Battery Hybrids & Full Electric Vessels – Page 6

  • The ambitious PEM fuel cell powered RoPax project will require a number of technological advances. (credit: Knud E Hansen)

    DFDS in Danish-led PEM FC-powered RoPax project


    DFDS, the Danish ferry company, has teamed up with partners with the aim of introducing a PEM fuel cell powered ropax ferry with a capacity of 1,800 passengers and 2,300 lane metres of vehicle deck space on the overnight service between Copenhagen and Oslo via Fredrikshavn.

  • The new series of hybrid Misje Eco Bulk ships will feature an integrated Wärtsilä hybrid propulsion solution (copyright: Wärtsilä Corporation)

    Wärtsilä hybrid solution for Norwegian bulker series


    Technology group Wärtsilä has been selected to supply a fully integrated Hybrid Solution package for three 5,000dwt bulk carrier newbuildings. The solution will permit the 90 metre-long ships to sail in and out of port, and to perform cargo operations, completely emissions-free.

  • ABS and DSME are researching the use of solid oxide fuel cells on board VLCCs Photo: ABS

    JDP researches SOFC technology on VLCCs


    ABS and Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) have signed a joint development project (JDP) to use solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) technology to replace at least one of three diesel generators on board a very large crude carrier (VLCC).

  • Scania is to invest EUR115.5 million in a battery research and assembly hub near its Södertälje assembly plant (credit: Wikimedia/CCA Johan Fredriksson)

    Scania to invest in Swedish battery R&D and assembly hub


    Engine manufacturer Scania is investing in developing a battery R&D and assembly hub at its headquarters in Södertälje, near Stockholm in Sweden.

  • The CBO Flamengo will be the first PSV in Brazil to be retrofitted for hybrid propulsion. (Image copyright: CBO)

    CBO selects Wärtsilä for first Latin America PSV hybrid retrofit


    Brazil-based offshore support vessel operator CBO is undertaking the first hybrid retrofit in Latin America on the CBO Flamengo, a platform supply vessel (PSV). Technology group Wärtsilä has received an order to supply an energy storage solution as part of the hybrid retrofit. The order was booked in October 2020.

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    Sustainable power for live fish carrier


    ABB has secured a contract with Sefine Shipyard to provide a power and propulsion solution to FrøyGruppen''s hybrid live fish carrier for safe and sustainable operations.

  • Enogia's EFCC65 compressor for fuel cells undergoing testing (credit: Enogia)



    France-based turbomachinery specialist Enogia has entered the marine fuel cell market with the engineering and supply of Feed Air Delivery Compressors and Recirculation Anode Blowers.

  • The zero-emission Ro-Ro demonstrator vessel will be powered by a 3MW PEM fuel cell, along with a 1MWh capacity battery pack. (credit: Wilhelmsen)

    HySHIPS project eyes 20MW Capesize bulk carrier fuel cell study


    An EU grant of EUR8 million has been awarded to a project developing a PEM fuel cell powered Ro-Ro as part of a liquid hydrogen (LH2) fuel supply chain in Norway.

  • HYDRA project member Elkem plans to make a final investment decision on a large-scale battery materials plant in southern Norway in 2021. (credit: Elkem)

    Corvus participates in EU HYDRA battery development project


    A Norwegian-led project to bring forward the introduction of next generation Li-ion battery technology to the marine industry has been awarded EUR9.4 million from the EU’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation fund.

  • The ESS will enable the PSVs to operate on battery power only when stationary at sea or in port. (copyright: Wärtsilä Corporation)

    Harvey Gulf selects ESS supplier for PSV retrofits


    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).

    Short-haul Ropax operators eye battery efficiencies


    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)

    Full-electric tankers for operation in Tokyo Bay


    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.



    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)



    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)

    Stena joins 'circular’ battery power bank project


    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)

    ABB wins contract for hybrid English Channel ferries


    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)

    Hybrid-electric propulsion for first commercial autonomous exploration vessels


    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

    Corvus powers new all-electric ferries


    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)

    Putting safety at the forefront of research into autonomous vessels


    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)

    EEDI will encourage alternative propulsion technologies


    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.