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Optimizing Ferries for Electric Power

Posted to Propulsion (by Eric Haun ) on May 5, 2017

Batteries will be the sole power source for two new double-ended ferries being built for operations on Norway’s west coast. The ferries, now under construction at the Tersan shipyard in Turkey and to be operated by Fjord1 and the Norwegian public roads authority Statens Veivesen…

Carbon Fiber Propulsion for Megayachts

Posted to Propulsion (by Eric Haun ) on June 8, 2016

A new generation of high-performance lightweight steerable thrusters is the first to make comprehensive use of carbon fiber materials.Developed by Rolls-Royce, these new propulsion systems, dubbed Azipull Carbon, were designed to provide lighter weight options for fast yachts…