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Battery-Powered Electric Ship Ahoy!

19. August 2019, 10:56 Uhr   |  Christina Deinhardt

Battery-Powered Electric Ship Ahoy!
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The zero-emission passenger ship e-Oshima runs on lithium-ion batteries from GS Yuasa.

The »e-Oshima« is Japan's first fully battery-operated and emission-free passenger ship. It runs on industrial lithium-ion batteries from GS Yuasa.

The 340 t heavy and 35 m long passenger ship uses storage batteries as energy source for its propulsion. They also supply the ship with the additional power it needs during operation. The ferry was built by Oshima Shipbuilding. The e-Oshima is not only emission-free, but also low-noise and low-vibration. It has collision protection and can transport up to 50 people, a large bus and four cars.

High-Performance Batteries are on Board

Die Lithium-Ionen-Hochleistungsbatterie-Module LIM50EN-12 von GS Yuasa.
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The LIM50EN-12 lithium-ion high-performance battery modules are used here.

GS Yuasa's LIM50EN-12 high-performance lithium-ion batteries – with a capacity of around 600 kWh – are not only responsible for propulsion, but also supply energy for communications, navigation, radios and air conditioning. They also play an important role in the automatic navigation of the ferry.

It takes about two and a half hours to fully recharge the ship's batteries, with the battery management system providing multiple redundant battery protection. The LIM50EN-12 batteries are used in various special applications such as submarines, the International Space Station and the ultra-modern Boeing 787 Dreamliner. They are also suitable for various industrial applications such as uninterruptible power supply (UPS), industrial high-energy systems, energy storage, smart grids and AGVs.

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