HybriGen® power and propulsion
Keeping our waterways clean is important to our health and survival. BAE Systems is helping to provide sustainable transport with our HybriGen power and propulsion solution. HybriGen power and propulsion uses proven technology developed for the rugged transit duty cycle and brings it to the water. With nearly 10,000 transit buses operating across the globe using BAE Systems’ hybrid technology, we proud to bring this proven technology to vessels to reap the benefits of fuel savings and: quiet, clean travel.
Take a look at the videos of three vessels that are powered by BAE Systems hybrid electric propulsion systems. The Enhydra is Red and White Fleet’s 600-passenger vessel built by All American Marine to entertain visitors with a tour of the San Francisco Bay.
CUNY1 was built by Derecktor Shipyards and is used for research and educational purposes. Instructors and students benefit from the silent operation of the hybrid system while they conduct highly-sensitive research with minimal impact on the local waters. Beyond clean propulsion this boat is limiting use of sea water for cooling equipment and instead is using keel coolers to minimize the waste-water discharge from the vessel making this one of the most forward thinking and environmentally friendly vessels in operation today.
Our first hybrid electric propulsion system was built by Derecktor shipyards for the Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk, Conn. The R/V Spirit of the Sound® was one of the first in North American launching in October of 2014.