Smart transport

Marine

Innovative, robust and safe lithium-ion battery systems to ensure zero-emission in the marine sector.

 

The marine sector, as one of the major greenhouse emissions source, is starting a shift towards greener transport, with less diesel and less gas oil. In April 2018, the 176 member states of the IMO (International Maritime Organization) agreed on a quantified target for reducing greenhouse gas emissions: -50% by 2050, compared to 2008. To achieve these objectives, there is a single solution: electrification (100% or hybrid) of most of the vessels.

 

Forsee Power helps ship builders and operators towards a sustainable energy transition

Partnering with our clients to begin this energy transition, we help them reduce pollutant emissions in ports or at sea. Ships spend a large portion of their time docked in harbors and ports with their engines in constant operation, so to ensure emission-free on-board energy storage, we market high power battery systems extremely safe, reliable, and durable.

Thanks to our innovative lithium-ion solutions, cargo boats, tugboats, smaller ferries, yachts, and passenger boats can now operate 100% electric (the batteries are used to power the entire ship) or in hybrid mode where the batteries are used for a specific purpose, in addition to the diesel engine.

 

The different uses of battery systems in hybrid vessels

Charge variation control:  the batteries absorb load variations, improving fuel efficiency and reducing engine running hours.

Reduction of noise pollution: with diesel engines off, the remaining noise is close to none. Thus, the noise pollution can be reduced in ports and maintenance teams can intervene in the engine room without any inconvenience. Noise is also cancelled whenever ships (e.g., a yacht) stay in one spot.

Reduction of air pollution:  the battery system powers the electric powertrain allowing the diesel engine to remain off. As a result, there is less pollution in port areas (ship entries and exits are only done with the electric propulsion system).

 

The Forsee Power battery solutions for marine applications:

        + Flex 7 : integrated into ships where the autonomy need is important (and therefore the refills are few) and the time at port is long enough for the batteries to be recharged.

        + Pulse 15 : mainly used in fast charging applications such as ferries or passenger transport.

 

Forsee Power is constantly involved in marine projects. We have embarked on a world tour aboard the Energy Observer – the first ever self-sufficient electric catamaran. Our battery system is coupled with an energy system developed by the CEA Liten research institute. The system can store the energy produced by the solar panels on the batteries. This energy is then combined with a fuel cell energy production to propel the vessel and supply the auxiliary systems.