Scotland awards £12.3m for third hybrid ferry

The Scottish Government has awarded £12.3 million to build a third hybrid ferry on the River Clyde. The new vessel will use a low carbon hybrid system that combines traditional […]

Register now!

By Priyanka Shrestha

The Scottish Government has awarded £12.3 million to build a third hybrid ferry on the River Clyde.

The new vessel will use a low carbon hybrid system that combines traditional diesel power with electric battery – which will cut fossil fuel use and carbon emissions.

Ferguson Marine Engineering Ltd (FMEL) bagged the contract for the project, which is expected to create around 80 jobs.

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said: “This investment not only provides support to the shipbuilding industry on the Clyde but also underlines our commitment to investing in cutting edge technology to make our ferries sustainable and reliable.”

The ferry will be able to accommodate 150 passengers, 23 cars or two HGVs.