“Absolutely clean and silent ship”. Russian engineers about future transport, which can start cruising in the waters of Crimea. Talking about catamarans on electric production in Russia started only recently. The first river sample, the developers have shown recently in St. Petersburg. And there was information that in the plans there is a marine version.
According to the manufacturer, charge that the vessel will not only online, but in an alternative way by using solar panels. That is, the catamaran will be able to generate energy directly during movement. Well, the power asserts, enough for a couple of hundred kilometers and not less than two hundred passengers. In General, to move between cities on the southern coast of Crimea — is enough. It is expected that this will happen in 8 months.
Well, the important part is the production process. The components are made in Russia. Moreover, the ship of this type, “one of the first in the world.” And though electric catamaran compared to “Russian Tesla”, according to the developers — in this case domestic production “is exactly all ahead”.
a Pleasure catamaran now able to take on Board 100 passengers — not including the promenade deck and ride with a speed to 15 knots, which is about 28 kilometers per hour. Thanks to two electric motors, the cost of such a ship in 3-10 times less than costs for diesel ship. Additional charge of batteries during the day is not required.
“the Unique thing is 10 hours on battery on a nice quiet travel speed. That is, it is the ship on one charge of running a shift, completely change”, — assured the speaker Pravdin, General Director of LLC “RPC Morsvyazavtomatika”.
St. Petersburg designers have developed two projects — a pleasure vessel river type (its interior can accommodate 80 passengers) and speedenjoy your catamaran class “river-sea”. He will be able to carry 120 people at a distance up to 180 kilometers with a maximum speed of up to 22 knots or 40 kilometers an hour.
the manufacture of Russian components in terms of import trying to move a. But electrocute — it’s not even domestic, and vnutripechenochny the project to 75% of its systems and assemblies are manufactured at one plant North of the capital. Mass production promise to start using a giant 3D printer.
“We have already laid the Foundation and made designing a three-dimensional printer with dimensions of 130 metres in length and 14 in width. We believe that we can develop the technology to print and ship hulls entirely, which will further increase the productivity of our shipyards”, — said the speaker Pravdin, General Director of LLC “RPC Morsvyazavtomatika”.
for a Long time the pollution of river and sea transport was not paying attention. It was considered that the harm he bring relatively little. Total greenhouse gas emissions were estimated at 2.5-3 percent. Obvious were the disastrous diesel vessels only in the busiest ports, and countries with an extensive network of channels. For example, in the Netherlands 80 percent of travel is by water.
it is Only recently that scientists have calculated how may poison the air fleet. For example, an ocean liner emits per year in the atmosphere as much carbon dioxide as 70 thousand cars. And as much nitric oxide as producing two million vehicles.
to Improve the atmosphere decided primarily due to the transfer of electricity to large ships. For example, in Norway, Sweden, Canada and some other countries are building ferries. But due to large displacement and imperfections of electric batteries, engines, such ships are able to move on one charge only for short distances. In the development of river passenger Electrosoul excelled by few. For example, na day earlier Russian prototype in an experimental flight departed Chinese — from the notorious city of Wuhan, on the Yangtze river.
Interestingly, in the case of St. Petersburg development nice is closed story. The fact that it was there, in 1839, the year tested the first Russian electric boat design Professor Boris Jacobi. She could carry 12 passengers with a modest speed of 4 knots. But the technology then was insanely expensive. The creation of battery cells for electric boat took 15 kilograms of platinum!
And now it’s time to get back to electricity on riverboats.