About the Project
The Tycho Brahe is a fully electric passenger ferry. It measures 238 meters (780 ft) and weighs 8,414 tonnes. Along with its sister ship, the electric Aurora, it operates on a 4 km ferry route between Helsingborg (Sweden) and Helsingör (Denmark). The massive ships carry 7.4 million passengers and 1.9 million vehicles annually.
The system is comprised of 640 6.5 kWh batteries installed on top of each ferry in containers. Cables run from the containers to connecting points at each end of the ship.
All pre-docking procedures are based on 3D laser scanning and wireless communication between ship and shore. During the last 400 mm of the ferry’s approach the robot will reach out and pull the shore cable from the ship. The cable reel releases the cable and the robot moves the connectors to the corresponding connectors below the robot. After the connection is made, the robot moves back to the home-position and the roll-up doors closes. The robot will reside inside its own building when not in use.
Read more about the project here.
Launched in 2017