Corvus Energy has announced that it will be moving forward with investment plans to expand its Canadian facility in Richmond, British Columbia, to further increase manufacturing capacity.
AS reported in the first quarter of 2018, the company plans to expand its maritime battery manufacturing operations at its facilities in Bergen, Norway, and Richmond. The new Bergen based automated battery plant started to produce energy storage systems (ESS) in the final part of 2019, with the next stage involving the installation of new production line equipment at the Canadian plant.
CEO of Corvus Energy, Geir Bjørkeli, said, “With anticipated growth in the market, increased capacity and production flexibility are crucial to keeping up with customer demand.
Leoch, a supplier of marine batteries, has recently announced that it will be acquiring a 100% stake in DBS Leoch, a UK-based battery specialist.
As one of the largest battery manufacturers in the world, the agreement to acquire the entire stake of DBS Leoch will see a new company, Leoch Battery UK become the UK subsidiary of Leoch International. The changes will enable Leoch to grow its battery business from leisure and industrial sectors in the UK. The new business will be based in Market Harborough, Leicestershire, and will employ all 20 of DBS Leoch’s current staff.
Fred Hapiak, president of Leoch International Holding, said, “We are extremely focused on growing our business in the EMEA region and the UK in particular, and providing the best service to our customers in many sectors, from lead batteries to Li-ion batteries for leisure, automotive, UPS, telecom, renewables and industrial applications.
Shell has started feasibility work on what could turn out to be the largest green hydrogen project in the world. The company is working alongside the founding partners of the NortH2 Project – Gasunie (a Dutch gas grid operator) and the port of Groningen.
The trio are currently looking for other companies to join the collaboration who are conducting a one-year feasibility study.
The project is aiming to provide 3-4GW of offshore wind capacity established in the North Sea by 2030 that will only be used for the manufacture of green hydrogen. Electrolyzers will be installed along the northern coast of the Netherlands, in Eemshaven, and by 2040 the project may expand with added offshore electrolyzers that are set to produce 10GW of power.
Wärtsilä and PSA Marine have completed initial sea trials of a collaborative Maritime Autonomous Surface Ship (MASS) project named the IntelliTug.
The PSA Polaris, a harbor tug owned and operated by PSA Marine, has been retrofitted with Wärtsilä technology that enables a ship to navigate autonomously. Before real-world trials began, digital integration and system testing was carried out using Wärtsilä’s autonomous ship simulator alongside TCOMS, who further validated the ship’s potential using a physics-based digital twin that was subjected to the effects of the physical environment that the vessel was to face during sea trials.
In September 2019, initial sea trials were carried out in the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore’s MASS regulatory sandbox, a facility specially designed for the safe and controlled testing of MASS and other autonomous technologies.
Electric & Hybrid Marine World Expo has been postponed to June 22, 23, 24, 2021. The show, which will take place in the Rai, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, as it does every year, had been scheduled to run this June, but the organizers consulted exhibitors and visitors, and concluded the right move was to postpone the event.
Graham Johnson, managing director of UKi Media & Events, the expo’s organizer, told Electric & Hybrid Marine Technology International: “Having spoken with numerous key companies large and small in the industry, we took the decision to postpone Electric & Hybrid Marine World Expo until June 22-24, 2021.
Subsea company SMD has revealed details of tests conducted during development of its latest EV ROV after subjecting the vessel and its components to rigorous multi-layer testing and real-world simulations.
After its reveal in September 2019 at OE19, the high-performance electric ROV has undergone multiple phases of testing to ensure it meets the company’s five key design principles of performance, reliability, flexibility, ease of use and cost.
The first phase comprised stress-testing the ROV and all of its components to a depth of 6,000m, which it passed, and environmental testing. Further development of the propulsion system allows the EV vessel to perform optimally for longer periods of time without compromising its stability, consistency or need for manual intervention.
MAN Energy Solutions has won the contract to supply Estonian shipping company Tallink Grupp with five dual-fuel engines that use LNG as a primary fuel.
Set to be built by Rauma Marine Constructions (RMC) in southwest Finland, the new shuttle ferry will be approximately 212m long, accommodate 2,800 passengers and have a gross tonnage of around 50,000dwt, making it the biggest vessel the yard will have built to date.
With the aim of building the most efficient and environmentally friendly ship possible, the hull will house a diesel-electric powertrain comprising five MAN 51/60DF dual-fuel main engines.
Ingeteam has signed a contract with China-based Yantai CIMC Raffles Offshore to deliver the engineering, production, commissioning and sea trials of hybrid electric propulsion systems for two icebreaking ro-ro vessels.
Owned by Swedish Wallenius SOL, the 241.7m vessels will feature two type C LNG tanks and have a top sailing speed of up to 20kts ,with a 5,800 lane-meter capacity, and are set to be the world’s largest and most powerful ro-ro ships. Being deployed into harsh operational zones in European sulfur-emission-controlled shipping routes, the pair of vessels will be built to meet Finnish-Swedish ice class winterization standards, along with running on an LNG fuel-gas supply system to meet strict international requirements.