Batteries For Zero-Emission Vessels

By Mike Osenga27 June 2019

Nidec ASI has launched its first Nidec-brand battery system designed for large and medium-sized boat propulsion systems.

“Thanks to our experience gained along the entire energy supply chain as a system integrator, with over 600 MWh of battery energy storage solutions (BESS) installed all over the world, and in the marine sector with our customized electric boating propulsion and on-board power generation systems, Nidec ASI has been able to develop this new solution to complete the range of on-board energy storage products on offer,” the company said.

The batteries feature a number of technological features including the “single large string,” a large module that Nidec ASI said is suited to making up large battery packs and simplifying system set-up.

In addition to offering greater battery efficiency, durability, safety and performance, Nidec ASI said the “single large string” will also make it possible to reduce the number of modules in each battery pack and the number of DC/DC & DC/AC converters.

“This will simplify wiring and installation on different types of vessels and facilitate the use of hybrid propulsion systems with clear benefits in terms of weight and volume reduction while also allowing greater flexibility in naval architecture,” the company said.

The batteries are also fitted with control systems on each individual cell and detectors to quickly identify any signs of degeneration.

“The new Nidec batteries, together with customized solutions developed for other sectors, such as the Ultra-Fast Charger for quickly recharging electric vehicles that was  launched last year, represent another important step forward in our corporate strategy which aims to be a leading player in the process of energy transition and the affirmation of sustainable mobility,” Nidec said.

Nidec ASI is head of the Nidec Industrial Solutions business platform belonging to the Nidec Group.

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