Port of Oslo orders a new hybrid patrol boat
Norwegian Port of Oslo has signed a deal to purchase a new eco-friendly hybrid patrol boat with compatriot boat maker Maritime Company AS.
The boat will be used for port surveillance as well as for escorting larger vessels sailing in the harbour, as informed.
The newbuild will be on the fjord every day, set for completion in 2021, to ensure ships can navigate safely and efficiently.
“The port aims to be emission-free and the Port of Oslo will invest in green technology when acquiring any new equipment. The boat we are building now are ground-breaking when it comes to use of battery technology,” Ingvar M. Mathisen, Port Director said.
The patrol boat will be among the most environmentally friendly of its type. The hybrid technology will reduce fuel consumption by about 70%
The boat will run on low speed batteries, which are sufficient for port area inspections. The clean-burning diesel engines are started when high speed is needed, while charging the batteries simultaneously.
The Alusafe 1300 MKIII Patrol Model is primarily to be built in recyclable aluminium. The new boat will replace the Falk catamaran, which has been operating since 2000 in the harbour.
The propulsion is through twin water jets connected to the diesel engines and electric engines. The top speed is of more than 30 knots. The batteries will run the boat over 2-3 hours at low speeds of 4-5 knots.
Maritime Business World