Battery swapping for Dutch container ships
With their newly founded joint venture Zero Emission Services (ZES), a Dutch consortium has taken up the cause of zero-emission inland container shipping. The initiators want to put the first electric ship into operation this year.
ABB & HDF team up on fuel cell systems for ships
ABB has signed an MoU with Hydrogène de France (HDF) to jointly manufacture megawatt fuel cell systems for powering shipping vessels. The two partners want to optimise the production of large systems in order to be able to build fuel cell power plants in the megawatt range for ships.
ClassNK approves Toshiba SCiB batteries for marine use
Toshiba’s SCiB battery system won approval for use in marine vessels from the international ship classification society Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (ClassNK). Certified battery system components are exempt from tests ordinarily required so that ship owners may now build in batteries more quickly using the Toshiba system.
BC Ferries to use hybrid drives from Corvus
Corvus Energy has received a follow-up order from Damen Shipyards to supply battery systems for hybrid ferries again. The order comprises four ferries for the Canadian operator BC Ferries, which switch to be fully battery-powered in the future.
Five electric ferries to hit Oslo waters
On the Oslofjord, at the northern end of which lies the Norwegian capital Oslo, five electric ferries will be put into operation by 2022 – the first of these as early as 2021. The transport authority Ruter has awarded the contract to operate the electric ferries to the Norwegian provider Boreal Sjø.
Volabo: boat market & next gen e-drives
Volabo is presenting the fourth generation of its Intelligent Stator Cage Drive (ISCAD) electric drive that can generate high power of up to 300 kW at a voltage of 48 volts. Volabo has also successfully concluded a Series A financing round for its market entry into the boat sector.
Torqeedo powers SeaRobotics’ new hybrid research boat
Maritime electric drive specialist Torqeedo is powering a new hybrid research boat by US company SeaRobotics. The autonomous surface vessels (ASV) is designed for long-range hydrography and subsea mapping missions. Also, Torqeedo appointed a new VP for sales in the EMEA region.
Torqeedo outfits electric waste ship
Torqeedo is supplying the electric drive for the Waste Cleaner 66 – allegedly the world’s most potent all-electric boat for cleaning inland waterways and harbours of pollution. A 25 kW Deep Blue engine and a 40 kWh battery power the vessel.
Xing Mobility presents electric drive for boats
Xing Mobility, a Taiwanese supplier of electric vehicle technologies, has introduced a modular e-drive for maritime applications. This includes the Immersio modular battery system with immersion cooling, which is suitable for use in boats and passenger ferries.
Atlantic Offshore to convert two hybrid ships
Wärtsilä will convert two supply vessels of the Norwegian operator Atlantic Offshore to hybrid propulsion. The Finnish technology group is developing and supplying battery packages for this purpose, which are to be installed in the Ocean Star and the Ocean Art by the beginning of 2020.