New battery propulsion concept under development by Wärtsilä

Wärtsilä is launching a new zero, or low emissions ferry design utilising battery engine hybrid propulsion.

As well as a complete electrical and automation package, azimuth propulsion units and a complete bridge control system, Wärtsilä’s wireless inductive charging system enables the ferry to begin charging immediately when the vessel arrives at quay, saving time and circumventing reliability problems associated with plugging in cables.

“Wärtsilä is fully committed to producing ship designs, marine products, and integrated solutions that make a significant contribution towards lowering the environmental footprint of shipping,” said Riku-Pekka Hägg, Wärtsilä Marine Solutions’s VP of Ship Design at.

“This new concept is one more example of this focus. By making it possible for ferries to eliminate exhaust emissions entirely, we feel that we are again acting proactively to protect the marine environment.”

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