DNV and Artemis Technologies to collaborate on electric foiling ferries

Classification society DNV and maritime design and applied technologies company Artemis Technologies have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on the development, certification and operation of 100% electric foiling vessels.

Courtesy of DNV

DNV said that the parties will collaborate to ensure that testing and certification processes ensure that the safety requirements under the relevant international regulations and DNV rules are met or exceeded. The partners hope that this will result in standards that will enable a new generation of vessels, helping to drive the sustainability of the maritime industry even further.

The MoU was signed at the Posidonia International Shipping Exhibition in Greece and builds on the two parties’ cooperation on the Artemis EF-24 vessel, a fully electric foiling ferry with a capacity of 150 passengers.

According to DNV, this ferry can cruise at 36 knots with a foiling range of 70 nautical miles, and its design could reduce fuel consumption by up to 85% compared to conventional high-speed ferries powered by conventional fuels. DNV claimed that the ferry is designed and built to meet the requirements of the IMO High-Speed Craft Code (HSC) and the DNV High-Speed Light Craft (HSLC) Rules.

Romain Ingouf, Technical Director at Artemis Technologies, commented: “At Artemis Technologies, we are delighted to continue on this journey with DNV to pioneer the future of maritime transport. This MOU marks a key moment in our mission to deliver cutting-edge, sustainable, and safe electric foiling vessels like the Artemis EF-24 Passenger Ferry.”

Aakash Dua, Regional Business Development Manager at DNV Maritime, stated: “The ferry segment is truly a driver of innovation today, which is why we are so pleased to be working with one of the most future focussed and innovative firms on this MOU. We have seen electrification spreading throughout the segment and now the introduction of foiling technologies, enabled by new materials, is enhancing this technology by offering greater propulsion efficiencies. Working with Artemis Technologies, we hope to show that developing rigorous technical standards doesn’t impede innovation but enhances it, by allowing industry to build on a foundation of safety, trust, and confidence.”

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To remind, earlier in 2024, Artemis Technologies sold a 100% electric foiling workboat to Denmark. The vessel, expected to be in service from summer 2024, can carry up to twelve passengers and two crew. Powered by the Artemis eFoiler technology, the vessel has an autonomous flight control system.