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Bon Jovi goes electric

Bon Jovi is set to transport some 600 million beer bottles each year between Alphen aan den Rijn and Rotterdam.

This is what the electric inland container vessel Bon Jovi was built for.

The vessel, recently christened in Rotterdam, consumes 25% less fuel than other vessels of the same dimensions and is able to carry more containers. Bon Jovi also experiences less drag thanks to its special hull design.

“As a result, the vessel only needs two 192-kilowatt diesel generators to power its electric propulsion system, equivalent to two standard diesel generators found in contemporary cars,” the Port of Rotterdam announced.

To cut the vessel’s CO2 emissions to virtually zero, there are plans to replace these generators with a hydrogen cell at some point in the next four years.

Nedcargo, owner of Bon Jovi, has an option to acquire a second similar vessel which will be launched in mid-2018.

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