Battery Hybrids & Full Electric Vessels – Page 10

  • Becker Marine System's managing director Dirk Lehmann and COBRA business unit lead Godehard Gauf (credit: Becker Marine Systems)
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    DNV GL grants Type Approval to Becker Marine Systems battery system

    2021-02-23T18:22:00Z

    Classification society DNV GL has granted Type Approval to a battery system supplied by Becker Marine Systems. The first orders of the COBRA battery system, which utilises lithium ferro phosphate (LFP) battery cell technology, are due to be delivered later in 2021.

  • Flywheels can pick up energy and return it endlessly, making them suitable for fast cycle, peak shaving applications. Image: SK
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    Spin doctors: a new take on peak shaving

    2021-02-22T12:27:00Z

    Energy storage solutions (ESS) are turning up onboard an ever-increasing range of vessels, but batteries are not the only, or even the most suitable, solution for peak shaving a supersized demand. Flywheels might do better, writes Stevie Knight

  • Corvus’s Blue Whale ESS will be installed on board a Seaspan cargo RoRo Photo: Corvus Energy
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    Corvus ESS trial with Seaspan ferries

    2021-02-19T13:13:00Z

    Corvus Energy is trialling its Blue Whale energy storage system on board a Canadian Seaspan Ferries cargo ferry.

  • Wärtsilä is providing its Hybrid System for a new ferry for use in British Columbia Photo: Wärtsilä
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    Wärtsilä hybrid solution for new RoRo

    2021-02-11T10:46:00Z

    Wärtsilä is providing its hybrid solution for a new RoRo ferry being built for the British Columbia Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure to serve the Kootenay Bay route.

  • Ricardo’s current large engine test facility; new capabilities will be added next year (image: Ricardo)
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    Ricardo invests in UK hydrogen research centre

    2021-02-10T17:16:00Z

    As Ricardo expands its research into hydrogen storage and fuel cells, efficiency and operating costs give FCs an edge over internal combustion engines, Ricardo’s experts tell Paul Gunton.

  • Sotirios Mamalis, Manager, Sustainability, Fuels and Technology, ABS is presenting on 10 February at the IMO Symposium on alternative fuels on Hydrogen as Marine Fuel (credit: ABS)
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    Understanding the potential of Hydrogen as a marine fuel

    2021-02-09T16:44:00Z

    Hydrogen faces challenges common to other alternative fuels; price, availability, storage and the need for renewable feedstocks, writes Sotirios Mamalis, Manager, Sustainability, Fuels and Technology, ABS

  • SeaTech designs harbour tugs Photo: SeaTech
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    Vallianz and SeaTech sign e-tug MoU

    2021-02-08T12:16:00Z

    Vallianz and SeaTech Solutions have entered into a two-year memorandum of understanding (MoU) to develop the next generation of e-tugs.

  • The new IOMSP ferry, the Manxman, will operate with a comprehensive range of Wärtsilä solutions. (© IOMSP & Houlder)
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    Wärtsilä hybrid solution for new Isle of Man ferry

    2021-02-03T22:58:00Z

    Technology group Wärtsilä has been selected to supply a range of solutions to a new Ro-Pax ferry for the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company (IOMSP). The 132 metre-long vessel is being built at Hyundai Mipo Dockyard in South Korea and will serve the Heysham to Douglas, Isle of Man ...

  • Corvus Energy's factory in Bergen
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    Corvus to develop PEM FC systems with Toyota stacks

    2021-02-01T10:53:00Z

    Toyota and Corvus Energy have announced plans to develop hydrogen fuel-cell systems, with the intention of making maritime-certified fuel cell systems commercially available by 2024.

  • High-temperature superconductor (HTS) tapes.  Photo: Theva
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    Very cool: superconductors made simple

    2021-01-26T16:28:00Z

    Superconductors haven’t often been mentioned in relation to shipping. However, not only could the technology cut the space requirement for both onboard grid and motors, some alternative-fuel vessels might even give it a leg up, writes Stevie Knight.

  • The Corvus BOB is a complete energy storage system (ESS) and class-approved, modular battery room solution available in 10-foot and 20-foot container sizes.
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    Corvus launches pre-approved containerised battery room solution

    2021-01-25T16:54:00Z

    Corvus Energy has launched a containerised battery room solution for Battery-On-Board (BOB) vessel applications. The “Plug and Play battery room” is available in 10-foot and 20-foot ISO high-cube container sizes and is intended to simplify integration into any system integrator’s power management system on board a ship.

  • A VBr cell (image courtesy of VanadiumCorp)
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    BENEFITS OF VANADIUM REDOX FLOW BATTERY TECHNOLOGY STACKING UP

    2021-01-22T10:54:00Z

    Vanadium redox flow batteries are being developed for shipping applications by corporate and research partners in Germany, the Netherlands, Australia and Canada, and cost-competitiveness could be enhanced by leasing the 100% reusable electrolyte to shipowners.

  • The Alfa Laval Test and Training Centre
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    Alfa Laval and Haldor Topsoe join Danish ammonia SOFC development project

    2021-01-18T15:07:00Z

    Alfa Laval, DTU Energy, Haldor Topsoe, Svitzer and the Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping are entering into a joint project to accelerate the development of solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) technology. The project will initially focus on the development of ammonia-based SOFCs.

  • SPBES has inked a distribution deal with MJR Power & Automation covering its ESS solutions for the offshore and short sea market.
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    SPBES inks sales and service partnership with UK provider

    2021-01-12T20:01:00Z

    Sterling PlanB (SPBES), the Canadian energy storage system develop, has signed a deal with MJR Power and Automation, a Northeast England-based marine power and electrical engineering business, to offer UK customers SPBES solutions.

  • Corvus Energy will supply Wärtsilä with ESS to retrofit the electric propulsion systems of four additional offshore platform support vessels operated by Harvey Gulf Photo: Harvey Gulf
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    Corvus to supply ESS for offshore support

    2021-01-11T11:35:00Z

    Corvus Energy has received an order from Wärtsilä for four energy storage systems (ESS) for the offshore support vessel fleet operated by Louisiana-based Harvey Gulf.

  • Cummins Product Engineering Senior Technical Advisor for Marine, Frank Ruggiero, foresees that distributed power systems onboard vessels could evolve from having centralised power management to having a decentralized microgrid-type control syste...
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    CUMMINS FORESEES POTENTIAL FOR MARINE DECENTRALISED MICROGRID

    2021-01-08T16:59:00Z

    Cummins recently launched its new PowerCommand® Microgrid Control product for optimising distributed energy resources, and the company anticipates that the technology could eventually bring benefits to marine applications.

  • Donsötank’s newbuildings feature 500kWh energy storage systems Photo: Donsötank
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    WE Tech equips Donsötank’s newbuilds with ESS package

    2021-01-08T16:30:00Z

    Two LNG/LBG fuelled chemical tanker newbuildings for Swedish ship owner Rederi AB Donsötank will be fitted with energy storage systems, WE Tech Solutions confirmed in December.

  • The Current Direct project combines an innovative Energy as a Service platform with improved battery systems for waterborne transportation to accelerate the shift to battery energy. (credit: Foreship)
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    Current Direct project to investigate modular EaaS model

    2021-01-06T12:25:00Z

    Current Direct, a new three-year research and innovation project funded by the EU’s Horizon 2020 program, is to investigate the potential for a new business model, innovative Li-ion battery design and a modular battery system approach to lower the cost of battery systems for waterborne transport.

  • Stefan Goranov, WinGD: “You should be able to tell when you’d be better off raising the load and transferring the extra energy to a battery for future use, and when it’s more effective to allow partial loading of the generator.”
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    The big hybrid conundrum – more or less than the sum of its parts?

    2021-01-04T10:56:00Z

    For hybrids, system control integration isn’t a ‘nice to have’, it’s a necessity.

  • Luxury yachts, such as the Jean Jacques Coste designed Galaxy of Happiness, have been early to adopt new technologies in the past. (Picture courtesy of Fraser Yachts)
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    LITHIUM-SULFUR BATTERY TECHNOLOGY READIED FOR MARINE MARKET

    2020-12-16T16:16:00Z

    Two UK-based companies are readying a lithium-sulfur battery system for a luxury day boat ahead of what they see as a wide range of other potential marine applications.