Mar 3, 2023 - 01:06 pm
Norwegian shipping company orders two hydrogen ferries
Two hydrogen ferries will serve Norway’s longest ferry route across the Vestfjord from 2025. Shipping company Torghatten Nord commissioned The Norwegian Ship Design Company with the design. PowerCell will supply the fuel cell technology, and control and propulsion technology comes from SEAM.
Jan 18, 2023 - 04:35 pm
Candela begins sourcing Polestar batteries for hydrofoils
The Swedish electric boat manufacturer Candela is now equipping all ordered examples of its C-8 electric hydrofoil with batteries from the electric car manufacturer Polestar. Both companies had agreed on a corresponding cooperation last year.
Jan 12, 2023 - 04:39 pm
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.
Dec 22, 2022 - 04:50 pm
Ex-Tesla man John Vo is now into electric boats (BIG)
John Vo, the former Manufacturing Chief at Tesla, established a marine technologies company. Blue Innovations Group (BIG for short) will focus on manufacturing all-electric boats and equipment and is ready to show its first product.
Dec 20, 2022 - 03:00 pm
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.
Nov 14, 2022 - 04:07 pm
Torqeedo moves into new headquarters in Bavaria
Torqeedo, the company specialising in marine electric drives, has opened a new 8,300 m2 building near Munich. The new headquarters now houses all business activities, including research, development, and production, under one roof.
Oct 5, 2022 - 12:36 pm
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.
Sep 27, 2022 - 01:32 pm
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.
Aug 31, 2022 - 03:16 pm
Watertaxi Rotterdam launches first hydrogen boat
Dutch operator Watertaxi Rotterdam has launched its first hydrogen boat. The H2 water taxi dubbed MSTX 22 integrates components from various providers, including EKPO and the so-called SWIM consortium of Enviu, Flying Fish and zepp.solutions.
Jul 11, 2022 - 07:50 pm
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.
Jul 5, 2022 - 12:30 pm
Teco and partners develop H2 fuel cell ship
The Norwegian company Teco 2030 is leading a consortium with partners Umoe Mandal and Blom Maritime to develop a hydrogen-powered high-speed ship with the help of government funding of 5 million kroner (just under 500,000 euros).
Apr 28, 2022 - 05:54 pm
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.
Apr 11, 2022 - 02:20 pm
X Shore closes $50 million financing round
The Swedish electric boat manufacturer X Shore has raised 50 million US dollars in its new financing round. Among the new investors is Peter Carlsson, founder and CEO of the Swedish battery manufacturer Northvolt.