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Tech Feature: Next-Generation Maritime Electrical Solutions Today

May 17, 2022

Asbjørn Halsebakke of Yaskawa Environmental Energy/The Switch discusses the application in maritime for the company’s new generation DC-Hub with its unique Electronic DC Breaker (EDCB) and Electronic Bus Link (EBL).Your company is starting to talk about its new generation DC-Hub. Can you give an overview of this product evolution with insight on what makes it unique?I think one of the key features with maritime products and with DC-Hub is that you need to think first about personal safety…

BEMAC, Mitsui Ink Deal to Acquire The Switch

Oct 20, 2023

BEMAC, as majority shareholder, together with Mitsui have entered into a share purchase agreement to acquire 100% of the shares of The Switch from Yaskawa Europe Holding AB (a wholly owned subsidiary of YASKAWA Electric Corporation).The Switch…

Hybrid-electric Biomass Fuel Carrier to get ABB Propulsion

Apr 19, 2022

One of its most significant initiatives in the Japanese shipping industry's push toward net zero is e5 Lab Inc., a consortium comprising Asahi Tanker Co., Ltd., Exeno Yamamizu Corporation, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. and Mitsubishi Corporation…

Plug in Power Infrastructure for Electric Boats fast-tracked in Europe

Mar 01, 2022

Aqua superPower announced a strategic partnership with AC charge point developer e-concept, which has developed a novel design of charging posts that have been approved for use in certain sensitive environments including the canals in Venice…

Incat Crowther Bags Deal to Design Hybrid-electric Ferry for New Zealand

Dec 09, 2021

Incat Crowther inked a deal to design an Incat Crowther 32 hybrid-electric ferry for Fullers360 of Auckland, New Zealand. To be built by Q-West, the ferry will be the designer’s sixth from the builder and will join 10 other Incat Crowther ferries in the Fullers360 fleet…

MacGregor Debuts Next-gen Electric Cargo Cranes

Nov 15, 2021

MacGregor introduces the next generation of variable frequency drive (VFD) electric cranes.To date, the company has delivered more than 500 electric cranes since 2007, with electric motor and drive system technology evolving significantly during this time…

Astilleros Gondán Orders ABB Package for 10 Electric Ferries

Apr 12, 2021

Spanish shipbuilder Astilleros Gondán has tapped ABB to supply all-electric power solutions for ten fast 40-meter urban passenger ferries transporting up to 540 passengers each across Lisbon’s Tagus river.The contract comes a week after Astilleros…

Austal Launches 46m Fully Electric Ferry Design

Jan 19, 2021

Austal Australia launched the VOLTA series of electric-powered high speed ferry solutions, with the introduction of the Passenger Express 46V, a fully electric-powered 46-meter catamaran ferry design.The VOLTA series is distinct in the burgeoning…

Hurtigruten Names World's 1st Hybrid Expedition Ship

Nov 10, 2019

The world's first hybrid electric-powered expedition ship and newest member of the Hurtigruten fleet, MS Roald Amundsen, was officially named in Antarctica.The ceremony took place in Chiriguano Bay on Brabant Island - and instead of a traditional champagne bottle…

World’s Largest Electric Ferry Completes Maiden Voyage

Aug 16, 2019

E-ferry Ellen, the world's largest all-electric ferry,  made its first commercial trip connecting the ports of Søby and Fynshav (Denmark).Switzerland-based battery system provider Leclanché SA has powered the vessel, capable of carrying approximately 30 vehicles and 200 passengers…

Marseille Fos Accelerates Air Emissions Cuts

Jul 24, 2019

Among a string of new eco-friendly initiatives, the Marseille Fos port authority is to spend $22 million over the next six years to extend shoreside electrical connections for berthed vessels to every ferry, cruiseship and repair quay within the Marseille eastern harbor…

Interview: Edmonds Brown, Cummins, Inc.

May 14, 2019

The May 2019 edition of Maritime Reporter & Engineering News features a eight-page feature section on 'Thought Leadership' in the marine power sector. Here we extract and present the interview with Edmonds Brown, Cummins, Inc., Commercial Marine Segment Leader…

Danfoss Hybrid Electric Ferry Operational

Apr 16, 2019

Danfoss Editron, a company specializes in hybrid and electric powertrain systems for off-highway and marine markets, said that it has provided the hybrid electric drivetrain system powering a new ferry connecting the communities of Thyborøn and Agger in north west Denmark…

SeaKing Electrical Completes DFDS Ferry Upgrades in France

Mar 20, 2019

SeaKing Electrical has completed a series of upgrades to three DFDS ferries at Damen Dunkerque Shipyard in France.The package of work was delivered to short ferries including the MS Dunkerque Seaways, MS Dover Seaways and MS Delft Seaways operated by Danish shipping company DFDS…

Kalmar Unveils New Electric Tractor

Feb 14, 2019

Kalmar, part of Cargotec, said that its Electric Terminal Tractor  is due to be launched in 2020 will be equipped with a 107 kWh lithium-ion battery capable of DC fast charge. This means that operators will be able to take advantage of opportunity charging during shift breaks…

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