OSLO, Feb. 13 (Xinhua) -- A hybrid fishing boat newly developed in Norway will be more environment-friendly and will cut fuel consumption by 25 percent, public broadcaster NRK reported Wednesday.
The fishing boat "Stottfjord," produced in Maloy in western Norway, has its own battery, which cuts fuel consumption by 25 percent by storing surplus energy, the report said.
"We have adopted the latest technological innovations. Together this becomes a very good combination," said skipper Kjell Bjornar Bakken.
"In addition to fishing efficiently, we will also drive cheaper to and from fields. That is where the big win lies," he said.
The generator produces power like a dynamo in a car and is the main power source for the boat, he explained, emphasizing its safety when maintenance is needed.
"This is a pioneer project -- we should be proud of this boat," said Per Torskangerpoll, project manager at Stadyard shipyard, where the vessel was constructed.