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'Hybrid' CalMac ferry launched from Port Glasgow

Hybrid Ferry launched

'Hybrid' CalMac ferry launched from Port Glasgow

The roll-on roll-off ferry incorporates a low-carbon hybrid system of diesel electric and lithium ion battery power. It is the first of two vessels being built at the yard, following more than £20m of Scottish government investment. Ministers said the cash had secured 75 jobs and created about 100 more, including 20 apprentice shipbuilders. The vessels are said to be the world's first sea-going roll-on roll-off vehicle and passenger diesel-electric hybrid ferries.

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