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Cavotec’s next generation Automatic Plug-in System (APS) for charging electric ferries is now operating in Oslo.

The system charges the MS Dronningen, a 50-metre ferry that carries up to 600 passengers. Sister ships MS Kongen and MS Prinsen will enter service on the route in the second quarter of this year.

The APS system in Oslo was commissioned earlier this month and officially entered service on 15 March 15. It supports regular e-ferry traffic from the Town Hall Pierin Oslo to Nesodden in the Oslo fjord.

Designed to maximise the amount of time vessel batteries are charged, the APS system connects ferries to shoreside electrical power during on- and off-loading prior to subsequent sailings. Cavotec says it currently has more than 20 such systems on order for applications across Norway.

‘The latest generation APS solution strengthens our position as a leading supplier of innovative automation and electrification systems for the rapidly expanding e-ferry market in Norway and around the world,’ commented Patrick Mares, President, Cavotec Ports & Maritime.

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