19th to 21st of May 2020

“Karoline”, the world's first fishing vessel entirely electric

The Norwegian fishing vessel “Karoline” will enter service in Norwegian waters in the next few weeks. It is a small fishing boat of 31.10 m long by a 4,20 beam where the future of the industry lies. This is because of its electric propelling system which turns one of the first initiatives of its kind to become a reality.

The ship is fitted with a 200KWh battery pack, a propelling electric engine and an energy generator which allows feeding the engine without any limitations during navigation. That gives an advantage over traditional ships.

Once more, Norway is a step ahead on the fishing technology development which will lead the development of this industry during the next few years. The boat allows the reduction of 100% of CO2 emissions. Besides, it allows to save 70% on energy use compared to a similar boat with a diesel engine.

Further information on the Industrias Pesqueras' last edition.

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