Kongsberg battery hybrid propulsion tapped for Island Offshore PSV trio

Island Crusader (Photo: Island Offshore)

Kongsberg Maritime has been contracted by Norwegian offshore services provider Island Offshore to supply turnkey hybrid battery solutions for three of the company’s platform supply vessels (PSVs).

Two of the ships, Island Crusader and Island Contender, previously operated with a combination of Bergen LNG engines and Bergen Diesel engines, while Island Commander deploys four diesels.

The solution opted for by Island Offshore will operate via a single feed from the energy storage system (ESS) to the main switchboard – with manual changeover which will enable the operators to balance out running hours on generators – and a 600kW dual shore connection.

Kongsberg Maritime’s eight-metre ESS 896kWh deckhouse will encompass a standard, type-approved, liquid-cooled container solution with air-cooled batteries.

The extensive scope of supply will also involve modifications to each vessel’s main switchboard and energy management system (EMS), as well as an upgrade of the automation and alarm system.

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