Tag: <span>Batteries</span>

Wärtsilä Hybrid Solution to minimise carbon footprint of new Canadian ferry
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Wärtsilä Hybrid Solution to minimise carbon footprint of new Canadian ferry

A new ro-ro ferry being built for the British Columbia Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure will feature Wärtsilä’s advanced hybrid solution rather than a conventional propulsion arrangement to reduce fuel consumption and cut emissions. The vessel will operate in the Balfour – Kootenay Bay route across Kootenay Lake, a pristine environment. For this reason, a...

Echandia Marine delivers batteries to support Denmark’s zero emissions agenda
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Echandia Marine delivers batteries to support Denmark’s zero emissions agenda

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)...

Flow batteries viable and cost effective for ships, finds feasibility study
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Flow batteries viable and cost effective for ships, finds feasibility study

Findings from a 6-month feasibility study have demonstrated that flow batteries, which store energy in fluid electrolytes, could offer a more cost effective and flexible solution to reducing emissions from ships when compared with conventional solid batteries. The Shore Power for Shipping (SPIDS) project was conducted by Swanbarton and Marine South East, with funding from...

Maersk pilots battery to improve power efficiency
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Maersk pilots battery to improve power efficiency

Maersk is preparing to install a containerised 600 kWh marine battery system onboard the Maersk Cape Town as part of a trial to improve vessel performance and reliability while reducing CO2 emissions. According to Søren Toft, Maersk COO, the trial will provide greater insight into energy storage to help the Danish shipping company move towards...

Kongsberg and Leclanché offer hybrid battery solutions
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Kongsberg and Leclanché offer hybrid battery solutions

Kongsberg Maritime has partnered with Leclanché, an energy storage solution company, to provide batteries and energy storage solutions to the marine industry. Leclanché’s batteries will be integrated into Kongsberg’s hybrid solutions. Leclanché will deliver battery systems for 9 vessels totalling 45MWh. The first project to be jointly executed will be Yara Birkeland, the world’s first...

Batteries to power Havila newbuilds
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Batteries to power Havila newbuilds

Havila Kystruten has selected Norwegian Electric Systems (NES) and Norwegian Control Systems (NCS) to supply its four newbuild vessels with hybrid electric propulsion and control systems. The delivery includes an energy storage system, which contains batteries with a capacity per vessel of 6,100kWh, more than double that of the biggest battery-operated ferries. The delivery also...

Grimaldi newbuilds to feature Silverstream air lubrication technology
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Grimaldi newbuilds to feature Silverstream air lubrication technology

Italian shipowner Grimaldi Group has chosen Silverstream Technologies’ air lubrication system for installation to 12 hybrid RoRo vessels to be built over the next three years. Silverstream’s technology produces a thin layer of bubbles beneath the surface of the vessel, reducing the resistance between the vessel’s hull and the water. This improves operational efficiency by...

Rolls-Royce launches marine energy storage system
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Rolls-Royce launches marine energy storage system

Rolls-Royce has announced it is to launch a lithium-ion based energy storage system specifically for ships. SAVe Energy is a liquid cooled battery system with a modular design to enable the product to scale according to energy and power requirements. The energy storage unit (ESU) has been class approved by DNV GL and is compliant...

Battery and fuel cell research project comes to a close
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Battery and fuel cell research project comes to a close

Eidesvik Offshore, Wärtsilä Norway and DNV GL, partners of the FellowSHIP project that explored the use of batteries, hybrid and fuel cell technology, have announced the project has come to a close after 15 years of research. Since 2003, the project has examined how marine fuel cell technology could be developed and implemented. In 2010,...

BC Ferries to build hybrid electric vessels
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BC Ferries to build hybrid electric vessels

BC Ferries has issued Requests for Expressions of Interest (RFEOI) for the procurement of five new low-carbon electric hybrid propulsion vessels. The vessels will replace aging fleet assets with the aim of improving the company’s sustainability by using electric propulsion, including batteries, to reduce emissions and underwater noise. Mark Wilson, BC ferries’ vice president of...

Eco Marine Power launches hybrid battery packs
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Eco Marine Power launches hybrid battery packs

Eco Marine Power (EMP) and its partners, Furukawa Battery and Teramoto Iron Works, have launched two UB-50-12 hybrid battery packs for ship, offshore, and land-based renewable energy projects. The battery packs are available in 2.4kWh and 3.6kWh configurations. The batteries include UltraBattery technology, supplied by The Furukawa Battery Company and a battery rack system developed...

ICS: zero CO2 fuels needed to achieve 2050 GHG target
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ICS: zero CO2 fuels needed to achieve 2050 GHG target

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has said that meeting IMO’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions target will “realistically only be achieved with the development and widespread use, by a large proportion of the fleet, of zero CO2 fuels.” According to Esben Poulsson, chairman, ICS, this “ground-breaking agreement”, which requires shipping to reduce its emissions by...