“The demand for retrofitting battery power on board offshore vessels continues to grow as many shipowners, such as Volstad Maritime, are dedicated to reducing their carbon footprint. Lower operating expenditure through reduced fuel consumption is an additional, attractive benefit,” says Egil Bremnes, sales manager at NES.

NES, which specialises in sustainable energy design and smart control, will provide the equipment to the Grand Canyon III in connection with a vessel upgrade in early 2023. The company will manage the project from its headquarters in Bergen, Norway. NES has not disclosed the value of the contract.

Before the summer, NES signed a similar contract for Volstad Maritime’s subsea construction vessel Volantis. While the Volantis battery pack will be installed in a dedicated battery room, the battery pack on board the Grand Canyon III will be installed in a container below the deck.

“Installing the battery pack as a container-based solution can be very cost-efficient for vessels since you do not need to build a dedicated battery room”, says Trond Volstad, project manager at Volstad Maritime.

“Delivering the battery system in dedicated containers will also allow us to conduct extensive testing of the equipment prior to delivery. This means that the yard stay can be shortened correspondingly, allowing the vessel to return to operation as quickly as possible,” says Egil Bremnes.

Grand Canyon III is a 127.5 long and 25 metres wide offshore construction vessel. It is equipped with a 250-tonne offshore crane. Following the upgrade to battery power notation in early 2023, the vessel will enter a five-year charter with Helix Energy Solutions.

Volstad Maritime, headquartered in Aalesund, Norway, was one of the first offshore owners to achieve the ISO 50001 accreditation for Energy Management Standard. Installing batteries on board Grand Canyon III will take these efforts another step forward.

NES is a subsidiary of HAV Group ASA, which is listed on Euronext Growth Oslo. NES operates in Bergen (HQ), Egersund and Ålesund in Norway, and Istanbul, Turkey. 

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About HAV Group

HAV Group is an international provider of technology and services for maritime and marine industries, listed on Euronext Growth under the ticker code HAV. The group comprises four subsidiaries with several decades of combined experience in the industry, in addition to special expertise in guiding the marine and maritime industries through the green shift and towards the goal of zero emissions.

About Norwegian Electric Systems AS

Norwegian Electric Systems is a world-leading total supplier of low and zero-emission propulsion and control systems for a wide range of vessels for the global marine market:

Energy Design - knowledge about vessel operations and competence in integrating the latest available energy sources allows us to design optimal propulsion systems. Norwegian Electric Systems designs efficient and environmentally friendly solutions, creating added value for the customers.

Smart Control - new requirements and demand for more efficient and safe operations calls for smarter vessels. Flexible software platforms and new solutions for navigation, automation, and control ensure safety through smart and easy operation.

We are a committed partner for safe shipping, lower emissions and added value for our customers. Our focus is to be a collaborator and a system supplier, designing optimal propulsion systems for vessels and control systems.

NES is based in Bergen and has branches with core expertise in Ålesund and Egersund in Norway, plus an office in Istanbul, Turkey.