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Posts Tagged: Electric Boats

Autonomous electric cargo ship with 7 MWh battery capacity sets sail in Norway

Norwegian chemical firm Yara International has developed an autonomous electric cargo ship, which is scheduled to make its maiden voyage with no crew members aboard later this year. Yara, a major shipper of bulk cargoes, created a subsidiary, Yara Marine Technologies, to address toxic emissions from marine diesel engines. In 2017, it began working on… Read more »

Crowley to build and operate electric tugboat for Port of San Diego

Tugboats may be the next transport segment to start going green. Crowley Maritime Corporation will build and operate an all-electric harbor tugboat called eWolf for the Port of San Diego. The eWolf is an 82-foot vessel with 70 tons of bollard pull. It will operate at the Port of San Diego’s Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal,… Read more »

DC fast charger for electric boats deployed in Norwegian harbor

Norway is the world’s EV capital, and it’s not just land vehicles that are going electric. A couple of electric utilities and an electric boat manufacturer have teamed up to install a fast charger for boats at the harbor of Floro on the country’s rugged west coast. The new charger uses a high-performance cable and… Read more »

ABB to supply electric power systems for ten Lisbon ferries

Electronics giant ABB has secured a contract with Spanish shipbuilder Astilleros Gondán to supply an electric power solution for urban passenger ferries that will operate on Lisbon’s Tagus river. The ten new ferries will be operated by the public ferry company Transtejo on three key routes linking Lisbon to Cacilhas, Seixal and Montijo on the… Read more »

Corvus Energy to supply battery for zero-emission tanker

Kawasaki Heavy Industries has selected Corvus Energy to supply the energy storage system for Asahi Tanker’s zero-emissions electric e5 tanker, which is currently under construction. The battery-powered vessel was designed by e5 Lab, a consortium of Japanese shipping and maritime services companies, including Asahi Tanker, set up to build infrastructure services focused on electrically-powered vessels…. Read more »

Electric tanker ship to be powered by a 3.5 MWh battery pack

Cargo ships, powered by heavy fuel oil with a high sulfur content, are some of the largest and most polluting vehicles on the planet, so electrifying them could be very cost-effective in terms of reducing air pollution. Last year, a consortium of Japanese companies announced a collaboration to develop an all-electric oil tanker. Now Asahi… Read more »

Project aims to develop a swappable containerized battery system for marine applications

Current Direct, a new €12-million research and innovation project funded by the European Commission, aims to develop a new type of lithium-ion cell, as well as a swappable containerized energy storage system, both optimized for waterborne transportation. The project’s aim is to develop and demonstrate an interchangeable battery system and Energy-as-a-Service (EaaS) platform in an… Read more »

OXIS Energy to power luxury yacht with Li-S batteries

Yachts de Luxe (YdL) of Singapore has signed a ten-year contract with Oxis Energy valued at $5 million to build the world’s first luxury boat to be powered by Lithium-Sulfur (Li-S) batteries. The objective is to achieve a range of 70 to 100 nautical miles at cruising speed.  Oxis will work with YdL to design… Read more »

Bangkok deploys a fleet of 27 electric passenger ferries

Energy Absolute is a major Thai electric utility that’s branching out into e-mobility. The company has developed a mid-market EV, and is planning a $3-billion battery factory. Now Energy Absolute has announced plans to deploy a fleet of 27 electric catamarans, which will operate as passenger ferries on the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok. Bangkok… Read more »

Danfoss Editron obtains marine certification for motors and frequency converters in China

Danfoss Editron has obtained the final type approval certificate for its synchronous reluctance assisted permanent magnet motors and frequency converters from the China Classification Society (CCS). “Electrification plays an increasingly important role in the green promotion of ships,” said a senior-level surveyor of the China Classification Society. “The type approval of this product can help… Read more »