The LNG-powered Samsø ferry designed by OSK-ShipTech has won the 2015 Danish Ship of the Year, awarded during The Danish Maritime Fair in Copenhagen as an example of how to think innovative ship design in relation to the local environment and infrastructure. Princess Isabella is based on modern hybrid technology that incorporates biomethane fuel.
Their Royal Highnesses Crown Princess Mary and Princess Isabella baptized the island municipality’s new ferry on June 6, 2015. It was the first ferry in Denmark to operate on liquefied natural gas (LNG); using locally produced biomethane, it became the world’s first CO2 neutral ferry.
The ferry, which can carry 160 cars and 600 passengers, sails between Samsø and Jutland, for the benefit of tourists and residents.
Last year it was Fjordline’s LNG ferry MV Bergensfjord which won the prize.
(Source: Samsø Rederi)