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World’s first battery and LNG trawler launched

Turkish shipyard ‘Cemre’ informed that it launched Libas, the world’s first battery & LNG driven purse seiner/trawler. The launching of the vessel took place on the 7th of February. After the completion, Cemre is planning to deliver the vessel in Q2, 2020.

First steel cut for UECC’s battery hybrid PCTC vessel

On 8 January, the United European Car Carriers (UECC), jointly owned by Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK) and Wallenius Lines announced its first steel cutting ceremony at the Jiangnan Shipyard in Shanghai, for their battery hybrid LNG powered vessel “PCTC”.

New report analyzes battery safety on vessels

In collaboration with the Norwegian, Danish and US maritime authorities, battery manufacturers, system integrators, suppliers of fire extinguishing systems, shipyards and shipowners, DNV GL published a new report on battery safety in ships. The report analyzes explosion and fire risks in maritime battery installations and the effectiveness of fire extinguishing systems in case of a battery fire.

MOL, e5 Lab work on hydrogen hybrid pure car carrier project

MOL and e5 Lab are collaborating to develop and promote electrically powered zero emission vessels. As such, they have concluded to a Memorandum Of Understanding (MoU), to perform a joint study of a hybrid pure car carrier equipped with a hydrogen fuel cell system and large-capacity batteries (hydrogen hybrid PCC).  

Guidance for commercial vessels using lithium-ion batteries

USCG’s Office of Design and Engineering Standards (CG-ENG) issued CG-ENG Policy Letter No. 02-19, “Design Guidance for Lithium-Ion Battery Installations Onboard Commercial Vessels” to improve the plan approval process for commercial vessel propulsion or electrical systems powered by installed Lithium-ion batteries.

Maersk to test battery system to enhance power production

A containerized 600 kWh marine battery system will be equipped in a trial on board the Maersk Cape Town in December 2019 to improve ship performance and reliability while at the same time reducing CO2 emissions. The battery system will be shortly transported to Singapore and installed on board the Maersk Cape Town.

New project competes with world’s greenest superyachts

Engineers from MAN, Braemar Technical Services along with additional four maritime companies are developing a zero-emissions superyacht, which will consist of an all-of-the-above selection of green technology. The team behind this, look towards a zero emissions upon weight savings. 

IMCA in favour of hybrid battery systems on board DP vessels

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) announced that it is promoting ways of reducing carbon emissions in the marine environment as part of its strategic theme of environmental sustainability. As IMCA said, the contribution of battery technologies in cutting carbon emissions is now having a positive effect in the offshore marine construction market.

AIDAperla receives largest battery storage system

In light of the opening of Corvus Energy’s first production plant in Norway, Corvus inked an agreement with AIDA Cruises to electrify the first cruise ship of AIDA Cruises; AIDAperla will be the first ship to be equipped with lithium-ion batteries.

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