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What’s Got Us Talking 9th September 2022

The latest news from across the industry that ‘got us talking

Take a look at our biweekly news round-up of what’s got the team talking, a collection of topical industry news from both our marine, industrial and off-highway sectors.


Norwegians to roll out containerised hydrogen system for ships

HAV Hydrogen, part of Norway’s HAV Group, is set to launch a deck-based containerised hydrogen energy system for ships. The solution is described as a stand-alone, scalable power supply where all support and safety systems as well as electrical power management are included.

Based on 200kW hydrogen fuel cell modules, the system can be set up with a 1,000 kW output from standard-size 20-foot containers, HAV said, noting that by using larger containers or combining several containers, larger capacity energy systems will also be available. Installed effects can be used for the main propulsion systems or for additional power supplies on board the vessel.


Battery-powered screen joins decarbonisation challenge

Powerscreen, a manufacturer and provider of mobile crushing and screening equipment, has responded to the decarbonisation challenge by unveiling the concept Eco-Warrior battery-powered mobile screen.

The unit is part of Powerscreen’s efforts to provide solutions in its mobile crushing and screening equipment that minimise environmental impact and promote sustainability. These include increased fuel efficiency and an electrification strategy for the future. “Some may view this topic as a recent trend, but for Powerscreen, decarbonisation is multi-faceted and has always been at our core,” Powerscreen’s product and applications manager Neil Robinson said.

German operator SFK takes delivery of all-electric ferry outfitted with EST-Floattech’s Green Orca battery system

Dutch marine battery system supplier EST-Floattech has delivered 1092 kWh of battery capacity for new, all-electric ferry Wellingdorf in a contract with system integrator Holland Ship Electric.

The zero-emission vessel, the fifth in a series of six hybrid and full-electric vessels for Kiel-based tug and ferry operator SFK, was designed and built by Holland Shipyards Group. The last (hybrid) vessel Schilksee is expected to be delivered early 2026.

Earlier this year Holland Shipyards Group, in collaboration with Holland Ship Electric and EST-Floattech, delivered the hybrid ferries FriedrichsortGaarden and WIK. The series of six also includes the emission-free passenger ferry Dürstenbrook and is part of SFK’s fleet renewal plan focusing on lower environmental impact and upgraded services.