The ground-breaking new type of vessel creates the opportunity for the shipping industry at sea to become completely climate neutral, the company said.
SeaFjord Energy’s e-bunker vessel is developed in collaboration with vessel designer FKAB. The e-bunker vessel can then transport and recharge battery packs on board other vessels, or supply entire ships without battery packs, with emission-free electrical energy.
The e-bunker vessel comes equipped with a large battery pack, that represents a new way of supplying green energy to vessels. The vessel can be used for trading with energy and be charged at beneficial times or locations and deliver energy at other times or at other onshore locations, and also used as a backup resource in emergency or in crisis situations.
“For large vessels, there is currently only a limited possibility of shore connections in port and an expansion of the infrastructure is both expensive and sometimes not possible,” Elias Magnusson, COO SeaFjord Energy, commented. “Our new e-bunker vessel delivers green energy as electrons; at the places the customer needs it. It drastically increases the possibilities for vessels to become electrified and operate emission-free at sea and in ports and fjords to a greater extent.”
The e-bunker vessel is designed to be able to deliver an output of up to 50 megawatts, and a normal charge takes about 60 minutes. According to the company, this amount of energy is sufficient for a ferry to sail from the south of Sweden to the north of Germany