- Category: Workboat
- System: 156 kWh
The NKT Victoria cable-laying vessel is able to carry more cable, install it faster and do so in extremely challenging conditions. The ship was designed with long, deep-water interconnector cables and long-range offshore windfarms in mind. It can continue working in 3-4m waves, conditions that would defeat older, less capable vessels. It can lay cable with a level of accuracy of +/-25-30cm, compared to others which do so in metres.
The System – The ship is equipped with 24 6.5kWh PlanB batteries, for a total of 156kWh. The energy storage system is used for peak shaving and enhanced dynamic performance, optimising energy consumption and reducing engine maintenance. Energy storage is also used for back-up regarding shore connection during cable loading, allowing the ship to be emission free during that process.
At only 156kWh, this marine battery system is relatively small, but carries a big punch. NKT Victoria’s overall fuel consumption is approximately half that of less sophisticated units. Proving that even a small battery system can make a big impact on ship operations.
In a ceremony at the Nor-Shipping trade fair in Oslo, the new state-of-the-art high-voltage cable laying vessel was announced as winner of the prestigious Ship of the Year award.