Leader, the UK’s first hybrid pilot boat built by Goodchild Marine Services Limited for the Port of London Authority paving the way for dynamic improvements to the carbon footprint of working vessels in UK waters.
The ORC 136HY, is a parallel hybrid pilot boat, combining both diesel and electric power. She has been designed to be completely emission-free while operating in electric mode.
Builder: Goodchild Marine Services Limited
Owner: Port of London Authority
Vessel Type: Pilot Boat
Vessel Model: ORC 136 HY
Hybrid Model: Transfluid HM2000 c/w 2 x 75kW e-motor
Batteries: 2 x 300Ah Battery / 50A charger
Engine Power HP/RPM: 400hp
Gear Model: Twin Disc MG5065a
Gear Ratio: 2.4:3
Overall length: 14.4m
MIT for many years has been suppliers to both Goodchild Marine Services Limited and the Port of London Authority. Given MIT’s business relationship with Transfluid, their geographical position to where the vessel is operating, MIT was a natural choice for the challenge of building a first in class hybrid pilot boat such as ‘Leader’. Steve Pierce. General Manager. Goodchild Marine Services
Case study with thanks to Goodchild Marine Services