Latest Battery hybrids & full-electric vessels News

  • The full-scale HySeas III test at Kongsberg's facility in Ågotnes, Norway on  1 December 2021
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    Successful full-scale string test for PEMFC propulsion system

    2021-12-03T14:02:00Z

    Kongsberg successfully concluded a string test for a full-scale electric propulsion system based on 600kW of hydrogen-powered PEM fuel cells at a facility in Ågotnes outside Bergen on 1 December. 

  • Hybrid-powered Auto Advance raises the ‘greener’ shipping banner
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    DRIVE TO GREEN SHIPPING SHIFTS UP A GEAR

    2021-12-02T10:14:00Z

    Accelerated technological progression in automotive engineering and manufacturing is accompanied by a move to more sophisticated and environmentally-considerate product delivery logistics.

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    Volvo Penta to test power-by-the-hour model with Hurtigruten in 2022

    2021-12-01T18:16:00Z

    Volvo Penta has announced plans to trial a new power-by-the-hour business model in 2022. The company is planning to pilot the new business model with Hurtigruten when Norwegian expedition cruise operator takes delivery of a new hybrid day tour vessel.

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    Project to accelerate development of Dutch hydrogen solutions receives funding

    2021-12-01T17:21:00Z

    A Netherlands based consortium intended to accelerate the introduction of hydrogen into the maritime sector has been awarded a grant of EUR24.2 million (US$27.4m) from the country’s R&D Mobility Fund.

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    EU Ports Call For FuelEU Clarity

    2021-11-30T10:16:00Z

    European port operators want coherent legislation on the provision and the use of clean energy infrastructure for ports.

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    Siemens Energy wins hybrid propulsion deal for NOAA research ships

    2021-11-26T11:14:00Z

    Siemens Energy has won a contract with Thoma-Sea Marine Constructors to supply power, propulsion and battery storage technology for two research vessels.

  • A rendering of Helbio's 50m3/h fuel processor unit
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    Consortium to marinise Greek HIWAR gas reformation technology

    2021-11-25T14:30:00Z

    A consortium of industry participants, including class society RINA, ABB, Wärtsilä and the Liberian Registry have formed a consortium to deliver a marinized version of Greek developer Helbio’s gas reformation technology.

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    BAE Systems launches new hybrid propulsion system

    2021-11-25T12:09:00Z

    BAE Systems has launched its next-generation power and propulsion system for the marine market, a flexible solution to help operators both increase propulsion power and reach zero emissions by improving electrical efficiency and vessel range.

  • Rolls-Royce Power Systems has started commissioning tests on its fuel cell demonstrator
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    PEM Fuel Cell Demonstrates Maritime And Land Potential

    2021-11-22T11:51:00Z

    A 250kW fuel cell demonstrator has been operational since mid-September at Rolls-Royce Power Systems’ Friedrichshafen plant, just 18 months after the idea of such an installation was first conceived, said Philippe Gorse, the company’s director for fuel cell solutions

  • A concept drawing of a large vessel powered by fuel cells
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    More Demand And Demand For More, Says ABB

    2021-11-22T11:42:00Z

    Collaboration is key to ABB Marine & Ports’ fuel cell ambitions and it allows Jostein Bogan, its product manager for energy storage and fuel cells, to take a broad view of the sector as well as at its own involvement.

  • HyShip is planning to bring a combined ro-ro and hydrogen carrier into service in 2024
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    EU Projects And Commercial Interest For Kongsberg

    2021-11-22T11:28:00Z

    An EU-funded project, HyShip, will result in a ro-ro demonstration ship powered by fuel cells and operated by Wilhelmsen to distribute liquid green hydrogen (LH2) to hydrogen hubs along the south western Norwegian coast while carrying cargo to coastal communities.

  • TECO 2030’s 400kW fuel cell secured approval in principle from DNV in October
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    Fuel Cell Power Density Improves, But Can Never Match Diesel

    2021-11-16T10:44:00Z

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

    2021-11-12T11:57:00Z

    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.
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    EcoPellers selected for hybrid-electric ferry order

    2021-11-12T09:54:00Z

    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

    2021-11-11T11:40:00Z

    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

    2021-11-11T10:54:00Z

    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

    2021-11-10T13:28:00Z

    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

    2021-11-08T12:27:00Z

    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
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    Diesel-Electric Mode For Dutch Coasters

    2021-11-05T17:06:00Z

    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).
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    MEPC Fuel Cell guidelines set standards for industry

    2021-11-02T05:50:00Z

    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.