Tag: <span>Battery Power</span>

Cavotec e-charging system chosen for autonomous battery-powered ships
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Cavotec e-charging system chosen for autonomous battery-powered ships

Cavotec has been chosen to supply automated e-charging systems for the world’s first fleet of zero-emission, autonomous battery powered ships in Norway. The company has also been chosen to supply automated vacuum mooring systems for ports in Australia and New Zealand. Automated mooring will maximise operational availability, reduce infrastructure costs, and improve safety, and automated...

Thordon delivers self-lubricating bearing to ForSea Ferries
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Thordon delivers self-lubricating bearing to ForSea Ferries

Thordon Bearings is to retrofit its grease-free ThorPlas-Blue bearings to ForSea Ferries’ Tycho Brahe at its next scheduled drydocking. The decision follows the success of the bearing installation to the bow doors of Aurora, the first of two high-intensity battery-operated ferries converted by Sweden’s Oresund Drydocks (ODD) and delivered in 2016. It was the first...

Kansai Electric and e5 Lab join forces to develop pure electric vessels
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Kansai Electric and e5 Lab join forces to develop pure electric vessels

Kansai Electric Power (KEPCO) and e5 Lab have entered into a business partnership for the development and promotion of pure electric vessels “Water Urban Mobility” (EV) in the Kansai bay area. The Japanese shipping industry is facing issues such as eliminating greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from vessels and the shortage of skilled seafarers. Therefore, development...

Wärtsilä and CBO partner in hybrid vessel upgrade project
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Wärtsilä and CBO partner in hybrid vessel upgrade project

Wärtsilä and CBO, a Brazilian operator of offshore support vessels, have signed an agreement to convert a vessel from CBO’s fleet to operate with hybrid propulsion. The ‘CBO Flamengo’ will be the first vessel in Latin America to be fitted with a battery pack for hybrid propulsion, which will improve the vessel’s energy consumption and...

LAVLE receives funding from Ocean Zero to boost battery tech innovation
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LAVLE receives funding from Ocean Zero to boost battery tech innovation

U.S.-based supplier and developer of battery technologies and energy storage systems (ESS) LAVLE has announced a round of funding from Ocean Zero, LLC. The investment will support LAVLE’s mission of enabling carbon reduction through its innovative, next generation technologies. Founded by TED Curator Chris Anderson and science/finance journalist Stephen Petranek, Ocean Zero invests in tech-driven,...

Knutsen shuttle tankers to go electric following ABB deal
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Knutsen shuttle tankers to go electric following ABB deal

Two new Knutsen NYK Offshore Tankers (KNOT) will be equipped with battery technology and ABB electric solutions to achieve significant gains in fuel efficiency, operational flexibility and emissions reduction. The contract for the installation was secured with Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering. The energy storage system was added at the request of the exploration and...

All-electric Niagara Falls ferries powered by ABB enter service
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All-electric Niagara Falls ferries powered by ABB enter service

Maid of the Mist has launched a new generation of ferries, running purely on sustainable electric power enabled by ABB. A pair of vessels installed with all-electric propulsion from ABB have been approved to enter service on October 6, 2020. The zero-emission ferries named the James V. Glynn and the Nikola Tesla, respectively in honor...

Marine battery wins DNV GL approval
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Marine battery wins DNV GL approval

A battery system for efficient fuel consumption in shipping EASy Marine has now been approved for operation by classification society DNV GL. EASy Mari, developed by German battery developer EAS, adapts flexibly to limited space conditions, increases safety on the water and reduces emissions. The modular space concept of the battery system enables almost every...

SPBES and Glas Ocean launch electric vessel
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SPBES and Glas Ocean launch electric vessel

Marine energy storage experts Sterling PBES and naval engineering firm Glas Ocean Electric have launched a first of kind electric Cape Islander vessel. The vessel, formerly named Peggy’s Cove Express, served many seasons as a trawler on the East Coast and is a familiar design that has been in use for decades. The completely refit...

Charting sustainable futures through maritime electrification
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Charting sustainable futures through maritime electrification

In 2019, a staggering 43 billion tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) generated from human activity was emitted into the Earth’s atmosphere, an estimated 20 per cent of which resulted from transportation.  Often overlooked in discussions of climate change is the impact of the maritime industry as a significant generator of harmful greenhouse gas emissions.  At...

LAVLE and DEIF team up to advance vessel electrification
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LAVLE and DEIF team up to advance vessel electrification

LAVLE USA has announced a partnership with DEIF to work on a state-of-the-art power management solution for Energy Storage Systems (ESS) for the marine market. LAVLE and DEIF will develop a hybrid controller based on DEIF’s ML300 platform and LAVLE’s Proteus ESS.  The partnership will include collaboration on power management functions such as Load Dependent...

Island Offshore takes delivery of Kongsberg hybrid battery solutions
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Island Offshore takes delivery of Kongsberg hybrid battery solutions

Kongsberg Maritime has been contracted by Norwegian solutions company Island Offshore to supply turnkey hybrid battery solutions for three of the firm’s UT 776 CD-design Platform Supply Vessels. Two of the ships, Island Crusader and Island Contender, previously operated with a combination of Bergen LNG engines and Bergen Diesel engines, while the Island Commander deploys...