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Eco Marine Power Announces Launch of Hybrid Battery Packs

07-02-2018 02:59 PM CET | Energy & Environment

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Hybrid Battery Pack for Ships from Eco Marine Power

Hybrid Battery Pack for Ships from Eco Marine Power

UB-50-12 battery packs with proven hybrid technology ready for use on ships & offshore platforms.

Fukuoka, Japan – 29th June 2018 – In co-operation with its strategic partners Furukawa Battery and Teramoto Iron Works, Eco Marine Power (EMP) has today announced the release of two UB-50-12 hybrid battery packs for ship, offshore and land-based renewable energy projects. These safe, reliable and recyclable battery packs will be available in 2.4kWh and 3.6kWh configurations. Multiple battery packs can be installed together to provide the amount of energy storage needed from small scale installations to larger energy storage projects.

The battery packs will incorporate UltraBattery® (UB) technology supplied by The Furukawa Battery Company and a battery rack system developed jointly by Teramoto Iron Works and Eco Marine Power. This battery rack system is scalable, easy to assemble with the design based on experience from EMP's renewable energy projects on ships. Each battery pack includes UB-50-12 batteries, internal cables and frame kit.

UB-50-12 valve regulated lead acid (VRLA) batteries are the ideal solution for smart grid, wind power and solar power applications. In addition they are very reliable, require little maintenance and are recyclable. UB series batteries have also been approved for use by ClassNK and certified by EMP.

Commenting on the release of the UB-50-12 hybrid battery packs. Mr. Kodaka, General Manager, Overseas Sales and Marketing Department at Furukawa Battery stated, "Our UltraBattery technology is ideally suited for renewable energy applications and we look forward to promoting the use of renewable energy on ships together with Eco Marine Power."

Mr. Teramoto, President of Teramoto Iron Works commented, "Our company is pleased to be working with Furukawa Battery and Eco Marine Power in bringing this new product to the market and it also allows us to demonstrate again our ability to produce high quality marine-grade steel products."

UB-50-12 battery packs will become the standard energy storage solution for EMP's Aquarius Marine Solar Power and will also be offered as stand-alone configurations.

About Eco Marine Power

Eco Marine Power Co. Ltd. (EMP) is an internationally focused technology company that develops renewable energy based fuel saving and emission reduction solutions for ships including passenger ferries, survey ships, oil tankers and cargo vessels. These technologies include the EnergySail®, Aquarius MAS and Aquarius MRE®. EMP also develops sustainable ship concepts that incorporate the latest renewable energy technologies and is currently working on a number of design projects including Aquarius Eco Ship and Aquarius Unmanned Surface Vessel (USV). The company is based in Fukuoka, Japan.

Aqua Hakata 5th Floor, 5-3-8, Nakasu,
Hakata-ku, Fukuoka, 810-0801. Japan.
Phone:+81 92 287 9677 Fax: +81 92 287 9501
Media Contact: Greg Atkinson Chief Technology Officer.

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