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Caledonian Maritime Wins ‘Electric & Hybrid Propulsion System of the Year’ Award

At the 2016 Electric & Hybrid Marine Awards, held at the Electric & Hybrid Marine World Expo from June 21-23 in Amsterdam, Caledonian Maritime Assets won the Electric & Hybrid Propulsion System of the Year.

This is the second time in three years the company has clinched the award.  This time it was awarded to its MV Catriona hybrid ro-ro passenger and vehicle ferry, which was launched in December 2015, and can save up to 30% fuel and CO2 emissions.

Using two Saft Seanergy systems, a total of 800kWh of energy storage to power the ferry in battery mode only and in hybrid mode in combination with a diesel generator, is provided.  The US$17.7m diesel-electric vessel, which performs 10 return crossings a day, uses just 500-600 litres of fuel a day instead of 700-800 that conventional diesel-electric propulsion systems use.

Image: Courtesy of Caledonian Maritime Assets. 

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