SSC Marine develops energy efficient vessel designs from 15m to 25m for commercial applications, offering fleet operators:
- Reduced operational costs
- Previously unobtainable energy efficiencies
- Outstanding on-water performance
Not a fleet operator, but still interested in what we can offer in terms of efficiency? We’re specialists, but versatile within our areas expertise, with plenty of boats under our belts, so we’d be happy to start a discussion.
A huge day and a big milestone ticked off. Seatrials are underway and initial indications are performance precisely matches predictions for the NZ’s first 100% electric ferry (yup, not hybrid, only electric) #navalarchitecture #electricferry #zeroemission … See MoreSee Less
Nice to see our ferry design being held up as an example of the way forward! #electricferry #navalarchitecture #zeroemissions🚢 A study conducted by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) estimated that greenhouse gas emissions from international shipping in 2018 accounted for 2.9% of anthropogenic (i.e. human generated) CO2 emissions.
While the IMO is developing measures to reduce global emissions from international shipping, New Zealand is also looking at ways to reduce our shipping sector-related emissions more generally.
A number of government agencies are working together on a coordinated approach to addressing emissions from New Zealand’s transport sector. Maritime NZ has been contributing to this work from the maritime perspective, alongside a group of industry bodies and other stakeholders.
This work considers how the maritime industry might achieve emission reductions in the future – for example, by having some New Zealand operators introduce electric vessels into their fleets.
The reductions in emissions between electric and traditional vessels is linked to how electricity is generated in New Zealand – in 2019 over 80% of all power was generated from renewable sources rather than fossil fuels. The technology does have its limitations, with current battery technologies requiring resources that can be environmentally damaging to gather. Looking at electric cars, however, the savings could still be over 60%.
Small electrically-powered vessels are already available in New Zealand, with some larger vessels in development. These can provide large emissions savings over their lifetime, and are likely to only become more efficient as technology progresses. With industry embracing these new technologies, greater up-take should fuel (or, in this case, power) even more innovation.
Image: A render of East by West’s fully electric ferry, which you can expect to see in the next few months (Credit: East by West Ferries) … See MoreSee Less
d'u hv any Class approvals for this?
The SSC-designed 19m is edging closer to the water….. a quick video tour of the Southern Hemisphere’s first 100% electric ferry in build….
#electricferry #electricvehicle #zeroemissions #navalarchitecture
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Carbon fibre craftsmanship…. the battery cages on the 19m 100% electric ferry – and all to save several 100kg compared to the standard steel cages. #efficiency doesn’t happen by accident. It takes a lot of design time and dedication, often taking the hard road, not the easy one….. #electricvehicle #navalarchitecture #electricferry … See MoreSee Less