The contract scope covers delivery and integration of the energy storage system with a custom-designed energy control system (ECS), the existing dynamic positioning system (K-Pos DP-22) and integrated automation system (K-Chief 700 IAS), both of which will also be upgraded.
Konsgberg claims the overall solution will improve safety and efficiency beyond that offered by conventional energy storage.
The upgraded K-Pos DP-22 system functions include power load monitoring and blackout prevention. The system will display all battery data including capacity and status, all of which support the vessel’s operational continuity and improve its ability to maintain position on DP even after a worst-case thruster or power failure.
Kongsberg adds that the ECS will involve combining existing and upgraded K-Pos, K-Chief, and K-Thrust functionality through tight synchronized integration.
Core components of the system include dynamic load prediction, dynamic inertia control and dynamic hybrid control, combined with an automatic start/stop strategy. The end-result should be improved fuel efficiency while also extending battery life.
There is an option in the contract for a similar package for a second vessel.