XALT Energy announced a Li-ion cell supply contract for the two largest battery-powered ferries in the world with Plan B Energy Storage (PBES). Each of the two Scandlines Helsingborg-Helsingör ferries will have 4.16 MWh battery packs to provide power for primary propulsion. The electric ferries will carry their part of more than 7.4 million passengers and 1.9 million vehicles annually with zero emissions.
INEA, the European Union’s executive agency for innovation and networks, supports the project with 120 million SEK ($14.1 million).
The energy storage system was designed by PBES, with a proprietary liquid cooling system that provides a higher level of safety to marine customers. The thermal management system maintains optimal internal temperatures to maximize lifespan of the XALT high-power lithium cells.
PBES chose XALT Energy for their high-power, high-quality cells produced in a state-of-the-art, fully automated facility in Midland, Michigan.
PBES energy storage systems using XALT high-power cells were designed to power hybrid and full electric commercial marine applications. These energy storage systems are used in ferries, offshore supply vessels, wind farm support vessels and tugboats, port equipment and yachts.