Project Electra Hull and Superstructure Now Joined
On Saturday, November 10, 2018, the hull and superstructure of YN 19150 Project Electra were joined together at the facility in Oss.
Electra is the second in the 50 meter 5000 class, which features a Fast Displacement hull and hybrid propulsion.
Based on the success of her award-winning predecessor - Home (YN 17850) - Project Electra marries performance and efficiency by combining the slippery FDHF with Heesen’s innovative hybrid solution, which combines diesel and electric propulsion.
This build exemplifies a core strength of Heesen: offering progressive solutions and smart technologies to the market in the form of new products and being able to draw on its financial strength to bring those products to market as spec builds. It is this ‘hybrid’ business methodology that allows for reduced build times and economic savings for clients while delivering cutting-edge systems and full-custom options.
Compared to a traditional diesel engine arrangement, the hybrid power and propulsion system is quieter and more fuel efficient. In addition, it offers cost-reducing benefits and flexible power management.