Gaussin and Floatinn have signed a term sheet for a strategic partnership in the field of waterborne mobility to reinvent catamaran mobility.
The agreement aims to replace the diesel engine normally used on catamarans with a hydrogen system including an electric motor, a fuel cell and hydrogen tanks to convert navigation to green mobility.
The challenge of low-carbon recreational boating Floating is a recognized player in tourism and leisure in Geneva. As a cruise operator wishing to convert to hydrogen, the company’s activity is complementary to that of Gaussin, a specialist in hydrogen-powered mobility.
The project consists in replacing the catamaran’s diesel engine with a hydrogen propulsion System Gaussin is developing and marketing a complete range of compact hydrogen Powerpacks® that integrate all the components needed to produce the electrical energy required to power the electric motors and/or all the energy needs of the boats.
The range offers three Powerpacks® to meet the different needs and sizes of boats: the 15 kW fuel cell m, the 60 kW fuel cell l and the 125 kW fuel cell xl.
Gaussin’s small, medium and large H2 PowerPack® (Fuel Cell M, L and XL) This technology will enable Gaussin, whose footprint is strong in the logistics, port and airport sectors, to accelerate its development in the pleasure boating and passenger transport market. This partnership is a concrete expression of Gaussin’s progress in this market.
In addition to technological innovation, Gaussin has developed a global approach to the port environment called Ports H2 Mobility As a Service, integrating the entire chain of a port project, including the production and distribution of hydrogen, mobility solutions and operations enabling payper-use invoicing of the end customer.
Jean-Luc Oestreicher, the managing partner of Floatinn, said, “As a key player in tourism on Lake Geneva, Floatinn ’s ambition is to present the first catamaran running on hydrogen and to promote this technology with Gaussin to a large public.”
Christophe Gaussin, CEO of Gaussin, said, “This is an opportunity for Gaussin to further diversify its offer and find new outlets. In addition to our proven technology, we wish to accelerate the development of our global approach to ports by offering our Ports H2 Mobility As a Service.”