Electric ships

CRAIN carries out electric ship studies on the following subjects :La Rochelle Bus de mer (Seabus)

  • hydrodynamics energy savings
  • optimization of hydro-electric propulsion
  • energy consumption assessment and solutions
  • manoeuvrability

This work is based on CRAIN's knowledge in hydrodynamics (hull drag reduction, numerical simulation, CFD,...) and naval architecture.

On the top of that is CRAIN's expertise in electrical motors and on board energy (pods, battery, photovoltaics, fuel cell, ....)


  • CRAIN is the main supplier of studies and design for Alternatives Energies which designs and produces electric passengers ferries, zero emission or minimal emission. This company, leader on its market, has already produced eight zero emission passenger ships.
  • Port autonome de Strasbourg (Autonomous harbor of Strasbourg)