Energy Storage Upgrade to 955,5 kWh
One of EST-Floattech’s very first yachting projects was the spectacular superyacht project WIDER 165 (165ft). EST-Floattech powered the WIDER 165, named “Stern”, which was a follow up of WIDER 150, both a 47-meter yacht. With the ambition to increase the sailing hours in electric mode and lower the consumption of diesel, EST-Floattech was asked to upgrade the battery pack with 3 strings to 955,5 kWh. This will largely contribute to the overall performance of the yacht and support sustainable ambitions simultaneously.
Koen Boerdijk, Account Manager at EST-Floattech says:
“While the wider system is so flexible to allow any upgrade ready, as is, to be aligned at the last existing energy storage technology when available or simply increase energy storage capability.”
On batteries alone, the Wider 165 has no emissions. Switching on the gensets, increases speed to varying speed knots while still keeping fuel consumption lower than a traditional diesel engine. Previously, Wider 165 could cruise for 4 hours and thanks to this upgrade, this will almost be doubled.
The superyacht can cruise using only the battery packs, in ZEM (Zero Emission Mode), or with up to four inline diesel generators. This means it can cruise at a higher range of speeds while continuing to enjoy limited specific consumption. Anchor at night can be done running on batteries, enjoying the sound of silence and ensuring power to all the utilities on board for a prolonged period.
We thank WIDER Yachts for choosing EST-Floattech as their battery supplier again!
The energy storage system (ESS) delivered by EST-Floattech has a raft of integrated safety features. Its unique active balancing and passive safety system is applied at the module and string level. Heat is dissipated by a simple off-the-shelf aircon unit. The battery racks are a favourable option as they can easily be installed in a modular fashion.
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