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High-energy savings through Kolmer’s permanent magnet electrical motor on the ship ‘Nooitgedacht’ Kolmer expects that in the near future inland navigation will increasingly change over to electrical energy for propulsion. This expectation is corroborated by facts with the crane vessel ‘Nooitgedacht’ and its recent “green” transformation as solid proof. The propulsion of this 684 (metric)…

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Kolmer: Innovation and Vision for the Future of Electric Motors After attending an important mini-symposium during the recent Maritime Holland event, it is the opinion of Berend Muis, director of Kolmer Special Motors, that the Dutch maritime sector is on the threshold of important, new developments. The matter under consideration was mainly the replacement programme of…

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Ahoy flows full with people to visit the Europort. Eight halls overwhelmed with everything that makes Maritime so beautiful and interesting. No lack of technology: open-ended motors, huge propellers, complete digital wheelhouses, water purification, coatings, pumps and fans. A lot of European countries seemed to represented: from Finland to Spain, but also from other continents:…

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Each year, worldwide, more than eight billion tons of freight are shipped by sea between 160 countries, not including inland transport! Understandably the future of propulsion is high on the agenda of the shipping industry, as this is one of its most costly expenditures. A stroll around the exhibition floor at Europort shows us that…

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