Japanese yard inks MoU for UK zero carbon wind service design


Source: Mirai Ships

Zephyrus Marine has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Mirai Ships, a Japan-based shipyard located in Miyagi prefecture, to build the Zephyrus Zero Carbon Offshore wind service vessel.

The zero-emission Crew Transfer Vessel concept incorporates a modular battery system, permitting batteries to be swapped using modular architecture from Canadian battery supplier Shift. The energy storage system has been approved by ClassNK, and has been tailored to the requirements of Japanese wind and offshore vessels.

The fully electric Mothership will operate as the hotel and charging station with fully electric daughter vessels that will either be stowed on  deck or returned to shore for near-shore operations. These daughter vessels will be lifted off the Mothership and launched into the field. When the charge is low, these CTVs will return to the Mothership to dock at the stern, allowing for the spent batteries (“e-pods”) to be lifted and replaced with fully charged ones within minutes.

The Motorship previously covered the power-as-a-service concept in a feature in January 2023. 

Continue this article…

Already subscribed? SIGN IN now


Sign up for FREE to continue this article!

Want to read more before deciding on a subscription? It only takes a minute to sign up for a free account and you’ll get to enjoy:

  • Weekly newsletters providing valuable news and information on the shipping sector
  • Full access to our news archive
  • Live and archived webinars, podcasts and videos
  • Articles on innovations and current trends in the shipping industry
  • Our extensive archive of data, research and intelligence

Get more free content sign up today

Ready to subscribe? Choose from one of our subscription packages for unlimited access!