Leclanché batteries to power huge hybrid vessels
Leclanché says it has been selected as the battery provider for two hybrid vessels built for Stena Line and Brittany Ferries. The ‘E-Flexer’ ferries will be the world’s largest hybrid vessels and run between England and France with deliveries to progress fast.
British consortium tackles V2G for boats
A British consortium is aiming to advance the development of bidirectional charging technologies for electric boats. The Virtual Bunkering for Electric Vessels (VBEV) project, funded by the British government, will lead to the world’s first demonstrator of electric boats with bidirectional charging equipment.
Torqeedo appoints Fabian Bez as new CEO
Deutz has completed the reorganization of the management team at Torqeedo. On October 1, Fabian Bez took the helm for the maritime electric drive specialist, and will be supported by Heiko Vietmeier as commercial director as of November.
Artemis Technologies presents electric hydrofoil concept
Artemis Technologies, a company based in Belfast, has designed an all-electric passenger ferry to enter service in 2024. The operator Condor Ferries wants to use the hydrofoil as part of a pilot project between Belfast and Bangor in Northern Ireland and is banking on the ferry being fast.
Toshiba TSS & Echandia work on marine H2 fuel cell systems
Toshiba Energy Systems and Solutions (Toshiba ESS) has entered into a partnership with Echandia, a Swedish company engaged in fuel cell systems for maritime applications. The partnership will focus on the development of fuel-cell technology combined with batteries to accelerate the electrification of the maritime sector.
NZ: Auckland to launch first electric ferries in 2024
The New Zealand Government has confirmed Auckland will receive its first electric ferries by 2024 since the city plans to have an entirely electric fleet of passenger ferries by 2040. Local marine technology firm EV Maritime got Danfoss Editron on board to deliver the drive.
Soel Yachts presents new solar yacht
The Dutch company Soel Yachts has presented its new solar-electric yacht Senses 62. The yacht, which is around 19 metres long and ten metres wide, has two electric motors, each of which has a power output of 100 kW or 200 kW, depending on the version.