New batteries launched on the market for zero-emission ship propulsion

6/27/19, 2:30 PM -

Nidec ASI has recently presented their very first battery system designed for large- and medium-sized boat propulsion systems at the Electric & Hybrid Marine World Expo in Amsterdam.

New batteries launched on the market for zero-emission ship propulsion
Nidec ASI at the Electric & Hybrid Marine World Expo in Amsterdam.

These battery systems make it possible to completely eliminate polluting emissions at sea and in all bodies of water throughout the world, enabling safe and environmentally friendly boating.

Thanks to their experience gained as a system integrator along the entire energy supply chain, with over 600 MWh of battery energy storage solutions (BESS) installed all over the world, and in the marine sector with our customised electric boat propulsion and on-board power generation systems, Nidec ASI has been able to develop this new solution to complete the range of on-board energy storage products on offer.

Better efficiency, durability, safety and performance

The innovative batteries launched are distinct from those currently available on the market thanks to a number of technological features, including the Single Large String, a large module which is better suited to making up large battery packs and significantly simplifying system set-up.

In addition to offering better battery efficiency, durability, safety and performance, the Single Large String will also make it possible to reduce the number of modules in each battery pack and the number of DC/DC & DC/AC converters needed. This will simplify wiring and installation on different types of vessels and facilitate the use of hybrid propulsion systems with clear benefits in terms of weight and volume reduction while also allowing greater flexibility in naval architecture.

Strong focus on safety

When it comes to this solution, Nidec ASI also has a strong focuses on safety. In fact, the batteries are fitted with control systems on each individual cell and detectors to quickly identify any signs of degeneration.

"Presenting this innovative solution once again places us among the forerunners at the helm of a more sustainable development model, committed to offering innovations for transporting people and goods based on the use of renewable energy sources and a reduction in pollutant emissions. The marine industry can play an essential role in this progress, converting to electric ship propulsion, which cannot be separated from the spread of new-generation storage systems. Hence our decision to present our first battery system that responds to the growing demand for cutting-edge solutions," said Dominique Llonch, CEO of Nidec ASI and Chairman of Nidec Industrial Solutions.

The new Nidec batteries, together with customised solutions developed for other sectors, such as the Ultra Fast Charger for quickly recharging electric vehicles that was launched last year, neatly ties into Nidec ASI’s strategy to be a leading player in the energy transition and the affirmation of sustainable mobility. (mfo)

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