people. This means that the passenger ship, built by Pella Sietas GmbH shipyard, is the largest of their fleet. The ferry had to get an environmentally friendly character. Our partner Fischer Abgastechnik has been selected for the delivering of the EU Stage V ready SCR catalyst and diesel particulate filter (DPF).
Silent and low emissions
The 29.5 meter long and 8.4 meter wide passenger ship is built for a maximum draft of 1.75 meters. According to Gabriele Müller-Remer, CEO of HADAG, the in eight-month build ferry is characterized as silent and low emissions. For example, the Elbphilharmonie is hybrid powered. The hybrid system consists of two Scania DI12 engines with a power of 375 kW and a Siemens EcoProp system, where the power supply can be switched on batteries. For exhaust gas cleaning, the propulsion engines are equipped with a EU Stage V ready SCR catalyst and diesel particulate filter (DPF) from Fischer Abgastechnik.
As with the other ships in the fleet, the residual heat of the engines is used for the heating. In addition, the hybrid harbour ferry is equipped with LED lights. Also the environmental efficiency is improved due to the new optimized hull form.
More seats and storage
The hybrid harbour ferry is designed in a way that the lower deck counts 154 seats and 88 on the upper deck. Additionally, handrails are provided for more safety. Fixed pitches have been realized for the bikes. Also for space for the prams is thought.
Photo: EU Stage V ready SCR catalyst + exhaust silencer from Fischer Abgastechnik
Photo: EU Stage V ready diesel particulate filter from Fischer Abgastechnik