Torqeedo powers all-electric harbour water clean-up boat

Torqeedo powers all-electric harbour water clean-up boat

The Waste Cleaner 66 – billed as the world’s most powerful all-electric boat designed for cleaning up pollution in inland waterways and harbours – will be unveiled by EFINOR’s Sea Cleaner subsidiary at the International Nautic Boat Show in Paris-Porte de Versailles 7 to 15 December.

The six-metre (20-ft) aluminium boat is said to be able to retrieve up to 500kg of solid waste and 1,000L of liquid waste, including hydrocarbons like oil or fuel spills. The clean-up system automatically separates water and hydrocarbons to eliminate emulsification.

The boat is designed for operation in inland waterways, harbours and coastal waters, including jetties and tight corners where access is difficult. The versatile platform can conduct suction when stationery or moving.

It’s powered by a Torqeedo 25kW Deep Blue motor with a 40kWh Deep Blue battery, which provides up to eight hours of endurance at a cleaning speed of two knots.

“We believe that acting locally is acting sustainably,” says Benjamin Lerondeau, CEO EFINOR Sea Cleaner. “Our teams have worked closely with Torqeedo’s engineers to create a highly efficient climate-neutral platform that meets the needs of harbours and marinas to maintain clean water while reducing their environmental impact.”

“The Deep Blue electric motor provides the low-speed torque and manoeuvrability needed to capture debris from the water while emitting no noise or exhaust fumes,” says Dr Christoph Ballin, Torqeedo’s CEO. “We are getting substantial interest in electric power from other trash-removing vessel operators around the world.”

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