Electric Ferry for China

By Keith Henderson at August 11, 2011 05:41
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BMT Nigel Gee Ltd (BMT), has won an order in China for the design of an all electric 150 passenger ferry for inshore and coastal areas. The electric motors of the LOA 85 ft (26 m) catamaran ferry will achieve 10 kn (18.5 km/h) service speed. Solar cells will be incorporated into the roof structure and electrical energy will be stored using a new technology “VRB battery”. Construction of the new all electric ferry will start by the middle of 2011 with trials and delivery by mid- 2012. [More]

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