Friday, 05 July 2019 12:27

Electric, hybrid technologies making headway in shipping on the BC coast

567 Seaspan Reliant

 

Electric vessels have arrived on the BC coast. The Seaspan Reliant, is one of two natural gas/electric hybrid ships working on the BC coast. The vessel’s batteries are recharged by large engines burning natural gas. The hybrid technology allows ships to reduce the amount of engines that need to run at any given time, leading to a substantial reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.

 

 

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