Battery Hybrids & Full Electric Vessels – Page 10

  • TECO 2030’s 400kW fuel cell secured approval in principle from DNV in October

    Fuel Cell Power Density Improves, But Can Never Match Diesel


    When fuel storage volumes are included, lower power density is an inevitable trade-off

  • Eidesvik and Aker BP agreed to collaborate in the retrofit of ammonia-fuelled SOFC technology on board two offshore vessels on 9 November.

    Aker BP SOFC retrofit deal latest in series of Aker ammonia initiatives


    When Eidesvik Offshore ASA announced on 9 November that it was signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Aker BP to examine the possibility of retrofitting ammonia-fuelled solid-oxide fuel cells (SOFC) on two offshore support vessels (OSV), it represented the latest step in a series of ammonia-related initiatives by companies ...

  • FinFerries’ hybrid-electric ferry Altera features high-efficiency azimuth thrusters.

    EcoPellers selected for hybrid-electric ferry order


    Schottel has received an order to supply two EcoPellers for installation in a 100m long hybrid-electric ferry, Altera. The LMG-Marin designed Ro-Pax ferry is under construction at Crist shipyard in Poland, and will be operated by state-owned Finnish ferry operator FinFerries.

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    HyProp ECO propulsion solution for chemical tanker newbuildings


    Dingheng shipyard, the subsidiary of China Merchants Jinling Shipyard (CMJL), has ordered an integrated HyProp ECO propulsion package for four new Finnish/Swedish 1A ice class chemical tankers for Hamburg-based tanker operator, John T. Essberger.

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    Hydroniq Rack seawater cooler for new wellboat


    Hydroniq Coolers has won a contract with Larsnes Mek Verksted to deliver a hull-integrated seawater cooling system to a new wellboat being built by the yard for Norwegian wellboat company Rostein.

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    Berg inks deal with Yaskawa in electric propulsion drive


    Berg Propulsion has signed a key supplier and cooperation agreement to provide systems integration capability for Yaskawa Environmental Energy / The Switch permanent magnet (PM) and power electronics products.

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    Kotug and Shift team up to power electric tugs


    Kotug International and Shift Clean Energy have teamed up to use Shift’s new PwrSwäp clean energy service - which uses swappable batteries on a pay-as-you-go basis - on Kotug’s E-Pusher vessels. 

  • Vertom’s new short-sea breed will debut next year

    Diesel-Electric Mode For Dutch Coasters


    A new generation of diesel-electric coasters ordered by Rotterdam-based Vertom Shipping from a domestic yard underscores the Netherlands’ position as the prime mover in revitalising the European short-sea sector.

  • Kristian Eikeland Holmefjord, EVP & Project Director – Fuel Cells at Corvus (second from left, pictured with fellow members of Corvus’ management team for the marine fuel cell development project).

    MEPC Fuel Cell guidelines set standards for industry


    The latest MEPC provisional guidelines for fuel cells has been announced by the International Maritime Organization (IMO). The guidelines will have an important part to play as the industry looks to adopt fuel cells for powering vessels in the future.

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    Wärtsilä hybrid upgrade for Siem PSV


    Wärtsilä is to upgrade an 89 metre platform supply vessel owned by Siem Offshore Rederi for hybrid engine and battery propulsion.

  • PM machine assembly in Yaskawa Environmental Energy/The Switch’s Large Drive Test Centre in Lappeenranta, one of the world’s biggest for testing large electric drive systems for marine applications and renewable energy generally

    Why permanent magnets trump the norm for in-line shaft generators


    Producing electrical power using permanent magnet (PM) technology is the future for slow-speed maritime generator applications and will help to reduce the carbon intensity of ships, says Jussi Puranen, Head of Product Line, Electric Machines, at Yaskawa Environmental Energy/The Switch

  • A SeaQ Energy Storage System will be installed aboard a Siem Offshore subsea construction vessel, similar to Siem Stingray (pictured) in Q1 2022.

    Vard Electro books ESS order with Siem Offshore


    Vard Electro has received an order for an Energy Storage System (ESS) for an offshore subsea construction vessel operated by Siem Offshore.

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    Corvus reaches milestone with new tug order


    Corvus Energy has reached a milestone in its supply of lithium-ion battery technology with its 500th order, also the largest in the company’s history.

  • Record-breaking double-enders are due to ply the Strait of Dover in 2023.

    Game Changers For Dover/Calais Run


    Tailored to the shortest and busiest crossing on the English Channel, the new ro-pax generation taking shape for P&O Ferries promises to be a standard bearer for service dependability, cost efficiency and environmental compatibility.

  • At the top of the world: Le Commandant Charcot.

    Extending Year-Round Polar Odysseys


    A newly-built, French-owned expedition cruise ship has become the first vessel of her type to reach the geographic North Pole.

  • The fully electric CIT-E Ferry extends to varying lengths depending on need Photo: Fassmer

    Fully electric extendable ferry concept


    Composite boat manufacturer Fassmer and Torqeedo have teamed up to create a fully electric ferry concept for public transport.

  • Rolls-Royce and Sea Machines Robotics will develop and market autonomous vessel control systems Photo: Rolls-Royce

    Autonomous vessel control systems deal


    Rolls-Royce and Sea Machines Robotics have teamed up to deliver remote command, autonomous control and intelligent crew support systems to the marine market.

  • Uber Boat operates a high speed passenger boat service on the River Thames Photo: Flickr

    Developing clean marine energy for London


    Maritime industry firms have secured funding from the UK government to develop new power and propulsion technologies for London, with the potential to reduce emissions across global waterways.

  • Skeleton Technologies is developing a next generation successor to its 51V ultracapacitor (pictured) with up to 10 times the energy density of current technology. It is expected to reach the market in 2023.



    A supercapacitor can run in parallel with a battery, without the need for sophisticated power electronics, but this potential simplicity doesn’t necessarily transfer to the modelling required to estimate payback time.

  • Volvo Penta’s IPS Photo: Volvo Penta

    Volvo and Danfoss power hybrid CTVs


    Two new hybrid crew transfer vessels have arrived at MHO-Co’s headquarters in Esbjerg, Denmark, after making the 12,000 nautical mile journey from China’s AFAI Southern Shipyard.