Battery Hybrids & Full Electric Vessels – Page 15

  • ABB and HDF are building megawatt-scale fuel cells Photo: ABB

    Fuel cell technology for large ships


    ABB has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Hydrogène de France to jointly manufacture megawatt-scale fuel cell systems capable of powering ocean-going vessels.

  • PowerCell's PEM fuel cells are being evaluated in several projects, including a Norwegian consortium developing a 3.2MW LH2-fuelled project for ferry operator Havila (pictured).

    PowerCell inks hydrogen fuel cell deal


    Sweden-based fuel cell supplier PowerCell Sweden AB has signed a contract with an undisclosed leading European shipyard regarding the development and delivery of a 3MW marine fuel cell system.

  • Ark Germania will provide a platform for testing different fuel cell technologies and fuels. (Credit: DFDS).



    A Danish-owned ro-ro freight vessel currently engaged in the North Sea trade will provide a platform for testing fuel cell technology, writes David Tinsley.

  • The 15-year FellowShip project exploring the use of batteries, hybrids and fuel cell technologies on board the offshore supply vessel, Viking Lady (pictured), closed in 2018.

    Fuel cells in deep-sea shipping: challenging path ahead


    As global shipping enters its first-ever multi-fuel era, classification societies, OEMs and research institutes are focusing on a range of transformational power technologies.

  • Looking for the better battery. Photo: Ilika

    In search of the better battery


    We’re growing more familiar with marine battery installations – even though so far they’ve only made it onto a relatively narrow segment of vessel types. But new developments promise to challenge what we thought we knew about their limitations, opening the door to installation onboard a far broader swathe of ...

  • The new Finnlines ferries will feature Wärtsilä’s Hybrid Power Conversion systems.



    The new Finnlines ferries will feature Wärtsilä’s Hybrid Power Conversion systems.The hybrid solution, which includes a 5000 kWh energy storage system supplied by Corvus Energy, will enable these ships to operate with zero emissions while in port, and to meet the Registro Italiano Navale (RINA) Green Plus class notation. They ...

  • NES is to convert three Fjord1 ferries to electric power Credit: NES

    NES converts Fjord1 ferries to electric power


    Fjord1 has chosen Norwegian Electric Systems (NES) as the system integrator for the conversion of three ferries to hybrid electric power.

  • The ShipFC project intends to install the first green ammonia fuel cell system aboard Viking Energy in late 2023.

    EU funding for first green ammonia fuel cell project


    A Norwegian-led project to install the world’s first ammonia-powered fuel cell on a vessel has been awarded EUR10m from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation fund.

  • Norled’s hydrogen-fuelled ferry is due to make her debut in 2021 (image credit: LMG Marin).



    A consortium of industry partners has been awarded a government grant of NOK 33.5 million (US$3.8m) towards the development of a liquid hydrogen fuel supply chain in Norway for marine applications, writes David Tinsley.

  • The MS RheinGalaxie is designed to host parties, events, concerts, cruises and meetings for up to 1,000 passengers and is due for delivery in May 2020.

    Shipyards De Hoop orders electrical system package


    Shipyards De Hoop is building an event ship, MS RheinGalaxie for Germany’s Köln-Düsseldorfer Deutsche Rheinschiffahrt GmbH (KD).

  • ABS and CATL are joining forces to research battery propulsion Photo: ABS

    Lithium battery propulsion partnership


    ABS and Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL) are to work together to research lithium battery propulsion for next generation vessels.

  • UECC’s New Generation PCTC with battery hybrid LNG solution onboard. (Copyright: UECC.)

    Battery hybrid solution for Jiangnan PCTC newbuilds


    WE Tech Solutions, the leading energy efficiency solution provider, has received an order from Jiangnan Shipyard Group Co. Ltd., China to deliver its Solution Four: Efficient Power Distribution for the two new generation PCTC vessels ordered by United European Car Carriers (UECC). The first vessel is planned for delivery in ...

  • Corvus will supply the ESS for the world's first hybrid SES for crew transfer Photo: Corvus Energy

    Corvus ESS for hybrid crew transfer vessel


    Corvus Energy has signed a contract with SEC Marine in the UK to supply the energy storage system (ESS) for the world’s first hybrid surface effect ship (SES) for crew transfer.

  • The Maersk Cape Town is one of a series of fuel-efficient geared container ships built to serve East Asia-West Africa routes.

    Maersk to trial first containerised battery system on boxship


    Maersk is to trial a containerised 600 kWh marine battery system on board Maersk Cape Town in December 2019. The vessel utilises a waste heat recovery system, which will be used to recharge the battery system. The system will allow the vessel to optimise the operation of its three auxiliary ...

  • Illustration of the ship’s propulsion systems with integrated liquefied hydrogen (LH2) tank and fuel cells. Photo: Havyard

    Havyard developing world's largest hydrogen fuel cell system


    Ship designer Havyard plans to finalise the design of its ‘high capacity hydrogen energy system’ and submit it for preliminary approval from the Norwegian Maritime Authority (NMA) by the end of 2020. The project anticipates the design of the most powerful maritime fuel cell system, a 3.2MW proton exchange membrane ...

  • Pierfrancesco Vago, Executive Chairman, MSC Cruises, Laurent Castaing, Director General of Chantiers de l'Atlantique, and executives from Entrepose and CEA Tech at the signing of the fuel cell MoU on 31 October.

    New MSC cruise vessel to feature SOFC fuel cell


    Chantiers de l’Atlantique held the steel cutting ceremony for MSC Cruises’ new MSC Europa cruise vessel on 31 October. The first of four LNG-fuelled World Class vessels will be the first LNG-fuelled cruise vessel to be constructed in France and will also be the first cruise vessel to be fitted ...

  • The e5 tug will be powered by battery and a hydrogen fuel cell Photo: e5 Lab

    Tug powered by battery and hydrogen cell


    Tokyo Kisen and e5 Lab have jointly developed the new concept design of an electric propulsion harbour tugboat powered by a large-capacity battery and hydrogen fuel cell.

  • Washington State Ferries’ new hybrid-electric ferry is expected to be the largest battery-powered vessel in North America Photo: EBDG

    Largest battery hybrid RoPax in N America


    Engineering firm, Elliott Bay Design Group (EBDG), has been selected by Vigor Fab to provide functional design for the new hybrid-electric Olympic Class ferries for Washington State Ferries (WSF).

  • CMA CGM is following the results of the Energy Observer vessel project.

    Silent fuel cell revolution


    When a 30.5m yacht slipped silently into St Katherine’s Dock in the heart of London in October, it provided a glimpse of a fully functioning vessel that has zero emissions of carbon dioxide and particulates. The Energy Observer''s engines may be virtually silent but it is set to make a ...

  • The ‘AIDAnova’ will be equipped with hydrogen cells as part of the Pa-X-ell2 project Photo: MEYER WERFT

    New phase for fuel cell cruise ship project


    The Pa-X-ell2 research project to investigate and develop new generation fuel cells for use on ocean-going passenger ships is entering the next phase with a consortium of eight project partners.