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3D printed ferry for the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris

Athletes and visitors from around the world will be able to catch a glimpse of the future of water mobility by crossing the Seine on a 3D-printed autonomous electric passenger ferry. Together with partners Sequana Développement and Roboat, Holland Shipyards Group was selected as the winner of a nationwide tender for projects in the field of autonomous decarbonized passenger boats.

The ferry proposed by the winning consortium is 3D printed and, measuring 9 x 3.90 m, is the largest printed autonomous ferry ever. It features modern design, autonomous system, electric propulsion and 3D printed hull made of recycled material. Docking and recharging is automatic.

“The 3D print build method opens up a new exciting chapter in shipbuilding ”, says Leendert Hoogendoorn, director Holland Shipyards Group.

The ferry is scheduled to be deployed in the summer of 2024 at a key secret location near major sporting events. It will allow visitors to Paris and athletes to meet their mobility needs in an environmentally friendly way.

“Autonomous ferries will create new connections over existing waterways in cities worldwide”, says Ynse Deinema, CEO Roboat.

Cities need to address urban mobility challenges, and environmentally friendly waterborne transportation can offer an excellent solution. Autonomous electric ferries are a sustainable solution to reduce traffic congestion and emissions. Ferries help cities meet growing mobility needs by making better use of waterways.

Find out more about Holland Shipyards Group at hollandshipyardsgroup.com.

For more information about Sequana Développement and Roboat, please visit sequana.co and roboat.org.

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