Three EU funded projects, FLEXSHIP, HYPOBATT and SEABAT came together on 7th of November 2023 and started a collaboration with the aim of identifying common areas of interest, explore ways to adopt best practices and to enhance their project results for the benefit of waterborne transport.
FLEXSHIP (Flexible and modular large battery systems for safe on-board integration and operation of electric power, demonstrated in multiple type of ships) aim is to develop and validate safe and reliable, flexible, modular, and scalable solutions for electrification of the waterborne sector. (link to visit project website)
HYPOBATT (Hyper powered vessel battery charging system) the European project has brought together 18 key players from the European maritime sector. The aim is to develop a fast charging system for ships and demonstrate it at selected locations. Initially, the ferry service between the North German ports of Norddeich and Norderney will be electrified. (link to visit project website)
SEABAT (Solutions for large batteries for waterborne transport)will apply a modular approach, with the aim to reduce component costs (battery, convertor) so that unique ship designs can profit from economies of scale by using standardised low-cost modular components. In SEABAT existing commercial battery cells will be used, the concept will be suitable for future battery generations and high-power components that may have higher power densities or are based on different chemistries. (link to visit project website)
A big thank you to all representatives who contributed to making this meeting a successful kick off collaboration and the door is open to any project related to waterborne electrification to be part of this exciting EUWT-SE collaboration.
FLEXSHIP received funding from EU Horizon Europe research and innovation program under Grant Agreement no. 101095863.