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2021 November December Marina World

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Electric boating in Amsterdam DOCKSIDE UTILITIES The reality of electric boating in the Dutch city of Amsterdam has taken a major step forward, underlining the full commitment of the Amsterdam City Council. Seijsener Marina Services won the tender for a major contract. In 2025 canals in the centre of Amsterdam will only be accessible to emission-free vessels. From 2030 this will apply to the whole of Amsterdam and there is thus a need to provide sufficient charging points. The council hopes that provision of more charge points will also induce a speedier switch from petrol and diesel to electric boats as this will be better for all city residents. Although only a few residents currently have emission-free boats, those who are considering going electric or have already done so often cite the shortage of charging points as a drawback. In the summer months, as part of a pilot scheme to gain a better overview of electric boating, Seijsener installed ten new leisure boat charging stations at various locations in the city centre. Each station can charge two boats simultaneously and functions with a Seijsener YoreOn app. Another pilot scheme launched by the start-up Stroomboot is, meanwhile, focusing on charging stations for houseboats and possibly waterfront cafés. The first of these is operational in Amsterdam Houthavens and also makes use of the YoreOn system. By installing the stations, the Council wants to encourage everybody to embrace electric boating while also undertaking a fact finding mission to determine how the phenomenon will work in practice, what kind of charging stations and methods of charging best suit the city, and what boat owners genuinely require. The results of the research will be taken into account for the implementation of the Council’s Air Quality Programme (Programma Luchtkwaliteit). YoreOn is leading the way in implementing electric systems as, besides safeguarding a location, it remotely monitors all charging stations and provides read-outs of all data. “The app is very simple to use for all operations: connecting, logging in, Tech advances amidst year of major projects Plus Marine Italy has introduced Smart Cloud WiFi technology into its range of dockside solutions. The new generation of remote metering systems was developed for Marina di Nettuno in Rome, Italy and installed there in its 512 Smart format. The system functions via a dedicated WiFi network, sends information to the Cloud, and enables the marina office and marina customers to interact with the dockside pedestals. Electricity and water can be turned on and off, consumption levels can be checked and credits can be loaded into a virtual wallet. The new technology was developed in the midst of another very successful year for the company. Highlight projects for 2021 include: • Marassi Marina & Yacht Club, Egypt: 152 S-line stainless steel power and water pedestals with Epower remote metering system were delivered. The customer’s logo was engraved on the door of each unit. The customer has also ordered a 3,200amp Mega pedestal. This is very significant for Plus Marine as it will be the biggest pedestal the company has manufactured to date for the superyacht industry. • Porto Arabia – The Pearl of Qatar: As part of a major marina refit, all of the existing 432 power and water pedestals have been replaced with Epower remote metering pedestals. • IGY Malaga Marina, Spain: A total of 25 Mega Yacht S1400XXXL AISI 316L power and water pedestals with sockets up to 2,000amps are charging, logging out and payment,” says Seijsener director Bas Durieux. “It’s very easy and extremely efficient.” Naturally, Seijsener Marina Services is very pleased with the new collaboration. The company has been a technical specialist in automated services for holiday parks and marinas for almost 60 years and has built up a solid reputation with its numerous ‘green’ innovations, sustainable products and services. www.seijsener.com scheduled for imminent delivery to this newly redeveloped Mediterranean superyacht hub. www.plusmarine.com www.marinaworld.com – November/December 2021 45

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