Norway started to convert their fleet of Ro-Ro ferries to electric propulsion. Part of the long term project is a factory for the production of maritime batteries built by Siemens in Trondheim.
There is also a huge potential market for electric ships for over 1000 fish farms in Norway.
>Norway started to convert their fleet of Ro-Ro ferries to electric propulsion.
What a stupid idea.
2017, everyone is gone mad.
I want my boat to smell like diesel.
>Siemens to build a shore power supply system for ships in Cuxhaven
>Siemens has received an order to supply the key components of a Siharbor shore power supply system in Cuxhaven. The order includes the complete transformer station as well as the cable feed system for ro-ro (roll-on/roll-off) ships. With a power output of 630 kilowatts (kW), the plant will supply these ships with electricity during their lay time. They will thus be able to turn off their diesel generators, significantly lowering exhaust gas and noise pollution.
>Investing in more efficient technologies and infrastructure is stupid, we should have stayed with rowing boats and horse wagons
>They will thus be able to turn off their diesel generators, significantly lowering exhaust gas and noise pollution.
So these ships still run on diesel.
What a stupid propaganda this whole e-hype is.
These are obviously different ships
I'm all for the electric mene but this has got to be one of the worst applications of it.
It's a fucking ship so if the battery compartment floods it will kill the main power completely. What's more, lithium cells are pretty much bombs when breached and unlike diesel where you can suppress a fire with the abundant water around the ship, lithium blows up harder when wet.