Posts Tagged: Electric Boats

Electric marine propulsion system can save $1.7 million in fuel costs annually

An independent study for ABB by marine consultancy Deltamarin has found that the ABB Azipod electric propulsion system for ferries could save up to $1.7 million in annual fuel costs per vessel. By simulating a transit on seven existing ferry routes, researchers found that a ferry equipped with twin 10 MW mid-power range Azipod units… Read more »

UECC orders two hybrid battery/LNG car carrying ships

Shipping company United European Car Carriers (UECC) has signed a contract to construct two new Pure Car/Truck Carriers (PCTC) with China Ship Building Trading and Jiangnan Shipyard Group. The vessels will be powered by a hybrid battery/liquefied natural gas (LNG) solution, and the first vessel is planned for delivery in 2021. Each vessel will have… Read more »

Wärtsilä to deliver hybrid retrofit for short-sea shipping vessel

Finnish manufacturer Wärtsilä has signed an agreement with shipping company Hagland Shipping to provide a hybrid retrofit installation onboard the Hagland Captain cargo vessel. Wärtsilä’s hybrid system is built around an integrated module that combines engines, batteries, power electronics, and an energy management system (EMS). The hybrid system for the Hagland Captain will also include… Read more »

Corvus Energy to provide energy storage systems for five new electric ferries

Corvus Energy, a supplier of energy storage systems (ESSs) to the maritime industry, has been selected as the ESS provider for five new electric ferries to be operated by Norwegian company Fjord1. Corvus will provide its lithium-ion battery-based ESSs to electrical systems integrator Norwegian Electric Systems (NES), which will provide the power and propulsion system… Read more »

Maritime tech firm Kongsberg partners with battery maker Leclanché to build autonomous hybrid ships

Maritime technology company Kongsberg has partnered with Swiss battery maker Leclanché to introduce low- and zero-emissions technology to the marine industry. Battery-powered vessels are becoming more common in the maritime industry – companies such as Rolls-Royce are developing their own maritime battery systems. Leclanché’s batteries will be an integral part of Kongsberg’s hybrid and electric… Read more »

Torqeedo powers electric passenger ferry in Thailand

The Bangkok Metropolitan Authority recently placed an electric commuter ferry into service, with an electric drive system from Torqeedo. Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha attended the launch ceremony, traveling by skytrain, subway and foot through Bangkok’s crowded streets before ending his mixed-mode commute with a trip aboard the emission-free passenger ferry. The 47.5-ft fiberglass vessel… Read more »

Schottel propulsion to power electric ferries in Canada

Schottel, a German manufacturer of ship propulsion and steering systems, has signed a contract with Damen Shipyards to equip two new fully electric double-ended ferries, which will serve Wolfe Island and Amherst Island in Ontario. The new ships are expected to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by around 7 million kg per year. The new e-ferries… Read more »

Rolls-Royce unveils marine battery system

Rolls-Royce has released SAVe Energy, a Li-ion battery system designed for ships. Rolls-Royce has provided energy storage systems since 2010, but it previously depended on third parties for the battery packs. The new system is liquid-cooled and modular to accommodate different vessel classes and requirements. Along with The Norwegian Research Council of Norway’s ENERGIX funding,… Read more »

Electric autonomous container vessel to go into service in Norway

In 2017, fertilizer producer Yara announced a partnership with Kongsberg Maritime to build a fully autonomous, battery-electric container ship. Now Yara has made an agreement with cargo handling firm Kalmar, which will deliver equipment, software and services for a fully autonomous container handling solution at Yara’s Porsgrunn facility in Norway. All operations related to the… Read more »

Pilot boats go electric

Pilot boats provide an important service at ports all over the world, ferrying the pilots who guide ships into and out of port facilities. The duty cycles for these boats vary depending on local conditions at each particular port: some are required to spend considerable time at sea, but others make only short trips, between… Read more »