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Hybrid Marine Case Study

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


To find out more about the Transfluid marine hybrid system, please click HERE to contact us to discuss how we can assist in the integration of a hybrid system on board your vessel.

Case study with thanks to Goodchild Marine Services


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