Danfoss systems for workboats on Beijing reservoir
Danfoss Editron has just supplied the electrical propulsion systems for two workboats to be used on the Miyun Reservoir near Beijing. Both ships are purely electric, although one has a diesel generator for the emergency power supply onboard in addition to the Danfoss Editron electric drive.
Denmark’s super ferry Ellen takes to the sea
The electric ship Ellen is to ferries what a supercar is to series production. Yet, the vessel is made for real-life application and now launched on its maiden journey. Full commercial operation will run between the islands of Aerø and Als in southern Denmark.
Torqeedo supports Greta Thunberg on sea voyage
Torqeedo is supporting climate activist Greta Thunberg on her zero-carbon travels to the upcoming UN climate summits in New York and Chile. The 16-year-old Swedish activist is on board the Malizia II, a racing yacht. Torqueedo adds its electric port and harbour vessels.
Danfoss drive used in Sweden’s biggest hybrid ferry
Danfoss Editron supplied the electric drive system for Sweden’s largest hybrid car ferry to date. The ferry is now about to go into operation. The 100-metre Tellus ferry can carry 80 cars and 297 passengers per tour and will operate with a battery capacity of 949 kWh mainly in fully electric mode.
H2SHIPS project tests hydrogen shipping
The H2SHIPS project aims to demonstrate the technical and economic feasibility of hydrogen refuelling systems and propulsion systems in shipping and to identify the conditions for a successful market entry of hydrogen technology.
Hybrid tugboat launched in the port of Luleå
The first ship has gone into operation using the hybrid system HY from the Finnish technology group Wärtsilä. The tug that escorts ships in the Swedish port of Luleå has been equipped with the fully integrated hybrid power module Wärtsilä HY, which includes motors, a battery system and power electronics.
Ballard & ABB developing FC tugboat
Ballard Power Systems announced its collaboration with ABB and other consortium partners in the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU) project Flagships. The aim is to develop a fuel cell powered tug boat for inland waterway vessels.
Torqeedo electrifies LifeCraft
Torqeedo has developed an electric drive for the lifeboat called LifeCraft made by the Danish company Viking. LifeCraft is an inflatable, motor-driven lifeboat for the evacuation of ship passengers at sea, which offers space for up to 203 people.
Ballard to produce FC modules for ships in Denmark
Ballard Power Systems Europe announced the construction of a Marine Center of Excellence at its facility in Hobro, Denmark, where fuel cell modules for ships will be developed and produced. The Marine Center is designed to help meet the shipbuilding industry’s growing requirements for emission-free drive trains.
Scandlines improving four hybrid ferries
Scandlines is upgrading to more efficient thrusters on four of its hybrid ferries. These are engine components located at each corner of the ferry. The new thrusters achieve a more homogeneous flow through the water, which causes less noise and vibration.