Matthew Neville

Sustainable boat venue to bring CO2 neutral events to the River Thames

Oceandiva London is set to be the UK’s first CO2 neutral events and hospitality venue on the River Thames.

As part of the Autumn 2022 launch, a series of electrical charging points will be installed at several points along the river, from London Bridge to Greenwich, encouraging other vessels to follow suit.

Oceandiva London will play a part in developing sustainable environmental practices along the river. This is part of a wider drive to bring an electric highway to the Thames, taking more cars off the roads and steering towards a more sustainable future for London and the river.

Not only will other vessels have access to these electric charging points, Thames Clippers is set to follow in Oceandiva’s wake, with its first-ever hybrid high-speed passenger boats arriving in the capital this winter.

Tracey Halliwell (MBE), director of business tourism at London & Partners commented: “We are delighted that after several years in development, London will become home to the new carbon neutral Oceandiva London.

“We are thrilled to welcome this trail-blazing new technology to the Thames; it aligns with our drive to grow sustainability on the river. Oceandiva London will attract international brands to the city, who share London’s eco credentials, for high profile incentives, product launches, receptions and private celebrations.”

Measuring 86m in length and 17m in breadth, spanning three decks, Oceandiva London will host a range of both corporate and private events, inside and ‘al fresco’, for up to 1,500 guests standing and 560 seated.

The vessel will boast state of the art architectural design with the latest marine technology, featuring noise-reducing electric engines. With sustainability at its core, Oceandiva London is “committed to leading the industry” in minimising the impact its activities have, by utilising advanced technology and environmental practices.

Powered by 100 per cent renewable energy Oceandiva London relies on fast charging shore based green electricity, supported by onboard solar panels and a back-up biofuel generator for longer excursions on the river Thames.

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