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SYSTEMS TORQEEDO gines, producing 800 HP at 2,100 rpm each. Additionally,


WindServe Marine’s Jones Act crew transfer vessel Wind-

Torqeedo, part of the DEUTZ Group, is a world mar-

Serve Odyssey is equipped with QUAD 800 hp DI16 V8 engines, demonstrating Scania’s engine lineup are suited ket leader for electromobility on the water, offering a wide for wind farm service vessels, and offering the ? exibility range of electric and hybrid systems, for both commercial and recreational vessels. The company has delivered more of Tier 3 in multiple continuous and intermittent ratings.

Scania USA recently appointed Laborde Products as the than 100,000 electric drives worldwide and is growing at double-digit rates year on year. new marine distributor for the Gulf Coast and Inland Wa-

Founded in 2005 in Starnberg, Germany, Torqeedo terways Region.

currently has of? ces in the United States, Thailand and

Germany, with a network of dealers in more than 100

Spear Power Systems countries. Led by president Steve Trkla, the company now

Spear Power Systems’ founders, CEO Jeff Kostos and numbers 250-plus employees worldwide.

CTO Dr. Joon Kim, both have decades of experience

Torqeedo specializes in designing and implementing in batteries, having started Kokam America in 2005 to complex highly integrated fully meshed electric and hybrid make lithium ion pouch cells in Kansas City. In 2014 systems, providing a complete helm-to-prop solution from they formed Spear to focus on battery integration, and a single supplier for vessels up to 120 feet long. Primary the company has since built a legacy of high-performance market segments are workboats, ferries, excursion boats, custom batteries for the marine, aerospace and defense water taxis, patrol vessels, lifeboats, research vessels, self- markets. The 2018 type approval the Trident marine propelled barges, rental ? eet operations and utility vessels battery system led to explosive growth for Spear, whose as well as uncrewed surface vessels (USVs) for a variety of batteries power notable vessels such as the United States’ survey applications.

? rst ever all-electric ferry in Gee’s Bend, Ala. as well as

Major recent installations and projects during the past the nation’s ? rst newbuild all-electric passenger vessels at 12 months include a ? eet of 20 47.5 ft ? berglass passen-

Niagara Falls. Spear’s strong market performance has re- ger ferries for Bangkok, rental boats in Washington, DC, a sulted in its forthcoming acquisition by Sensata Technolo- new aluminum utility vessel deployed on Scotland’s Loch gies (NYSE ST), who will fund the next stage in Spear’s Lomond, aluminum passenger ferries in Spain and France, growth. The Trident and Spear’s Aero products are made and a ? eet of long-range crewless hybrid-electric data ac- in Spear’s facility in Grandview, a Kansas City suburb, and quisition vessels for XOCEAN.

the ? rm has recently opened a facility in Brussels, which

The 27-ft 100% solar powered boat Wayward Sun will begin battery production in 2023.

achieved a major milestone when it completed a historic 12 | MN October 2021

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