Tag: <span>Batteries</span>

ABS evaluates latest battery technologies
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ABS evaluates latest battery technologies

The potential of emerging battery technologies to contribute to the decarbonisation of shipping is explored in the latest sustainability technology guidance from ABS. Emerging Battery Technologies in the Maritime Industry covers the different technologies relevant to maritime applications, giving pros and cons for each and analysing their maturity compared to today’s lithium-ion batteries. Battery technologies...

Maersk and Svitzer to develop carbon neutral methanol fuel cell tug
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Maersk and Svitzer to develop carbon neutral methanol fuel cell tug

Svitzer, an A.P. Moller – Maersk subsidiary, has signed an agreement with Robert Allan to design the world’s first fuel cell tug for harbour operations, running on green methanol. The project builds on close cooperation between Svitzer and Maersk with the aim to jointly explore the combination of methanol fuel cells, batteries, storage/handling systems, electric...

Swedish funding to support electrification of LNG/LBG vessels
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Swedish funding to support electrification of LNG/LBG vessels

Helios Nordic Energy together with partners Gotland Tech Development, METS Technology and ABB, has been granted financial support from the Swedish Energy Agency via the Energy Pilot Gotland programme to investigate how Destination Gotland’s two LNG/LBG vessels could receive increased electrification. The project will aim to decrease the ferries’ carbon emissions by 10 per cent...

Sterling PlanB rebrands and launches new energy supply service
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Sterling PlanB rebrands and launches new energy supply service

Marine battery company Sterling PlanB Energy Solutions (SPBES) has changed its name to Shift and at the same time launched a one-of-a-kind, new pay-as-you-go energy supply service called PwrSwäp. PwrSwäp is a cost-effective way for any customer to electrify their site, be it maritime or on land. Its practical, pay-as-you-go service gives customers a clean...

WinGD helps shipping’s decarbonisation efforts with ecosystem of solutions
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WinGD helps shipping’s decarbonisation efforts with ecosystem of solutions

WinGD has developed an ecosystem of solutions around the main engine that enhances energy efficiency and enables a seamless transition to new fuels, helping the shipping industry to meet ambitious greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction goals. The WinGD solutions deploy digital vessel optimisation and battery-hybrid energy systems to improve the energy efficiency and future fuel...

Fjord1 converts ferries to run on battery power
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Fjord1 converts ferries to run on battery power

Norwegian ferry operator Fjord1 has contracted Norwegian Electric Systems (NES) to act as system integrator and deliver power control, distribution and battery systems to three ferries that will be converted from gas and diesel propulsion to zero emission battery operation. Under the contract, NES will equip the three ferries with batteries, charging systems, new generators...

RH Marine launches fuel-saving DP system
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RH Marine launches fuel-saving DP system

RH Marine has developed a new green Dynamic Positioning (DP) system, which optimises the fuel consumption of generators and thrusters, enabling ships to sail more efficiently and save fuel. By switching completely to batteries, the DP system also enables vessels to sail more quietly in Dynamic Positioning mode. The green DP system has been developed...

BV classes 10 urban electric ferries
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BV classes 10 urban electric ferries

Bureau Veritas (BV) has won a contract for the classification of 10 electric ferries on behalf of the Portuguese river passenger operator, Transtejo. The vessels are currently under construction by Gondán Shipyard (Spain) and will come into service between 2022 and 2024. The 10 new sister vessels, which will be 100 per cent electrical and...

Sterling PlanB gains DNV approval for lithium batteries
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Sterling PlanB gains DNV approval for lithium batteries

Marine and industrial energy storage expert, Sterling PlanB (SPBES) has announced that it is now fully certified under new 2020 class rules for commercial vessel batteries set out by classification society DNV. As an early adopter of the certification, SPBES becomes one of the first energy storage solutions (ESS) providers to adhere to the new...

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)...