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CSSC launches ‘S-CUBE’; China’s first domestic containerised power battery unit solution

12 Jan 2022

China’s first containerised power battery unit (S-CUBE, SDARI containerised utility battery module) was launched with a product certificate issuance ceremony at Shanghai on Monday (6 January), according to the China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC).

The occasion was also the first time China Classification Society (CCS) certified a domestic container-type power battery unit marine, meaning the equipment has fully met requirements for maritime applications in order to become a complete zero-carbon emission solution for inland shipping.

S-CUBE is independently developed by Shanghai Ship Research and Design Institute, a subsidiary of CSSC. Ningde Times New Energy Technology Co., Ltd., Shanghai Dianba New Energy Technology Co., Ltd., Zhenjiang Celnic Automation Co., Ltd., and Xiamen Taiping Container Manufacturing Co., Ltd. Co., Ltd. and other cross-industry firms were also involved with development of the product.

The S-CUBE weighs 20 tons and has a maximum capacity of 1,540 kilowatt-hours (kWh). It has core technologies such as high-density energy integration, all-round security protection, intelligent remote monitoring, and automatic quick connection, according to CSSC.

It features industry-leading energy density, safety performance covering the whole process of use scenarios, and strong intelligent expansion capabilities, which can realise a convenient and safe rapid connection and disconnection between modules and the power grid, and can quickly replenish ship energy by replacing modules.

“Over the years, under the guidance of the high-quality development strategy outline of China State Shipbuilding Corporation, Shanghai Shipbuilding Institute has adhered to the concept of technological innovation and diversified development, and has joined hands with many well-known domestic cross-industry enterprises to overcome difficulties and focus on the development of green shipping and ‘electrification’ of ships,” stated CSSC.

“The path and equipment, which lasted three years, has finally came to fruition.”


Photo credit: CSSC
Published: 12 January, 2022

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