Nor-Shipping 2022: Medstraum met the audience

Presented as the world’s first zero-emission fast ferry, classed as a High-Speed Craft, MS Medstraum caused attention when the international maritime community finally gathered again.

The TrAM -project presented by the Project Manager from Kolumbus, Mikal Dahle, and Maritime CleanTech’s Head of Communication, Håvard Tvedte, made a large crowd gather around the stage. Medstraum is due to be officially christened in June this year and will carry passengers between Stavanger and Hommersåk this summer if all goes to plan.

– Medstraum has come a long way while the world has been in lockdown. It was great to finally present the project to a live audience. We can’t wait for the actual launch in just a few months, Tvedte says.

Håvard Tvedte introduced TrAM to the Nor-Shipping audience on April 5th 2022.

The EU-funded TrAM project has developed a zero-emission fast-going passenger vessel through advanced modular production. New manufacturing methods will contribute to lower production costs and lower engineering costs. The project is revolutionary both in terms of zero-emission technology and manufacturing methods and will contribute to making electric-powered high-speed vessels competitive in terms of both cost and the environment.

Nor-Shipping is the meeting place for globally leading maritime players, technology innovators, investors, and all the stakeholders interested in realising ocean opportunities. As an international arena for building cross-industry collaboration, it was very important to share our project’s achievements with experts in the field.

Project Manager from Kolumbus, Mikal Dahle.