Echandia will supply energy storage solutions for two new fully electrified vessels for Molslinjen. The battery systems selected will have a total capacity of around 7 MWh. According to Echandia, the battery systems have a high degree of utilization of installed capacity, which results in an overall system size and weight that few competing systems can match. As an additional advantage, this leads to a significantly smaller carbon footprint.
“The total cost of ownership, combined with the products high level of safety and low weight were key factors in selecting Echandia as battery supplier. In addition, choosing a system with longer lifetime makes perfect sense from a sustainability perspective,” said Ole Berg-Hansen, Chief Engineer Molslinjen.
The two new ferries are designed by OSK-ShipTech and will be built by Cemre Shipyard for delivery in 2024. With a capacity of 600 passengers, and 188 cars and a total length of 116,8 meters, these vessels are prepared for autonomous sailing between ports, with automatic docking and charging at quay. The energy storage of 3,1 MWh and 3,8 MWh respectively will be fully charged in 20-25 minutes.