Li-ion Tamer’s participation in the joint development program (JDP) for increasing the safety of lithium-ion batteries in ships has been highlighted in articles published by Maritime Executive (see link here) and Green Car Congress (see link here) The JDP is hosted by DNV-GL and the effort includes
- Flag states (Danish and Norwegian Maritime Authorities)
- Research institutions (Norwegian Defense Research Establishment)
- Lithium-ion battery suppliers (Corvus Energy and Plan B Energy Systems)
- Propulsion and system technology provider (ABB and Rolls Royce)
- Fire system manufacturers (FIFI4MARINE)
- Li-ion off-gas monitor manufacturer (Li-ion Tamer)
- Ship owners (Stena and Scandlines)
- Ship builders (Damen)
The intention of the DNV-GL JDP program is to identify improvements, not only for the batteries, but for the systems, procedures, and approval processes.
“Including batteries in ships, whether as a hybrid or fully electric system, offers the industry the opportunity to improve fuel economy, reliability and operational costs. For this technology to fully take hold, however, knowledge and requirements must be in place to ensure that we have products and a safety regime that address the concerns of all stakeholders while also creating the conditions for this technology to take off in the market.”
Geir Dugstad, Director of Ship Classification and Technical Director in DNV GL – Maritime
By including key players in the li-ion marine market, the DNV-GL JDP will be able to create rules with industry input, allowing for increased safety of the systems as well as allowing lithium-ion batteries to be implemented on more ships.
We put a great deal of effort into ensuring the safety of these new alternative systems, but the cost of the present safety and approval methodology is cumbersome. This collaborative effort gives a chance for an even greater level of safety while also ensuring that these new and advanced technologies can be implemented to a greater extent
Rasmus Nielsen, Naval Architect and Officer at Scandlines
Li-ion Tamer looks forward to collaborating with our partners in this program and helping increase the safety of lithium-ion battery systems in the marine industry and across other industries world wide.