EMISSION FREE ON FRENCH RIVERS
Electric River Cargo Vessel
RX Marine has been awarded by French Ecofluv to building a Battery Hybrid River Cargo Vessel that operate on fully electric, zero emission.
French Ecofluv commissioned TRX with the construction of a pure electric propulsion, emission free, river cargo vessel.
The ship’s design is a collaboration between the French company Arco Marine, TRX Shipyard and Ecofluv. The innovative vessel is the first of its kind. Powered by batteries and a compact intelligent electric propulsion system manufactured by Transfluid, the vessel navigates without emissions into the atmosphere. Transfluid’s systems provides the power for vessel propulsion and cargo handling operations. The vessel is equipped with modern equipment for a wide range of operations. The ship runs on only battery power without the diesel generators operating. In addition to the main battery system that operates the thrusters and the on-board services and auxiliary systems, there are solar panels for recharging.
The boat runs efficiently and quietly in electric mode and, in case of an emergency, can switch quickly to operate with the diesel generators. When required the Lithium batteries can be charged from shore power. Transfluid’s fully integrated turnkey solution uses a power management system that communicates with all components via a CAN Bus protocol.
The batteries, electric motors and drives are certified with DNV “Type Approval”.
About Electric propulsion system
Transfluid’s supply is comprised of two 75 kW @ 1500 rpm electric azimuth thrusters, double hydraulic power units for the wheelhouse, two independent 163kWh battery banks, two independent 44kW DC/AC converters, a bow thruster and six battery chargers for recharging on the dock and during navigation. Two 45 kW diesel generators are used for emergencies or during navigation or to recharge the batteries if shore power is not available.
The complete scope of supply includes all signal and main power cables.
The system is completed by displays, throttles for controlling the azimuth thrusters and engines, ignition keys and all require electrical boxes.
Founded in 1957 Transfluid specializes in the design and production of large, medium, and small power transmissions. Thanks to our skills and experience, today Transfluid has created what are the products of the future, such as parallel hybrid transmissions and pure electric transmissions. Our new production of permanent magnet motors completes the hybrid product and the pure electric product in the most technologically advance way. Our hybrid and electric systems guarantee maximum environmental friendliness in terms of both emissions and noise. With its extensive network of subsidiaries, service centers and distributors worldwide, Transfluid ensures maximum reliability of its systems.
Specializing in the river transport market, Ecofluv is a French shipping company and service provider. Ecofluv’s modern fleet of specialized cargo vessels always has vessels and crews working on French Rivers, and in occasion in Central Europe.
TRX Marine, with its modern facilities, is one of the new building shipyard located in Yalova, Turkey. TRX builds sophisticated and special purpose ships as well as different types of vessels such as fishing vessels, offshore units, and ferry/passenger vessels.
TRX Marine, with its modern facilities, is one of the new building shipyard located in Yalova, Turkey. TRX is building sophisticated and special purpose ships and able to build different types of vessels; fishing vessels, offshore units, and ferry/passenger vessels.