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OceanWings® and hydrogeneration onboard Energy Observer

The OceanWings®, these propulsion wings placed on the boat in April 2019, meet the challenge of increasing the vessel's speed while reducing its energy consumption dedicated to propulsion, allowing us to produce hydrogen whilst sailing.

Under favourable weather conditions, they make it possible to optimise the energy mix performance, in particular through the production of hydroelectricity (through the inversion of electric motors into hydro generators) and make hydrogen during navigation by electrolysis of sea water.

Our open innovation approach has allowed us to test different technological bricks and learn how to improve our on-board energy mix for more autonomy and performance, especially during long navigations with less sunshine. A must-have for our Odyssey to the Spitsbergen!