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North Sea The Innovations

The electric consumption of the life on board

Do you know how much energy is consumed for a coffee? A tea? Preparing a pizza for 6 people? We tend to forget it, but each gesture of daily life, however simple it may be, requires energy, and often much more than we think!
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Bodø, NO 67°28.23'N 14°37.28'E The Odyssey
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Bodø, Norway

A stopover of barely four days, with a full agenda! The Energy Observer team participated in a few days’ event on hydrogen and renewable energies, in order to raise awareness in the local community of the challenges of the energy transition, and to consider possible solutions such as the energy mix developed on board.

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Saint-Malo, France The Innovations
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The EMS: Energy management system

This is the brain of the vessel’s energy supply. Combining multiple intermittent renewable energy sources and storage is one thing. Optimising their use to propel the boat and ensure the crew’s comfort is another! This is where the Energy Management System (EMS) comes in.
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Tromsø, NO 69°64.71'N 18°95.93'E The Odyssey
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Tromsø, Norway

After sailing in extreme conditions to reach Spitsbergen, the return to the Norwegian coast was done in a calm and good mood for the whole crew.

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Saint-Malo, France The Innovations
Energy Observer's electric motors

Energy Observer propulsion

Energy Observer is propelled by two electric motors, each with 42kW, providing a total of 115 horsepower. The motors, designed by Phase Automation, have very high output (97%), which also contributes to reducing the boat’s energy requirements.
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Spitsbergen, NO 78°22.91'N 15°60.14'E The Odyssey
Energy Observer is sailing in front of a huge glacier

Spitsbergen, Norway

Energy Observer has arrived on the island of Spitsbergen in the Svalbard Archipelago at 78° north latitude, powered solely by renewable energies and hydrogen. A historic challenge and a world first!

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Longyearbyen, the fastest warming city on Earth

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St. Petersburg, RU 59°93.88'N 30°30.61'E The Odyssey

St. Petersburg, Russia

After waiting for the Annunciation bridge connecting the Vasilievsky Islands with the city centre to rise and for large commercial ships to use it, Energy Observer entered the Neva River.

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Tallin, EST 59°45.30'N 24°73.65'E The Odyssey
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Tallinn, Estonia

After an intense rhythm of events in Antwerp, Amsterdam, Hamburg, Copenhagen and Stockholm, the team began a second phase of its Odyssey in Northern Europe. The thousands of enthusiastic visitors during the stopovers will give way to thousands of miles during long journeys to reach the Arctic Circle in August.

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