Inspired by the project ‘Solar Impulse’ – a plane that completed a trip around the globe using only solar energy – the Energy Observer is a former racing yacht that is solely powered by the sun, wind and self-generated hydrogen. The goal of this project is to sharpen peoples’ awareness that energy can be drawn from nature without damaging and wasting it. Energy Observer has begun its world tour in 2017 and has since then already shown its capabilities. The tour is expected to come to an end in 2022.
The idea to support this expedition was born in Saint-Malo (France) when project leader, skipper and ALEXSEAL® friend Victorien Erussard presented the project to the Mankiewicz France team. As a supplier for renewable energy markets, we at ALEXSEAL are always focused on pushing forward sustainable products and innovative technologies. Therefore, we are proud to be on board with this project. The boat, a modification of a former racing catamaran that was originally built in 1983, has nowadays a total length of 31 meters. ALEXSEAL supplied both exterior and interior paint. The portfolio encompassed all products from fairing to topcoats; always following the aim of supplying a long-lasting coating with a glossy shine that would meet the requirements of this project.Continue reading “Around the World on Behalf of Society”