Prysmian wires green vessel
Energy Observer catamaran powered solely by renewable energy
Prysmian Group has supplied cables to the Energy Observer catamaran, which is powered solely by renewable energy.
The catamaran (pictured), which was developed by Energy Observer and CEA Liten, is 31 metres long and 12.80 metres wide.
It draws power from 130 square metres of solar panels, two vertical wind turbines and a system that desalinates water, transforming it into hydrogen through electrolysis.
The vessel is currently committed to a six-year trip around the world trip during which it will travel to 101 ports in 50 countries.
Prysmian Group aerospace business unit director Alain Jeanguillame said: “We are extremely proud to take part in the Energy Observer project and provide our contribution in the form of our knowledge and technology.”