SOFEC obtains Approval in Principle from ABS for its Electric Charging Buoy
Houston, 07 December 2023 – A global effort to reduce carbon emissions and pollution has led to the review of trends in the marine industry. One area of interest is expanding the use of electric shore power and renewable energy as fuel sources. Vessels at sea, or in harbor that are not quayside are not typically afforded the benefit of shore electric power, which allows the vessel to switch off on-board fossil fuel engines or battery systems. Additionally, in the near future, same as the Electric Vehicles (EVs), offshore vessels like tugboats, CTVs SOV, among others will be full electric, therefore the need of offshore electric charging stations.