TRANSFLUID’S HYBRID SYSTEM TO EQUIP THE FIRST CRUISE TENDER AND LIFEBOAT
FASSMER has built the world’s first cruise tender with a diesel-electric hybrid propulsion system. The PLL1099 is a combined tender and lifeboat that can carry up to 114 passengers in tender operation. While in electric mode the tender provides the guest enhanced comfort with pollution free, quiet, and smooth operation due to the elimination of engine noise, vibration, and exhaust.
The dual powertrain couples traditional diesel engines with Transfluid HTM700-20W hybrid modules. The HTM700-20W is the first hybrid system with Type Approval given by DNV-GL.
The hybrid propulsion allows the following operation modes:
– Diesel drive (lifeboat operation, transit)
– Diesel an electric drive (boost mode, increased speed)
– Electric drive (no engine noise, no air pollution, reduced vibration – tender purpose, shore operation, boarding)
Additionally, the hybrid module provides the essential regeneration mode where the diesel power is used to recharge batteries through the hybrid modules electric machine working as a generator.
Transfluid’s LiFePo4 battery pack with proprietary DNV-GL Type Approval and NMA Test 1 Extension provides the highest level of safety protection available in any marine energy storage system. With nearly 40kWh energy stored onboard the tender will have a continuous electric range of 1.5 hours operating at a cruising speed of approximately 6 knots.