The latest news from across the industry that ‘got us talking
Take a look at our biweekly news round-up of what’s got the team talking, a collection of topical industry news from both our marine, industrial and off-highway sectors.
Bakkafrost’s first electric catamaran delivered
MEST shipyard delivered Bakkafrost’s first fully electric catamaran named ‘Grønarók’. The electric catamaran is the result of an energy project facilitated by the Nordic Council of Ministers, which aims to find sustainable energy solutions for remote areas.
Speeches were made, and Regin Jacobsen, CEO of Bakkafrost, talked about Bakkafrost’s sustainability strategy and the importance of cooperation between the authorities and the industry if sustainable solutions are to be implemented in the Faroe Islands. Also, the Faroese Prime Minister, Mr Bárður á Steig Nielsen, and Mr Kári Mortensen, director of the energy department at the Faroese Environment Agency, made speeches. Also, Mr Terji Nielsen from the national energy company SEV talked about the advanced technology, which has been developed to ensure that the boat will be powered with the most sustainable energy available. The software utilizes weather forecasts and machine learning to analyse when renewable energy is available.
Volvo Trucks present new electric axle for extended range
New e-axle frees up space for even more batteries on the truck for longer range capabilities
VOLVO Trucks have unveiled a completely new, fully electric rear axle. Freeing up space for more batteries, the new e-axle will allow for even longer range for Volvo’s battery electric trucks. The manufacturer currently has the widest offer of battery electric trucks in the industry, with six different models in serial production. Depending on the model, the range is up to 440km in one charge.
The new e-axle allows even more batteries on the truck by integrating the electric motors and the transmission into the rear axle. More batteries mean longer range, which creates opportunities to provide electric solutions for even long-distance transport.
Iguana Yachts launches the first electric amphibious boat: the Iguana Foiler
The Iguana Foiler was unveiled for the first time during the Cannes Yachting Festival 2022 last week. Iguana Yachts goes one step further with an innovation that is both groundbreaking and sustainable.
Responding to the demand for an electric version of the Iguana from clients, the French shipyard developed a foiling version of its amphibious boat fitted with an electric outboard.
Sustainability has always been part of Iguana Yachts DNA. The Iguana is a boat that does not need any heavy infrastructure like ports and docks to be operated. With minimal requisites in logistics, materials, infrastructure and anti-fouling, amphibious boats are overall more environmentally friendly and last longer as they do not stay in the water all-year long. It is a natural development for Iguana Yachts to go for electric propulsion to offer the most sustainable motor-boating experience in the world.