e-Power

Candela’s e-Power Hydrofoil Shuttle Takes to the Waterways of Sweden 

Powered by two specially designed permanent-magnet motors and drive that operate underwater, a new commercial e-hydrofoil will soon be taking to the waters offshore Stockholm to ferry 30 people at a time at record-breaking speed and tranquility. A recent maiden voyage, aptly called a flight, saw the craft hitting its airborne take-off speed of 16 knots and quickly reaching its designed top speed of 30 knots within 16 seconds.  […]

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Rotor Sails Bring Windpower Propulsion Back to Maritime Vessels 

Adapting a century-old concept to modern technology and green energy demands, Finnish company Norsepower is bringing its novel rotor sails onboard a variety of marine vessels to help propel them through ocean waters. The company recently scored a number of contracts to place its auxiliary wind propulsion systems with leading fleet operators as demand mounts for greener shipping in the world’s seas. Separately, a Korean research group is investigating the use of magnetically levitated bearings to adapt rotor sails for use in coastal waters where wind is more variable.  […]

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Danfoss Drives Forms New Marine Electrification Division 

Danfoss Drives has established a new marine business unit in North America focused on electrification for maritime applications bringing together a team of its product experts in the field while providing testing and development capabilities at Danfoss Drives’ application development center (ADC) in Loves Park, Illinois. Danfoss announced the new unit at the 2023 International Workboat Show in New Orleans held November 29 to December 1. […]

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GE Powering Electrification of Maritime Propulsion 

Designed with versatility and dependability in mind, an extensive array of systems from GE Power are bringing propulsion electrification to maritime fleets. Serving both naval and commercial vessels, many incorporate cutting-edge magnetic technology to accomplish their tasks and to replace hydraulic systems. Coming next, the company is focusing on new electromagnetic launch systems for military craft and new gas turbine solutions — as well as fuel cell systems, through a collaboration with Nedstack Fuel Cell Technology of Holland.  […]

Fuel Cell / Hydrogen

TECO Progresses on Fuel Cell Development for Maritime & Heavy-Duty Use; New AVL Test Center in Austria Part of the Process 

TECO 2030 of Norway says that its FCM400, now in testing at AVL’s new hydrogen and fuel cell testing facility in Austria, is the world’s most compact and efficient inherently safe marine fuel cell system. Its built-in gas safety features and power capabilities make it an ideal choice for seamless integration on board a ship to enable zero-emission generation, says the company as it continues to build market penetration for its products. […]