Wärtsilä to convert short-sea ship to hybrid battery power

The first-of-its-kind retrofitting will have the battery sufficiency to allow the Hagland Shipping AS vessel to sail in and out of harbor on electric power for about 30 minutes.

Wärtsilä to convert short-sea ship to hybrid battery power

The first-of-its-kind retrofitting will have the battery sufficiency to allow the Hagland Shipping AS vessel to sail in and out of harbor on electric power for about 30 minutes.

Wärtsilä to convert short-sea ship to hybrid battery power

The first-of-its-kind retrofitting will have the battery sufficiency to allow the Hagland Shipping AS vessel to sail in and out of harbor on electric power for about 30 minutes.

 
Finnish technology group Wärtsilä announced Friday it had signed an agreement with Hagland Shipping AS to make the Hagland Captain the first short-sea cargo ship retrofitted to hybrid battery power.   
    The battery capacity will be sufficient to allow the ship to sail in and out of harbor on electric power for about 30 minutes, Wärtsilä said.
    Included in the conversion are a shore power connection to provide power for loading and unloading operations and battery charging, a new reduction gear with power takeoff and power take-in technology and a Wärtsilä NOx reducer.
    The total reduction in nitrogen oxide emissions after the retrofit are estimated at 80 percent to 90 percent, and fuel cost savings are expected to be 5 percent to 10 percent, according to the release.
   The agreement was signed in December.
    The project is in response to a collaborative agreement between Hagland Shipping and NOAH AS, a Norwegian environmental and resource company, that shipping materials to Norway’s island of Langøya is required via environmentally sound vessels.

Ocean carriers want to keep transpacific prices as high as possible during BCO contract negotiations. This has been successful, with an increase in blank sailings enabling an April 1 GRI. While space is currently reasonably tight and the new rates are still holding, another GRI is unlikely to stick without more blank sailings.

While UP, CSX and KCS have already reported their Q1 2019 results, CP will report its results on April 23, followed by Norfolk Southern on April 24 and CN on April 29.

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Feb 11, 2019 on Dec 27, 2018AmericanShipper.com