Next generation hybrid propulsion; energy efficient, lower noise. Guido de Groot Design and Intec Marine are proud to present 2 revolutionary concepts for propulsion which deliver higher efficiency in use of energy, lower noise levels and lower emissions of NOX en CO2: the next generation hybrid propulsion. The Intec Marine hybrid propulsion concept makes use of the innovative electric propulsion setup by Voith (ILJ850) which is powered by two generators. An additional small generator is installed for harbor conditions or at anchor.
At cruising speed one generator is able to generate power for the two propulsion pods and the hotel load. This results in very low noise levels (35 dBA). Sailing the yacht out of the harbor at 6 knots can be done using the batteries. The second generator is for redundancy purposes and needs to be started to reach maximum speed. At harbour conditions the smaller third generator is used.
Compared to a conventional setup where three diesel engines (two for propulsion and one for hotel load) are continuously running, a 30% reduction of use in energy is aimed for. In design, construction and operation of the yacht, special care is taken of environmental issues. The yacht will have a RINA marine green star design certificate. RINA's green star notation has become a watchword for environmental excellence in shipping, placing owners and operators in an advantageous position.