Batteries & Electric Propulsion

Incat Tasmania building world’s largest battery electric ship

Incat Tasmania building world’s largest battery electric ship

130m-long vessel to be fitted with a 40MWh battery energy storage system that will power a series of electric propulsion system and waterjets In a  significant change to earlier plans, Australian shipyard Incat Tasmania has announced that the 130m lightweight inland ro-pax ordered by Uruguayan operator Buquebús, first announced in 2019 and already under construction, […]

Harland & Wolff-led e-tug concept takes shape

Harland & Wolff-led e-tug concept takes shape

Shipbuilder Harland & Wolff has teamed up with naval architect Macduff Ship Design, propulsion specialist Kongsberg Maritime and battery manufacturer Echandia to develop a zero-emissions harbour and coastal tug. Two tugs are specified in the initial order, each with a proposed length of 25.5m, a beam of 12m and a draught of 4.85m – although, […]

Electric ferry challenge shakes up WFSA student design competition

Electric ferry challenge shakes up WFSA student design competition

For the 10th instalment of its Annual International Student Design Competition for a Safe, Affordable Ferry, spanning 2022-2023, the Worldwide Ferry Safety Association (WFSA) shook things up by introducing a new stipulation for the participating teams. Although previous years’ contests had called for ferry designs to meet specific operational demands, the panel of  judges had […]

Grasshop garbage collecting catamaran promises cleaner waters and cleaner air

Grasshop garbage collecting catamaran promises cleaner waters and cleaner air

There’s been a recent upsurge in the production of boats dedicated to removing floating debris and trash from coastal and inshore waters – a task that cleans up the immediate environment and, crucially, prevents the outflow of this waste into the sea, where effective removal becomes far more difficult. The new Grasshop catamaran concept, developed […]

Glosten hybrid tug is familiar but different

Glosten hybrid tug is familiar but different

A methanol-hybrid tugboat developed by Glosten and ABB should enable operators to switch to greener operations without any jarring overhauls to procedures, writes Stevie Knight While tugboats’ average hours of operation are low compared to other vessel types – often just 2,000-3,000 hours annually – they still contribute significantly to overall port emissions. With stakeholders […]

LR and BV type approval for Octopus ESS

LR and BV type approval for Octopus ESS

EST-Floattech has announced that its Octopus Series Battery System has received Lloyd’s Register (LR) and Bureau Veritas (BV) type approval for maritime applications. Both LR and BV observed the tests that EST-Floattech carried out on the Octopus Series Battery System to ensure its compliance with the latest industry standards and regulations. The two classification societies […]

Big Apple gets greener

Big Apple gets greener

Zero-emission tug helps the Big Apple get greener Late 2023 will see a 66-year-old New York vessel enjoy a second lease of life as a carbon emission-free tugboat, thanks to an ammonia-to-power system developed by Amogy New York-based start-up Amogy has announced its plans to unveil a zero-emission tugboat later this year, utilising ammonia as […]

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