ZENOW Case Study #1: Falmouth Harbour ZENOW Operation Partner ⚡️🌊
Falmouth Harbour is embarking on a journey towards a more sustainable future by incorporating an electric RIB into their fleet, as a key participant in our ZENOW project.
Embracing cutting-edge technology, they are set to install Aqua SuperPower rapid chargers, advancing their maritime operations towards eco-friendly solutions.
Ready for immediate deployment, this electric RIB will be used for harbour patrols and scientific research, enhancing operational capabilities while engaging the community. Falmouth Harbour is dedicated to offering this vessel for local sailing events and race nights, promoting sustainable practices in maritime activities.
“Adopting electric propulsion, especially with the advanced RAD Propulsion systems, is a central element of our decarbonisation efforts. Replacing our 19’ Plymouth Pilot with the Pulse 63, we aim to address key environmental concerns like GHG emissions and noise pollution. This initiative is more than just replacing a vessel; it represents our commitment to sustainable marine practices and a cleaner future for our harbour,” states Miles Carden, CEO of Falmouth Harbour.
The ZENOW project, led by RS Electric Boats and 15 UK marine partners, is introducing twenty electric workboats across ten UK locations by March 2025. With £5.4 million in funding, including a £4.1 million grant from UK SHORE and Innovate UK, this initiative is equipping Pulse 63s and Cheetah Marine boats with innovative RAD Propulsion systems. Over three years, this demonstration will collect valuable data to optimize electric boat operations and support their adoption worldwide, aiming to reduce emissions and position the UK as a leader in green maritime technology.
The ZENOW project, part of the Zero Emission Vessel and Infrastructure Programme, is funded by the UK Government and delivered in partnership with Innovate UK.