Ships Go Green With Wärtsilä’s Hybrid Systems

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  • Finnlines RoRo ships go green with Wärtsilä’s Hybrid Power Conversion Systems.
  • Order was placed with Wärtsilä in Q4 2019.
  • Hybrid solution includes a 5000 kWh energy storage system, that enables ships to operate with zero emissions while in port.
  • The equipment is scheduled for delivery to the yard in the second half of 2020.
  • Finnlines is a frontrunner in the development of hybrid power ships, marine battery packs and of energy management systems. 

Wärtsilä’s Hybrid Power Conversion Systems in 3 new Finnlines RoRo ships to make them go green, says a press release published on their website.

Wärtsilä’s Hybrid System

  • The technology group Wärtsilä will supply its Hybrid Power Conversion system for three new RoRo ferries.
  • The ferries are being built at the Nanjing Jinling shipyard in China for Finnlines, a part of the Italian Grimaldi Group.
  • The order with Wärtsilä was placed in Q4 2019.
  • The 238 metres long vessels will serve Finnlines’ routes.

About Hybrid Solution

  • Hybrid solution includes a 5000 kWh energy storage system.
  • This enables ships to operate with zero emissions while in port.
  • It helps to meet the Registro Italiano Navale (RINA) Green Plus class notation. 
  • They will also have Ice Class classification 1A Super.

Highly efficient solutions

Mikael Lindholm, Head of Newbuilding Department, Finnlines says:

“Wärtsilä’s Smart Marine approach to technology development aims at delivering highly efficient solutions with minimal impact on the environment. This order is one more example of how we turn this approach into practical and reliable reality.”

According to Emanuele Grimaldi, CEO of Finnlines, these new ferries will be among the most environmentally sustainable ships of their type. 

Investment in research and development

Finnlines is a frontrunner in the development of hybrid power ships, marine battery packs and of energy management systems. 

Finnlines, aims at meeting all the environmental targets set by the IMO and by the international community for shipping well on time with

  • investments in research & development and
  • teaming with its suppliers.

Delivery to the yard 

The equipment is scheduled for delivery to the yard in the second half of 2020. Wärtsilä’s equipment also includes – 

  • in-line shaft generators, 
  • power take-off/take in converters, and 
  • transformers.

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Source: Wärtsilä

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