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Energy Observer leaves French West Indies after Completing Transatlantic Passage

Logistic News - Published on Wed, 20 May 2020

Image Source: CMA CGM Energy Observer
Since it left Saint Malo France on 3 March 2020, this vessel of the future and strategic partner of CMA CGM has covered more than 9,000 km at an average speed of 6 knots. Arrived at Fort-de-France in Martinique on 21 April, it has just set sail again and is heading for the Amazon rainforest. This Atlantic crossing has validated the main innovations added in 2020 to this genuine floating laboratory which had not been able to call at any port or change its crew since its departure because of the sanitary crisis.

With its new fuel cell system, automated wings, new solar panels and innovative propellers, Energy Observer’s first transatlantic voyage, taking place in exceptional circumstances, has validated the main innovations that have been added to the vessel, a genuine floating laboratory for renewable energies, in 2020.

Synergies between the vessel’s various innovations and energy sources produced unprecedented performance during the crossing, allowing the crew to live comfortably even though the voyage was far from typical and they had to adapt to some exceptional conditions.

The learning’s from this crossing will be used in new R&D projects undertaken jointly by the Energy Observer and CMA CGM teams, with the common goal of achieving zero-emission shipping and the large-scale adoption of hydrogen as an energy source.

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Posted By : Yogender Pancholi on Wed, 20 May 2020
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