Lauro Gruppo (*) commissioned Sealance a feasibility study for retrofitting its fleet of vessels to the electric propulsion.
The first installation of the electric jet system, called DeepSpeed, will take shape on a small ship (with 160 passengers capacity and 24 metres long) deployed for coastal excursions in the Gulf of Naples and to the surrounding islands. The vessel in question is controlled by the subsidiary Capitan Morgan based in Ischia.
The objective for the Lauro Group is to have a ferry able of sailing with a 100% electric propulsion for 6 hours per day, for nine months per year at a speed of 18 knots.
A pair of DeepSpeed 420 eletric jet are expcted to be installed on the selected unit.
(*) Lauro Gruppo is controlled by Salvatore Lauro, also controlling Alilauro active on the routes from and to the port of Naples