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New all-electric Niagara Falls tour ferries powered by ABB enter service

Press Release – Maid of the Mist launches new generation of iconic ferries, running purely on sustainable power enabled by ABB Tour boat passengers will be able to experience one of the wonde…

Press Release – Maid of the Mist launches new generation of iconic ferries, running purely on sustainable power enabled by ABB

Tour boat passengers will be able to experience one of the wonders of the natural world undisturbed by exhaust fumes, engine noise or vibrations, after a pair of vessels installed with all-electric propulsion from ABB have been approved to enter service on October 6, 2020.

The zero-emission ferries named the James V. Glynn and the Nikola Testa, respectively in honor of the Maid of the Mist chairman and the renowned energy pioneer – are the first all-electric vessels built in the US, with power drawn from a high-capacity battery pack supplied and integrated by ABB. In addition to batteries, ABB has supplied a comprehensive intergrated power and propulsion solution for the newbuild vessels, including an offshore charging system, enabling sustainable operation with maximum reliability.

“Maid of the Mist has always evolved with the technology, and we are thrilled to open a new page in our company’s history, moving our fleet to zero-emission operation,” said Christopher M. Glynn, President of Maid of the Mist Corp. “Close collaboration with ABB has been instrumental in making this project a success, and we are proud of what we were able to accomplish together.”

“As well as allowing passengers to enjoy the spectacular…

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