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10.11.2020 - By :

Vessel sails for 20 minutes based on battery only

  • The vessel Altera Wave is is built to DNV GL’s Battery Power notation and has a battery pack of 1808kWh installed. Based on its latest trial, the vessel is able to maintain 6-7 knots for almost 20 minutes on batteries only.
 
  • Specifically, Christian Fjell, Chairman Of The Board, Stavanger Shipowner’s Association, referred to the vessel as “the Tesla of the North Sea”.
  • The ship is built to DNVGL’s Battery Power notation and has a battery pack of 1808kWh installed.
  • The trial was successful and revealed that the vessel was able to maintain 6-7 knots for almost 20 minutes on batteries only.
  • The main purpose of the batteries is to reduce fuel consumption and emissions by peak shaving, prevent black-outs, and improve safety during DP operations by replacing power from one generator if needed.
  • Back in 2019, DNV GL reported that there were 352 ships confirmed with battery installations. This number is expected to increase until 2026.
  • source information – https://safety4sea.com/watch-vessel-sails-for-20-minutes-based-on-battery-only/

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