Battery Hybrids & Full Electric Vessels – Page 4

  • The successful test of auto berthing of the ‘Sunflower Shiretoko’ Photo: MOL
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    First auto berthing using large car ferry

    2021-05-24T14:40:00Z

    Mitsui E&S Shipbuilding, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology, Akishima Laboratories and MOL Ferry have successfully demonstrated their jointly developed auto berthing and unberthing system.

  • Half of UECC’s fleet will soon be eco-friendly hybrids Photo: UECC
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    Keel-laying for third UECC LNG/hybrid PCTC

    2021-05-21T12:00:00Z

    Construction of the third in a series of newbuild LNG battery hybrid PCTCs for United European Car Carriers (UECC) reached a significant milestone this week with keel-laying at Shanghai’s Jiangnan Shipyard.

  • Hurtigruten has ordered the retrofit of 2 x 1.12MWh energy storage systems aboard three of its coastal passenger vessels
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    Kongsberg Maritime wins Hurtigruten ESS retrofit contract

    2021-05-11T13:08:00Z

    Norwegian ferry and cruise operator Hurtigruten has announced details of a retrofit programme to lower emissions from seven of its vessels. Three ships will undergo extensive retrofits, which will see their engines replaced with low-emission Bergen engines and the installation of 2.24MWh capacity battery packs.

  • Foss's ‘Leisa Florence’ ASD-90 tugboat, sister vessel to ‘Rachael Allen’ Photo: Foss Maritime
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    Commercial autonomous tug in US first

    2021-05-07T14:47:00Z

    Foss Maritime has selected Sea Machines Robotics’ autonomous command and control system for use on board its new tugboat, the fourth of several new ASD-90 tugs under construction at Nichols Brothers Boat Builders in the State of Washington.

  • A pilot hybrid fuel cell- battery power system for cruise ships is being developed in the Nautilus project.
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    MODULARITY BRINGS EFFICIENCY TO HYBRID FUEL CELL CONCEPT

    2021-05-01T00:09:00Z

    A consortium of technology developers, shipyards and shipowners is developing a hybrid solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) genset, and the modularity of the design aims to increase efficiency and facilitate a stepwise transition to low GHG emission fuels.

  • Alfa Laval is participating in a test to study the durability of a methanol-fuelled PEM fuel cell. (credit: Blue World Technologies)
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    HYBRID METHANOL FUEL CELL SYSTEM BEING TESTED FOR MARINE AUXILIARY POWER

    2021-04-26T10:48:00Z

    A hybrid, methanol-fuelled, high-temperature proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cell system is being tested as part of a joint venture between Blue World Technologies, Alfa Laval and vessel owners DFDS, Maersk Drilling and Hafnia.

  • Shell, Sembmarine and Singaporean shipowner Penguin International agreed to conduct Singapore's first hydrogen PEM FC project.
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    Shell to participate in Singaporean PEM FC retrofit project

    2021-04-23T19:33:00Z

    Shell announced on Thursday 22 April that it would participate in a hydrogen-fuelled fuel cell trial in Singapore.

  • UECC's first LNG battery hybrid PCTC being prepared for launch in Shanghai Photo: UECC
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    UECC launches new LNG battery hybrid PCTC

    2021-04-15T11:27:00Z

    The first of three LNG battery hybrid pure car truck carriers commissioned by United European Car Carriers (UECC) has been launched in at the Jiangnan Shipyard in Shanghai.

  • Sembcorp Marine is installing Schottel’s hybrid drive system on its series of new LNG tugs Photo: Schottel
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    Schottel hybrid drive for new LNG tugs

    2021-04-14T12:04:00Z

    Sembcorp Marine is using Schottel’s azimuthal hybrid drive system SYDRIVE-E for the world’s first liquefied natural gas (LNG) hybrid tug.

  • ABB will supply all-electric power for ten new ferries in Portugal Photo: Astilleros Gondán
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    ABB sets course for electric river transport

    2021-04-12T13:10:00Z

    ABB has won a landmark contract with Spanish shipbuilder Astilleros Gondán to supply all-electric power solution for ten new ferries transporting passengers across Lisbon’s Tagus river.

  • Yanmar has tested a new hydrogen fuel cell system on board its EX38A FC Photo: Yanmar
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    Yanmar trials new marine H2 fuel cell

    2021-04-01T12:34:00Z

    Yanmar Holdings and its subsidiary Yanmar Power Technology have conducted a field demonstration test for a new maritime hydrogen fuel cell system.

  • ClassNK and Sompo Japan Insurance are pooling their knowledge to create risk assessments for autonomous ship operation Photo: ClassNK
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    Partnership to assess autonomous ships risk

    2021-03-29T13:18:00Z

    ClassNK and Sompo Japan Insurance have joined forces to conduct risk assessments into autonomous ships.

  • The latest Casco Bay Lines ferry will use an ABB hybrid-electric power and propulsion system Photo: ABB
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    ABB hybrid solution for new Maine ferry

    2021-03-10T10:15:00Z

    Maine ferry operator, Casco Bay Lines, is installing ABB’s integrated hybrid-electric power and propulsion solution on its new vessel, cutting around 800 tonnes of CO2 emissions per year and significantly improving air quality in Portland.

  • The Ampereship ferry uses a new electric thruster developed by Poseidon and Torqeedo: Ampereship
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    Torqeedo/Poseidon unveil new electric drive

    2021-03-05T13:13:00Z

    Torqeedo and Poseidon have developed a fully electric, steerable thruster system ideal for manoeuvring climate-friendly ferries and water taxis on Europe’s inland waterways.

  • The Electrochemical Discovery Laboratory at Argonne National Laboratory. (credit: ANL)
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    THE WINNER IN THE QUEST TO BOOST BATTERY ENERGY DENSITY REMAINS UNCERTAIN

    2021-03-02T18:21:00Z

    Many start-ups have announced developments in lithium-ion battery technology, but, says Dr George Crabtree, Director of the Joint Center for Energy Storage Research (JCESR) at Argonne National Laboratory, “I’d like to see a little more before putting my money on the table.”

  • The hybrid wellboat Ro Vision is powered by three Yanmar 6EY22ALW diesel generators. (credit: Yanmar)
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    Norwegian hybrid live fish carrier

    2021-03-02T12:33:00Z

    The innovative hybrid wellboat Ro Vision was the world’s first vessel of its type to feature a battery hybrid power and propulsion solution when it was delivered in March 2020.

  • 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.