Maritime Battery Systems

It is an important prerequisite that the person who is going to operate, inspect, or maintain maritime battery systems (chemical energy storage) receives sufficient training.

We are now offering the e-learning course “Maritime Battery Systems” that provides training in this field. Here, you will receive an introduction to battery chemistry, battery structure, battery health, battery systems, and hazards related to batteries such as fire, TR (thermal runaway), and gas evolution, to name a few.

The course complies with the training requirements set by the Norwegian Maritime Authority, as stipulated in Regulation No. 8 of January 1, 2005, regarding work environment, safety, and health for those working on board ships (ASH Regulation) § 2-6, and circular dated January 26, 2022. The regulation requires, among other things, that necessary training be provided to carry out work in a safe and secure manner. Training should also be conducted when introducing new technology or before access is granted to areas with significant or specific risks.

Battery-powered boats have existed for a long time, but it is only in the last 15 years that they have truly gained ground within the maritime industry. Norway stands out when it comes to this development and the use of batteries in vessels.

With today’s battery technology, full electrification is somewhat limited and best suited for shorter trips with the possibility of frequent charging. For example, ferry operations are well-suited to full and partial electrification due to relatively short crossing times, access to land, and the opportunity for frequent charging.

Vessels in the aquaculture and tourism sectors are other types of vessels that are well-suited for this. Additionally, there are various forms of battery hybridization that can lead to significant emissions reductions. In Norway, the offshore sector has been an early adopter of battery-hybridizing vessels, often in combination with liquefied natural gas. Currently, lithium-ion batteries are best suited for vessels. However, there are many different types of lithium-ion batteries, each optimized for different uses. Learn more about this and other interesting topics within maritime battery systems in our e-learning course.

The course has been developed in collaboration with Anda-Olsen AS, a leading company in UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply), battery, power supply, and hybrid power solutions.

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