HamiltonJet unveils Electro-Hybrid Drive (EHX)

by Marine-Pilots.com - published

HamiltonJet unveils Electro-Hybrid Drive (EHX)
HamiltonJet unveiled its new Electro-Hybrid Drive (EHX) system – innovative technology that offers all the advantages of electric drive with the full capabilities of diesel.

This unique system delivers lowers fossil fuel consumption (reduced further when dock charging, as infrastructure allows) combined with the speed, manoeuvrability, efficiency and safety waterjets are renowned for.

With EHX, HamiltonJet delivers the electric motors, power electronics and control system, alongside specialist expertise to ensure seamless integration with the waterjets, engines, gearboxes or clutches.

The control system manages the hybrid energy flow between engines, batteries and motors, while charging and discharging the batteries as required. A simple automatic setting enables effortless vessel operation, while a manual setting delivers four different modes of operation – Diesel Only, Electric Only, Charging or Electric Boost.

HamiltonJet CEO Ben Reed says collaborating on a large number of electric hybrid projects around the globe has seen the company become specialist integrators for hybrid electric technologies, which has led to the design of this innovative product.

“When it comes to hybrid electric solutions we know one size definitely does not fit all”, says Ben Reed.

“That’s why we’ve created a system that’s scalable to individual vessel projects. Motors, battery capacity and components are all specifically selected based on bespoke need. It means we can ensure the very best outcome for the lowest cost.”

EHX can also be configured for an electric-only vessel with the option of a fully integrated HamiltonJet solution.
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Video Safety with HamiltonJet (Waterjet)

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Waterjets are the safest choice for Pilot Boat applications. Our waterjets are engineered with safety in mind, precise steering control and efficient manoeuvrability result in effective and quick reaction to a man-overboard situation, and with no exposed propeller, waterjets provide ultimate safety around people in the water.

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Article Three Pilot Boats for Tanzania Ports Authority (TPA)

by Southern Engineering Co. Ltd (SECO) - published

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Video Sullom Voe Pilot boat out on a task

Sullom Voe Pilot boat out on a task

Video ROBUST PILOT BOATS of Netherlands and Belgium

Found on YouTube. Created by "SEAL" - Sea Air Land

These are some of the reliable sturdy Pilot boats of Netherlands and Belgium to bring and pick up Marine Pilots to and from commercial merchant vessels either inbound or outbound. The Marine Pilots are licensed PROFESSIONALS who have a thorough knowledge of a certain port and they guide the Master/Captain of commercial ships in and out of the foreign Seaport.

Location: Steenbank Pilot Station, Flushing/Vlissingen Pilot Station, Wandelaar Pilot Station.

Boats in order of appearance in this video:
00:05 *Pilot Boat Cetus of Netherlands (NL); Callsign: PHDH ; IMO#: 9367102 ; MMSI#: 246380000 ; Year Built: 2005 ; GRT: 228 ; Length X Beam (meters): 25.65 X 13.0 [Catamaran type/double hull]
Video link: https://youtu.be/pVlWGcOLVL0

01:03 *Pilot Boat Raan of Belgium (BE); Callsign: ORBX ; IMO#: 9680140 ; MMSI#: 205650000 ; Year Built: 2014 ; GRT: 53 ; Length X Beam (meters): 19.69 X 4.0 [conventional/single hull]

01:19 *Pilot Boat Westerschelde of Belgium (BE) ; Callsign: ORPV ; IMO#: 9569009 ; MMSI#: 205593000 ; Year Built: 2011 ; GRT: 227 ; Length X Beam (meters): 25.65 X 14.25 [Catamaran type/double hull]
Video link: https://youtu.be/pVlWGcOLVL0

02:49 *Pilot Boat Wielingen of Belgium (BE) [appeared as picture only] ; Callsign: ORPU ; IMO#: 9568990 ; MMSI#: 205592000 ; Year Built: 2011 ; GRT: 227 ; Length X Beam (meters): 25.65 X 14.25 [Catamaran type/double hull]

02:56 **Special Purpose Vessel / Pilot Vessel Polaris of Netherlands (NL); Callsign: PBZN ; IMO#: 9496915 ; MMSI#: 245142000 ; Year Built: 2012 ; GRT: 2,501 ; Length X Beam (meters): 81.2 X 13.3 [conventional/single hull]
Video link: https://youtu.be/70dcuZdQM1M

03:12 *Pilot Boat Pioneer Pilots of Netherlands (NL) ; Callsign: PCGX ; IMO#: N/A ; MMSI#: 245711000 ; Year Built: N/A ; GRT: N/A ; Length X Beam (meters): 21.0 X 6.0 [conventional/single hull]
Video link: https://youtu.be/XQds_uWnjuI

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