Damen develops electric mussel farming vessel

Damen Shipyards Group has developed an electric-powered vessel specifically for mussel farmers. Damen has drawn on its experience of producing fully electric ferries and the tugboat Sparky. The mussel farming vessel can sail and harvest on an integrated battery pack. The company, which operates 35 shipyards and 20 other companies in 20 countries, says aquaculture, in particular mussel farming and seaweed culture, offers opportunities. Damen adds: “The road to zero impact, zero emission and zero pollution starts today… Damen is in the starting blocks, the concept design is ready – and now we are looking for a partner to participate in this venture.”