Echandia to provide battery systems for merchant vessels

Swedish maritime battery system supplier Echandia has secured an order for battery systems which will be installed on four vessels with hybrid propulsion.


As disclosed, these battery systems are intended for installation in a total of four vessels scheduled for production starting in 2024. The contract includes an option for delivery to two additional vessels.

The battery systems from Echandia will provide blackout prevention, spinning reserve and peak-shaving, which is expected to reduce fuel cost and port emissions while maintaining safety standards.

”We are delighted to have been chosen for this important project... The momentum behind electrification in the maritime industry continues to surge, and we are maintaining our position as a frontrunner in the journey towards safe marine electrification,” said Fredrik Hellström, Echandia CEO.

The heavy-duty battery systems are slated for delivery during 2024 and 2025. The company did not reveal further details.

Last year, Echandia joined forces with UK shipbuilder Harland & Wolff, Macduff Ship Designers, and Kongsberg Maritime to develop and build zero-emission harbor and coastal tugs. The vessels will use electric propulsion from stored battery power for day-to-day operations. Echandia will supply battery and electrical control systems.

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