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