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...]

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...]

World’s First Battery-Powered Cruise Ship Sets Sail for the Arctic

By Victoria Klesty OSLO, July 1 (Reuters) - The world's first cruise ship propelled partially by battery power is set to head out from northern Norway on its maiden voyage, cruise operator Hurtigruten said on Monday. The hybrid expedition cruise ship, the Roald Amundsen, can take 500 passengers and is designed to sail in harsh climate waters. Named after the Norwegian … [Read more...]

Edda Ferd, Østensjø Rederi’s Lithium Powered OSV

This ain’t no Prius. The newest addition to Haugesund-based Østensjø Rederi's fleet carries a very unique hybrid power system based around a matrix of sophisticated lithium batteries from Vancouver-based Corvus Energy.  Built at Astilleros Gondan in Spain in 2012 and delivered to Østensjø Rederi in 2013, Edda Ferd is an example of the new breed of highly efficient offshore … [Read more...]

Damen Delivers First Hybrid Tug – PHOTOS

Dutch shipbuilder Damen Shipyards has turned over a new leaf in its shipbuilding portfolio with the delivery of a hybrid version of its popular Damen ASD Tug 2810, the first hybrid tug to be built and delivered by the company. Damen made the announcement this week that Amsterdam-based Iskes Towage & Salvage has taken delivery of the tug Bernardus, of the Damen ASD Tug … [Read more...]