Electric Boats For India
By Mike Osenga14 December 2020
India’s Cochin Shipyard Ltd., Ravipuram, Perumanoor, Kochi, Kerala, is building a fleet of 23 boats to be equipped with electric propulsion drive systems with energy storage integration (batteries) and vessel automation technologies.
The new boats will feature a combination of an electric propulsion drivetrain, energy storage, and automation systems, that is expected to will significantly reduce fuel consumption, increase maneuverability, and provide reliable, uninterrupted power supply while ensuring safe, cost-effective operation of the vessels. Siemens Energy will provide advanced marine solutions for the boats.
The fleet is being built to strengthen Kochi Metro Rail Ltd.’s (KMRL) infrastructure and its connectivity to islands around Kochi / Ernakulam.