Jun 28, 2018 - 04:30 pm
Copenhagen to switch to all-electric harbour buses
The city of Copenhagen has set aside 10 million kroner to electrify their entire fleet of harbour ferries. The iconic water taxis in EV form will be launched in Copenhagen Harbour by 2020, and ticket prices will stay the same, says the city.
Jun 27, 2018 - 05:58 pm
ABB & Ballard develop fuel cell system for large ships
Clean tech specialists ABB and Ballard have come together to develop a large scale fuel cell solution for the shipping industry. Their system for hydrogen-powered ships aims to generate 3MW or 4,000 hp and fit within a single module no bigger than a conventional boat motor.
Jun 20, 2018 - 02:18 pm
Scotland to build first sea-going hydrogen ferry
Scotland’s Ferguson Shipbuilders have managed to secure funding through the EU project HySeas III. With partners such as the Ballard or DLR and from different European countries they will build the world’s first sea going ferry running on fuel cells powered by hydrogen from renewables.
Jun 11, 2018 - 04:48 pm
Swedish-Danish ferry route gets electrified gradually
Swedish Stena Line that operates a ferry service between Gothenburg and Danish Frederikshavn has made a deal with with Callenberg Technology Group. In three stages signified by different sized batteries, they want to electrify the vessel Stena Jutlandica.
Jun 10, 2018 - 01:34 pm
Kreisel builds 100 kWh boat battery for Portier
Kreisel Electric has developed a high performance battery, which allows for a high speed of up to 50 knots (93 km/h) on the purportedly fastest serially produced electric boat in the world. The motor for the SAY29E Runabout Carbon has a peak performance of 368 kW.
May 7, 2018 - 05:12 pm
Norway: Electric catamaran Future of Fjords launch
The all-electric catamaran called the Future of Fjords has been launched just as planned. Its carbon fibre hull has space for 400 passengers and the electric ferry will sail between Norway’s UNESCO heritage sites and opportunity charge at sea.
May 2, 2018 - 02:45 pm
BMW and Torqeedo to build electric racing yacht
Around the world with zero emissions – the dream is not new but this time it is not about flying but sailing and Torqeedo and BMW want to make this vision a reality. They are jointly designing a yacht to compete in the Vendée Globe solo, around-the-world race in 2020.
May 2, 2018 - 02:15 pm
All-electric pilot boat by Canada’s Robert Allan
Naval engineering firm Robert Allan has designed an all-electric pilot boat to ferry pilots to their bigger barges waiting further at sea. The RAlly 1600-E is to run 5 nautical miles, just short of 10 km, leaving enough capacity in the battery to get back safe.
Apr 9, 2018 - 10:07 am
Solar electric catamaran launches in Bora Bora (video)
The government of French Polynesia looks upon the launch of the solar-electric catamaran SoelCat 12 approvingly and has waived all taxes. The solar-powered boat is a cooperative effort and has launched into the seas of Bora Bora.
Apr 4, 2018 - 04:25 pm
Electric boats to clean up China’s waterways
Germany’s Torqeedo has received a large order from China, where the mega manufacturing hub Suzhou struggles to clean up its act. 177 workboats powered by Torqeedo’s all-electric drive are to be deployed on the region’s many waterways to scoop up debris.
Jan 29, 2018 - 04:17 pm
Siemens to make batteries for electric boats in Norway
Siemens has decided to move its battery production for electric marine vessels to Norway this Spring. The new location in Trondheim offers cheap energy from renewable sources and favourable policies for electric transport applications.
Jan 27, 2018 - 12:27 pm
Range extender for hybrid vessels by Torqeedo
The German company, specialised in electric motors for vessels, intends to launch a 25 kW range extender for its system Deep Blue. In order to do so, Torqeedo teams up with Dutch company WhisperPower.
Jan 21, 2018 - 01:30 pm
FOMM Concept EV about to go serial and it swims
Inspired by Japan’s 2011 tsunami, the Fomm Concept One is a water-cruising EV that is on its way towards serial production. Dubbed as the world’s “smallest class 4 seater EV” it shall enable first (or last) mile travel.
Jan 15, 2018 - 01:47 pm
Electric container vessels connect Rotterdam and Tilburg
Two electric-powered container ships will start to commute between Rotterdam, Netherlands and Tilburg, Belgium from this autumn on. Both cargo vessels are owned by the recently established company Port-Liner and are going to be hired by logistics company GVT.
Jan 8, 2018 - 03:22 pm
VARD to build all-electric ferry for Boreal in Norway
Shipbuilder VARD has received an order for an all-electric ferry from Boreal. Specifically designed to glide through Norway’s fjords, the new car- and passenger ferry is scheduled for delivery by Q3/2019 and to be waterborne by 2020.
Dec 6, 2017 - 10:40 am
All-electric cargo ship on China’s Pearl River
In the Chinese Guangzhou province, a massive cargo ship with an energy storage capacity of 2.4 MWh has been put into operation. The vessel couples two 160 kW electric propellers and a mix of supercapacitors and Li-ion batteries for up to 80 km on one charge.
Nov 20, 2017 - 02:35 pm
Innovative underwater vehicle with fuel cell propulsion
Engineers of Thyssenkrupp, Atlas Elektronik, EvoLogics, the Technical University of Berlin and the University of Rostock are starting to develop a „Large Modifiable Underwater Mothership (MUM)“ to explore the deep sea. Its propulsion is going to be based on a fuel cell system.
Nov 17, 2017 - 05:03 pm
First cruise liner with fuel cell tech (Video)
As part of a pilot project, ABB supplies the first fuel cell system for a cruise liner to shipping company Royal Caribbean. Currently, the 100 kW system made by ABB and Ballard is on display in New York.