SEACOR Marine Holdings Inc. (NYSE: SMHI) (the „Company” or „SEACOR Marine”) continues to prioritize operational efficiency and environmental sustainability. In a joint announcement with Kongsberg Maritime AS, the Company revealed its plans to acquire four advanced energy storage systems to be installed on Platform Supply Vessels (PSV), furthering its commitment to reducing energy consumption and emissions.
The cutting-edge hybrid power solution, designed with state-of-the-art technology, reflects SEACOR Marine’s dedication to enhancing its operations and minimizing its environmental impact. This initiative underscores the Company’s ongoing efforts to lead the way in sustainable marine transportation services for offshore energy facilities worldwide.
Under the new contract, the SEACOR Ohio, SEACOR Alps, SEACOR Andes, and SEACOR Atlas will all undergo installation, with work expected to start in December 2024 and wrap up by the second quarter of 2025. This will result in over 50% of SEACOR Marine’s PSV fleet being powered by hybrid technology.
Each of the four PSVs will be outfitted with the Kongsberg Maritime UT771 CDL Design and prepared for battery hybrid operation through the addition of a containerized Deckhouse Energy Storage System, switchboards, and thruster control systems. The upgrade will also involve the installation of a new Kongsberg Maritime K-Pos Dynamic Positioning (DP) system to replace the current DP system on all four vessels.
“Our decision to expand our hybrid fleet aligns with SEACOR Marine’s core values of innovation and environmental stewardship and builds upon our record of leadership in adopting green technologies in the maritime sector. SEACOR Marine was one of the first offshore operators to install battery hybrid systems, and this announcement marks a significant step in our ongoing efforts to enhance operational efficiency and reduce the environmental impact of our fleet”.
Beginning in February 2024 in Ulsteinvik, Norway, Kongsberg Maritime will also upgrade the UT771 CDL SEACOR Yangtze with the Deckhouse Energy Storage System.
John Gellert, SEACOR Marine’s Chief Executive Officer, commented:
Continues SEACOR Marine’s commitment to enhance operational efficiency and reduce environmental impact.
HOUSTON and OSLO, Norway, Jan. 25, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — SEACOR Marine Holdings Inc. (NYSE: SMHI) (the “Company” or “SEACOR Marine”), a leading provider of marine and support transportation services to offshore energy facilities worldwide, today jointly announced its commitment to acquire four state-of-the-art energy storage systems from Kongsberg Maritime AS. The hybrid power solution, designed with cutting-edge technology, will be installed on four of SEACOR Marine’s Platform Supply Vessels (PSV) to enhance the way the Company manages energy consumption and emissions onboard these vessels.
“These energy storage systems are an investment in the sustainable future of our fleet and our ability to meet the offshore transportation requirements of our clients worldwide. We are excited to offer our clients additional hybrid PSVs that operate efficiently through reduced fuel consumption and related operating costs, while also reducing greenhouse gas emissions”.
“SEACOR Marine is one of the most experienced operators of hybrid battery power systems in the offshore market, and we are delighted they have again chosen to expand their fleet of hybrid PSVs with Kongsberg Maritime technology”.
James Poulton, Kongsberg Maritime, Senior Vice President, Aftermarket Sales, stated that SEACOR Marine’s commitment to acquire four state-of-the-art energy storage systems from Kongsberg Maritime AS aligns with their dedication to enhancing operational efficiency and reducing environmental impact. The hybrid power solution, equipped with cutting-edge technology, will be installed on four of SEACOR Marine’s Platform Supply Vessels (PSV) to improve the way the Company manages energy consumption and emissions onboard these vessels.
The four vessels included in the contract are the SEACOR Ohio, SEACOR Alps, SEACOR Andes and SEACOR Atlas. Installation is expected to begin in December 2024 and be completed by the second quarter of 2025. Once installed, more than 50% of SEACOR Marine’s PSV fleet will be hybrid powered.
The four PSVs, all of which will feature the Kongsberg Maritime UT771 CDL Design, will be equipped for battery hybrid operation with the installation of a containerised Deckhouse Energy Storage System and associated switchboards and thruster control systems. The upgrade will also include a new Kongsberg Maritime K-Pos Dynamic Positioning (DP) system installed to replace the current DP system on all four vessels. Beginning in February 2024 in Ulsteinvik, Norway, Kongsberg Maritime will also upgrade the UT771 CDL SEACOR Yangtze with the Deckhouse Energy Storage System.
“We see that by installing battery power, fuel consumption in DP operation mode on these vessels can be reduced by as much as 20%. In addition to batteries, the conversion will also feature a shore connection, enabling connection to power grids when in port, which greatly reduces the amount of engine running hours and emissions from diesel fuels. The key benefit of having battery power instantly available is to maintain the redundancy of the vessels’ power system, with less engines running. This is particularly useful when operating in DP mode, but also has its value in other operational modes”.
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About SEACOR Marine
SEACOR Marine offers global marine and support transportation services to offshore energy facilities around the world. With a diverse fleet of offshore support vessels, SEACOR Marine delivers cargo and personnel to offshore installations, assists with offshore operations, provides construction and well work-over support, and offers emergency response services. For more information, please visit www.seacormarine.com.
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