Maersk to Trial Containerized Battery on Containership

A.P.Moller- Maersk is getting ready to test a containerized battery on board one of its containerships as the world's largest container shipping company continues to develop low carbon solutions in order to meet its environmental goals. The 600 kWh battery, which is housed inside a shipping container, will be installed on board the 249-meter MV Maersk Cape Town next … [Read more...]

Fire and Gas Explosion in Battery Room of Norwegian Ferry Prompts Lithium-Ion Power Warning

Norwegian authorities are warning shipowners and operators about the dangers associated with lithium-ion battery systems after a fire and subsequent gas explosion on board a diesel-electric ferry in Norway. The small fire was reported October 10 in the battery room of the Norled passenger ferry MF Ytterøyningen. The ferry returned to harbor under its own power where … [Read more...]

Transocean Semi-Submersible is First to Use Battery Power for Drilling Operations

Deepwater drilling contractor Transocean says it has deployed that world’s first hybrid battery system on floating drilling rig to supplement power needs during drilling operations. They hybrid energy storage system was deployed on its Transocean Spitsbergen semi-submersible at the Snorre Field in Norway. Transocean says the patented technology targets a 14 percent … [Read more...]

Battery-Powered Ships Next Up in Battle to Tackle Emissions

(Bloomberg) --The electric battery boom has a new target: ships. Four Japanese companies have teamed up to build the world’s first zero-emission tanker by mid-2021 that will be powered by large-capacity batteries and will operate in Tokyo Bay, according to a statement on Tuesday. The new company e5 Lab Inc. is a venture between Asahi Tanker Co., Exeno Yamamizu Corp., Mitsui … [Read more...]

Ulstein Delivers World’s Biggest Plug-In Battery-Powered Vessel

Norwegian shipbuilder Ulstein says it has delivered the world’s largest plug-in battery-powered hybrid vessel, Color Hybrid. The ship was delivered from the company’s Ulstein Verft to Color Line. The Color Hybrid features new solutions to reduce noise and emissions, including five-megawatt batteries that can be charged from shore power stations in Sandefjord. Ulstein … [Read more...]