SeaFjord Energy pioneers new ship type for delivering electrical energy

   June 5, 2023 ,   Cruise Industry

Swedish company SeaFjord Energy has introduced the world's first e-bunker vessel, a groundbreaking ship type that has the potential to make the sea shipping industry entirely climate neutral.

The industry has long recognized the need for sustainability measures, but there are challenges, such as the limited availability of electricity grids in ports for large vessels to connect to. To address this issue, SeaFjord Energy has developed a solution.

Their e-bunker vessel, equipped with a large battery pack, offers a novel way to supply green energy to ships. With a vision of a more sustainable shipping industry, SeaFjord Energy is making an international impact, driving the industry toward climate neutrality.

The e-bunker vessel also presents opportunities for energy trading, as it can be charged at advantageous times or locations and deliver energy to other vessels or onshore locations as needed. Additionally, the vessel can serve as a backup resource during emergencies or crisis situations.

SeaFjord Energy's innovative vessel sets a new standard for energy supply at sea. Rather than relying on fossil fuels or shore connections, it can deliver green electricity to ships and docks worldwide.

The e-bunker vessel is designed to deliver up to 50 megawatts of power, with a typical charge taking approximately 60 minutes. This amount of energy is sufficient for a ferry to travel from southern Sweden to northern Germany.

The introduction of the e-bunker vessel opens up new opportunities for the tourism industry as well. The fast charging capabilities at sea enable ships to travel longer distances without the need for frequent stops in ports or lengthy charging breaks. Passengers can now enjoy sustainable and comfortable travel experiences.

SeaFjord Energy collaborated with FKAB, a renowned ship designer, to develop the e-bunker vessel. It can be charged through shore connections or directly from a wind farm. The vessel can then transport and recharge battery packs on other vessels or supply entire ships without battery packs with emission-free electrical energy.