Tag: Battery Power

Wärtsilä secures design contract for hybrid propulsion polar ship
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Wärtsilä secures design contract for hybrid propulsion polar ship

Wärtsilä has been awarded the contract to design and supply a state-of-the-art multipurpose transport vessel with integrated propulsion and hybrid solutions for environmentally sustainable operations in Antarctic waters. The ship has been ordered by Norway-based Aker BioMarine and will be constructed in China, at CIMC Raffles. The 168 metres long, 20,300 DWT vessel will feature...

Deltamarin secures contract for dual-fuel ferry design
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Deltamarin secures contract for dual-fuel ferry design

Deltamarin has signed a contract with Rauma Marine Constructions Oy (RMC) for the design of dual-fuel and battery powered car passenger ferry for Kvarken Link AB, a Finnish-Swedish consortium. The main source of fuel for the ferry will be liquefied natural gas (LNG) and liquefied biogas (LBG). The vessel will also be built to ice...

Portable battery for at-sea emergencies undergoes trial
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Portable battery for at-sea emergencies undergoes trial

Eco Marine Power (EMP) in cooperation with Furukawa Battery and several shipowners is conducting an evaluation trial of the emergency MgBOX fuel cell battery to determine how the portable device can be best stored and used on ships. The MgBOX is a small and portable emergency magnesium (Mg) 300Wh air battery developed by Furukawa Battery....

Havila Kystruten powers newbuilds with Corvus battery pack
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Havila Kystruten powers newbuilds with Corvus battery pack

Havila Kystruten has confirmed it will install the world’s largest battery pack on-board its coastal vessels. A contract has been signed between Corvus Energy and Norwegian Electric Systems (NES) to deliver and integrate the battery pack on-board the Havila vessels. Corvus Energy will deliver an air-cooled energy storage system (ESS) with Corvus’ patented single-cell thermal...

Port of Hamburg deploys hybrid straddle carrier
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Port of Hamburg deploys hybrid straddle carrier

The Port of Hamburg has begun operating with the first of two hybrid low emission straddle carriers. The carriers are expected to use 15 per cent less diesel than their predecessors and reduce CO2 emissions by 30-50 tonnes per straddle carrier per year. The carriers feature lithium-ion batteries, which store surplus energy during braking or...

Norway continues push for zero-emission shipping
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Norway continues push for zero-emission shipping

Five cluster partners in NCE Maritime CleanTech are cooperating to develop a zero-emission fast ferry concept, powered by batteries and hydrogen fuel. Norled, Selfa Arctic, LMG Marin, Hyon and Servogear, are part of the development of the zero emission fast ferry (ZeFF) concept, which was awarded 10.5 million NOK in December 2018 from the public...

Stockholm launches first ice-class hybrid ferry
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Stockholm launches first ice-class hybrid ferry

Swedish company Waxholmsbolaget has launched Stockholm’s first ice-capable hybrid passenger ferry. The hybrid ferry is built by Baltic Workboats and is equipped with two diesel-electric hybrid drive trains with permanent magnet electrical motors and generators supplied by Danfoss Editron. A battery pack is also included. The ferry will carry 150 passengers and operate in waters with...

Fjord1’s electric ferry enters into service
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Fjord1’s electric ferry enters into service

Fjord1’s first Havyard 936 electric ferry, Hadarøy, has entered into operation on the Sulesund-Hareid route, Norway. On January 2, Havyard announced the ferry it designed and built for Fjord1 begun service. The ferry will run on battery power during normal operation but is equipped with biodiesel for secondary propulsion. The ferry is the first of...

Results of marine solar power study made public
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Results of marine solar power study made public

Data published from a sea trial of a solar power system on-board a large commercial vessel has been made publicly available online. In October 2014, the high-speed car and passenger ferry Blue Star Delos was fitted with a marine solar power system as part of a study to evaluate the use of renewable energy on...

Ultrabattery installed on-board cargo ship
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Ultrabattery installed on-board cargo ship

Eco Marine Power (EMP) and Masterbulk have installed an UltraBattery (UB) battery pack manufactured by Furukawa Battery Company on the large general cargo ship, MV Panamana. The battery pack will later form part of an Aquarius Marine Solar Power solution developed by EMP and be evaluated jointly with Masterbulk and ZEABORN Ship Management (Singapore). The...

Hurtigruten unveils plans for battery and biogas fuelled vessels
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Hurtigruten unveils plans for battery and biogas fuelled vessels

Daniel Skjeldam, CEO of Norwegian expedition cruise company Hurtigruten firmly believes that alternative fuels and clean propulsion technologies are the future of shipping. The company wants to ban heavy fuel oil (HFO) and is proving that sustainable low-emission shipping is possible by constructing the first hybrid expedition cruise vessels that will reduce fuel consumption and...

Grimaldi opts for Rolls-Royce hybrid propulsion systems
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Grimaldi opts for Rolls-Royce hybrid propulsion systems

Grimaldi Group has confirmed Rolls-Royce Marine will provide hybrid propulsion systems for nine newbuild vessels being built at the Nanjing Jinling Shipyard, China. The nine Ro-Ro vessels will be powered by batteries when in port and a combination of batteries and conventional fuels when sailing. The delivery from Rolls-Royce includes steering gears and the Promas...