The hybridization study won the Tanker Shipping & Trade Innovation of the Year Award.

This study was made as a Joint Industry Project (JIP) to demonstrate how specific battery configurations can reduce operational costs and improve emissions profiles for smaller tankers.

The JIP included Total, ship designer FKAB Marine Design, battery manufacturer SAFT Batteries, shipowner Viken Shipping As, ship operator Wallem Shipmanagement (@Wallem Group), and DNV GL.

The project is focused on the long-term benefits of lithium-ion battery systems for auxiliary power management on board smaller-sized oil or product tankers in the 15,000 – 20,000 dwt range. From a technology and environmental perspective, the suggested battery configuration demonstrated a positive feedback.

 The award was received by Catrine Vestereng, Business Director Tankers, DNV GL – Maritime, and she seemed to be the happiest of them all.
Great job all involved partners!

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Read more about the JIP in the DNV GL-articles below.

Hybridization pays

Why a hybrid approach makes sense for small tankers