Red and White Fleet sought a hybrid power solution that offered sustainable fuel consumption, lessened impact on marine life, and provided quieter operation than traditional diesel engines. During the construction of the vessel, All American Marine, Inc., partnered with Twin Disc to develop a specialized control system for the vessel that would meet Subchapter K requirements. One challenge was integrating traditional marine transmissions with the electric motors. Unlike traditional diesel engines, when reverse is engaged on an electric motor, there is no need for a clutch to be engaged. The engine simply slows down to zero RPMs and then begins rotating in the other direction without any shift.
Profitable. Sustainable. Powerful.
These innovative hybrid and electric systems support greener power transmission while delivering the reliability you expect from Twin Disc. Explore some of Twin Disc’s hybrid and electrification options, then contact our team of experts to learn about the endless custom solutions available to create the optimal system. With more than a hundred years of experience in the design of innovative power transmission products, Twin Disc understands your needs and delivers the solutions that earn your confidence.
HYBRID AND ELECTRIC MARINE CASE STUDIES
ENHYDRA ELECTRIC PASSENGER EXCURSION VESSEL
Hybrid excursion vessel powered with Twin Disc gears.
San Francisco, California
AMERICAN SONG AMERICAN CRUISE LINE RIVERBOAT
American Song is designed to be the most technically superior, efficient and environmentally friendly ship in U.S. river cruising.
MAID OF THE MIST CATAMARAN FERRIES
Twin Disc drives the first zero-emission, all-electric passenger vessels built in the U.S. Two Maid of the Mist ferries carry tourists around Niagara Falls using Veth Propulsion by Twin Disc, making a powerful sustainability statement.
Niagara Falls, New York
SEMPER FI DRY CARGO INLAND VESSEL
Updating the world’s first hybrid container barge with Stage V Scania engines
Alblasserdam, The Netherlands
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Twin Disc specialists are available to work with your technical experts to select the optimal configuration and components for your specific application.