Mar 8, 2023 - 01:29 pm
Chalmers researchers reveal 500 kW induction technology
Researchers at Chalmers University in Sweden have developed an induction technology that can reach nearly 100% efficiency and charges with 500 kW – effectively putting it on par with wired solutions. The team says the system was so complete they could soon present it to the industry, especially since they smartly combine existing components.
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 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.
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.
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.
Mar 21, 2022 - 12:59 pm
No new combustion vehicles in Washington State by 2030
The US state of Washington has passed a bill banning the sale, purchase and registration of new petrol-powered vehicles of model year 2030 or later. If it becomes law, Washington will phase out internal combustion vehicles five years earlier than other states such as California.
Mar 6, 2022 - 02:31 pm
Electric boat chargers for Catalan coastline
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.
Feb 7, 2022 - 02:28 pm
Ballard delivers fuel cell modules for Norwegian ferries
Ballard Power Systems has delivered two, 200 kW FCwave modules to Norled, one of Norway’s largest ferry and express boat operators. The fuel cell modules will power the world’s first liquid hydrogen-powered ferry, the ‘MF Hydra’, which is to be launched later this year.
Feb 4, 2022 - 02:53 pm
Thames Clippers to introduce hybrid ferries in London
Thames Clippers is building the UK’s first hybrid high-speed passenger ferries, set to launch in autumn 2022 and spring 2023. The service is part of ‘Uber Boat’ and will function as a public transport network across the Thames river.
Feb 2, 2022 - 04:39 pm
HYPOBATT project develops multi-MW charger for ferries
“Hyper powered vessel battery charging system” (HYPOBATT) is the title of a European pilot project that aims to advance the electrification of ferry shipping. The focus is on the necessary charging infrastructure in the ports. The goal is to develop a megawatt charging standard for ferries.
Jan 25, 2022 - 01:27 pm
First electric passenger ferry in the Southern Hemisphere
The Danfoss Editron marine drivetrain system is powering the Southern Hemisphere’s first fully electric passenger ferry, after the East by West Ferries service officially launched the Ika Rere zero-emission vessel in Wellington, New Zealand.
Sep 23, 2021 - 02:51 pm
Fassmer & Torqeedo present electric ferry concept
Fassmer Shipyard and Torqeedo have announced an all-electric ferry concept for public transport. The Fassmer CIT-E Ferry can accommodate up to 100 passengers and is to be powered by an integrated propulsion system from Torqeedo.
Sep 16, 2021 - 05:40 pm
Two electric ferries en route to Lake Ontario
Two electric road ferries are now on their way from Damen Shipyards Galati to Lake Ontario, Canada, two years after Ontario’s Ministry of Transportation had placed the order. The Amherst Islander II and Wolfe Islander IV, 68 and 98 metres in length, respectively, represent a new generation of zero-emission large ferries.
Jul 20, 2021 - 05:24 pm
Bangkok gets 12 electric commuter ferries
The Bangkok Metropolitan Authority (BMA) has commissioned twelve new all-electric commuter ferries. The fibreglass boats measure 14.5 metres and are powered by an integrated battery-electric system supplied by Torqeedo.
Jul 9, 2021 - 01:04 pm
Fjord1 commissions three battery-electric ferry conversions
Norwegian ferry operator Fjord1 has commissioned Norwegian Electric Systems (NES) as a system integrator to convert three ferries from gas and diesel propulsion to battery operation. The three ferries are scheduled to start emissions-free operation in December 2022.
Apr 22, 2021 - 02:42 pm
XALT to deliver batteries for New Zealand’s first electric ferry
XALT Energy is contributing the batteries for New Zealand’s first all-electric ferry. The 19-metre vessel with a capacity of 135 passengers will be part of the fleet of ferry operator East by West Wellington Harbour Ferry Service and will cover daily water routes in the bay off Wellington.
Mar 8, 2021 - 06:29 pm
Deep Blue: Torqeedo electrifies inland waterway ferries
Torqeedo and Poseidon announce a commercial-grade electric drive system for ferries with typically up to 200 passengers. Both specialist companies will combine existing components to form the novel zero-emission propulsion powered by BMW batteries.
Mar 2, 2021 - 03:36 pm
World’s largest electric ferry launches in Norway
The world’s largest all-electric ferry yet has gone into service in Norway on a route across the Oslo Fjord. Bastø Electric is the first of three battery-powered ferries operated by the shipping company Bastø Fosen to enter Norwegian waters with more in the making in Turkey.
Feb 9, 2021 - 04:39 pm
Stena Line plans two e-ferries on the Baltic Sea
The Swedish shipping company Stena Line plans to operate two battery-powered ships on the Gothenburg-Frederikshavn route “before 2030”. The first of the two electric ferries, whose name and key data have already been determined, is to be ordered by 2025 at the latest.
Feb 1, 2021 - 03:41 pm
ABB drives zero-emission ferries in South Korea
ABB has won an order from South Korean shipyard Haemin Heavy Industries. The Swiss company will supply a complete power supply and propulsion solution for the Busan Port Authority’s first all-electric passenger ferry.
Dec 21, 2020 - 01:34 pm
India to have the world’s largest electric ferry fleet
The world’s largest fleet of electric ferries is to go into operation in India. India’s largest shipyard, Cochin Shipyard, has now commissioned Siemens Energy to supply the drive and battery components for the first 23 of a total of 78 planned electric ferries.
Dec 8, 2020 - 01:57 pm
European consortium to build 23 MW hydrogen ferry
A group of companies has applied to the European Union for funding to develop a large hydrogen ferry. The H2 ferry with the working title Europa Seaways is to have a fuel cell system with a capacity of up to 23 MW on board.
Oct 19, 2020 - 02:54 pm
UK’s first electric sea-going ferry launches for testing
Plymouth Boat Trips and Voyager Marine have launched the UK’s first sea-going electric ferry, named e-Voyager. The electric ferry was developed in partnership with the University of Plymouth, the University of Exeter, Teignbridge Propellers, MarRI-UK and EV Parts. Testing is now underway.
Oct 1, 2020 - 02:41 pm
Danfoss delivers electric drives for Thai ferries
Danfoss Editron is supplying Energy Absolute with the electric propulsion systems for Thailand’s first fleet of all-electric passenger ferries that will operate on the Chao Phraya River. Each of the 24 meter long ferries can carry 200 passengers.
Sep 19, 2020 - 11:16 am
Corvus Energy batteries for five all-electric ferries
Corvus Energy has been contracted to supply the battery systems for five new all-electric ferries to be built by Holland Shipyards for the transport company GVB in Amsterdam. The first electric ferry should be delivered in summer next year.