Coolant leak likely caused battery room fire in hybrid ferry

Battery manufacturer Corvus has now issued its preliminary findings on the cause of a fire that broke out in the battery room of a Norwegian hybrid ferry on the evening of Thursday,

Second Hurtigruten battery hybrid cruise ship will be delivered early

Hurtigruten reports that its second hybrid battery powered expedition cruise ship MS Fridtjof Nansen will be completed earlier than expected. As a result, Hurtigruten is offering a series of shorter pre-inaugural voyages.

Schottel delivers propulsion units for BC Ferries battery hybrids

Spay, Germany, headquartered Schottel has delivered propulsion units for two 81 meter road ferries under construction at Damen Shipyards Galati, Romania, for Canada’s BC Ferries. Each will be equipped with two high-efficiency

ABS to class Harvey Gulf battery hybrid OSVs

ABS has been selected to class two Offshore Supply Vessels (OSV) being retrofitted with battery/converter systems by Harvey Gulf International Marine. The Harvey Energy will become the first ABS-classed dual fuel and

Hurtigruten introduces electric explorer catamarans

Expedition cruise specialist Hurtigruten has partnered with Norwegian startup Brim Explorer to introduce battery powered catamarans custom built for Polar water exploration. Beginning in the spring of 2020, a 24 m x

Harvey Gulf to retrofit LNG-fueled PSVs to battery-hybrid

The first LNG fueled platform supply vessel in the America’s will soon be even more efficient and environmentally friendly. Harvey Gulf International is to retrofit its Harvey Energy with an energy storage

Sembcorp Marine wins Norwegian plug-in ferry contract

OCTOBER 29, 2018 — Singapore’s Sembcorp Marine has won two new contracts worth over S$200 million (about US$145 million) that deepen its footprint in renewable energy engineering solutions. One sees the group

Stena RoPax completes first month of operation as battery hybrid

OCTOBER 19, 2018 — Stena Line reports that its 550 car, 1,500 passenger RoPax ferry Stena Jutlandica has now completed its first month of operation as a battery hybrid vessel and that

Battery power a condition of new Statoil supply vessel contracts

JUNE 28, 2017 — Conversion for battery hybrid operation is required under contracts just awarded to five shipowners by Norway’s Statoil. The contracts cover provision of seven supply vessels to operate from

Seaspan LNG battery hybrid ferry claims many firsts

JANUARY 16, 2017 — Classification society Bureau Veritas says that Seaspan Ferries Corporation’s (SFC) recently delivered ferry Seaspan Swift is the first hybrid LNG fueled and battery powered vessel in service and