EST-Floattech provides battery power for hybrid Multi Purpose Vessels

The Netherlands’ infrastructure agency Rijkswaterstaat has awarded Bijlsma Wartena a contract to build its three new multi-functional hybrid vessels for its national fleet. The Netherlands’ first battery-powered Multi-Purpose Vessel will be delivered sometime in 2018.

EST-Floattech is very proud to supply the Green Orca 1050 batteries used in the vessels, which provide more than 2.5 MWh in total of Lithium-Ion Polymer NMC Energy Storage.

Rijkswaterstaat focuses on sustainability

This is the first time that Rijkswaterstaat has commissioned such multi-functional and energy-efficient vessels. The MPV 30s are each equipped with EST-Floattech’s Green Orca 1050 batteries, which provide 882 kWh of electricity, allowing the vessel to conduct all of their day-to-day activities under electric power. The vessels’ batteries supply enough electricity to run the vessel and all of the equipment on board, including the deck hoists, lights, etc., without consuming a drop of fuel.

The Multi-Purpose Vessel (MPV 30) combines a variety of functions, such as channel marking, patrolling, survey and fishery monitoring, all on a single vessel. Rijkswaterstaat will use the MPV 30 on the Netherlands’ major inland waterways, the Wadden Sea, and up to 30 miles off the Netherlands’ North Sea coast. With the construction of these vessels, Rijkswaterstaat has taken a major step forward in making the fleet more sustainable.


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