Tag: <span>Electric Ships</span>

Stena unveils InfinityMAX concept vessel design
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Stena unveils InfinityMAX concept vessel design

Tanker shipping company Stena Bulk has unveiled its concept InfinityMAX hybrid bulk carrier design. The zero emissions vessel is expected to come into service between 2030 and 2035, providing the right level of matured technologies are available. The InfinityMAX concept, which is designed to carry both dry and wet cargoes in modular compartments, is built...

Echandia builds battery systems for 23 Siemens electric ferries
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Echandia builds battery systems for 23 Siemens electric ferries

Swedish energy systems supplier Echandia has signed an agreement with Siemens for 23 modern electric ferries for the South Indian city of Kochi’s public transport. The project comprises a total of 78 zero-emission vessels, which is the world’s largest fleet of electric ferries. The initial 23 ferries will connect the city and its 10 islands...

Kongsberg and Massterly equip zero-emission autonomous vessels for ASKO
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Kongsberg and Massterly equip zero-emission autonomous vessels for ASKO

Kongsberg Maritime and Massterly (a Kongsberg Wilhelmsen joint venture) have signed contracts with the Norwegian grocery distributor ASKO to equip two new vessels with autonomous technology, and to manage its operations at sea. With Norwegian companies delivering around 60 per cent of the investment, this is a major milestone for the growth of sustainable maritime...

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...

Damen and Echandia to jointly develop electric tug
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Damen and Echandia to jointly develop electric tug

Damen Shipyards and Echandia have announced a global partnership, combining Echandia’s DNV-Certified E-LTO energy systems and battery expertise and Damen’s tugboat experience to develop a fully-electric ship-handling tug. The electric tug will service New Zealand’s largest container and international trade terminal – the Ports of Auckland Limited (POAL). The RSD-E Tug 2513 will be a...

Equipmake launches f1-bred electric motors for marine applications
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Equipmake launches f1-bred electric motors for marine applications

Electrification specialist Equipmake has readied a range of high performance cost-effective advanced electric motors for the marine market. The UK-based company primarily provides EV technology to automotive OEMs and specialist supercar manufacturers. With the marine world trailing industries such as automotive on emissions regulation and alternative propulsion strategy, Equipmake has brought its motors to the...

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...