Shell opens its first megawatt charger in Amsterdam

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International energy company Shell today announced the opening of its first megawatt charger facility at the Energy Transition Campus Amsterdam (ECTA) which it says can fully recharge vessels with 500KWh to 5MWh batteries within two hours.

The Megawatt Charging System (MCS) has two separate charging arms. One rotatable arm is dedicated to electric vessels, the other arm serves heavy-duty electric trucks and buses. The rotatable and extendible charging arm provides docking position flexibility and shoreside maintenance for port operators.

Shell is looking to help provide a universal standard so users do not have to use different cables or connectors. By featuring a second adapter on each charging arm, the megawatt charger at the ETCA can accommodate a wide range of vessels, vehicles and battery types for fast and flexible charging.

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