Scandlines said the two 169.5m ships, now some 700 tonnes lighter than when they arrived, had berthed at the outfitting quay after what the firm called “their transformation into two modern passenger ferries”.
Scandlines said much work still needed to be done before Berlin enters service in the second half of this year between Rostock and Gedser. The company did not however report when Copenhagen will be ready.
During the past few months the ships have undergone an extensive mechanical revamp. The propellers have been replaced and scrubbers have been installed. The original dielsen gen sets have been replaced by a battery-driven hybrid propulsion system with Siemens energy storage system (ESS) and battery packs from Corvus Energy.
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