In Spain, the Catalan Association of Sports and Tourist Harbours ACPET has entered into a cooperation with the British company Aqua Superpower to create charging infrastructure for electric boats along Catalonia’s 580 kilometres of coastline.
Under the partnership, Aqua Superpower will supply and install its smart grid chargers free of charge for owners or operators of the sites. The devices will enable DC charging with powers ranging from 25 to 150 kW for private and commercial electric and hybrid boats, from jet skis to passenger ferries. They are CCS2 charging stations that support AC or DC charging. Ports of Monaco, Cannes and St Tropez are already equipped with such chargers from Aqua Superpower.
The company has optimised the charging stations for use in marine environments with humid and salty air – at its core, it is charging technology from Australian supplier Tritium packed into an adapted housing. Analogous to fast charging networks for electric cars, Aqua Superpower integrates the charging stations into its own network, which can be used via the “Aqua” app. This is not only used for payment (alternatively also via Plug&Charge), but users can also find the charging stations via the app.
The Associació Catalana de Ports Esportius i Turístics, or ACPET for short, comprises 46 members of the 53 ports in Catalonia – around 87 per cent of all ports. Ports such as Monaco, Cannes and St. Tropez are already equipped with Aqua SuperPower chargers.
“At ACPET we want to help our members achieve their sustainability and decarbonisation goals. Working with Aqua superPower, we are able to offer our members fully connected marine fast charging infrastructure to service the growing number of electric boats.” says Albert Bertran, President of ACPET. “We’re delighted to be partnering with Aqua superPower to be able to support people wishing to make their boating more sustainable by offering rapid charging and network infrastructure for electric boat users across our marinas.”
Information via email, company website aqua-superpower.com
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