Eco Marine Power and technology partner The Furukawa Battery Co. will supply marine-grade FCR series batteries for both a solar power system and for back-up use on a Handymax bulker, reports Dry Bulk Magazine.
FCR batteries for dual applications
According to Tokyo-headquartered ECO Marine Power, this will be the first time the FCR batteries have been used for these dual applications onboard a ship. Other equipment will also be installed onto the vessel as part of an Eco Handymax Project that is being undertaken by several companies based in Japan and a shipowner.
As part of the project to supply the FCR-50-12 batteries, the existing layout of the battery room will be altered and new battery frames manufactured by Teramoto Iron Works also supplied. This, said Eco Marine Power, will allow for the batteries to be installed in a horizontal orientation, thereby allowing the units required for the Aquarius Marine Solar Power solution and also for back-up use to be installed in the same space onboard the ship.
No need for complicated protection
Eco Marine Power also noted that the recyclable FCR series battery design allows for them to be installed without the need for complicated protection or cooling systems.
‘The installation of the FCR series batteries for dual applications onboard the ship demonstrates how this battery technology can be used for a wide range of uses both for maritime and land-based projects,’ said Yasuhiro Kodaka, General Manager of the Global Business Development Department at Furukawa Battery.
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Source: Dry Bulk Magazine