First Hydrogen/Full Electric Pushboat ELEKTRA Deploys EST-Floattech Battery System (Photos)

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First Hydrogen/Full Electric Pushboat ELEKTRA Deploys EST-Floattech Battery System (Photos)


In Berlin’s Westhafen, the Mayor of Berlin Franziska Giffey called the press watercraft ELEKTRA! After nearly 2 years of building and construction at shipyard Hermann Barthel GmbH in Derben and also the transfer to the Westhafen in Berlin, the lasting screening of this one-of-a-kind, cutting-edge and also emission-free press watercraft starts.

Elektra
Image Credits: EST-Floattech

Petra Cardinal, Managing Director of BEHALA, invited around 250 visitors that collected at Harbor Basin II. Among them were various agents from national politics and also authorities along with job companions and also various other visitors.

In his opening speech,Federal Minister Dr Volker Wissing discussed on the value of hydrogen flexibility to attain the German federal government’s environment defense objectives. “The ELEKTRA is a Lighthouse project: It is the world’s first push boat in which battery-electric propulsion is combined with hydrogen and fuel cell technology. The entire project is a blueprint for the climate and environmentally friendly inland shipping, not only technically but also in terms of regulation real pioneering work.”

Elektra - name plate
Image Credits: EST-Floattech

Prof Dr.-Ing Gerd Holbach, general job supervisor from the Technical University of Berlin, briefly described the general job, the principle and also the style of the cutting-edge press watercraft. The Mayor of Berlin, Franziska Giffey, talked the formula “I name you ELEKTRA, wish the crew always a safe journey and you always a hand’s breadth of water under the keel” and also christened the ship.

Elektra - First hydrogen-electric push boat
Image Credits: EST-Floattech

She claimed:“The world’s first zero-emission push boat is the impressive result of the cooperation between stakeholders from the shipbuilding, energy and propulsion technology industries. I’m particularly pleased that a lot of Berlin’s ingenuity flowed into the development and construction of ELEKTRA. This lighthouse project shows us how we can succeed, by implementing innovative ideas, in improving the climate on our access waterways for the long-term. Berlin wants to be a pioneer here.” Miss Dr Corinna Barthel from Barthel Werft praised the godmother and also discussed the unique attributes of constructing the ELEKTRA.

8 specialized companions

Under the job monitoring of theDept of Maritime Systems Design and also Operations at the Technical University of Berlin, BEHALA– Berliner Hafen- und Lagerhausgesellschaft– (logistics), shipyard Hermann Barthel, BALLARD Power Systems (gas cells), Argo-Anleg (hydrogen system), SER Schiffselektronik Rostock (electric power system), EST-Floattech (battery system) and also HGK Shipping (maritime procedure) are associated with the advancement, building and construction and also screening of the press watercraft ELEKTRA.

BEHALA_Elektra pusher + Ursus barge
Image Credits: EST-Floattech

Role design for zero-emission cruising

As the initial emission-free ship, the ELEKTRA will certainly act as a good example, since its power system is created to be relevant to a range of barge and also seaside vessel kinds. Also, this is not just concerning giving power for the ship’s propulsion and also pressing convoys, yet likewise concerning the power for the team, that live, prepare and also clean aboard.

Energy, effectiveness, includes & & array(* )enhancement to propulsion, the system gives power for the temperature level control of the cabins and also the wheelhouse.

In battery system likewise requires a particular The for effective procedure and also a lengthy life-span. ‘comfortable temperature’ of this need to be finished with a restricted quantity of lugged power and also without loss of functional array.All: EST-

Elektra - naming ceremony
Image Credits waste warm from the gas cells is utilized via constant water air conditioning and also the cabins are warmed by a salt water heatpump. Floattech

The added benefit is that the ship constantly runs in water with temperature levels over 0 ° C under its keel.An use a self-developed power monitoring system and also an electronic cruising aide sustain the captain and also logistics coordinator with the preparation of procedures and also transportations.

The 750 kg of aeriform hydrogen (at a stress of 500 bar) aboard and also a battery ability of approx. 2,500 kilowatt hrs, the ship has a variety of approx. 400 kilometres when cruising in mix with the packed hefty lift barge URSUS.

With, beside the

Therefore in Westhafen, just one added land-based terminal is required to provide the ELEKTRA with hydrogen and also electrical power to cruise on the rivers of Berlin towards the Berlin/Rhine, Ruhr and alsoHamburg Stettin amount to the vessel can run push-barge mixes approximately 150 m in size.In & & electric supply terminals

Hydrogen initially terminals for the transition of hydrogen containers and also 500 kilowatt electrical billing terminals will certainly be functional in

The’s Berlin along with in the port of Lüneburg in 2023.Westhafen: EST-

Elektra wheelhouse
Image Credits TU Floattech

The has actually acquired Berlin and also H2 Mittelelbe Business Park & & Green Power for filling up and also moving the container systems (Logistics– MEGC) with eco-friendly hydrogen till completion of the ELEKTRA job at the end of 2024.Multiple Energy Gas Container MEGC can be traded with the onboard crane and also the power link runs through a filling light beam that lead the cable televisions to land.

The method the handling of the arm-thick cable televisions is really simple for the ship’s team, the vessel is attached to the billing terminal quickly and also the quayside is without cable televisions.This and also future growths

Testing the ELEKTRA will at first happen in the resources area; since 2023 the examinations will certainly likewise be continued long-distance paths in the direction of

Testing.Hamburg conclusion the collaboration job will certainly have discovered a great deal; it will certainly after that likewise have the ability to claim exactly how future readily practical inland delivering vessels and also seaside ships can be efficiently furnished for the several functions in this efficiency course and also what principles can appear like for various other ship kinds and also efficiency courses.

After a complete job quantity of approx. 14.6 million euros, the job is being moneyed by the

With for Federal Ministry and also Digital (BMDV) moneyed with approx. 9.1 million euros and also sustained and also collaborated by job supervisor Jülich (PTJ) and also the Transport for National Organization and also Hydrogen (CURRENTLY).Fuel Cell Technology