World’s first fully electric passanger ferry

The TrAM project is a European project funded under Horizon 2020, coordinated by Rogaland County Council through mobility provider Kolumbus. The latter is simultaneously owning and operating the pilot vessel, which has been named Medstraum, or Downstream in English.

The project is initiated by business cluster NCE Maritime CleanTech, and was awarded 12,9 million euros in EU funding – one of the highest amounts ever awarded a single EU project. 70% of the funding reached Norwegian project partners.
− TrAM’s ambition is to develop new module-based design and production methods for zero emission speed ferries aiming at reducing costs and delivery time, says project coordinator, Mikal Dahle from Kolumus.

Construction started 10 June 2021, and the plan is for the ferry to start running in spring 2022l. The ferry will operate between Stavanger, the city islands and Hommersåk.

The TrAM consortium consists of 13 European partners from Germany, the UK, Belgium, Finland and Greece, in addition to Norway. The plan is for Medstraum to be duplicated within the consortium, allowing for two replicas; one passanger transport vessel on the Thames in London, and one to serve inland waterways in Flanders.





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