Volvo Penta is highlighting its partnership with Danfoss’s Editron division at this year’s show in Amsterdam. By working together from the design phase right through to installation, commissioning and aftermarket support, the two companies can offer a totally seamless experience when it comes to the delivery of vessels. Both have already worked together to power two of the UK’s first fully integrated hybrid electric crew transfer vessels (CTVs). The vessels have been in operation at an offshore wind farm for nearly 18 months, during which they have made a very positive environmental impact.
Wind farm transfer company MHO-Co took delivery of two new hybrid vessels to service the Hornsea Project 2 offshore wind farm in the North Sea for offshore customer Orsted , in November 2021. The two vessels, MHO Asgard and MHO Apollo, are powered by combined technology from Volvo Penta and Danfoss Editron.
The vessels – both equipped with the Volvo Penta Inboard Performance System (IPS) – have already made an impressive environmental contribution. Volvo Penta IPS has proved itself in delivering up to 30% reduced emissions with combustion engines, compared with traditional inboard shaft installations. By adding the hybrid factor, the system delivers additional fuel savings of 20.89% and reduces CO2 emissions by 20.96% compared with the already efficient conventional Volvo Penta IPS vessels in MHO-Co’s fleet.
Another major advantage of the hybrid vessels is the multiple power systems on board, which Danfoss Editron and Volvo Penta have dubbed 'the Power of Plenty'.