Battery Hybrids & Full Electric Vessels – Page 15

  • Samsung Heavy Industries received a first type approval certificate from DNV GL as a South Korean producer of lithium ion battery systems for the marine market.

    DNV GL grants type approval to SHI ESS


    Classification society DNV GL has granted Type Approval to a lithium ion battery system supplied by Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI). The shipbuilder said it was the first TA for a Korean supplier, and that it hoped to establish a competitive edge in the market for such eco-friendly vessels.

  • News

    Al-air battery beats li-ion on weight and price


    Even given recent advances, lithium ion batteries are still plagued by weight and cost issues, writes Stevie Knight.

  • News

    First Nidec-brand battery system


    Nidec ASI has launched its first Nidec-brand battery system designed for large and medium-sized zero-emission vessel propulsion systems.

  • Damen has awarded a contract for batteries for seven ferries to Echandia Marine.



    Lithium titanium oxide (LTO) batteries are a relatively new concept in battery technology, which are starting to attract attention from the marine sector, writes Dag Pike.

  • Corvus’ Blue Whale has been getting a lot of interest from the cruise and ferry market with units ready for delivery in 2021.

    Corvus offers greater potential through Blue Whale


    Corvus has launched its latest energy storage system (ESS) featuring a larger battery, the Corvus Blue Whale, that will cater for more power-hungry vessels like the cruise market, writes Samantha Fisk.

  • The MAN 35/44DF engine

    Seaspan opts for MAN ES battery-hybrid DF system


    The Damen Gorinchem Holland shipyard has ordered a hybrid-propulsion solution from MAN Energy Solutions in connection with the building of 2 x dual-fuel/hybrid RoRo ferries for Canadian outfit, Seaspan Ferries Corporation. The order covers the provision of MAN 35/44DF dual-fuel engines, fuel gas-supply systems and the main electric systems, including ...

  • The Wärtsilä HY for Dredger is designed specifically to increase the efficiency and sustainability of dredging operations.

    Wärtsilä eyes efficiencies from HY solution for dredger market


    Technology group Wärtsilä has launched the Wärtsilä HY for Dredger, a new product based on Wärtsilä’s HY hybrid propulsion technology. The product offers enhanced efficiency and sustainability for dredging operations.

  • Echandia Marine has been chosen to supply LTO batteries for a new fleet of Danish ferries Photo: Echandia Marine

    Echandia LTO batteries power Danish ferries


    Damen Shipyards has chosen Echandia Marines’ lithium-titanium oxide (LTO) batteries for a fleet of electric commuter ferries owned by public transport company, Arriva Denmark.

  • Norled's hybrid ferry is expected to be the first liquid hydrogen fuel cell-powered ferry in commercial operation globally when it enters service in 2021.

    Norled opts for Ballard fuel cell for first hydrogen ferry


    Norled, the Norwegian ferry operator, has selected Ballard Power Systems to supply fuel cell modules to a hybrid ferry. Ballard will provide two next-generation 200 kilowatt (kW) modules for the hybrid ferry, which is expected to be the first liquid hydrogen fuel cell-powered ferry in commercial operation globally when it ...

  • Concept sketch of a hydrogen hybrid ferry. (Credit Fiskerstrand Holding)

    ABB, SINTEF and Fiskerstrand test fuel cells for first conversion of H2 hybrid ferry


    ABB and the SINTEF Ocean laboratory in Trondheim will assess how fuel cells and batteries can best function together for short-distance ferry operations, and how Fiskerstrand can integrate them with other engine room systems. The tests will also provide insight into the introduction of hydrogen fuel cells for future reviews ...

  • Hybrid RTG port cranes

    Corvus Energy cuts Chinese port emissions


    Corvus Energy will supply the energy storage system (ESS) for 20 battery-hybrid RTG cranes designed by CCCC Shanghai Equipment Engineering (CCCCSEE).

  • Lavle USA has engaged DNV-GL to start initial evaluation of its Solid Electrolyte Battery (SEB) ESS for the marine market.

    DNV GL asked to assess solid electrolyte battery ESS


    Japanese-US joint venture Lavle USA is developing the first large-scale Solid Electrolyte Battery (SEB) Energy Storage System (ESS) for the marine market. Lavle has engaged leading classification society DNV-GL to start initial evaluation of the cells and application.

  • “We see more and more requests for digital connectivity, data processing... and there’s more to come.”  Wolfgang Östreicher, WinGD.  Image:  Scankab Cables

    Great expectations… or more tangles than spaghetti?


    There’s a rising demand… but Stevie Knight asks, how do we overcome the challenges of tying together existing technologies with data-centric innovation?

  • The new ferry will take 3,600 annual trips through the rough waters between Landeyjahöfn on the Icelandic mainland and Westman Island

    ABB to power Iceland's first electric ferry


    ABB will supply integrated power and electric storage solutions to a new 70-metre long battery hybrid ferry that will connect the Icelandic mainland with Westman island.

  • When launched in mid-2019 the Water-Go-Round will be the first fuel cell vessel in the US and the first commercial fuel cell ferry in the world

    Maritime fuel cell market grows in 2018


    The maritime fuel cell market continued to develop in 2018, but the technology remains immature and dependent upon government support for viability in its fastest growth markets, Norway, Germany and Japan, a market report noted.

  • TfL will resume the Woolwich ferry using hybrid propulsion Photo: LMG Marin

    Woolwich ferry to reopen with hybrids


    Transport for London (TfL) plans to resume its Thames crossing at Woolwich in February with the launch of two new hybrid diesel-electric ferries.

  • Asahi Tanker electric tanker concept design

    Asahi Tanker introduces all-electric bunker vessel concept


    Asahi Tanker, the Japanese ship operator, has unveiled a vessel design for the world''s first fully-electric tanker, in conjunction with ship broker Exeno-Yamamizu.

  • Corvus Energy will supply lithium ion battery based ESS for five new electric ferries for Fjord1

    Corvus to power five Fjord1 Norwegian electric ferries


    Havyard Shipyard in Leirvik, Sogn is to build five electric ferries for ferry operator Fjord1. The five ferries are expected to be delivered in 2019, with all five to be fully operational on four additional routes in Norway by 1 January 2020.

  • Waxholmsbolaget’s hybrid ferry

    Hybrid electric ferry cuts emissions


    Stockholm shipping company Waxholmsbolaget has launched its first hybrid ice-going passenger ferry equipped with a hybrid electric Danfoss Editron marine system to cut fuel usage and emissions.

  • Corvus Energy is building a new marine battery factory in Norway Photo: Corvus Energy

    New Corvus battery factory in Norway


    Canadian energy storage specialist, Corvus Energy, has announced that contracts for a new maritime batteries factory in Norway have been finalised.