IMCA assessing way forward for hybrid battery power

Sept. 19, 2019

Offshore staff

LONDON – The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) is addressing best practice for incorporating battery technologies into the existing power plants of DP ships.

These technologies are said to be having a positive impact on carbon emissions in the offshore marine construction market.

Various IMCA member companies have incorporated hybrid power technologies on DP ships, and the initial feedback is said to be very positive, including economic benefits.

Captain Andy Goldsmith, IMCA’s Technical Adviser – Marine, said: “The goal of this program is to establish best operating practice to enable new hybrid power technologies to be interfaced with existing ship technologies in a safe and efficient manner, thereby allowing industry to transition to battery systems as smoothly as possible.”