Battery Hybrids & Full Electric Vessels – Page 11

  • WinGD's next target is to introduce continuous optimization to its real time energy management controller (credit: WinGD)
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    OPTIMISATION STRATEGY PRODUCES STRONG RESULTS FOR HYBRID DESIGNS

    2020-12-14T13:39:00Z

    Any ship with an irregular power demand profile and relatively large auxiliary power installed could be suitable for hybridisation, and WinGD is developing what it says is unmatched optimisation technology that is providing excellent results for shipowners.

  • Doosan Fuel Cell is investing to expand production of SOFC fuel cells, based on technology licensed from UK developer CERES. (credit: CERES)
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    LEADING LIGHTS BACK FUEL CELL RESEARCH

    2020-12-02T16:56:00Z

    Upscaling and affordability are vital if fuel cells are to become part of the power mix in commercial shipping, writes David Tinsley

  • The new ‘Superstar’ Finnlines ferries will feature Wärtsilä engines and hybrid systems. (copyright: Finnlines Plc)
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    Finnlines turns to Wärtsilä for Superstar hybrid package

    2020-12-02T15:14:00Z

    Two new ferries under construction for Finnlines at the China Merchants Jinling Shipyard will feature Wärtsilä engines and a range of its electric solutions, the technology group confirmed in a press release.

  • The ambitious PEM fuel cell powered RoPax project will require a number of technological advances. (credit: Knud E Hansen)
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    DFDS in Danish-led PEM FC-powered RoPax project

    2020-11-30T13:04:00Z

    DFDS, the Danish ferry company, has teamed up with partners with the aim of introducing a PEM fuel cell powered ropax ferry with a capacity of 1,800 passengers and 2,300 lane metres of vehicle deck space on the overnight service between Copenhagen and Oslo via Fredrikshavn.

  • The new series of hybrid Misje Eco Bulk ships will feature an integrated Wärtsilä hybrid propulsion solution (copyright: Wärtsilä Corporation)
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    Wärtsilä hybrid solution for Norwegian bulker series

    2020-11-26T12:53:00Z

    Technology group Wärtsilä has been selected to supply a fully integrated Hybrid Solution package for three 5,000dwt bulk carrier newbuildings. The solution will permit the 90 metre-long ships to sail in and out of port, and to perform cargo operations, completely emissions-free.

  • ABS and DSME are researching the use of solid oxide fuel cells on board VLCCs Photo: ABS
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    JDP researches SOFC technology on VLCCs

    2020-11-26T12:15:00Z

    ABS and Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) have signed a joint development project (JDP) to use solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) technology to replace at least one of three diesel generators on board a very large crude carrier (VLCC).

  • Scania is to invest EUR115.5 million in a battery research and assembly hub near its Södertälje assembly plant (credit: Wikimedia/CCA Johan Fredriksson)
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    Scania to invest in Swedish battery R&D and assembly hub

    2020-11-20T19:41:00Z

    Engine manufacturer Scania is investing in developing a battery R&D and assembly hub at its headquarters in Södertälje, near Stockholm in Sweden.

  • The CBO Flamengo will be the first PSV in Brazil to be retrofitted for hybrid propulsion. (Image copyright: CBO)
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    CBO selects Wärtsilä for first Latin America PSV hybrid retrofit

    2020-11-11T21:37:00Z

    Brazil-based offshore support vessel operator CBO is undertaking the first hybrid retrofit in Latin America on the CBO Flamengo, a platform supply vessel (PSV). Technology group Wärtsilä has received an order to supply an energy storage solution as part of the hybrid retrofit. The order was booked in October 2020.

  • 'Gåsø Odin'
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    Sustainable power for live fish carrier

    2020-11-09T15:32:00Z

    ABB has secured a contract with Sefine Shipyard to provide a power and propulsion solution to FrøyGruppen''s hybrid live fish carrier for safe and sustainable operations.

  • Enogia's EFCC65 compressor for fuel cells undergoing testing (credit: Enogia)
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    TURBOMACHINERY SPECIALIST ENOGIA ENTERS MARINE FUEL CELL MARKET

    2020-11-09T14:34:00Z

    France-based turbomachinery specialist Enogia has entered the marine fuel cell market with the engineering and supply of Feed Air Delivery Compressors and Recirculation Anode Blowers.

  • The zero-emission Ro-Ro demonstrator vessel will be powered by a 3MW PEM fuel cell, along with a 1MWh capacity battery pack. (credit: Wilhelmsen)
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    HySHIPS project eyes 20MW Capesize bulk carrier fuel cell study

    2020-10-22T23:37:00Z

    An EU grant of EUR8 million has been awarded to a project developing a PEM fuel cell powered Ro-Ro as part of a liquid hydrogen (LH2) fuel supply chain in Norway.

  • HYDRA project member Elkem plans to make a final investment decision on a large-scale battery materials plant in southern Norway in 2021. (credit: Elkem)
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    Corvus participates in EU HYDRA battery development project

    2020-10-20T21:30:00Z

    A Norwegian-led project to bring forward the introduction of next generation Li-ion battery technology to the marine industry has been awarded EUR9.4 million from the EU’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation fund.

  • The ESS will enable the PSVs to operate on battery power only when stationary at sea or in port. (copyright: Wärtsilä Corporation)
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    Harvey Gulf selects ESS supplier for PSV retrofits

    2020-10-20T11:17:00Z

    Wärtsilä has been awarded the contract to supply an advanced Energy Storage System (ESS) to four Harvey Energy class LNG-fuelled Platform Supply Vessels (PSVs). A fifth vessel in this class was earlier fitted with a Wärtsilä ESS. Louisiana-based Harvey Gulf placed this latest order with Wärtsilä in October.

  • Color Hybrid is the largest hybrid ferry currently in service (credit: Ulstein Verft).
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    Short-haul Ropax operators eye battery efficiencies

    2020-10-14T11:54:00Z

    Evolving emissions regulations, technological developments and expanding shorepower connections are changing the business case for battery hybridisation in short-haul Ropax vessels, writes Kari Reinikainen.

  • Asahi Tanker has ordered two full-electric bunker vessels from Japanese yards for operation in Tokyo Bay (credit: Asahi Tanker)
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    Full-electric tankers for operation in Tokyo Bay

    2020-10-12T17:15:00Z

    Asahi Tanker, the Japanese tanker operator, has ordered two pure-electric bunker tankers for operation in Tokyo Bay.

  • Norway's Prime Minister Erna Solberg with Odfjell's COO  Harald Fotland and VP Technology Erik Hjortland along with Hans-Petter Nesse, MD, Wärtsilä Norway at the Sustainable Energy Norwegian Catapult Centre.
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    FUEL CELL SYSTEM DEVELOPED FOR FUEL FLEXIBILITY

    2020-10-06T14:12:00Z

    New fuel cell technology being piloted in Norway can operate on different types of fuel, allowing new fuels such as green ammonia and LNG to be chosen according to availability.

  • The installation of the containerised Wärtsilä 1,450 kW battery hybrid package on the Harvey Energy is expected to reduce overall fuel costs by 10 to 20 percent. (credit: ABS)
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    HARVEY GULF PUSHES AHEAD WITH BATTERY RETROFITS

    2020-09-29T10:17:00Z

    With the Harvey Energy fresh out of sea trials, owner Harvey Gulf International Marine has announced that eight more of its offshore support vessels will be retrofitted with battery systems.

  • Installing a powerbank on the quay is the next step in the electrification of Stena's fleet (credit: Stena)
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    Stena joins 'circular’ battery power bank project

    2020-09-23T21:43:00Z

    Stena is participating in an EU-funded project to investigate the reuse of automotive batteries in dedicated power banks for fast charging in ports. The two-year trial involves class society DNV GL, the ports of Gothenburg and Kiel and a number of Stena companies –Stena Recycling, Batteryloop, Stena Rederi and Stena ...

  • The two new diesel-electric ferries will cut fuel consumption on P&O Ferries’ Dover-Calais route by 40 percent from 2023. (credit: ABB)
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    ABB wins contract for hybrid English Channel ferries

    2020-09-23T14:35:00Z

    ABB has won a contract with Guangzhou Shipyard International Ltd to supply a full package of integrated solutions, including Azipod® propulsion and energy storage, for P&O Ferries’ two new battery-hybrid vessels.

  • Danfoss Editron and Volvo Penta have won the contract to supply Norwegian GMV with the hybrid drivetrain and D8 engines for 11 autonomous surface exploration vessels. (credit: Danfoss Editron)
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    Hybrid-electric propulsion for first commercial autonomous exploration vessels

    2020-09-22T19:21:00Z

    Danfoss Editron has been commissioned by the Grovfjord Mek. Verksted (GMV) shipyard to deliver the hybrid drivetrain systems for a fleet of robot exploration vessels. The unmanned surface robots will be launched by subsea technology and data company Ocean Infinity under a spin-out firm called Armada.