Specifically, the 30-meter ship runs on electric motors that are charged by solar energy. The 168 m2 solar panels on board provide 28Kw of energy.

The ship also has an electrolyser on board that generates green hydrogen. This converts seawater into hydrogen.

According to captain and initiator Victorien Erussard 'this is the first ship in the world that can produce hydrogen independently'.

On behalf of port of Amsterdam, Eduard de Visser, Director of Strategy & Innovation at the Port Authority, presented a shield to the crew led by Captain Vitorien Erussard and expedition leader Jerome Delafosse of the Energy Observer.


In the meantime, the vessel received honorary water, a tradition that is about every vessel that visits the port of Amsterdam for the first time.

The municipality of Amsterdam was represented by Marieke van Doorninck, Alderman for Spatial Planning and Sustainability and the French government by her ambassador to the Netherlands, Philippe Laliot.

The Energy Observer departed from France in 2017 and will visit Tokyo during the Olympic Games in 2020. Amsterdam is the 35th stop.

Concluding, the vessel is located at the NDSM site until 14 April. There is also an exhibition about hydrogen and you can take a look at the ship. The ship is located at NDSM-Plein 104 and is free of charge from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.