Tag: Energy Observer

Hydrogen-powered Energy Observer stops off in Antwerp
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Hydrogen-powered Energy Observer stops off in Antwerp

The first hydrogen powered ship, the Energy Observer, has for the 34th time during its Odyssey around the world, this time in Antwerp. The vessel will remain at the Kattendijk dock until March 29 at the exhibition village “Watt’s Next?” This is a free and interactive exhibition about initiatives from the port of Antwerp that...

Energy Observer maintenance to optimise performance by 15 per cent
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Energy Observer maintenance to optimise performance by 15 per cent

The hydrogen-powered vessel Energy Observer is taking a break from work for a three-month technical pause in which it will undergo maintenance to optimise its performance up to 15 per cent, before resuming operations next spring. The 30 metre catamaran, which weights 30 tonnes was transported to its maintenance area Wednesday December 12. Following 10...

Hydrogen powered Energy Observer fitted with wingsail technology
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Hydrogen powered Energy Observer fitted with wingsail technology

Energy Observer, the first hydrogen-powered vessel, has been equipped with Oceanwings wingsails. Wingsails is a hybrid propulsion system comprised of a composite 12m high mast and two 32m2 sails. The technology will reduce Energy Observer’s energy expenditure between 18 and 42 per cent. Wingsails are designed by VPLP Design and jointly developed and manufactured at...

Toyota sponsors hydrogen-powered vessel
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Toyota sponsors hydrogen-powered vessel

Hydrogen-powered vessel, Energy Observer, has received sponsorship from Toyota Motor Europe. Energy Observer is powered by hydrogen, using renewable energies and a system that produces carbon-free hydrogen from seawater, emitting no greenhouse gases or fine particles. Energy Observer was launched in 2017 in Saint-Malo, France, and is now completing a six-year worldwide tour to test...