Aeolus | Energy Transition Platform


Aeolus | Energy Transition Platform

Together with Aeolus' technical partners ABB & MTU, Oceanco & Lateral have developed an adaptable architecture to enable a future proofed pathway to net zero. 

Future-proofing a superyacht is the process of anticipating the future to enable informed choices of layout, configuration, technology and specification that will avoid obsolescence within the intended lifespan of the yacht. Any yacht built today, will have to span the energy transition, a period of significant change in available fuel types and associated technologies. This demands an adaptable technical architecture that can accommodate the alterations to layout, configuration and specifications needed to integrate future technologies and alternative fuels in the least invasive way possible.

Lateral and Oceanco have developed the Energy Transition Platform (ETP) to ensure multiple technical pathways can be pursued as technologies mature during the energy transition timeline.

Aeolus is configured in its initial configuration to be state of the art today; fully procurable and warrantable as an advanced diesel electric architecture. In her final 'end state' Aeolus would be configured with a 100% alternative fuel hybrid of fuel cells and internal combustion power generation. Critically, during her lifespan, a pre-strategised and intermediate upgrade can be implemented, dependent upon the advancement and commercial availability of technology.

With exterior design from Giles Taylor complemented by interior design from Njord by Bergman Design House, she heralds a new era for dwellings on water, demonstrating that authentic sustainability of the future is beautiful and stylish – both in terms of technical capability as well as materials used on board.

Length: 131m/430ft
Beam: 18m/59ft
Gross tonnage: 6200
Exterior design: Giles Taylor
Interior design: Njord by Bergman Design House
Naval architecture: Oceanco & Lateral
Power solutions: MTU
Sustainable technology: ABB

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