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What’s the role of the BMS in a maritime battery system?

  • Insights
  • 12 October 2022

All battery systems rely on a battery management system – the BMS to function in the way we expect. In fact, the BMS is a vital part in creating safe and durable systems that can sustain the entire li…

What batteries are used in Sparky the tugboat?

  • Insights
  • 12 October 2022

Sparky the tugboat is the world’s first fully electric ship-handling tugboat. The official name is RSD-E-Tug 2513 and the electric, battery-powered tugboat is based on Damen’s standard tugboat, called…

Why is LTO an inherently safe battery?

  • Insights
  • 22 September 2022

All batteries have varying characteristics, which is why evaluating them needs to be done with operational demands at hand. When dimensioning and choosing battery system, we value certain parameters s…

What’s causing marine battery fires?

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  • 14 September 2022

Lithium-ion batteries has, since the technology came out almost 20 years ago, made large scale electrification possible. Everything from cellphones, laptops to e-scooters, e-bikes, cars, trucks, and v…

Echandia, featured in Forbes Magazine

  • Insights, News
  • 5 September 2022

In June, our CEO, Mr Magnus Eriksson met up with a Heather Farmbrough – a curious and sustainability minded writer for Forbes. Her interest in sustainability and new technology with its promise  for r…

The choice of battery cell technology can dramatically impact price and availability

  • Insights
  • 30 June 2022
  • By: Magnus Eriksson

The choice of battery system for a maritime application is primarily based on what operational profile it will serve. However, as a consequence of events like the pandemic, supply chain and logistics …

Takeaways from the Electric & Hybrid Marine Expo 2022

  • Insights
  • 23 June 2022
  • By: Carl Bjurling

This week, the maritime industry gathered in Amsterdam for the annual Electric & Hybrid Marine Expo. After a two-year covid hiatus, the doors we’re open again with delegates travelling in from all…

Peak shaving and other ways to use batteries on a vessel

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  • 24 March 2022

Energy efficiency and reducing fuel consumption has become one of the most important questions as operators and shipowners scramble to meet increasing demands from regulatory frameworks. For larger, o…

Sustainable shipping and the future of maritime electrification – Damen Shipyards leading the way

  • Insights
  • 16 March 2022

There’s no doubt that electrification is a megatrend that is driving substantial changes in the maritime industry. This change is driven by regulations and politicians, as well as the demand from carg…

Key takeaways from the WATTS-UP Conference 2022, in Stavanger

  • Insights, News
  • 11 March 2022

The annual WATTS-UP conference in Stavanger just closed after two full days of presentations, networking, and discussions. Based on data from Maritime Battery Forum and DNV, the current state of mari…

Live webinar: Peak shaving and ways to reduce fuel consumption with batteries

  • Insights, News
  • 3 March 2022

At Echandia, we are all about sharing the knowledge we’ve built over the years. One way of doing this is to invite you to live sessions with our maritime experts on topics that engage and draws a lot …

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How does Fit for 55 affect the maritime industry?

  • Insights
  • 1 March 2022
  • By: Morten Larsen

The European Union (EU) has set a binding target to achieve climate neutrality by 2050. Already by 2030, GHG (greenhouse gases) will be cut by at least 55%, hence the name – Fit for 55. The package is…


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