Battery Hybrids & Full Electric Vessels – Page 11

  • 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.

  • Fjord1 ‘MF Bømlafjord’ Photo: NES
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    NES propels zero-emission ferries

    2020-08-17T11:58:00Z

    Norwegian Electric Systems (NES) has completed the delivery of five zero-emission propulsion systems to Fjord1 ferries outfitted at the Havyard Ship Technology shipyard in Sogn, Norway.

  • The Royal Canadian Navy's first full-electric power and propulsion ice class patrol vessel, HMCS Harry DeWolf (Image: Irving Shipbuilding Inc.)
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    GE powers first RCN full-electric ice patrol vessel

    2020-08-13T16:05:00Z

    The Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) has taken delivery of HMCS Harry DeWolf, its first full-electric power and propulsion ice class patrol vessel with combat package.

  • The fully-electric workboat Evoy 1 features an ABB HES880 drive. (Image: ABB)
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    ABB drives for full-electric workboat

    2020-07-27T13:12:00Z

    Electrification among small vessels and workboats is an area of rapid innovation at the moment. One example of innovation is a fully-electric fish farming boat, Evoy, which is possibly the world’s fastest serial-production craft of its type. At the heart of Evoy’s electric propulsion system is an ABB drive.

  • ASKO AutoBarge (Image: Naval Dynamics)
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    AUTONOMOUS CARGO FERRIES FOR OSLO FJORD

    2020-07-20T17:09:00Z

    Norway-based ASKO Maritime AS Norway has signed a contract for the construction of two autonomous electric ferries with India''s largest commercial shipyard, Cochin Shipyard Limited (CSL).

  • Neighbouring box and vehicle handling sectors in Bremerhaven.
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    Weser SSP expansion targets key maritime markets

    2020-07-08T15:00:00Z

    Key container and RoRo carriers are high on the list of ships targeted by a €32.4 million expanded shore-to-ship power (SSP) network in the German port complex of Bremen/Bremerhaven, writes Tom Todd.

  • Saft supplied two banks of batteries, each rated at 2,500kW/500kWh, to Sir David Attenborough, which is being built at Cammell Laird's Birkenhead yard.
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    Battery supplier looks to future

    2020-07-01T12:54:00Z

    Didier Jouffroy, the Marine System Technical Advisor at battery supplier Saft, discusses the market and advances in technology in an interview with The Motorship

  • The temperature of a damaged cell almost instantaneously exceeded 500 degrees Celsius during tests of its ability to withstand catastrophic mechanical damage.
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    NMC BATTERY SURVIVES CATASTROPHIC DAMAGE TEST

    2020-07-01T12:33:00Z

    Canadian marine energy storage company Sterling PBES has tested its battery system''s ability to withstand catastrophic mechanical damage and demonstrated that thermal runaway did not occur.

  • Samsung Heavy Industries intends to present designs of SOFC-powered vessels to customers in 2022.
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    SHI inks deal to develop SOFC-powered vessels

    2020-06-30T15:22:00Z

    Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) has signed a joint development agreement (JDA) with US based-fuel cell producer Bloom Energy to design and develop fuel cell-powered ships.