Tag: Battery Power

Joint industry report assesses battery safety in ships
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Joint industry report assesses battery safety in ships

In collaboration with the Norwegian, Danish and US maritime authorities, battery manufacturers, system integrators, suppliers of fire extinguishing systems, shipyards and shipowners, DNV GL has released a new report on battery safety in ships. The report assesses explosion and fire risks in maritime battery installations and the effectiveness of fire extinguishing systems in the event...

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...

Norwegian OSVs secure Wärtsilä hybrid propulsion package
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Norwegian OSVs secure Wärtsilä hybrid propulsion package

Norway-based operator Atlantic Offshore has confirmed it is to convert two of its offshore supply vessels (OSVs) to hybrid propulsion using Wärtsilä’s battery hybrid packages. The conversion will help the vessels reduce fuel consumption and environmental impact. 746 kWh battery hybrid systems will be installed on the ‘Ocean Star’ and ‘Ocean Art’. Both ships were...

UECC opts for third battery hybrid LNG PCTC
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UECC opts for third battery hybrid LNG PCTC

Norwegian shipping company UECC has confirmed with China Ship Building Trading and Jiangnan Shipyard Group for a third battery hybrid liquefied natural gas (LNG) vessel. The vessel slated for UECC’s Atlantic short sea trade will take UECC beyond the IMO target of 40 per cent reduction in carbon intensity by 2030. The three vessels will...

Powering shipping’s decarbonisation
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Powering shipping’s decarbonisation

Meeting the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) 2050 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions target will require the industry to shift from burning fossil fuels to more renewable energy sources and adopt new technologies to improve vessel efficiency. Experts speaking on a panel during London International Shipping Week have urged the industry to act now to ensure the...

DNV GL calls for fuel flexibility in shipping’s decarbonisation
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DNV GL calls for fuel flexibility in shipping’s decarbonisation

Classification society DNV GL has called on the shipping industry for fuel-flexibility to boost its efforts in decarbonising the industry towards the IMO’s 2050 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction goal. Reducing GHG emissions by at least 50 per cent by 2050 compared to 2008 levels as set by the IMO, requires the industry to adopt...

AIDA plans for fleet electrification with Corvus Energy
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AIDA plans for fleet electrification with Corvus Energy

AIDA Cruises has signed an agreement with marine battery supplier Corvus Energy to electrify the AIDA fleet, starting in 2020. AIDA Cruises, which is part of Carnival Corporation, says that the goal of the partnership is to allow for the practical use of electrical energy from battery storage systems onboard large cruise ships. The pilot...

DNV GL grants MSA to battery maker Corvus
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DNV GL grants MSA to battery maker Corvus

Corvus Energy has become the first energy storage system (ESS) manufacturer to be approved by DNV GL for Manufacturer Product Quality Assessment (MPQA). The companies have also signed a Manufacturing Survey Arrangement (MSA), resulting in streamlined quality control processes and faster customer deliveries. The certification ensures that Corvus’ manufacturing process meet DNV GL’s quality, safety...

Color Line takes delivery of plug-in hybrid vessel
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Color Line takes delivery of plug-in hybrid vessel

Color Line’s plug-in hybrid vessel that is powered by batteries and charged with shore power has been delivered by Ulstein Verft. It is reportedly the largest plug-in hybrid vessel delivered to date. Color Hybrid will operate silently and with zero nitrogen and sulphur emissions in and out of the fjord of Sandefjord. The five-megawatt battery...

Furukawa FCR batteries obtain ClassNK approval
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Furukawa FCR batteries obtain ClassNK approval

Eco Marine Power (EMP) and the Furukawa Battery Company of Japan (Furukawa Battery) have announced that the FCR series of high performance and recyclable batteries have been accepted for use on classed or to be classed vessels with Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (ClassNK). The FCR series of batteries will be used on EMP projects and supplied...

Battery-powered cruise ship sets new standards in propulsion
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Battery-powered cruise ship sets new standards in propulsion

“In my imagination I created an electric ship that could break through all kinds of ice, that nice and elegantly, fearful and irresistible, could sail through the Arctic oceans, straight to the Pole,” Roald Amundsen, Norwegian explorer. In 1882, 10-year old Roald Amundsen, who would later lead the first expeditions to the Northwest Passage and...

WhisperPower introduces 24V battery chargers
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WhisperPower introduces 24V battery chargers

  WhisperPower has introduced the Supreme Pro battery charger series to meet increasing demands from the shipping industry for DC voltage stability, interference suppression and system integration with navigation and communication systems. Commercial vessels, recreational vessels and off-shore platforms carry a lot of electrical and electronic devices that require a safe and non-stop power provision....