Shell Marine Launches Megawatt Charging System For Electric Vehicles And Vessels


Shell Marine has introduced its pioneering Megawatt Charging System (MCS) at the Energy Transition Campus Amsterdam (ETCA) in the Netherlands. This cutting-edge infrastructure promises to revolutionize electric vehicle and vessel charging capabilities.

Dual-Purpose Design for Enhanced Efficiency

The MCS boasts a remarkable three-fold increase in charging capacity compared to conventional e-truck stations. Its dual-purpose design supports various marine vessels, including tugs, barges, service craft, and ferries, alongside terrestrial electric vehicles.

Simplified Infrastructure with Universal Standards

Featuring two universal charging arms and utilizing a single connector standard, the MCS streamlines infrastructure requirements and offers cost efficiencies for operators across marine and land-based transportation sectors.

Integration with Renewable Energy Sources

Supported by a local microgrid of 3,600 rooftop-mounted solar panels, the MCS ensures rapid recharge times, enabling vessels like the Kotug e-pusher to transition from overnight charging to full operational capacity within one hour. This integration underscores Shell’s commitment to sustainable energy practices and operational continuity.

Shell’s Leadership in Energy Innovation

Hilmar van den Dool, Shell’s General Manager of eMobility, emphasized the company’s proactive stance in investing and innovating within the expanding electric vehicle and vessel markets. The MCS not only addresses current electrification needs but also positions Shell at the forefront of future energy solutions, aligned with global efforts toward cleaner and more efficient transportation.

Shell Marine’s introduction of the MCS at ETCA exemplifies its dedication to advancing sustainable energy solutions. By combining cutting-edge technology with renewable energy integration, Shell sets a precedent for the industry, fostering environmentally responsible infrastructure essential for the future of maritime and land-based transportation.

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Source: Marine Insight