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Today’s vessels need flexible design to comply with upcoming legislations

During an interview with the SAFETY4SEA team at Nor-Shipping 2019, Jan Erik Rasanen, Head of New Technologies, Foreship, talked about the need of today’s ships to comply with upcoming legislations, providing an overview of the major highlights regarding alternative propulsion technologies for ships.

New superfast charging system for electric ferries unveiled

Swedish power company Vattenfall and marine propulsion provider Echandia Marine announced development of a new system for electric ferries, designed to provide superfast charging, while minimizing emissions and lowering operational and maintenance costs.

FCR batteries for ship and offshore use receive acceptance

Eco Marine Power along with the Furukawa Battery Company of Japan announced that the FCR series of high performance and recyclable batteries have been accepted for use on classed or to be classed vessels with Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (ClassNK). The FCR series of batteries will now be used as appropriate for EMP projects and supplied as replacement batteries as needed.

First battery-powered cruise ship begins maiden voyage towards the Arctic

The world’s first cruise ship partially powered by batteries will leave northern Norway to start its maiden voyage, according to cruise operator Hurtigruten. The hybrid cruise ship ‘Roald Amundsen’s’  battery pack allows it to operate solely on batteries for about 45 to 60 minutes under ideal conditions.

Agreement signed for building 18 electric-powered bulkers

Chinese lithium battery producer EVE Energy and Shanghai Hanshun Shipping will cooperate for the development of eighteen electric-powered bulk carriers. These ships are expected to have 30% less operation costs than other river-ocean going bulk carriers.

China scraps list of recommended battery suppliers, opens up market

China has completely scrapped its list of recommended battery suppliers. This decision could open up the world’s biggest market for electric vehicle batteries, foreign companies believe. The list was initially launched in 2015. The list, which did not contain foreign companies when it was launched in 2015, was scrapped on June 21, under China’s management reforms.

New study presents the potential of hybrid power generation

During the CIMAC conference in Vancouver, Dr Alexander Knafl, MAN Energy Solutions, presented the results of a new study which analyzes the potential of hybrid power solutions ahead of tightening regulations on greenhouse gas emissions.

New study examined efficiency of hybrid container feeder

Speaking at the CIMAC conference in Vancouver recently, Dr Alexander Knafl, MAN Energy Solutions, presented the results of a new study, which examined the potential of using batteries in a container feeder vessel, to assess if it is possible to both reduce emissions and save operational costs.

ABS to class its first ‘tri-fuel’ vessel

Harvey Gulf International Marine has chosen the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) to class two Offshore Supply Vessels (OSV) being retrofitted with a dual fuel as well as battery system. The Harvey Energy will become the first US-flagged OSV equipped with a battery/converter system.

352 confirmed ships are using battery installations

The use of batteries is an emerging means or power that some ships are considering or are even using. As DNV GL informs, today there are 352 ships confirmed with battery installations. This number is expected to increase until 2026 From 2020, the number of ships that will be running on batteries and are under construction will be 153.


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