Unlocking Electric High-Speed Maritime Transport: TRANSPORT Smart Class, Northern Ireland 2023 Retrospective


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A spin off from the successful Artemis Racing America’s Cup team, Artemis Technologies is a world leading high-performance maritime design and applied technologies company who have developed high-speed zero-emission electric foiling vessels in Belfast. Their current vessel range includes the 12m Artemis EF-12 Workboat and Artemis EF-12 CTV (Crew Transfer Vessel).

As lead partner in the Belfast Maritime Consortium’s Strength in Places programme, Artemis Technologies is developing a 24m EF-24 Passenger ferry which will be launched in 2024, with the pilot scheme running between Belfast and Bangor (Northern Ireland) and operated by Condor Ferries. The ferry will be a cost-effective public transport solution that helps address air pollution, congestion, and noise: “A game changer that encourages multimodal transport in urban areas, enabling cities around the world to utilise and benefit from the untapped potential of their waterways”.

At TRANSPORT Smart Class, Northern Ireland 2023, SiP Programme Director, Dr Katrina Thompson shared insights into the innovative technologies underpinning Artemis Technologies’ pioneering vessels, their capabilities, benefits and potential to lead the decarbonisation of maritime industry. Katrina’s presentation explained how these vessels, powered by the patented Artemis eFoiler® electric propulsion system, provide commercially-viable green transport solutions for individuals, operators, cities and governments, with varying applications within workboat, public transport, port operations and luxury leisure sectors.

For the Q&A and deeper dive roundtable discussions, Katrina was supported by Artemis Technologies’ CEO (and double Olympic champion), Dr Iain Percy OBE, and Research Engineer, Dr Benoit Lecallard.

If you meet our regular delegate qualification criteria but were unable to join us at Cultra Manor, Holywood, for the live in-person event on February 9th, CLICK HERE and complete the short “Download form” (located at the bottom of the post) to receive a unique link enabling free access to the presentation video recordings and slides (including the film footage and slides from Katrina’s initial presentation).

Those qualifying to receive the rich presentation content from this event include commissioning, procurement, trialling, partnering and policy leads, senior influencers, strategic decision makers and planners from local authorities (e.g. city, borough, metropolitan, district and county councils); public transport operators; regional transport partnerships, sub-regional transport bodies, combined authorities, integrated transport authorities and passenger transport executives; highways authorities and road operators; government and supporting national transport agencies; fleet operators, parking operators, prime contractors etc.

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TRANSPORT Smart Class, Northern Ireland 2023

On February 9th we will be casting a spotlight over Northern Ireland, hosting our speakers discussions on how the latest digital innovations can help overcome the transport and mobility challenges faced by Belfast; Derry City and Strabane; Lisburn and Castlereagh; Antrim and Newtownabbey; Ards and North Down; Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon; Causeway Coast and Glens; Fermanagh and Omagh; Mid and East Antrim; Mid Ulster; Newry, Mourne and Down; and beyond.


   Belfast (Holywood), UK

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Artemis Technologies
Belfast Maritime Consortium
Brightly Software
ioki - a DB company

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