Marine

CMB launches world’s first hydrogen-diesel passenger vessel

Source: CMB

Compagnie Maritime Belge (CMB) has announced the launch of the Hydroville – the world’s first accredited passenger shuttle to operate under both hydrogen and diesel propulsion. Earlier in November, CMB completed successful sea-trials of the Hydroville passenger shuttle and received the Certificate of Class from accreditation group Lloyd’s Register. This …

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Ferry good: Wärtsilä floats wireless charging

Wärtsilä’s wireless charging system is the first in the world to operate successfully with a coastal ferry.

Wireless charging used for the first time in Wärtsilä-led hybrid ferry project In a world-first project, technology group Wärtsilä has successfully tested an automatic wireless induction charging system on a hybrid coastal ferry. This is the first commercial ferry in the world operating with high power wireless charging capability for …

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KONGSBERG-led consortium to work on new electric ferry

Concept image for the Pilot-E ferry

KONGSBERG has signed a Research & Innovation (R&I) contract with PILOT-E to develop zero emission, full-electric, autonomous ferry concepts. The PILOT-E program is a collaboration between the Norwegian Research Council, Innovasjon Norge and Enova. KONGSBERG is heading the consortium with Grenland Energy on marine battery technology, Fjellstrand shipyard on vessel …

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Torqueedo finds unconventional use for BMW i3 batteries

Source: Torqueedo
BMW i3 versus Kaiser K-625

BMW has partnered with Torqueedo to supply electric boats with the latest i3 battery pack. German boat manufacturer Torqueedo has confirmed that it is producing electric boats with batteries from BMW’s i3 vehicle. The 2017 i3 battery has been specifically adapted to work with Torqueedo’s Deep Blue 80i electric boat …

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