Cochin Shipyard Picks Siemens Energy to Provide Marine Solns for India’s 1st Fleet of E-Boats

Cochin Shipyard Ltd has selected Siemens Energy to provide advanced marine solutions for India’s first fleet of 23 boats to be equipped with electric propulsion drive trains with energy storage integration (batteries) and vessel Automation technologies.

December 15, 2020. By Manu Tayal

Cochin Shipyard Ltd has selected Siemens Energy to provide advanced marine solutions for India’s first fleet of 23 boats to be equipped with electric propulsion drive trains with energy storage integration (batteries) and vessel Automation technologies.  

Cochin Shipyard, country’s first greenfield and largest shipbuilding yard, has been building the fleet to strengthen Kochi Metro Rail Ltd’s (KMRL) infrastructure and its connectivity to islands around Kochi / Ernakulam.

The combination of electric propulsion drive train, energy storage, and automation systems will significantly reduce fuel consumption, increase maneuverability, and provide reliable, uninterrupted power supply while ensuring safe, cost-effective operation of the vessels.

Commenting on the development, Thorbjoern Fors, Executive Vice President for Siemens Energy Industrial Applications, said that “the project showcases our commitment towards decarbonization and environment sustainability.”

“Furthermore, the low emission footprint of the vessels makes it an ideal benchmark for other customers looking to use inland waterways to transport goods and passengers,” Fors added.

Siemens Energy is one of the world’s leading energy technology companies. The company’s portfolio of products, solutions and services, covers almost the entire energy value chain – from power generation and transmission to storage including conventional and renewable energy technology, such as gas and steam turbines, hybrid power plants operated with hydrogen, and power generators and transformers, and over 50 per cent of the portfolio has already been decarbonized. The company also enjoys majority stake in the listed company Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) making it a global market leader for renewable energies.

Moreover, an estimated one-sixth of the electricity generated worldwide has been based upon technologies from Siemens Energy. It employs over 90,000 people worldwide in more than 90 countries and generated revenue of around €27.5 billion in FY 2020.

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