5 ways to use batteries onboard


Foreship published an infographic, describing a 5-steps solution to use batteries onboard. Namely, batteries can provide 15% in fuels saving, as well as 30% lower maintenance costs.

According to the infographic, the average lifetime of ships batteries is 5 to 10 years. This system can reduce the emissions over a ship’s lifecycle by up to 50%.

Moreover, the can contribute to zero emissions operation, spinning reserve back-up power, and peak load shaving to optimise efficiency.

But what are the 5 steps to implement such a solution onboard a ship. According to Foreship, these are:

  • Case study: Case analysis is needed to review the benefits with the operational profile and power demand;
  • Feasibility and concept: These include space and location; intact and stability; safety and escapes; risk evaluation; class requirements;
  • Conversion engineering: This operations regards the specification; schedule; basic design; and class approval;
  • Detail design: A proper design should include workshop installation drawings; project management services; quality assurance; and third party review;
  • Installation and commissioning: This last step is about mechanical integration; electrical integration; and dock and sea trials.


Source: Safety4sea.com