New Electric Ferries For Thailand

01 October 2020

Danfoss Editron is part of the team delivering Thailand’s first fleet of fully-electric passenger ferries. The company is providing Energy Absolute with the electric drivetrain systems that will power the fleet of 27 catamarans, which will operate on the country’s Chao Phraya River in Bangkok.

The Government of Thailand is attempting to clean up its air via several methods, including the promotion of alternative energy modes of transport. Energy Absolute is leading the way in this area, with the fleet of fully-electric catamarans forming part of an ambitious blueprint which also includes a US$3 billion battery factory and range of electric cars.

Each 24m-long catamaran will be capable of carrying 200 passengers and will contain two EM-PMI375-T800 motors manufactured by Danfoss Editron. The motors provide a continuous power output of between 174-192kW, depending on the temperature they are operating at, and are based on synchronous reluctance assisted permanent magnet technology. They are also liquid-cooled, designed to work in harsh operating environments and offer smaller dimensions, lighter weight and higher efficiencies than current diesel motors, the company said.


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