Saft, industrial battery specialist, delivers fully integrated battery systems, lithium-ion (Li-ion) technically supporting the original equipment manufacturers and end users. Such advanced technology helps achieving the requirements for reduced emissions, safety, fuel efficiency, vessel productivity and optimized total cost of ownership.
In 2014 Saft launched Seanergy marine Li-ion modules, specially designed for civil marine propulsion installations, a fully integrated solution containing SLFP chemistry (Saft’s Li-ion Super-Iron Phosphate). Its design flexibility coupled with energy and power modules enable it to power full-electric and hybrid electric marine applications.
Thanks to its 20-year experience in developing innovative and customised Li-ion battery solutions for the space and satellite divisions, Saft developed its systems to face the demands of harsh marine environments.
The Independent Safety Assessor, Bureau Veritas recently awarded Saft’s Seanergy technology, which is also DNV certified, with the premier certification for safety approval set forth by marine specificities and standards. Saft’s Seanergy energy storage systems was approved from the Norwegian Maritime Authority.
Saft customizes each battery system to its customers’ precise requisites, with the right combination of chemistry, technology and electronics.
OV Bøkfjord fitted with Seanergy
Seanergy technology was the ideal power solution for Rolls Royce to fit into its high energy battery system for OV Bøkfjord, a hybrid multi-application workboat vessel owned by Kystverket, the Norwegian Coastal Administration (NCA).
The battery system from Saft and Rolls Royce will help NCA address its climate and environmental goals. For this workboat’s hybrid propulsion system, Saft’s Li-ion technology energy storage system works in tandem with the hybrid diesel gen-sets and together deliver up to 25 percent in fuel savings for the OV Bøkfjord. Saft’s Seanergy technology onboard the OV Bøkfjord is additionally designed to withstand the various climate and temperature changes the vessel will experience while operating across the ocean.
The vessel, the third in the NCA’s multifunctional fleet, became operational in September 2016 and will be used for various tasks from maintaining the navigation infrastructure of other ships in the area, to providing onsite assistance for emergencies. It will also support the routine maintenance tasks for lighthouses and fixed and floating aids.