The systems are installed on the ferry 'Movitz', that operates in central Stockholm, Sweden, and can be fully charged within 10 minutes with up to 500 kW charging power.
The new concept can contribute to a more sustainable transport solution for different types of boats and ferries, Vattenfall explained.
Called "Power as a service", the solution means that the ownership and management of the equipment, which includes the charging station, the battery system and the driveline, lies with Vattenfall.
This includes, among other things, operation and maintenance, electrical safety responsibility and any further investments during the contract period.
We are proud to be able to contribute to reducing emissions for transport also by sea through innovative and sustainable technology. The collaboration means that we can deliver value to the customer through our new functional solutions for fast charging, while at the same time providing great environmental and climate benefits for both society and residents in Stockholm,
...says Torbjörn Johansson, head of Vattenfall Network Solutions in Sweden.
Echandia Marine operates the shipping company Green City Ferries and has now upgraded its electric passenger ferry E/S Movitz with a new battery system, "Echandia LTO", based on battery technology, that among other things enables superfast charging.
The fast charging station in central Stockholm provides considerably higher charging power than those available for charging electric cars,
...says Bilal Malla from Echandia Marine.