Swiss battery solutions provider Leclanché has won a second battery system project for Scotland’s Caledonian Maritime Assets (CMAL), for two roll-on/roll-off passenger and vehicle ferries (RoPax) to serve three Outer Hebrides islands.
Leclanché won a contract to supply batteries for two 1.1 MWh Navius MRS-3TM Marine Rack Systems from Istanbul-based electric system integrator Elkon. Elkon has previously chosen Leclanché to supply its battery systems for two CMAL ferries, the MV Loch Indaal and MV Isle of Islay, serving Scotland’s Inner Hebrides islands of Islay and Jura. The second set of vessel battery systems will be delivered in 2025 after the deliveries for the first two projects in 2024 and 2025. The CEMRE shipyard in Turkey is building the hybrid vessels. Each vessel will be 94.8 meters long and hold 450 passengers and 100 cars (or 14 commercial vehicles).
“The Navius MRS-3 continues to prove itself throughout the maritime industry when it comes to reliability, safety, liquid-cooling architecture, and low maintenance,” said Phil Broad, CEO, Leclanché e-Mobility.