The US-based company’s XPAND Battery System has been certified as acceptable for installation on all marine vessels classified by DNV GL.

XALT Energy, a manufacturer of lithium-ion cells and battery systems, announced the approval at the Electric & Hybrid Marine World Expo in Amsterdam. The XPAND Battery System has been demonstrated to comply with DNV GL rules for Classification of Ships, Offshore Units, and High Speed and Light Craft, and was therefore granted Type Approval Certificate TAE00002YC. The certification includes XALT Energy’s XMP71P-based systems, including XALT’s Battery Management System (BMS).

As Bunkerspot previously reported, earlier this year, DNV GL announced the launch of a Joint Development Project (JDP), designed to advance the understanding of the use of lithium-ion batteries in the shipping industry.

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