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REGIONAL FOCUS: EAST COAST USA world. Taking all that into consider- sign and Hybrid propulsion system, lows emission free operation for ap- ation, Harbor Harvest and Amtech Derecktor and Amtech recon? gured proximately 3 voyage hours before may have found a small niche that can the future series of vessels to carry charging is required. The vessel can work towards solving some of those 9,000 pounds of protected refriger- be charged at a shore side facility or cost issues by developing a shorter ated cargo and 3,000 pounds of deck while underway. The envisioned trade trade route and embracing the local cargo. Vessel speed is 15 knots and routes have been tested with the Nor- farm-to-market movement in agricul- the Lithium battery component al- walk Research vessel to con? rm fuel ture and food service.
The project intends to provide an alternative transportation platform coupled with a vertical integration of retail space and support of the organic farm market located along the Con- necticut/Long Island Gold Coast and
Hudson River area. The U.S. Mari- time Administration has designated these two Marine Highways as M295 and M87. Both are considered eligible
Marine Highway corridors for gov- ernment and public support. Harbor
Harvest intends to provide an emis- sion free “eco-delivery” marine coastal network based upon proven Hybrid propulsion and aimed at providing environmental sustainability to an ag- riculturally based cargo.
The Hybrid Vessel
Alternative Marine Technologies recently delivered a Lithium powered
Hybrid research vessel to the Maritime
Aquarium of Norwalk Connecticut.
The Spirit of the Sound has operat- ed nearly ? awlessly for over one year and has been a major factor in prov- ing that the BAE HybriDRIVE system developed to power the vessel is both ef? cient and dependable. The project completed by Derecktor Shipyard,
BAE Hybrid Systems, Corvus Energy and Amtech has received awards at several marine conferences and indus- try functions. A follow on vessel is cur- rently being constructed at Derecktor for CUNY Brooklyn for research proj- ects in New York’s Rockaway Inlet.
Amtech is the construction supervisor for the second vessel in the series.
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