Echandia receives order from Ö-varvet for two battery systems

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  • 13 October 2023

Echandia has received an order from Ö-varvet to supply two vessels, Älvsnabben 4 & 5, with battery systems to enable full electrical propulsion. The battery systems will each have a capacity of 496 kWh.

The total cost of ownership, combined with Echandias battery systems high level of safety and outstanding long lifetime were key factors in selecting Echandia as battery supplier.

The systems ordered will contain 16 battery strings per vessel and manage 18 cycles per day, 365 days per year with an expected lifetime of at least 17 years.

“Electrification of the maritime industry is rapidly gaining traction. This order from Ö-varvet gives us further verification that our systems are a perfect match for vessels that require outstanding lifetime and safety in operations,”, says Göran Fransson, CCO at Echandia.

The two vessels, first delivered in 1994 and 1995, will be rebuilt by Ö-varvet in Öckerö, Sweden. They are used for passenger traffic to both sides of Göta älv in Gothenburg. The vessels measure 31.55 meters in length and 8.15 meters in width. The passenger lounge has 158 seats, and the maximum permitted passenger capacity is 448. The cruising speed is 12.5 knots. Älvsnabben 4 & 5 are operated by the shipping company Styrsöbolaget.

Johan Winlund, Marketing & Communications Manager Echandia, +46 76 1175541,

About Echandia

Echandia develops safe and efficient heavy-duty battery systems for maritime applications. Our solutions are designed to meet the highest quality, safety and lifetime requirements, and to withstand the toughest demands and operational profiles.

Validating and entering new market segments is a key strategy for Echandia. We have identified and successfully delivered systems to five main market segments: passenger vessels, ferries, energy and offshore, navy and tugboats.

In 2022, we obtained approval as a qualified supplier from two global system integrators, reinforcing our delivery capabilities. Combined with our ISO 14001 and ISO 9001 certifications, these achievements serve as testament to Echandia’s commitment to quality.

Echandia was founded in 2018, is based in Stockholm, and our customers are located globally.







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