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    1. Amsterdam, Netherlands The Innovations

      Energy Observer integrates a new technology: two Oceanwings®!

      The 18th of April was an expected and important day for Energy Observer, which has equipped itself with a new technological brick for wind propulsion: two Oceanwings®, rotating, self-supporting and 100% automated, which will increase the vessel’s speed and produce hydrogen during navigation by sea water electrolysis.
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    2. Saint-Malo, France The Innovations
      Energy Observer 3D image with Oceanwings®

      Energy Observer tests a new wind turbine thruster

      Although it’s an inexhaustible resource at sea, wind is still difficult to exploit for large scale maritime transport. In its role as an experimental vessel, Energy Observer has set its mission to test all of the available and promising solutions.
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    3. Saint-Malo, France The Innovations
      Energy Observer from the front in navigation

      The wind, a challenge for maritime transport

      Wind may be an infinite resource at sea, but its exploitation remains a challenge for large-scale maritime transport. During the first campaigns around France and in the Mediterranean sea, the Energy Observer tested two vertical-axis wind turbines for producing energy, and a traction kite to reduce energy consumption.
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    4. Saint-Malo, France The Innovations
      Energy Observer 3D image with Oceanwings®

      The 2019 new features of Energy Observer

      Already 10,326 nautical miles covered by Energy Observer. Having set out from Saint-Malo in June 2017, the first hydrogen vessel around the world has made 33 stopovers and has been to 14 countries, navigating in France and the Mediterranean with no emissions of greenhouse gases or fine particles.
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    5. Bari, IT The Innovations
      Leader of the Wind Energy for Bari Project

      Wind turbines to produce green hydrogen

      In the Puglia region, 40% of wind turbine power is lost. Energy Observer’s film crew went to see how this shortfall can be turned into hydrogen.
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    6. Saint-Nazaire, FR The Innovations
      Picture of Energy Observer kite test

      The first tests of Energy Observer’s traction wing

      Following the Saint Nazaire halt, Energy Observer, the vessel of the future, tested two Beyond the Sea traction kites.
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