FERRIES 2020: New hybrid electric WSF Olympic class ferry

Written by Heather Ervin
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Matt Williams

On November 10, Matt Williams, program manager at Portland. Ore.-based Vigor, will give a presentation at Marine Log’s free virtual FERRIES 2020 conference that features highlights and progress on the new hybrid electric Olympic Class passenger/vehicle ferry currently in the design and engineering phase for Washington State Ferries (WSF).

Elliott Bay Design Group and key OEMs are supporting Vigor with functional design elements of the ferry, which will be based on WSF’s current Olympic Class fleet. Once complete, the vessel will be the largest passenger/vehicle ferry operating with battery power in the United States. The ferry will be capable of 100% electric operation on most routes and will significantly reduce carbon emissions in the region.

There’s no fee for registration at this virtual event, so check out the program and sign up HERE.

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