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  • ABB and HDF want to build fuel cells for overseas ships

    ABB and HDF want to build fuel cells for overseas ships

    ABB has signed a letter of intent with Hydrogène de France to jointly manufacture megawatt fuel cell systems to power overseas ships. Accordingly, the two partners want to optimize the production of large systems in order to be able to build fuel cell power plants in the megawatt range for ships.

    The companies are relying on the cooperation between ABB and Ballard Power Systems announced in June 2018 . As part of this collaboration, such a fuel cell system with a megawatt range was...
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  • Neom orders 15 eVTOLs from Volocopter
    by Redaktion
    Volocopter is to supply electric aircraft for the planned city of Neom in Saudi Arabia. To this end, the partners have set up a joint venture to set up an eVTOL mobility system. Neom has ordered 15 Volocopter aircraft and plans to start operations within the next two to three years.


    According to the announcement, the joint venture will be the sole operator of the first routes in the planned city. It's not just about air taxi services, but also “vertical logistics services...
    12-07-2021, 07:06 PM
  • Paris: Test center for eVTOL trials opened
    by Redaktion
    Several French players in the aviation and transport industry have opened a test center for sustainable urban air mobility at the Pontoise-Cormeilles airport just outside the French capital, Paris. Trials of eVTOL from several manufacturers are now starting there.

    The on-site tests are to be carried out together with the French civil aviation authority. The declared goal of those involved is to create at least two flight routes for the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2024. The driving...
    12-07-2021, 07:04 PM
  • GM joins e-boat builder Pure Watercraft
    by Redaktion
    General Motors has acquired a 25 percent stake in Pure Watercraft, a Seattle-based developer of all-electric boating solutions. Both companies want to develop and market battery-electric watercraft with GM technology.


    The exact amount of the carmaker's investment in Pure Watercraft does not emerge from the GM announcement. Specific projects and joint products have not yet been announced either; according to GM, these will be announced at a later date.

    According to...
    12-07-2021, 07:03 PM
  • Yara Birkeland celebrates maiden voyage
    by Redaktion
    The first self-propelled electric container ship Yara Birkeland has completed its maiden voyage in the Oslo Fjord. A two-year test phase of the technology is now beginning before the ship is to be certified.


    The E-container ship was announced by the fertilizer manufacturer Yara in 2017 . As early as the end of 2018, Birkeland was to handle the equivalent of 40,000 truck journeys between the fertilizer production facility in Porsgrunn in southern Norway and Brevik for onward transport...
    12-07-2021, 07:03 PM
  • Havyard shows design study of an e-sightseeing ship
    by Florida
    The Norwegian shipbuilder Havyard has presented a design concept for electrically powered sightseeing ships for use in cities and fjords. The concept was developed as part of a cooperation agreement with the Norwegian research organization SINTEF last year.

    The construction of the new emission-free excursion ship goes back to a design by Havyard designer Stig Magne Espeseth. The design study is 70 meters long, is intended to accommodate 600 to 800 passengers and is traveling at a speed...
    06-10-2020, 06:23 PM
  • ABB hybrid drive for Washington State Ferries ferries
    by Florida

    US shipbuilder Vigor Fab selected ABB to supply hybrid drive and battery systems for the latest Washington State Ferries ships. The new "Olympic Class" ferries offer space for 1,500 passengers and 144 cars.

    Delivered in 2024, the debut ferry of the new series will be the first in the Washington State Ferries fleet to be equipped with a hybrid drive and energy storage systems. ABB will contribute the necessary drive technology and, among other things, its power distribution...
    06-10-2020, 06:23 PM
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