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Old Posted Feb 4, 2017, 5:41 PM
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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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Source: https://shipandbunker.com/news/apac/...ybrids-cavotec


Strong Trend on Emissions Reduction Efforts Behind Growing Interest in E-Ferries and Hybrids: Cavotec


"We're seeing growing interest in plug-in and charging technologies for e-ferries and hybrids in Asia and beyond"


Increasing efforts to reduce shipping emissions is driving a growing interest in e-ferries and hybrid vessels, according to engineering firm Cavotec

The comments came alongside the firm's announcement that its charging technologies have now connected Asia's first e-ferry to electrical power.

The retrofitted passenger ferry, which operates between the island of Cijian and the port of Kaohsiung in Taiwan and that entered service last year, is fully electrically powered. This follows the introduction of a hybrid ferry earlier in 2017.

"Cavotec has supplied a charging solution to ensure safe, fast and efficient connection of the ferry to electrical power at the Kaohsiung berth. The solution includes a cable reel, cable and plug, and a socket box onboard the ferry," the company said.

The Kaohsiung city municipality in understood to also be planning to retrofit the rest of its diesel fleet as part of emissions reduction efforts.

"We're seeing growing interest in plug-in and charging technologies for e-ferries and hybrids in Asia and beyond, together with a high demand for our shore power equipment at major ports, which clearly indicates a strong trend on emissions reduction initiatives," said Gustavo Miller, President of Cavotec's Ports & Maritime division.

Historically, shore power solutions have been less popular in Asia compared to other parts of the world, with a study in 2015 noting that out of the 60 cruise terminals in the Asia Pacific region, only five ports were considering on-shore power supply in the coming five to 10 years.
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Source: http://www.mynewsdesk.com/cavotec/bl...al-power-67314


Cavotec connects Asia’s first e-ferry to electrical power






Our innovative charging technologies have connected Asia’s first e-ferry to electrical power, eliminating emissions and dramatically reducing operating costs, and highlighting Cavotec’s leading position in this increasingly important segment.

The retrofitted passenger ferry, which operates between the island of Cijian and the port of Kaohsiung in Taiwan and that entered service last year, is fully electrically powered. This follows the introduction of a hybrid ferry earlier in 2017.

Cavotec has supplied a charging solution to ensure safe, fast and efficient connection of the ferry to electrical power at the Kaohsiung berth. The solution includes a cable reel, cable and plug, and a socket box onboard the ferry.

The Kaohsiung city municipality plans to retrofit the rest of its diesel fleet to “reduce pollution levels around Taiwan’s largest harbor” Green Car Congress reported in February last year.

Growing interest in plug-in and charging technologies

“We’re seeing growing interest in plug-in and charging technologies for e-ferries and hybrids in Asia and beyond, together with a high demand for our shore power equipment at major ports, which clearly indicates a strong trend on emissions reduction initiatives” says Gustavo Miller, President of Cavotec’s Ports & Maritime division.

Cavotec offers a broad range of innovative vessel charging technologies that meet all types of e-vessel requirements and operational constraints. Our offering includes manual charging systems, and a combination of automated vessel charging solutions that are integrated with our unique automated mooring system MoorMaster™.
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Asia's first hybrid electric ferry was made in Kaohsiung. (Ferry Happiness 快樂輪)

Asia's first fully electric ferry was also made in Kaohsiung!! (Ferry Chi Fu No.1 旗福一號)


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Bienvenue à Kaohsiung
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Source: https://www.taiwannews.com.tw/en/news/3357978


First electric ferry in Asia enters service in Taiwan’s port city of Kaohsiung

The first brand-new electric ferry in Asia entered service in Taiwan’s southwestern port city of Kaohsiung on Monday

By George Liao,Taiwan News, Staff Writer
2018/02/06 21:09



The first brand-new electric ferry in Asia entered service in Taiwan’s southwestern port city of Kaohsiung on Monday, and authorities estimated that the zero emission ferry will reduce carbon emissions by 170,000 kilograms a year.

The ferry, which is painted light green with black bear prints, will sail between Cijin (旗津) and Gushan (鼓山). The electric ferry generates no diesel exhaust odor, and its motors make no noise.

Kaohsiung Mayor Chen Chu (陳菊) and Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) Minister Lee Ying-yuan (李應元) jointly presided over Monday’s ceremony to commission the electric ferry.

Chen said the electric ferry is estimated to save about 65,000 liters of diesel and reduce 170,000 kilograms of carbon emissions a year.

Lee said the EPA gave a subsidy of NT$100 million to Kaohsiung to build the electric ferries and the fast charging stations on the shore, adding that another electric ferry is scheduled to join the service at the end of this year.

The newly commissioned electric ferry is 25.2 meters long and capable of carrying 150 passengers and 46 scooters. The ferry has 80 batteries and can sail nonstop for four hours, with the maximum speed of 9 knots and average cruising speed of 6 knots.


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