Leclanché SA announced yesterday that it will supply battery technology for two hybrid ferries being built at the CEMRE shipyard in Turkey for Scotland’s Caledonian Maritime Assets Limited (CMAL).
subsidiary of the SCHOTTEL Group, elkon has awarded Leclanché a contract for two Navius MRS-3TM 1.1 MWh capacity battery storage systems. CEMRE shipyards is building the roll-on, roll-off passenger vessels (RoPax), which are using Leclanché’s battery technology.
The 95-meter-long diesel/hybrid propulsion vessels, scheduled for completion in 2024 and 2025, will serve the Islands of Islay and Jura, the most southerly of Scotland’s Inner Hebrides islands. The sailing time between the two ports is just over two hours, Leclanché claims.
According to advanced Leclanché, its lithium-ion batteries will enable the vessels to enter the ports quietly and carbon-free. The vessels will have a capacity of 275-lane meters for heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) on the main deck and a total of 107 cars on both their main and hoistable decks.
We have been also very happy with the company’s accurate simulation that enabled to size the battery, its cooling system and to optimize the operation condition for a 10-year continuous service period.
… said Özgür Arslancan, Technology Director at elkon.
We’re excited by the large number of shipyards, vessel owners and integrators who have approached […] They are especially interested in the undeniable benefits of liquid-cooling for longer life cycle, low maintenance and the reduced footprint of MRS-3.
… said Phil Broad, CEO, Leclanché e-Mobility.