The European project HYPOBATT (HYper POwered vessel BATTery charging system) aims to develop a modular, fast and simple multi-megawatt charging system for ships and demonstrate it at selected locations.
The fast charging station should improve energy efficiency by 20%, charger availability by 95% and battery life by 10%.
To achieve these challenging goals the project joins forces of 18 renowned partners from 10 European countries.
The HYPOBATT project will focus on the developing of two full modular multi-MW recharging systems in two European ports with fast turnaround times of battery electric ships and easy charging of larger on-board batteries.
Initially, the ferry service between the North German ports of Norddeich and Norderney will be electrified. Due to the intended modularity of the port-side charging stations, electrified port vehicles should also make use of this infrastructure in further steps, thus reducing the overall CO2 balance of a port.
Further goals of the project are:
– the standardization of the fast charging system for ferries,
– the development of new business models for battery-powered boats,
which should make electric ferry operations safer, faster and more sustainable at other locations in the future.
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