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 company said in its release.
The unique vessel is powered by a Torqeedo 25kW Deep Blue motor with a 40 kWh Deep Blue battery, which provides up to eight hours of endurance at a cleaning speed of two knots. The six-metre (20-ft) aluminium boat, built at EFINOR’s shipyard in Paimpol, uses patented technology to retrieve up to 500 kg (1,100 lb) of solid waste and 1,000L (263 gal) of liquid waste, including hydrocarbons like oil or fuel spills.
The patented 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 at halt or when moving, either forward or in reverse. It can be trailered for road transport and has a single point of lifting for easy launching and recovery.
Torqeedo is the market leader for electric mobility on the water. Founded in 2005 in Starnberg, the company develops and manufactures electric and hybrid drives from 0.5 to 100 kW for commercial applications and recreational use. Torqeedo products are characterized by an uncompromising high-tech focus, maximum efficiency and complete system integration. Torqeedo is part of the DEUTZ Group, one of the world's leading manufacturers of innovative drive systems.