Tag: Electric Ships

Switching to a DC grid to solve the power challenge
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Switching to a DC grid to solve the power challenge

A big weakness of conventional AC electrical systems on ships is that they´re generally cumbersome, inefficient and potentially expensive to maintain, says Carlo Cecchi, director, business development, Yaskawa Environmental Energy / The Switch. Switching to a DC grid based on state-of-the-art modular technology offers a unique degree of flexibility, improving energy efficiency and helping to...

Norwegian vessel goes diesel-free with Blueday system
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Norwegian vessel goes diesel-free with Blueday system

Norwegian company NordnesGruppen has announced that its trawler Nordbas will be retrofitted with an integrated power system for diesel-free continuous operation with renewable electricity. The new hybrid power system is being designed by Blueday Technology. Blueday’s team have worked with NordnesGruppen to design a bespoke, hybrid energy system for Nordbas, which will be refitted at...

Fully electric ferry completes 22nm voyage
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Fully electric ferry completes 22nm voyage

Denmark’s electric ferry ELLEN has completed her maiden voyage between Søby and Fynshav south of Funen in Denmark, a 22 nautical mile route. The ELLEN, which is an EU Horizon 2020 project also known as “E-Ferry”, is the first ferry in the world to hold a battery package with enough energy for both its ordinary...

Japanese shipping firms plan for zero-emission electric ships
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Japanese shipping firms plan for zero-emission electric ships

Asahi Tanker, Exeno Yamamizu Corporation, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) and Mitsubishi Corporation have agreed to create a strategic partnership to provide new infrastructure services to support the development and operation of electrically powered zero-emission vessels. The newly established company will be known as e5 Lab and will work to develop and promote the greater use...

Volvo Penta, ABB and Chalmers to study fast charging in marine applications
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Volvo Penta, ABB and Chalmers to study fast charging in marine applications

Volvo Penta, ABB, and Chalmers University of Technology will conduct a feasibility study to see whether electric charging technology currently used on Volvo buses could be applied to marine applications. Upon completion of the feasibility study, it is envisaged that the fast charging technology will be incorporated into Gothenburg’s Marine Demo Arena and become part...