Having left in 2017 from its homeport Saint-Malo, Energy Observer has been sailing the seas for a round-the-world Odyssey scheduled until 2024.

The vessel has been designed to push the limits of zero emission technologies, featuring hydrogen, solar wind and hydrogeneration solutions.

For Energy Observer, Singapore represents the heart of the maritime industry, representing mixed cultures, technologies, innovations and ambitions.

News of Energy Observer travelling to Singapore comes approximately a year on from the signing of a cooperation agreement between France and Singapore that focuses on the future of maritime transport.

Victorien Erussard, Captain and founder of Energy Observer, said, “Energy Observer is an experimental platform for tomorrow’s energies. An innovative, revolutionary vessel that sails without harming the planet.

Its electric propulsion is powered by renewable energies: sun, wind, marine currents. But what makes it unique is its ability to store its energy in the form of hydrogen produced from seawater, a technology that allows it to sail in total autonomy.

“Meaning must be given to innovation, for it to respond to the challenges humanity faces today.”

Already on its mission, Energy Observer has covered over 48,000 nautical miles, completed 69 stopovers and visited over 30 countries.

Exclusive: Energy Observer Captain Victorien Erussard on the voyage to sustainable mobility

Energy Observer and its crew may have returned to its home port of Saint-Malo, France for the winter months, but the work on its Odyssey for the Future does not ease up anytime soon, as Founder and Captain Victorien Erussard explains in an exclusive interview with H2 View.

After travelling more than 4,000 nautical miles this year around Northern Europe, the world-first hydrogen-powered vessel’s return to Saint-Malo marks the end of the odyssey in Europe, which has taken the crew from Israel to Spitsbergen via St Petersburg and Venice.

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