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South Korea: Samsung develops marine lithium ion battery systems

31 Jul 2019
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Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) on Monday (29 July) received a type approval certificate from DNV-GL for a marine lithium ion battery system jointly developed with battery manufacturer Samsung SDI.

The develop paths the way for the company to become the first local producer of such marine lithium ion battery systems, it says.

According to SHI, production of battery systems in South Korea will offer customers a cheaper price when compared to more expensive lithium ion battery systems predominantly supplied by large-scale equipment makers in Northern Europe where environment regulations are stricter.

“The implementation of the recently developed modular battery system will provide high versatility to meet specific operational demands such as adjustment of battery capacity according to vessel size and power usage,” said Shim, Yong-Lae, Vice President of SHI Ship & Offshore Research Institute.

“Not only that, we will be able to achieve cost competitiveness by using a domestic system. By securing the battery system technology applicable to all types of vessels, SHI will take the advantageous position in the competition for orders for vessels.”

SHI has started joint research and development with Wartsila for a wider application of its lithium ion battery system-based energy storage system.

Photo credit: Samsung Heavy Industries
Published: 31 July, 2019

 

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