Renewable energy battery solutions ready for ships

Eco Marine Power (EMP) is pleased to announce that in co-operation with The Furukawa Battery Company of Japan, it is now able to offer a range of marine battery solutions for use on-board ships or for marine related applications such as offshore platforms & renewable energy projects. 
This range of high quality and long-life batteries from Furukawa Battery have also been accepted for use on classed vessels by ClassNK (Nippon Kaiji Kyokai) in addition to having been evaluated by EMP.
Three main battery types from Furukawa Battery will now be used by EMP as part of its Aquarius Marine Solar Power and Aquarius MAS + Solar solution packages. Details of these battery technologies are as follows:
FC38-12: FC38-12 VRLA (Valve Regulated Lead Acid) batteries are ideal for small marine solar power applications (i.e. up to around 5kWp) and can be supplied either as a battery pack set or as individual 12V units. A major advantage of the FC38-12 is that it’s relatively small size and light weight makes it ideal for installation into small (but ventilated) spaces on-board ships and other vessels.
FCP Series: Furukawa Cycle Power (FCP) series battery units are available in various configurations and are supplied complete with a modular design mounting rack for superior vibration resistance. The space saving design of the unit also reduces installation and maintenance time. FCP series batteries are ideally suited for renewable energy applications and their long life (approximately 15 years) and low maintenance requirements make them ideal for use on ships.
UB Series: The Ultra Battery (UB) series are the ideal solution for smart grid, wind power and solar power applications both on land and on ships. UB-50-12 batteries can be supplied as individual units or as a pack for use with an EMP marine solar power solution. Some key features of the UB Series are their long cycle life (approximately 4500 cycles for the UB-1000) and suppression of cathode sulfation. The UB series batteries are ideal for retrofit projects in addition to being suitable for new shipbuilding projects.
After exhibiting a range of battery technologies along with EMP at the Electric and Hybrid Marine World Expo in Amsterdam recently, Mr. Kodaka, General Manager, International Business Department at Furukawa Battery stated:
"There is now a range of batteries from Furukawa Battery that have received acceptance from ClassNK and these products are ideally suited for renewable energy applications on ships and for offshore platforms. We look forward to working with Eco Marine Power to promote our battery technologies and expand our market share for energy storage in the shipping and maritime sectors."
In addition to supplying batteries and marine solar power solutions, EMP is also able to provide a range of services including marine renewable energy audits, system design and consulting services.
For further details regarding the range of batteries available from The Furukawa Battery Company please see: EMP Energy Storage Solutions

About Furukawa Battery

The Furukawa Battery Co., Ltd. is a leading manufacturer of storage batteries and electrical machinery in Japan and internationally. Furukawa Battery products include batteries for use in cars, motorcycles, electric vehicles, trains, aircraft, telecommunications, ships, spacecraft and renewable energy applications.
Furukawa Battery was established in 1950 and it addition to its head office in Yokohoma the company has a number of manufacturing facilities located both in Japan and in S.E. Asia.
The Furukawa Battery Co., Ltd. has been certified to ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 quality standards.
For more information please visit the Furukawa Battery website:http://www.furukawadenchi.co.jp/english/index.htm

About Eco Marine Power

Eco Marine Power Co. Ltd. (EMP) is an internationally focused technology company that develops renewable energy based fuel saving and emission reduction solutions for ships including passenger ferries, survey ships, oil tankers and cargo vessels. These technologies include the EnergySail®, Aquarius Marine Renewable Energy (MRE) System and Aquarius Management & Automation System (MAS).
EMP also develops sustainable ship concepts that incorporate the latest renewable energy technologies and is currently working on a number of design projects including Aquarius Eco Ship and Aquarius Unmanned Surface Vessel (USV). The company is based in Fukuoka, Japan.
To read more about Eco Marine Power please visit:www.ecomarinepower.com
Media Contacts
Mayu Yamauchi (Furukawa Battery)
Phone: +81 45 336 5063
E-mail: m-yamauchi@furukawadenchi.co.jp
Greg Atkinson (Eco Marine Power)
Phone: +81 92 287 9677
E-mail: greg.atkinson@ecomarinepower.com

Global marine hybrid propulsion systems market that is expected to reach USD 4,455.88 million by 2022

Global marine hybrid propulsion systems market that is expected to reach USD 4,455.88 million by 2022 at a CAGR of 8.02% from 2014 to 2022 according to new research report


Marine hybrid propulsion systems are particularly helpful to marine vessel operators who are challenged by fluctuating fuel prices and growing environmental restrictions. Fuel charges constitute a significant share of a vessel’s operating expenses. Efficient fuel technologies such as hybrid propulsion systems help reduce the operating expenses and increase profit margins.
The report points out that the low fuel consumption of hybrid marine propulsion systems as compared to conventional propulsion systems has increased the adoption of hybrid marine propulsion systems by shipping companies. Flexible power and design configuration requirements in offshore support vessels and anchor handling systems will also propel the global marine hybrid propulsion market.
However, the report states that the usage of clean fuel in conventional propulsion systems will significantly impact the adoption of hybrid propulsion systems. The global marine hybrid propulsion market has a huge opportunity to grow with the expansion of emission control areas which will augment the demand for marine hybrid propulsion systems. On the basis of configuration, the report segments the global marine hybrid propulsion market into parallel hybrid, diesel-electric, and serial hybrid.
Diesel-electric systems are extensively used and are expected to dominate the market during the forecast horizon. However, serial hybrid and parallel hybrid configurations are estimated to witness significant growth in the near future.
Browse the full Marine Hybrid Propulsion Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast 2014 - 2022 report athttp://www.transparencymarketresearch.com/marine-hybrid-propulsion-market.html  
Depending on the end use, the report categorizes the global marine hybrid propulsion market into ferries, defense vessels, tugboats and offshore support vessels, and others. Marine hybrid propulsion systems are majorly used by ferry operators in coastal areas and inland waterways, owing to stringent emission norms. Tugboats and offshore support vessels are increasingly adopting marine hybrid propulsion systems to improve fuel efficiency. Luxury yachts and small tourist boats are also emerging as major adopters of marine hybrid propulsion systems.
The report studies the marine hybrid propulsion market in four key regions: Europe, North America, Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Africa, and South and Central America. Europe has evolved as a major market for marine hybrid propulsion systems in recent years. Some of the prominent players in the global marine hybrid propulsion market are General Electric, Siemens AG, Imtech Marine, Caterpillar Inc., and BAE Systems.
The global market for marine hybrid propulsion systems has been segmented as follows:
Marine Hybrid Propulsion Market: Configuration Analysis
  • Diesel-electric
  • Parallel
  • Serial
Marine Hybrid Propulsion Market: End-use Analysis
  • Tugboats & OSVs
  • Ferries
  • Defense Vessels
  • Others
Marine Hybrid Propulsion Market: Regional Analysis
  • North America
  • U.S.
  • Rest of North America
Europe
  • Norway
  • Netherlands
  • U.K.
  • Rest of Europe
Asia Pacific
  • China
  • Japan
  • Singapore
Rest of Asia Pacific
  • South & Central America
  • Middle East
  • Africa

LaNaval launches CNG hybrid ferry

LaNaval launches CNG hybrid ferry
Spanish shipbuilder Construcciones Navales del Norte – La Naval has launched the 135 m ferry Texelstroom for Netherlands operator Royal N.V. Texels Eigen Stoomboot Onderneming (TESO).
The 1,750 passenger, 350 vehicle vessel marks the Basque shipyard's ferry market debut —and it is entering the segment with a technically sophisticated ship featuring a hybrid propulsion system, with dual fuel (diesel/CNG) generating sets and a battery system, feeding the propulsion electric motors.
The double ended ferry will have two completely independent engine rooms, each of which can provide enough power to be able to continue the normal service of the ferry at least up until wind force Beaufort  9.
One engine room is to be fitted with two ABC diesel engines (2 x 2,000 kW), and the other with two ABC dual fuel engines (also 2 x 2.000 kW).
Two Rolls-Royce azimuth propellers will be installed at each end of the ship, to achieve a speed of 10 knots (economic) and 15 knots (maximum).
It is planned that the ferry will operate mainly on natural gas stored in two batteries of compressed natural gas (CNG) bottles installed on the top deck.
Electric batteries will also form an integral part of the advanced energy management system. In addition to this, with over 700 sq.m of solar panels, the ferry will have power available from the sun in the sunniest region of The Netherlands.
The vessel will is scheduled to be ready for sea trials at the end of this year  and final delivery in January 2016..

Marine Hybrid Propulsion Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast 2014 - 2022

LONDONAug. 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- This research study analyzes the market for marine hybrid propulsion systems in terms of revenue. The marine hybrid propulsion market has been segmented on the basis of configuration, end-users, and geography. For the purpose of this study, 2013 has been taken as the base year while all forecasts have been given for the 2014–2022 period. Market data for all the segments has been provided at the regional as well as country-specific levels for the 2013–2022 period. 

The regional segments have been further divided into sub-segments comprising seven unique countries that are major players in the global marine hybrid propulsion market. The report provides a comprehensive competitive landscape and features companies engaged in the marine hybrid propulsion business. The report also provides a detailed industry analysis of the marine hybrid propulsion market with the help of the Porter's Five Forces model. The Porter's Five Forces analysis aids in understanding the five major forces that affect the industry structure and profitability of the global marine hybrid propulsion market. The forces analyzed are the bargaining power of buyers, bargaining power of suppliers, threat from new entrants, threat from substitutes, and degree of competition in the market. 

The high-level analysis provides detailed insights into the business of marine hybrid propulsion globally. Major drivers, restraints, and opportunities of the marine hybrid propulsion market are analyzed in detail and illustrated in the report through graphs and tables. One of the most prominent drivers is the increasing investments by vessel operators in fuel-efficient and environment-friendly technologies. 

Vessel and towage operators in the marine industry are now investing in marine hybrid propulsion systems to optimize operational performance. Development in technology originating from the hybrid automotive industry has assisted technology developers in designing efficient and economical marine hybrid propulsion systems. Market attractiveness analysis was carried out for the marine hybrid propulsion industry on the basis of end-use. Market attractiveness was estimated on the basis of consumer preferences that directly impact the market. 

The marine hybrid propulsion market has been segmented into three broad categories on the basis of configuration as diesel-electric, parallel, and serial hybrid systems. The marine hybrid propulsion market was also analyzed on the basis of end-users as tugboats, ferries, high-speed PSVs, and others. The others segment primarily comprises naval vessels and autonomous underwater vehicles. The marine hybrid propulsion market was analyzed across six geographies: North AmericaEuropeAsia PacificSouth America & Central AmericaAfrica, and the Middle East.

Although hybrid propulsion systems are being widely adopted across the world, the major share of development is witnessed in Europealone. Regional data has been provided for each sub-segment of the marine hybrid propulsion market. Key market participants in the marine hybrid propulsion market include BAE Systems plc, Caterpillar Inc., Aspin Kemp & Associates, Imtech Marine, and General Electric. The report provides an overview of these companies, followed by their financial details, business strategies, and recent developments. 

Marine Hybrid Propulsion Market: Configuration Analysis

Diesel-electric
Parallel
Serial
Marine Hybrid Propulsion Market: End-use Analysis
Tugboats & OSVs
Ferries
Defense Vessels
Others
Marine Hybrid Propulsion Market: Regional Analysis
North America
U.S.
Rest of North America
Europe
Norway
Netherlands
U.K.
Rest of Europe
Asia Pacific
China
Japan
Singapore
Rest of Asia Pacific
South & Central America
Middle East
Africa
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“Marine Hybrid Propulsion Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast 2014 - 2022”
The marine hybrid propulsion market has been segmented into three broad categories on the basis of configuration as diesel-electric, parallel, and serial hybrid systems.
The marine hybrid propulsion market was also analyzed on the basis of end-users as tugboats, ferries, high-speed PSVs, and others.
The others segment primarily comprises naval vessels and autonomous underwater vehicles.
The marine hybrid propulsion market was analyzed across six geographies: North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, South America & Central America, Africa, and the Middle East.
Although hybrid propulsion systems are being widely adopted across the world, the major share of development is witnessed in Europe alone. Regional data has been provided for each sub-segment of the marine hybrid propulsion market.
Key market participants in the marine hybrid propulsion market include BAE Systems plc, Caterpillar Inc., Aspin Kemp & Associates, Imtech Marine, and General Electric. The report provides an overview of these companies, followed by their financial details, business strategies, and recent developments.
Marine Hybrid Propulsion Market: Configuration Analysis
Diesel-electric
- Parallel
- Serial
Marine Hybrid Propulsion Market: End-use Analysis
- Tugboats & OSVs
- Ferries
- Defense Vessels
- Others
Key Topics Covered:
Chapter 1 Preface
Chapter 2 Executive Summary
Chapter 3 Marine Hybrid Propulsion Market - Industry Analysis
Chapter 4 Marine Hybrid Propulsion Market - Configuration Analysis
Chapter 5 Marine Hybrid Propulsion Market - End-use Analysis
Chapter 6 Marine Hybrid Propulsion Market: Regional Analysis
Chapter 7 Company Profiles
- Alewijnse Holding B.V
- Aspin Kemp & Associates
- BAE Systems plc
- Caterpillar Inc.
- General Electric
- Imtech Marine
- MAN Diesel & Turbo SE
- Rolls-Royce plc
- SCHOTTEL Group
- STEYR MOTORS GmbH
- Siemens AG
- Torqeedo GmbH
- UQM Technologies, Inc
- Wartsila

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