Echandia Marine has delivered its DNV-GL certified lithium-titanate battery (LTO) systems for five zero-emission passenger ferries to operate in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Shipyard group Damen won the tender and selected LTO battery experts Echandia Marine to provide the energy systems for this project. According to Damen, the ferries will reduce Copenhagen’s public transport nitrogen oxides (NOX) emissions by 2.5 per cent, CO2 emissions by 10 per cent and particulate emissions by 66 per cent.
The ferries are also silent and only require only 7-minutes charge time after each journey, negating the need for longer charging periods which take the ferries out of service.
Working closely together with other suppliers Eekels, Heliox and Staubli, Echandia Marine developed an innovative auto-mooring system to ensure a secure connection between the vessel and charging infrastructure.
The ferries cover passenger routes in the central metropolitan area of Copenhagen as well as to the port area and serve as a blueprint for future sustainability projects in cities around the world.