Battery Hybrids & Full Electric Vessels – Page 8

  • 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.

  • Ricardo’s current large engine test facility; new capabilities will be added next year (image: Ricardo)
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    Ricardo invests in UK hydrogen research centre

    2021-02-10T17:16:00Z

    As Ricardo expands its research into hydrogen storage and fuel cells, efficiency and operating costs give FCs an edge over internal combustion engines, Ricardo’s experts tell Paul Gunton.

  • Sotirios Mamalis, Manager, Sustainability, Fuels and Technology, ABS is presenting on 10 February at the IMO Symposium on alternative fuels on Hydrogen as Marine Fuel (credit: ABS)
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    Understanding the potential of Hydrogen as a marine fuel

    2021-02-09T16:44:00Z

    Hydrogen faces challenges common to other alternative fuels; price, availability, storage and the need for renewable feedstocks, writes Sotirios Mamalis, Manager, Sustainability, Fuels and Technology, ABS

  • SeaTech designs harbour tugs Photo: SeaTech
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    Vallianz and SeaTech sign e-tug MoU

    2021-02-08T12:16:00Z

    Vallianz and SeaTech Solutions have entered into a two-year memorandum of understanding (MoU) to develop the next generation of e-tugs.

  • The new IOMSP ferry, the Manxman, will operate with a comprehensive range of Wärtsilä solutions. (© IOMSP & Houlder)
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    Wärtsilä hybrid solution for new Isle of Man ferry

    2021-02-03T22:58:00Z

    Technology group Wärtsilä has been selected to supply a range of solutions to a new Ro-Pax ferry for the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company (IOMSP). The 132 metre-long vessel is being built at Hyundai Mipo Dockyard in South Korea and will serve the Heysham to Douglas, Isle of Man ...

  • Corvus Energy's factory in Bergen
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    Corvus to develop PEM FC systems with Toyota stacks

    2021-02-01T10:53:00Z

    Toyota and Corvus Energy have announced plans to develop hydrogen fuel-cell systems, with the intention of making maritime-certified fuel cell systems commercially available by 2024.

  • High-temperature superconductor (HTS) tapes.  Photo: Theva
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    Very cool: superconductors made simple

    2021-01-26T16:28:00Z

    Superconductors haven’t often been mentioned in relation to shipping. However, not only could the technology cut the space requirement for both onboard grid and motors, some alternative-fuel vessels might even give it a leg up, writes Stevie Knight.

  • The Corvus BOB is a complete energy storage system (ESS) and class-approved, modular battery room solution available in 10-foot and 20-foot container sizes.
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    Corvus launches pre-approved containerised battery room solution

    2021-01-25T16:54:00Z

    Corvus Energy has launched a containerised battery room solution for Battery-On-Board (BOB) vessel applications. The “Plug and Play battery room” is available in 10-foot and 20-foot ISO high-cube container sizes and is intended to simplify integration into any system integrator’s power management system on board a ship.

  • A VBr cell (image courtesy of VanadiumCorp)
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    BENEFITS OF VANADIUM REDOX FLOW BATTERY TECHNOLOGY STACKING UP

    2021-01-22T10:54:00Z

    Vanadium redox flow batteries are being developed for shipping applications by corporate and research partners in Germany, the Netherlands, Australia and Canada, and cost-competitiveness could be enhanced by leasing the 100% reusable electrolyte to shipowners.