River Cruise Paris Etoile

35% fuel savings compared to its smaller sister. D&A® Eprop proves the benefits are achieved when sailing. 

All the prejudices against electric propulsion prove to be unfounded! 


Paris Etoile


River Cruise


Vedettes de Paris

Built by

De Kaap Meppel




D&A® electric was responsible for the design, implementation, commissioning and turnkey delivery of the complete drive system, comprising:

- 1 D&A® Main Switchboard for 2 generators

- 1 D&A® PMS power management system

- 1 D&A® User interface system

- 2 D&A® Eprop panels for the propulsion of 120kW each

- 1 D&A® Ebow drive for the bow thruster of 25kW

- 1 D&A® Static converter for the normal board net of 90kVA

- 2 generators  suitable for the D&A® drive network

- 2 electric motors for propulsion

- 1 electric motor for the bow thruster

Paris Etoile met D&A Eprop aandrijving


Logical solutions... for shipping

The Eprop system is a frequency-controlled diesel-electric drive that allows a normal barge to use up to 40% less fuel without any loss of speed. This result is determined by a different way of looking at the entire vessel, it’s normal sailing behaviour and the desired speed. The propulsion train is adjusted accordingly and shows significantly better fuel returns.




Want to know more?

Would you like more information? Do you have questions about the possibilities in your specific situation? Contact us and we will gladly provide you with efficient ideas.

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tel.: +31 (0)180 419001   fax: +31 (0)180 419707   e-mail: info@da-electric.nl