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SCHOTTEL Delivers Propulsion for World’s First Emission-Free Pushboat eration of Maritime Systems at the Technical University of Berlin, will be equipped with rudderpropellers from
SCHOTTEL. The hybrid canal push boat is powered by a combination of fuel cells, batteries and an electric motor.
The Elektra, which is currently under construction at the
Hermann Barthel shipyard in Derben (Germany), will be the ? rst emission-free push boat worldwide. The vessel will use the fuel cell technology for the basic energy supply of the power train and for the shipboard electrical system. At peak loads, additional energy is provided by batteries. Hy-
The innovative Elektra push boat, ordered by BEHA- drogen supplied to the fuel cell is generated via electrolysis
LA and developed at the Department of Design and Op- from green wind power.
LOA: 20 m Rudderpropellers: (2) SCHOTTEL SRP 100 Service Speed: 10 KT
Width: 8.20 m Steering & control: SCHOTTEL Max Thrust Load: 1,400 tons
AAM Launches Duke University RV
All American Marine (AAM) completed construction and launched an aluminum research and survey vessel for Duke University. The Duke University Marine Lab (DUML) is a hydrofoil-assisted catamaran and is an ex- emplary arrangement from Teknicraft Design. AAM is the exclusive builder of Teknicraft Designs in North America.
Based upon two successful Teknicraft Design vessels AAM built for NOAA, this patented hydrofoil-assisted hull de- sign is proven to have industry-leading low-wake wash en- ergy and fuel economy. The vessel was procured as part of an $11 million gift for the construction and operation of a new state-of-the-art research vessel that will expand teach- ing, research and outreach capabilities at the Marine Lab.
Cummins X15-Powered Lobster Boats
When Steve Corkum of Yarmouth Sea Products couldn’t ? nd a yard prepared to build 15 lobster boats in a single or- der, he started his own. Bayview Marine recently launched the ? rst in the 15-boat series and is pleased with the initial performance. The hull is designed for maximum work- ing space and stowage for lobster or crab traps. The ? rst of the series of ? berglass vessels performed well on trials.
Propulsion is provided by a six-cylinder Cummins X15 diesel rated for 500 HP at 1800 RPM. The boats are the ? rst commercial ? shing application of this engine and will have an upgraded Sea-Pro Filter system to allow extended fuel service maintenance, as well as a ? rst of its kind F.l.T.
Telematcis ? ltration monitoring System from Cummins.
Credit: Cummins Eastern Canada