High-Tech Ferry to be Built in Bridgeport, CT

Bridgeport News: The New York Hornblower Hybrid, a cutting-edge 600-passenger vessel, is being built at the Bridgeport Regional Maritime Complex (BRMC) shipyard on the East Side of Bridgeport harbor.

This dynamic new 168’ vessel is a high-tech, hybrid-power ferry that uses a unique power management system that integrates multiple energy sources from solar panels, wind turbines, a hydrogen fuel cell, diesel engines, and shore side electric power to charge an array of 192 batteries that run the ferry’s twin electric motors.

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