While electrification is increasingly seen as a central part of the future of the maritime industry, it is fair to say that the era of electrification has already begun.
One of the main misconceptions about electrified shipping is the understanding of the role that energy storage systems (ESS) can play on board. Today, the use of ESS in different vessels means different things.
Short-haul or smaller vessels can take advantage of the significant fuel cost savings from all-electric propulsion, while passenger ships can also take full advantage of the operational benefits of the system - less vibration, less noise and an improved passenger experience with no emissions on deck. Hybrid power is proving its worth for more versatile or medium-sized vessels, while battery solutions are becoming increasingly popular for auxiliary power in the container ship and tanker markets.
This will become an even more important factor for ship owners in the coming years.
Regulators are looking at international and regional decarbonization and several new 'zero carbon' fuels are in the advanced stages of development. All of these fuels could benefit from energy storage to improve efficiency and viability; we believe that in the near future all merchant ships will have a battery room to supplement other energy solutions.
As a result, the expansion of energy storage supply is expected to accelerate in the coming years. When this happens, the industry must be careful to ensure that security is not put on hold in the rush to deliver systems quickly or seemingly more cheaply. To facilitate this, suppliers must take an honest and safety-focused approach.
TLS has focused on offshore marine energy storage projects in recent years and has achieved significant results. We can support offshore energy storage projects very well.
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