Tidal Transit wins prestigious environmental award for diesel-to-electric retrofit project

By: Chloe Emanuel

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19/06/2024 Tidal Transit

Tidal Transit, a supplier of specialised crew transfer vessels (CTVs) for the offshore wind industry, has been awarded the 'Environmental Achievement of the Year – Propulsion System Design' at the 2024 Electric & Hybrid Marine Awards. The accolade was given in recognition of Tidal Transit's innovative diesel-to-electric CTV retrofit project, e-Ginny.

Now in its eighth year, the Electric & Hybrid Marine Awards celebrate the top engineers, innovations, and products in the sector. A panel of esteemed journalists, industry experts, and academics judged the entries, highlighting groundbreaking advancements in propulsion technologies and system design.

Tidal Transit received the award for its pioneering project that retrofitted the diesel-powered CTV, Ginny Louise, with over three megawatt-hours (MWh) of battery capacity, electric motors, and propulsion pods. The transformed vessel, e-Ginny, is designed to be 100% zero emissions in operation, offering enhanced manoeuvrability, improved safety, and near-silent operation.

The project, funded by Innovate UK, involves multiple stakeholders, including Goodchild Marine Services, Artemis Technologies, and MJR Power & Automation, with key equipment supplied by Volvo Penta, Danfoss, and Corvus Energy.

Adam Wright, Director at Tidal Transit, expressed his delight: “We’re thrilled to receive this award for our innovative work with e-Ginny. The Electric & Hybrid Marine Expo is a key event in our industry, and it’s an honor to be recognized among such esteemed peers.”

Leo Hambro, Commercial Director at Tidal Transit, added: “This award is a testament to the dedication of our team in revolutionizing the offshore wind industry. We are excited to continue our work on the e-Ginny project and lead the industry towards a sustainable future.”

With the global offshore wind capacity expected to increase significantly as the UK's electricity grid continues to decarbonise, the shift to electric and hybrid crew transport is more crucial than ever.

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