Sea Forrest marine battery system okayed by RINA

Sea Forrest, a Singapore-based provider of specialist marine electric propulsion and energy management solutions, has been awarded a type approval certificate by Italian classification society RINA for its marine lithium ion battery system, jointly developed with GenPlus.

The SEAGEN Marine Battery System GP-VESS-110, a robust 110kWh lithium-ion battery system, signifies a remarkable leap forward in eco-friendly technology, according to RINA.

As the global demand for sustainable and environmentally conscious solutions increases rapidly, Sea Forrest is focusing on transformative marinized battery systems. In a collaboration with compatriot energy storage systems specialist GenPlus, Sea Forrest has engineered a lithium-ion battery system that not only guarantees high performance but also ensures safety amidst the various situations encountered on board vessels operating in Europe, Middle East and Southeast Asia, including vibration, heat, overcurrent, and electromagnetic interference.

The meticulous type approval process adhered to the industry’s latest standards, as outlined in RINA Rules for the Type Approval Certification of Lithium Battery Systems – 2022. This stringent certification attests to the SEAGEN Marine Battery System’s adherence to the highest quality and safety benchmarks.

“The RINA Type Approval Certificate for our SEAGEN Marine Battery System GP-VESS-110 marks a significant milestone in our journey towards revolutionizing marine energy solutions. This recognition reaffirms our commitment to delivering cutting-edge, eco-friendly technologies that not only enhance performance but also prioritize safety,” George Lee, Chief Executive Officer of Sea Forrest, commented.

“RINA is committed to playing a critical role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the shipping industry. This approval reinforces our dedication to innovation, sustainability, and safety, showcasing our relentless pursuit of excellence in the maritime industry. We are proud to be part of this innovative solution and looking forward to supporting more shipowners, manufacturers, and technology developers in the pursuit towards decarbonisation,” Pang Yong Song, Marine South East Asia & India Area Business Development Director at RINA, said.

Last year, Sea Forrest also obtained type approval from classification society Bureau Veritas (BV) for its SEAGEN 11 marine propulsion battery module system.

SEAGEN 11 is the first marinized lithium-ion battery system for marine propulsion to be designed, built, and assembled in Singapore.

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