Swiss battery manufacturer Leclanché has been selected to supply “customised marine energy storage” systems for Norway-based technology group Kongsberg.
Through this partnership, Leclanché will deliver “one of the largest single marine battery system orders to date” for nine vessels totalling 45 megawatt-hours of capacity.
The lithium-ion storage systems will be built at Leclanché’s facility in Switzerland with the cells manufactured at the group’s Willstätt plant in Germany.
Leclanché CEO Anil Srivastava said the partnership “has the potential to be game changing, as it brings low and zero-emission solutions to the sizeable and fast growing electric and hybrid marine market”.
“We are seeing a paradigm shift in the maritime industry towards electric power and partnerships with industry leaders such as Kongsberg further demonstrate that Leclanché’s opportunity is now,” Srivastava said.
Earlier this year Leclanché teamed up with India lead-acid manufacturer Exide Industries for a new lithium joint venture focused on Indian electric vehicles, stationary energy storage systems and “speciality storage markets”.