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Wind, Solar Marine Power Project Approves Battery Supplier

Wind, Solar Marine Power Project Approves Battery Supplier
UltraBattery UB-50-12 Batteries. Image Credit: The Furukawa Battery Company
Eco Marine Power (EMP) today said it has formally certified The Furukawa Battery Co., Ltd. of Japan, as a supplier of batteries for use on ship and marine structures.
As previously discussed on Ship & Bunker, marine batteries form an integral part of a range of the Aquarius Marine hybrid wind and solar marine power solutions being developed by EMP.
"For many energy storage solutions for ships and marine applications the key is to keep things simple, safe and reliable. The battery technologies that we have certified from Furukawa Battery allow us to offer energy storage solutions that are easy to install, do not require complicated cooling or control systems and are cost effective," said Greg Atkinson, Chief Technology Officer at Eco Marine Power.
Our battery technologies have been proven to be very safe and reliable over many years
Mr. Kodaka, General Manager, Overseas Sales and Marketing Department, Furukawa Battery
The certification process covers a range of batteries technologies including the hybrid valve regulated lead acid (VRLA) UltraBattery, and included obtaining approval from ClassNK for each battery type, EMP explained.
EMP also assessed how Furukawa Battery recycles returned batteries as part of a sustainability review.
"Our battery technologies have been proven to be very safe and reliable over many years and we are excited that we can offer these globally in co-operation with Eco Marine Power," commented Mr. Kodaka, General Manager, Overseas Sales and Marketing Department at Furukawa Battery.
Furukawa Battery will display its battery technologies for ships along with Eco Marine Power during Sea Japan in Tokyo, between April 11th – 13th 2018.

Teekay's next gen shuttle tankers will burn LNG and recovered VOCs

JANUARY 9, 2018 — Four next generation shuttle tankers on order for Teekay at shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) feature a broad range of Wärtsilä's latest technology innovations that are expected to reduce annual emissions of CO2 equivalents by more than 40 percent, compared to conventional shuttle tankers.
In addition to operating on Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) as the primary fuel, the ships' dual-fuel engines will also be able to run on a mixture of LNG and recovered Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) – the gas evaporating from the oil cargo tanks during loading.
By utilizing the recovered VOC as fuel rather than venting it to the atmosphere, the harmful emissions will be eliminated and the ships' bunker needs will be significantly reduced.
The concept also means that NOx emissions from the engines' exhaust will be reduced by more than 80 percent, SOx emissions will be almost entirely eliminated, while particulate emissions will be reduced by more than 95 percent.
These environmental benefits are matched by equally important economic advantages, with a significant reduction in fuel consumption compared to conventional solutions.
"Together with Teekay, we have developed a concept that takes the shuttle tanker sector into a new era, and which is further evidence of Wärtsilä's ability to transform shipping by developing and utilizing the very latest technologies," says Roger Holm, President, Wärtsilä Marine Solutions. "These ships will have tremendous operational flexibility with unmatched maneuevring capability, and will achieve what all operators are striving for today, namely optimal economic and environmental performance."
"This new shuttle tanker design will set new standards for both fuel consumption and CO2 emissions," says Terje Rusdal, Project Manager at Teekay.
Among the many innovative features of the design is the Wärtsilä Hybrid system, on which the power distribution will be based. The Hybrid system uses batteries for fuel savings, peak load shaving, and added overall system redundancy. This directly impacts the main machinery, resulting in fewer running hours with correspondingly lower maintenance time and costs.
Wärtsilä's broad scope of suppy also includes the full electric and automation system, which includes the Wärtsilä Low Loss Hybrid (LLH) system and batteries, the Wärtsilä LNGPac fuel storage and supply system, the Wärtsilä VOC system for recovering and liquefying the VOC with a storage and supply system, Wärtsilä 34DF dual fuel gas engines, the fuel mixing system with liquid VOC and LNG as the main fuel for the engine, gas turbines to handle the surplus gas, Wärtsilä cargo and ballast pumps and a Wärtsilä inert gas generator.
Also included in Wärtsilä's integrated solution for this vessel concept is Eniram's Vessel Performance Management system. Eniram, a Wärtsilä company, will provide a data collection platform having the capabilities to optimize the vessel's operations, while also providing the owners with analytics and reporting. The Performance Management system ensures that the full potential of the vessel as well as the fleet, will be utilized.
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Hybrid Partnership Gains First Project

The MAN Diesel &Turbo and AKA partners have recently received an order in connection with the building of a multi-purpose supply vessel for a federal Russian agency. The order inlcudes four MAN 7L21/31 gensets, including alternators, with AKA’s scope of supply for the order being a complete 690V main switchboard, 690-400 V transformers, and electric motors for main propellers and thrusters. Plus AKA’s delivery of he frequency converters for the electric motors and the drive control and power-management systems.

MAN Diesel & Turbo is reporting its first order from its 40% stake in Aspin Kemp & Associates (AKA), a specialist power supply, energy management and drive systems for marine applications.
The partners said the first order is for a hybrid propulsion package for a Russian special vessel. Delivery is scheduled for March 2018 in St. Petersburg and marks the first successful collaboration between the two since MAN Diesel & Turbo bought its share in AKA in June.
The order includes four MAN 7L21/31 gensets, including alternators, with AKA’s scope of supply for the order being a complete 690V main switchboard, 690-400 V transformers, and electric motors for main propellers and thrusters. Also within AKA’s delivery is the frequency converters for the electric motors and the drive control and power-management systems. (Energy management systems provide fully automatic control and optimize the power distribution of drive components of ships.)
“This specialist vessel, with its unique operational demands, showcases our competence as a solution provider and the broader capability we now possess with AKA’s energy-management expertise,” said Wayne Jones, chief sales officer, MAN Diesel & Turbo.  “Encouragingly for our new partnership, the previous vessel in this series was equipped with an identical propulsion package, but from a different supplier.”
The partnership is part of MAN Diesel & Turbo’s strategic development program, “Basecamp 3000+”, launched in 2016. As part of this program, the company announced strategic acquisitions and partnerships to expand its product range with respect to the global trends of de-carbonization and digitalization.
“The partnership with AKA is a key element in our strategy to strengthen our role as technological forerunner in the field of marine propulsion”, explained Uwe Lauber, CEO of MAN Diesel & Turbo. “AKA’s specialized expertise links battery storage systems and marine engines. The new cooperation marks an important step on the way to further establish ourselves as a principal system supplier for energy management on board ships.”
AKA is a Canadian company, based in Montague, Prince Edward Island (PEI). The company employs around 120 at five global locations with about 100 in its PEI locations.
In June 2017 MAN Diesel & Turbo agreed to acquire 40% in AKA. By the acquisition, MAN Diesel & Turbo said it has gained specialized know-how in the field of electric and hybrid systems to complement its product portfolio.
AKA co-founder and CEO Jason Aspin remains with the company as managing director and shareholder. Neale Kemp, the other founding partner. is retiring from active business operations and selling his shares in AKA.
MAN Diesel & Turbo said AKA is known as a world market leader in equipping diesel-hybrid powered ship propulsion systems with integrated battery storage and in high-reliability on-board power systems in dynamic-positioning applications for the marine and offshore oil & gas sectors. The company is also involved in energy storage and hybrid power solutions for a broader range of marine and land-based applications.
“MAN Diesel & Turbo is the world’s premiere designer and manufacturer of marine propulsion systems, and the perfect partner for us,” Aspin said. “We benefit not only from the global prestige of the brand, its global sales network and customer base, but also from the top-class engineering and machine building competence in the fields of engines, exhaust gas after treatment and gas and propulsion systems.”

Mexican owner joins slew of companies to recognise benefits of hybrid power

Mexican owner joins slew of companies to recognise benefits of hybrid power
Adopting hybrid propulsion will reduce Seacor Maja’s fuel consumption and emissions
Mexmar, Seacor’s joint venture in Mexico, is to upgrade the vessel Seacor Maya with a hybrid power solution, joining the growing ranks of companies that recognise the fuel-efficiencies and environmental benefits to be obtained from doing so.
Kongsberg has been selected as the single supplier for the delivery, supply and integration of an energy storage system for the vessel with a custom-designed energy control system (ECS). The ship’s existing K-Pos DP-22 dynamic positioning (DP) system and K-Chief 700 IAS automation system will also be upgraded.
The upgraded K-Pos DP-22 system functions include power load monitoring and blackout prevention. The system will display all battery data including capacity and status. The ECS is made possible by combining existing and upgraded K-Pos, K-Chief and K-Thrust functionality. Core components of the system include dynamic load prediction, dynamic inertia control and dynamic hybrid control combined with an automatic start/stop strategy.
This kind of system optimisation enables significant fuel efficiency while also extending battery life, lowering lifetime costs and maximising the investment in hybrid power. The contract includes an option for a second vessel.
“On completion of the upgrade, Seacor Maya will have one of the most advanced powertrain solutions of any vessel,” said Seacor Marine manager of engineering, Tim Clerc. “The hybrid power solution has the potential to significantly reduce operational costs while at the same time provide access to new functionality for improved safety and effectiveness of DP operations.”

Visedo to power breakthrough hybrid ice ferry for Swedish islands

Visedo has won the contract to deliver a hybrid electric propulsion system for a new Swedish ice-going passenger ferry.
The hybrid diesel-electric vessel will be capable of carrying 150 passengers through the often icy waters around the islands of the Stockholm archipelago, off the Swedish capital.
Visedo’s hybrid electric system will reduce fuel consumption and emissions, as well as providing quieter operation and less maintenance costs. The ferry will also feature selective catalytic reduction and diesel particulate filters to further reduce its environmental impact.
Stockholm County Council engaged Swedish marine consulting firm Saltech for the design and specification of the ferry, which will be built at the Baltic Workboats shipyard in Estonia. The vessel was expected to be completed to enter service with Waxholmsbolaget, the region’s leading ferry operator, in summer 2018.
Visedo will provide full customer support during the vessel’s design phase, as well as a 24-hour service line and a service engineer on standby. The Finnish manufacturer will also deliver technical management during procurement, construction and delivery of the vessel.
Visedo Marine Business Development Manager Philipp Fedorov said:
“Emissions restrictions encourage shipowners to design and order innovative propulsion for new shipbuilding projects. This vessel will be another example of Visedo’s innovative approach to delivering the market’s leading hybrid and fully electric propulsion for the marine industry.
“Visedo’s compact DC grid propulsion system will reduce fuel consumption and emissions, as well as increasing system redundancy and ensuring safer operation. Battery-ready DC grid electric propulsion also offers significant possibilities for future upgrades and battery installations.”
Source: Visevia 


Norwegian maritime electronics firm Elmarin has selected the lithium ion-based Orca energy storage system for installation on the vessels.
The fishing vessels, which will each be equipped with an energy storage system (ESS) with a capacity of 250 kWh, are slated for delivery in mid-2018.
Halvard Hauso, SVP Business Development of Corvus Energy, commented on the contract award: ‘This project is a good example of how the marine industry is quickly moving towards hybrid power for more cost effective and environmentally friendly operations.’
Lars Eide, head of electric propulsion systems at Elmarin AS, added: ‘In these projects, we had the privilege to work closely with an enthusiastic ship owner who really wanted to make a difference, and together with several other competent partners we designed a complete solution for the vessels that meets all the requirements for this application.
‘The battery system is a very important factor to the whole solution. Thanks to financial support from Enova, the projects will now be realised and we believe they will be a trend setter for this market.’

Wightlink reveals name of new hybrid ferry

How Wightlink's new Victoria of Wight ferry will look.

WIGHTLINK'S new £30 million environmentally friendly car ferry will be named Victoria of Wight. 
The name was chosen by a panel of staff who considered 186 suggestions from 73 members of staff. 
Work is well underway on the new ship at the Cemre shipyard in Yalova, Turkey and Victoria of Wight will be officially handed over to Wightlink early in 2018.
It has not yet been decided when she will enter service on the Portsmouth-Fishbourne route.
Victoria of Wight will be a hybrid vessel, powered by batteries as well as low sulphur marine gas oil.
Environmentally friendly features will include the recycling of hot water from the engines to heat the passenger areas and low energy LED lighting.
There will be a Costa Coffee store on board as well as a shop selling Isle of Wight produce. 
Wightlink chief executive Keith Greenfield said: “Victoria was clearly a popular choice among staff. We were very happy to endorse their selection and feel Queen Victoria, as a regular visitor to the Isle of Wight, would have been amused.” 
Five staff members submitted the winning suggestion for the naming. They have all won a trip to the Cemre shipyard to watch the launch of Victoria of Wight later in 2017. 
The new ship is part of a £45 million investment in the route.
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Global Hybrid Electric Marine Propulsion Engine Market - Size, Projections, Drivers, Trends, Vendors, and Analysis Through 2021

LONDON--()--The global hybrid electric marine propulsion engine market is projected to grow at a CAGR of more than 7% over the forecast period, according to Technavio’s latest report.
Global hybrid electric marine propulsion engine market is projected to grow at a CAGR of more than 7% until 2021.
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In this report, Technavio covers the market outlook and growth prospects of the global hybrid electric marine propulsion engine market for 2017-2021. Based on the end-users, the market is divided into commercial ship and leisure ship segments.
The health and dynamics of the global hybrid electric marine propulsion engine market are significantly influenced by its performance and growth. Large commercial ships are gradually moving onto the use and adoption of hybrid-electric technology, which is more energy efficient and environment-friendly as compared with diesel propulsion engines.
Technavio’s research study segments the global hybrid electric marine propulsion engine market into the following regions:
  • APAC
  • EMEA
  • Americas
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Hybrid electric marine propulsion engine market in APAC
APAC occupies the largest segment of the hybrid electric marine propulsion engine market and is projected to hold on to its leading position during the forecast period. Therefore, engine manufacturers for commercial, leisure, and naval ships in the region have significant opportunities for growth and revenue addition.
Countries in APAC, such as China, South Korea, and Japan, account for a greater concentration in the hybrid electric marine propulsion engine market. The revenue share of these countries account for nearly 88% of the total market earnings in APAC and more than 60% of the global earnings,” says Gaurav Mohindru, a lead analyst at Technavio for engineering tools research.
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Hybrid electric marine propulsion engine market in EMEA
EMEA accounted for over 24% of the global hybrid electric marine propulsion engine market in 2016, becoming the second largest segment of the market. Europe leads the market in EMEA, with Germany being a pioneer in shipbuilding.
However, the European shipbuilders are slowly losing their market share to Asian shipyards. Hence, engine manufacturers based in Europe should implement strategies to start supplying engines to the dominant shipbuilding industry in APAC to regain its lost market share.
Hybrid electric marine propulsion engine market in the Americas
In the Americas, the hybrid electric marine propulsion engine market is highly reliant on the US, with Brazil showing considerable potential as an emerging market. The shipbuilding industry in the US includes the building of naval vessels for the US Navy and commercial US-flagged ships, including those built under the Jones Act.
Brazil is a key nation where the investment in shipbuilding has increased substantially in the past years. Chile and Colombia are also potential markets in the region. These regions are likely to improve with the improvement of their port infrastructure and links between the terminals,” says Gaurav.
The top vendors in the global hybrid electric marine propulsion engine market highlighted in the report are:
  • Caterpillar
  • MAN Diesel & Turbo
  • Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
  • Rolls-Royce
  • Wärtsilä
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Glosten Completes Design of New Passenger Vessel for Kitsap Transit

Glosten announces the completion of a passenger-only hybrid ferry design for Kitsap Transit, a public transportation agency based in Bremerton, Washington.

SEATTLE, WA, June 26, 2017 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Glosten, a Seattle-based naval architecture and marine engineering consultancy, announces the completion of a 150-passenger-only hybrid ferry design for Kitsap Transit, a public transportation agency based in Bremerton, Washington.
"Glosten has designed a modern and efficient passenger vessel that will meet the demands of our riders," said Kitsap Transit Executive Director John Clauson. "As a public agency, at the end of the day, it's all about the people. We are confident that this new addition to our fleet will serve the people of the Puget Sound region for many years to come."
The Glosten team worked closely with Kitsap Transit to create a ferry customized for Sinclair Inlet, but flexible enough to meet future needs. Passenger comforts were of particular importance to this design and include a variety of passenger spaces with lots of natural light, a unique ADA-accessible bow, and a spacious passenger cabin and sun deck.
This vessel features an efficient aluminum catamaran hull, ADA access throughout the main deck, and two BAE HybriDrive propulsion systems driving fixed pitch propellers.
Glosten Project Manager and Design Lead William Moon, PE commented on the propulsion system of the 70' vessel. "Outfitted with a battery-diesel hybrid propulsion system, the vessel will operate like a Prius - no more diesel exhaust and noise while passengers load and unload."
This new hybrid electric passenger ferry is the first in Puget Sound, and will be constructed at Bellingham-based All American Marine. It is expected to carry over 350,000 passengers annually.
Glosten, a Seattle-based engineering consultancy founded in 1958, is recognized throughout the marine industry for providing innovative solutions to clients' challenging problems, integrating advanced analysis with practical, experience-based design. Glosten expertise includes Naval Architecture, Ocean Engineering & Analysis, Marine Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Detail/Production Design. Glosten is the parent company to Noise Control Engineering, LLC, a premier acoustical and structural engineering consultancy specializing in noise and vibration measurement and control for marine, industrial, commercial, and military applications.
Kitsap Transit, a Public Transportation Benefit Area Authority owned by the citizens of Kitsap County, provides public transportation services by way of vanpool, routed bus, and foot ferry. Kitsap Transit leads the delivery of a quality, coordinated, and sustainable transportation network to serve the changing needs of its residents.

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MAN to Acquire 40% Stake in Firm Offering Electric and Hybrid Systems

MAN Diesel & Turbo SE (MAN) has announced that it is set to acquire a 40 percentparticipation in Canada-based Aspin Kemp & Associates (AKA), which specialises in power supply, energy management, and drive systems for marine applications.
"The partnership with AKA is a key element in our strategy to strengthen our role as technological forerunner in the field of marine propulsion," said Dr. Uwe Lauber, CEO of MAN.
"AKA's specialised expertise links battery storage systems and marine engines. The new cooperation marks an important step on the way to further establish ourselves as a principal system supplier for energy management on board ships."
The investment is said to align with MAN's strategic development programme, Basecamp 3000+, which was launched in 2016.
The partnership with AKA is a key element in our strategy to strengthen our role as technological forerunner
Dr. Uwe Lauber, CEO, MAN
"As the world's premiere designer and manufacturer of marine propulsion systems, MAN Diesel & Turbo is the perfect partner for us," said Jason Aspin, Managing Director of AKA.
"We benefit not only from the global prestige of the brand, its global sales network and customer base, but also from the top-class engineering and machine building competence in the fields of engines, exhaust gas after treatment and gas and propulsion systems."
On Friday, MAN announced that it has signed a cooperation agreement with MM-Offshore intended to support ship performance enhancement.

Visedo signs two electrical-equipment deals

Visedo CEO Kimmo Rauma

Visedo, a Finnish manufacturer of electric drivetrains for heavy-duty vehicles and vessels, said it formed partnerships with two companies to develop new electrically powered winches and propulsion systems for the marine industry.
At this year’s Electric & Hybrid Marine World Expo in Amsterdam, Visedo announced the agreements with Kongsberg Evotec and Veth Propulsion.
As part of the agreement with Kongsberg, Visedo will develop and produce fully integrated electric deck-handling winches to replace traditional hydraulic versions, allowing Kongsberg to offer electric winches with full system integration and control.
Working with Veth Propulsion, Visedo will produce electrically powered thrusters that feature Visedo’s permanent magnet motor technology. The two companies have co-developed the Integrated L-Drive, a compact, high-efficiency electric propulsion unit with power output that ranges from 300kW to 1,325kW. The propulsion system has already been ordered for many projects that are under construction.
“We’re proud to be offering the marine industry more options to fully electrify their on-board equipment and lessen fuel costs and associated emissions,” Visedo CEO Kimmo Rauma said in a statement. “The revolution to electrify more marine applications rolls on.”
Regarding the partnership with Veth, Rauma said, “As well as delivering hybrid and electric solutions for primary propulsion solutions of marine vessels, Visedo is now ensuring thruster power can be delivered with zero emissions and lower fuel costs. The collaboration made sense after both companies witnessed the growing demand in high-efficiency compact electric propulsion solutions that reduce fuel costs and associated emissions for the marine operator and overall industry.”
“We are happy to work closely with Visedo in getting new innovative solutions into the marine handling market,” said Steinar Aabelvik, general manager of Kongsberg Evotec. “In particular we are very much focused on developing weight- and space-saving solutions that, at the same time, remain competitive.”
Earlier this year Visedo helped launch Asia’s first hybrid electric passenger ferry in Taiwan. Last month, Finland’s first fully electric ferry was launched with a Visedo propulsion system, and the company is developing the propulsion for the first hybrid electric trimarans and the world’s largest electric ferry, The E-Ferry.

Rolls-Royce to supply engines for five LNG electric hybrid ferries

Ferries are being built to Multi Maritime MM125FD LNG design.Multi Maritime

JUNE 1, 2017 — Rolls-Royce has signed a deal to supply 15 Bergen gas engines to Norwegian Ferry Company, Torghatten Nord AS. They will power five 134 m passenger and car ferries of Multi Maritime MM125FD LNG design.
Kjell Harloff, Rolls-Royce, Vice President, Engines – Marine said: "Since the introduction of our first marine gas engines ten years ago, Rolls-Royce has delivered more than 700 gas engines on land and at sea accumulating over 25 million running hours of operating experience. We have proved that the Bergen lean-burn, pure gas, medium-speed engine range, combined with efficient hull designs, can help customers, like Torghatten Nord, cut their ships' emissions and fuel bills significantly.
The five ferries will all operate at the busy Halhjem-Sandvikvåg route in Western Norway and will be equipped with a gas electric hybrid propulsion system. The battery system will be arranged with capability for fast charging from shore.
All 15 engines are nine cylinder in-line in C26:33L9AG gensets The engine can operate on variable speed to reduce both fuel consumption and emissions. The C-gas engine has an operating speed of 1,000 rpm and power of 2,430 kW.
Two of the vessels will be built at the Vard Brevik, shipyard in Norway while the other three will be built at the Tersan Shipyard, Turkey. The vessels are expected to enter service in January 2019.
The Bergen C26:33 series engines reduces total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by about 20 % compared to a similar diesel engine, even including the effects of methane slip, and are IMO Tier 3 compliant without the need of exhaust after treatment system.
Engine rooms on gas powered vessels also stay much cleaner, saving operators time and money by reducing the frequency of cleaning tasks and the cost of chemicals.
The whole LNG system is designed for safety with double walled stainless steel containment.
Bergen C26:33 series engines are in operation across a range of vessel types including cargo vessels, PSVs and tugs as well as passenger vessels.
Torghatten Nord currently has 33 ferries and 10 express boats in operation in Norway. Four earlier LNG ferries, with Bergen gas engines, were built by Polish shipbuilder Remontowa and have been operating on two routes serving Lofoten.
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MAN engines power hybrid port patrol boat

MAY 24, 2017 — Zoetemeer, Netherlands, headquartered MAN Rollo has supplied two MAN D2676LE424 engines for the RPA8, a hybrid patrol boat, commissioned by the Port of Rotterdam Authority at Kooiman Shipyard (see earlier story).
When putting out a tender for the patrol boat, the Port of Rotterdam Authority defined a number of principles, including the cost of ownership, emission reduction and minimizing of wave generation.
The tender also specified that the patrol boat be equipped with a hybrid propulsion system combining diesel electric and diesel direct power; diesel electric fed to one of the engines up to a speed of 25 km/h and diesel direct for both main engines at speeds between 25 km/h and 35 km/h.
By correctly loading the engines, the RPA 8's combustion is more efficient, which reduces fuel consumption and emissions.
An aftertreatment system further limits the emission of hazardous substances.
Additionally, heat recovered from the engines' cooling water system heats the deckhouse.
"In this contract, we wanted to show that it is possible to save fuel by effectively aligning the combination of diesel and electric power," says Maarten Kooiman, Head of the Design Bureau at Kooiman Engineering. The shipyard also collaborated with the Van Oossanen group, which designed a hull specifically for the RPA 8.
The hull is a combination of two patented inventions: the Fast Displacement Hull Form and the Hull Vane. This minimizes wave generation and results in a 20% reduction in vessel resistance at top speed. To reach the desired top speed (35km/h), 736 kW is sufficient power.
"This allows us to install smaller main engines," says Maarten Kooiman. "The information gained from various engine suppliers showed that MAN Rollo could supply engines in the required power range and at a low lifecycle cost."
The Port of Rotterdam Authority is striving to become a sustainable port. "Our engines are in keeping with this," says Karel Schuurman, Sales Manager at MAN Rollo. "The engines are very modern and feature the latest common rail fuel injection technology. As a result, their fuel consumption is low and the exhaust emission levels are lower than that prescribed by the current global emission standards."
This is a major advantage, because the patrol boat will operate in a busy urban area with a lot of waterborne traffic. The two MAN D2676LE424 engines supplied by MAN Rollo each generate 382 kW@1,800 rpm and, says Mr. Kooiman, are "the best option for the RPA 8 with respect to dimensions and weight."
MAN Rollo Rollo is part of the international trading and service organisation Pon, one the largest family-owned businesses of the Netherlands.

Visedo and TECO sign landmark partnership

Technology agreement set to disrupt heavy EV motor industry
TAIPEI, TAIWAN – Finnish manufacturer of electric drivetrains for heavy vehicles Visedo has signed a landmark production and co-operation agreement with Asia’s largest electric motor producer TECO Electric & Machinery Company.
Visedo CEO Kimmo Rauma announced the new partnership will ensure the company’s market-leading technology powers more hybrid and fully electric passenger road vehicles, heavy duty machinery and marine vessels.
Under the agreement Visedo will benefit from TECO’s significant production capacity and ability to service major tender projects worldwide and particularly in Asia. In turn, TECO will have access to Visedo’s unique expertise in developing synchronous reluctance assisted permanent magnet (SRPM) power systems, a technology superior to currently produced powertrains for heavy electric vehicles.
The agreement will also assist Visedo to further develop commercial opportunities across Asia’s emerging markets. This follows Visedo opening a new Hong Kong office last month and signing a letter of intent with VC firm, Beijing Capital Investment, to help the company access China’s booming EV market – already the world’s single largest.
Visedo CEO Kimmo Rauma said “We believe this agreement with TECO Electric & Machinery Company marks a historic day for Visedo as it allows our superior technology to disrupt the status quo of the current electric power market for heavy electric vehicles.
“The revolution to electrify the world’s transport and transition away from diesel reliance is already underway. But until now the industry producing powertrains for heavy duty electric vehicles and machines has been dominated by AC induction.
“Our synchronous reluctance assisted permanent magnet (SRPM) technology allows Visedo to deliver the market’s most efficient hybrid and fully electric solutions that are also smaller and lighter than our competitors. Visedo can already guarantee better performing hybrid and fully electric drivetrains in a more compact and robust product – our partnership with TECO will allow Visedo to also compete at the scale and volume of our Tier One OEM rivals.”
TECO Company Chairperson Sophia Chiu said: “Statistics show that Asia-Pacific is one of the fastest growing markets for electric vehicles worldwide and China is the world’s largest and fastest growing market for electric buses, likely to own over 50 per cent of global market share by 2025.
“Another promising market is the electrification of marine vessels. The global market of marine electric/hybrid power propelling system is expected to hit US$4.45 billion by 2022. The electric/hybrid marine vessel market of Southeast Asia and China promises infinite potential.
“We’re confident that TECO and Visedo can join hands in seizing the regional business opportunities for joint producing and developing electric drivetrain systems with even higher quality for customers, and creating a win-win for both parties in the Asia-Pacific market.”
Visedo’s SRPM technology delivers more efficiency than traditional power systems based on induction machines (IM) or standard permanent magnet motors (PM).
The Finnish company has developed and installed its technology to power fully electric buses in the Finnish capital Helsinki and in the Swedish city of Umeå. In the marine segment Visedo has also helped deliver Asia’s first hybrid electric ferry; Finland’s first all-electric ferry; and is currently developing the power system for the world’s largest electric E-ferry in Denmark.
The partnership with TECO is part of Visedo’s concerted efforts to further develop opportunities in Asia, an emerging powerhouse for the electric vehicle segment. The greater Asia Pacific region – driven by demand in China and Japan – is forecast to be the world’s fastest growing market for electric vehicles by 2022.
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