Battery Hybrids & Full Electric Vessels – Page 14

  • 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.

  • The shipping sector is focused on ways to reduce GHG emissions Photo: wikimedia

    DNV GL approves fuel cells for SHI tankers


    Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) has received approval in principle (AiP) from DNV GL for its Aframax (A-max) crude oil tankers (COT) using fuel cells with improved efficiency and reduced greenhouse gas emissions.

  • The ‘Stril Barents’ has been fitted with a Vard Electro SeaQ ESS and shore connection Photo: VARD

    Supply vessel fitted with Vard SeaQ ESS


    A platform supply vessel has been successfully equipped with Vard Electro’s SeaQ energy storage system (ESS) and SeaQ shore connection.

  • High sided ships like autocarriers can have their efficiency impacted by higher wind speeds. Photo: Garitzko

    More than batteries?


    Energy storage used to be mostly the preserve of smaller vessels, most of the industry assuming it had little part in making large, constant-speed shipping more effective. However, this is set to change.

  • Stefan Goranov, Program Manager – Hybridisation at engine designer WinGD.

    The appliance of data science to hybridisation


    WinGD will upgrade the second test engine in Winterthur to allow the testing and validation of a hybrid system in a “semi-physical” set-up.

  • Norwegian Electric Systems is converting the Estonian ferry 'Tõll' from diesel-electric to battery-hybrid Photo: Norwegian Electric Systems

    Estonian ferry upgrades to battery-hybrid


    Norwegian Electric Systems has signed a contract with the Estonian shipbuilder Baltic Workboats for the upgrade of a ferry''s propulsion system from diesel electric to battery-hybrid.

  • Shell investment

    Shell Ventures invests in Corvus Energy


    Corvus Energy has finalised an investment deal with Shell Ventures to support the global development of its maritime energy storage solutions.