Energy storage solution for “Jan van Riebeeck” canal boat in Amsterdam

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Ship owner

Lovers Canal Cruises


The Netherlands

Year of realization


Battery capacity

136,5 kWh

Battery solution

Green Orca





Energy storage solution for Lovers Amsterdam

The electrification of tour boats is in full swing in the canals of Amsterdam and EST-Floattech has been rewarded with the first project!

Lovers Canal Cruises, the expert in the field of canal cruises, has requested us to electrify the first canal tour boat.

The reduction gear halves the speed and doubles the torque to the propeller shaft. This has the advantage that it is possible to work with a relatively small electric motor, whereby the electric motor is used as optimally as possible.

Several years ago, the municipality of Amsterdam implemented stringent emissions legislation for canal cruise boat and other ships sailing in the city of Amsterdam. The legislation requires all canal cruise boats to have zero emission by 2025. In Amsterdam there are currently around 120 large canal cruise boats and many smaller ships operating in the canals of Amsterdam.

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