Tag: Battery Power

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...

The Fjords announces new zero emission vessel
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The Fjords announces new zero emission vessel

The Fjords is to add another all-electric, zero emission passenger vessel to its fleet. The Legacy of The Fjords is under construction at Brødrene Aa and will join the hybrid Vision of The Fjords and all-electric Future of The Fjords once complete. Legacy of The Fjords will employ a specially constructed Power Dock, an innovative,...

ForSea converts diesel ferries to battery power
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ForSea converts diesel ferries to battery power

ForSea (formerly HH Ferries Group) has converted two of its diesel powered ferries to battery propulsion technology. Tycho Brahe and Aurora have been retrofitted with ABB 4160 kWh batteries as well as battery racks, energy storage control systems and ABB’s Onboard DC Grid power distribution technology. The vessels will continue to operate along the 4km...

Yaskawa/The Switch to supply DC-Hubs for Wärtsilä and Teekay hybrid tankers
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Yaskawa/The Switch to supply DC-Hubs for Wärtsilä and Teekay hybrid tankers

Yaskawa Environmental Energy / The Switch, a specialist in advanced drive train technology, has signed a contract to provide 16 DC-Hubs and 32 frequency converters for a new shuttle tanker concept developed by Teekay and Wärtsilä. Each of the four tankers, which will be built by Samsung Heavy Industries in South Korea, will feature eight...

XALT Energy battery granted type approval by DNV GL
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XALT Energy battery granted type approval by DNV GL

XALT Energy’s XPAND battery system has been granted type approval by DNV GL for application to marine vessels. The XPAND Battery Systems consist of lithium-ion cells, including high-power, high-energy, and ultra-high-energy versions, providing a wide range of performance capabilities to meet specific operational demands. The battery packs are controlled by XALT’s proprietary Battery Management System...

Fjord1 ferries to be powered by Corvus energy storage systems
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Fjord1 ferries to be powered by Corvus energy storage systems

Corvus Energy has been selected by Norwegian Electric Systems (NES) to supply lithium-ion battery based energy storage system (ESS) for two news all-electric ferries being built by Havyard for Norwegian ferry operator Fjord1. The two new ferries will operate on the Magerholm-Sykkylven route. Three other ferries were ordered in November 2017 for Fjord1 that will...

Alternative fuels and technologies in maritime applications
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Alternative fuels and technologies in maritime applications

LNG, LPG, methanol, biofuel and hydrogen have been highlighted by DNV GL as the most promising alternative fuels to meet present and future environmental regulations, lower fuel consumption and emissions, and drive sustainable shipping. In a new White Paper, the classification society considers these fuels alongside wind-assisted propulsion, batteries, and fuel cell systems to have...