On the stretch of the River Spree that curves round the Bundestag and the Federal Chancellery, The Pioneer One “media boat” of the well-known journalist Gabor Stein-
gart is in operation. Forty metres long and seven metres wide, during the day the boat acts as a work-place for around 30 journalists. It is equipped with an 82 m2 newsroom with the capacity for live broad-casting and a sound studio. In the evening and on weekends the boat is
used as a top-class event venue with space for up to 200 guests.
The trick: the boat uses a TESVOLT battery storage system for power and operations. That’s good not only for the environment, but also for journalistic work, because unlike a diesel generator, a battery storage system is silent and vibration-free, which means that recording and broadcasting in the studios can continue undisturbed.