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Asia's first hybrid electric ferry is launched

City: Kaohsiung 高雄 가오슝 เกาสง

Country: Taiwan 台湾 대만 ไต้หวัน

Source: http://www.passengership.info/news/v...ched_46382.htm

Asia's first hybrid electric ferry is launched

Fri 03 Feb 2017 by Rebecca Moore

Kaohsiung Government has retrofitted a ferry with a Visedo electric propulsion system – making it the first hybrid electric ferry in Asia


Asia’s first hybrid electric ferry has been launched after the Taiwan city of Kaohsiung retrofitted its Cijian Island passenger ferry – with plans to potentially adapt the rest of its fleet too.

Kaohsiung recently retrofitted the ferry with a Visedo electric propulsion system, replacing the original diesel engine. If successful, the Kaohsiung City Government plans to retrofit the rest of its diesel fleet to help reduce pollution levels around Taiwan’s largest harbour.

Visedo OY, a leading Finnish manufacturer of electric drivetrains for marine vessels, commercial vehicles and heavy duty applications, worked alongside Taiwan’s Ship and Ocean Industries R&D Center, also known as SOIC, to complete the retrofit.

Visedo chief executive Kimmo Rauma said: “Given the geography, ferries are a vital mode of public transport across east and South East Asia but they are also the most energy intensive per kilometre travelled. Until now, diesel ferries have been a dirty but necessary part of life around harbours like Kaohsiung.

“Visedo has developed a cost-effective and efficient alternative, so rather than waiting until a vessel’s service life ends, harbour cities can swap noisy, dirty and expensive diesel for silent electric powertrains that are more efficient, can halve fuel costs and emit no fumes or oil pollution.”

Kaohsiung’s new ‘e-ferry’, Ferry Happiness, will halve daily fuel consumption while transporting 15,000 passengers every day to Cijian Island.

Visedo said it was estimated that the electric propulsion will save more than 25,000 litres of fuel every year.

Visedo retrofitted the 100-tonne, 23m-long vessel with an electric system to replace the original 300HP diesel engine. The powertrain was designed to ensure pure electric cruising for half the ferry’s operation time and, with fast shore charging, this pure electric percentage can be higher.

Head of SOIC’s system development ChihHung Lin said: “…the Kaoshiung City Government is committed to cleaning up its fleet and is currently considering the possibility of replacing all 11 of its vessels with this new type of e-ferry. This also includes embarking on a hybrid tug-boat project.”
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Old Posted Jun 26, 2017, 5:08 PM
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Asia's first hybrid electric ferry was made in Kaohsiung.


Source: http://www.nownews.com/n/2017/06/26/2580119


全亞洲第一艘電力渡輪 高雄本地打造

記者郭俊暉/高雄報導 2017.06.26 / 17:11



▲交通局長陳勁甫在輪船公司總經理許啟明陪同下,前往靖海造船廠實際了解第一艘電力渡輪施工情形。(圖/高雄市輪船公司提供,2017.06.26)


為展現高雄友善城市及環保綠能,高雄市政府交通局委託靖海造船廠打造的第一艘電力渡輪已經完成安放龍骨與船段組立,預計今年底完工,未來將加入旗津─鼓山航線。交通局長陳勁甫在輪船公司總經理許啟明陪同下,前往靖海造船廠實際了解第一艘電力渡輪施工情形,對於船舶建造過程的技術突破與創新給予肯定。陳勁甫表示,過去航行旗津─鼓山的渡輪傳遞著高雄市與海港間的對話,但船舶傳統柴油引擎的特性,卻帶給乘客服務品質及觀感欠佳的負面印象。近年來,環保意識逐漸抬頭,不僅開始強調綠色能源的使用,連交通運具的節能減碳,也成為綠能產業的發展重點之一。

陳勁甫說,不同於改造現有渡輪受限於機艙與固定設備的原空間佈置,新建渡輪除了採用德國BAUMUELLER原廠機電設備,以電力推進驅動完全取代原傳統柴油引擎、提升電池蓄電量與續航力使用外,更注入觀光休閒及舒適概念,為船型設計與客艙空間重新規劃打造,突破以往交通渡輪的刻板印象,翻轉綠能新潮流。

目前第一艘電力渡輪已完成安放龍骨與船段組立,正進行室內艤裝作業,今年底可望加入營運;第二艘電力渡輪預計明年10月完工,輪船公司繼今年1月發表全台首艘複合動力渡輪「快樂輪」,同時陸續投入全亞洲採電力推進系統,低噪音、零油耗的新型交通渡輪二艘,期待與陸運輕軌共同為高雄展現友善城市與綠能環保之不同面貌。


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