Echandia To Supply With Battery Systems For 2 New Fully Electrified Vessels

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Echandia has been chosen to supply energy storage solutions for two new fully electrified vessels for Molslinjen. The two new ferries will operate Alslinjen and Samsølinjen starting in 2024. The battery systems will have a total capacity of around 7 MWh, reports an article published on their website.

About the ferries

The two new ferries are designed by OSK-ShipTech for Molslinjen and will be built by Cemre Shipyard for delivery in 2024. The choice of Echandia’s system was made based on a substantially lower total cost of ownership combined with outstanding safety features and low weight.

Battery systems

Echandia battery systems have a high degree of utilization of installed capacity, which results in an overall system size and weight that few competing systems can match. As an additional advantage, this leads to a significantly smaller carbon footprint.

The maritime world is now developing at a rapid pace towards zero-emission solutions and increasingly large ships can be operated with batteries alone. Molslinjen’s investments in fully electric passenger ferries that are charged with energy from green wind power represent a new paradigm for maritime electrification. This is in line with Echandia’s vision for the future, with electric, autonomous ships that create quiet and clean and safe passenger experiences.

In the past, Echandia have successfully delivered battery systems to the tugboat market and commuter passenger ferries, like the ones in Copenhagen and Kochi, India for example. The contract for the new Molslinjen ferries represents a significant step for Echandia into the market segment for larger RoRo and RoPax ferries.

The new vessels will have a capacity of 600 passengers, and 188 cars and a total length of 116,8 meters. The vessels are prepared for autonomous sailing between ports, with automatic docking and charging at quay. The energy storage of 3,1 MWh and 3,8 MWh respectively will be fully charged in 20-25 minutes.

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Source: Echandia

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