Battery Hybrids & Full Electric Vessels – Page 10

  • 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.

  • Corvus Energy batteries will be installed on the five all-electric ferries being built for GVB at Holland Shipyards Group in the Netherlands Photo: Corvus Energy
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    Corvus powers new all-electric ferries

    2020-09-18T11:14:00Z

    Corvus Energy has been selected by Holland Ship Electric to supply lithium ion battery-based energy storage systems (ESS) for five new all-electric ferries being built by Holland Shipyard Group for Amsterdam’s municipal public transport provider, GVB.

  • “Autonomous ships need to be as safe as what we have today – if not better than what we have today,”  Torgeir Sterri, Regional Manager Western Europe, DNV GL Maritime (credit: DNV GL)
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    Putting safety at the forefront of research into autonomous vessels

    2020-09-09T17:45:00Z

    Torgeir Sterri, Regional Manager Western Europe and Bjørn-Johan Vartdal, Maritime Digital Director at DNV GL - Maritime discussed developments in autonomous shipping in an interview with The Motorship

  • Flettner rotors and other novel technologies could help tankers and bulkers meet EEDI targets (Image: Maersk Tankers)
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    EEDI will encourage alternative propulsion technologies

    2020-09-08T23:21:00Z

    Hybrid and other alternative propulsion systems for bulk carriers and tankers could be one outcome from the difficulties these two ship types face in meeting upcoming EEDI Phase 3 standards, believes Rolf Stiefel, the Hamburg-based regional chief executive for class society Bureau Veritas.

  • Classification society DNV GL is currently engaged in the type approval process for the FCwaveTM PEM fuel cell. (credit: Ballard)
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    Ballard launches 200kW PEM fuel cell for maritime market

    2020-09-08T17:34:00Z

    Ballard Power Systems has launched a Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) fuel cell module for power applications aboard marine vessels.

  • Fuel consumption and exhaust emissions were optimised during the design of HNLMS Den Helder. (credit: Damen)
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    GE electric propulsion package for new Dutch Navy combat support vessel

    2020-09-07T14:03:00Z

    Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding (DSNS) has ordered an energy management and electric propulsion package from GE Power Conversion for HNLMS Den Helder, a new combat support vessel being built for the Royal Netherlands Navy.

  • Will SOFC cells like these pave the way for shipping’s decarbonisation?
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    Hot stuff: the big fuel cell come-back

    2020-09-01T21:39:00Z

    A new LNG carrier project seeks to harness the specific characteristics of SOFC technology, but the technical obstacles are considerable, Stevie Knight hears

  • A prototype demonstration unit of the solid-state Shuttle Battery technology is being built. (Image: CONNEXX SYSTEMS)
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    SOLID-STATE BATTERY TECHNOLOGY COULD OUT PERFORM LITHIUM-ION

    2020-08-28T16:51:00Z

    CONNEXX SYSTEMS in Japan is developing a solid-state technology with its SHUTTLE BatteryTM that has far greater energy density than lithium-ion batteries.

  • The 4.3MWh full-electric ferry Ellen, which was launched in 2019. (Image: Danfoss Editron)
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    Danfoss Editron seeks to align portfolio with opportunities

    2020-08-26T20:02:00Z

    Erno Tenhunen, marine director at Danfoss Editron, offers his perspective on the impact of autonomous vessels and full-electric vessels on the short-sea market, and identified the offshore sector as a new market for Danfoss Editron’s solutions.

  • Dr Peter Riegger (right) heads Rolls-Royce Power System's new Power Lab innovation unit, with Dr Daniel Chatterjee and Dr Arne Schneemann. (credit: Rolls-Royce Power Systems)
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    Rolls-Royce launches Power Lab innovation unit, adds fuel cells to technologies

    2020-08-24T11:47:00Z

    Rolls-Royce Power Systems is establishing a standalone unit, Power Lab, focused on developing net zero carbon drive and energy solutions for the marine and infrastructure sectors. The unit extends the company''s existing focus on the production and deployment of synthetic fuels (Power-to-X), to fuel cell systems.

  • The design of Equipmake's spoke motors was inspired by motors developed for the Williams F1 team.
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    HIGH POWER DENSITY ELECTRIC MOTORS FOR MARINE APPLICATIONS

    2020-08-21T14:45:00Z

    An electric motor that features some of the highest power density currently available is being developed for marine applications, writes Dag Pike.

  • The ‘Festøya’, the first of four Schottel-equipped ferries for Norled Photo: Schottel
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    Schottel propels hybrid ferries for Norled

    2020-08-20T10:47:00Z

    The first of four Schottel-equipped hybrid ferries for Norwegian ferry operator Norled has recently entered operation.

  • 'Island Crusader'
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    Hybrid battery solutions for PSVs

    2020-08-18T14:40:00Z

    Kongsberg Maritime has been contracted by Island Offshore to supply turnkey hybrid battery solutions for three of the firm’s UT 776 CD-design Platform Supply Vessels (PSVs) to improve efficiency as well as reduce maintenance and emissions.