Tag: Battery Power

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....

Harvey Gulf tri-fuelled vessel classed by ABS
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Harvey Gulf tri-fuelled vessel classed by ABS

ABS has been selected to class two Offshore Supply Vessels (OSV) being retrofitted with a battery/converter system by Harvey Gulf International Marine that is expected to achieve 10 to 20 per cent fuel savings. The Harvey Energy will become the first ABS-classed dual fuel and battery vessel and the first US flagged OSV equipped with...

Italian ferry retrofitted with ABB batteries
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Italian ferry retrofitted with ABB batteries

A 1965-built San Cristoforo ferry owned and operated by Gestione Navigazione Laghi will be fitted with an ABB electric power and propulsion system to reduce emissions and increase energy efficiency. ABB’s batteries and energy storage control system will be retrofitted to the 386-tonne passenger and car sailing ferry sailing in Lake Maggiore in Italy, which...

Saft batteries chosen for Russian icebreakers
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Saft batteries chosen for Russian icebreakers

Russian port operator Federal State Unitary Enterprise Rosmorport has selected Saft batteries to provide critical engine starting and backup power for eight icebreaking vessels that enable year-round navigation for Russia’s ports in the Azov Sea. The new batteries will replace the current ones that were delivered by Saft more than 30 years ago. The new...

Høglund launches dedicated power solutions business
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Høglund launches dedicated power solutions business

Marine solutions and system integrator Høglund Power Solutions has announced plans to expand its range of solutions for the battery and hybrid sectors. As part of the expansion, electrical contractor Acel and E. F. Invest will come onboard as co-owners of Høglund Power Solutions AS, creating a one-stop shop for energy-efficient and future-orientated electrical 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...