The latest news from across the industry that ‘got us talking
Take a look at our bi-weekly 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.
Marine news: Windcat Offshore and Damen Shipyards develop future-proof CSOVs
Windcat, Europe’s market-leading offshore personnel transfer company is pleased to announce an order for the construction of a series of hydrogen-powered Commissioning Service Operation Vessels (“CSOVs”), with Damen Shipyards, a global provider of maritime solutions.
The “Elevation Series” CSOVs have been designed by Damen Shipyards in cooperation with Windcat and CMB.TECH. The result is a revolutionary new design with increased capabilities and flexibility compared to existing vessels. The vessels are 87 m long, 20 m wide, can accommodate 120 people on board and will be powered by hydrogen. The series will be delivered from 2025.
Marine news: 11 hybrid-powered passenger ferries will join UK fleets by 2027
According to industry body Discover Ferries, 11 fuel-efficient, hybrid-powered ships will join UK passenger ferry fleets by 2027, to reduce carbon emissions and improve the passenger experience.
A zero-emissions Belfast commuter service is due to launch in 2024. Designed to fly above the water and use 90% less energy than conventional ferries, the ship is being developed by the Belfast Maritime Consortium with Condor Ferries, and will also inform plans for a future electric ferry for the Channel Islands.
Off- Highway news: Renault Trucks unveil electric T and C model designs
Going into production in 2023, new-look, all-electric heavy-duty range now available for pre-order.
RENAULT Trucks has unveiled the models of their heavy-duty all-electric range. The Renault Trucks E-Tech T and C, which are the first to bear the manufacturer’s new logo, will be produced in series at the Renault Trucks factory in Bourg-en-Bresse from 2023 and are already available for pre-order.