“We are honored to play such a crucial role in this environmental achievement,” said Felix Nelius, Director, Sales and Application Engineering of battery systems for XALT Energy. “This project completely aligns with our interest in promoting the growth of zero-emission transportation solutions throughout the world.”
XALT’s XMP 76P liquid-cooled, lithium-ion battery packs are part of its XPAND portfolio of energy storage solutions. Designed for heavy-duty, commercial applications, they offer high discharge and charge rates, an excellent cycle life and are easy to install.
The XMP 76P pack system used on the ferry will power two twin electric engines that enable the ferry to reach operational speeds of 20 knots and continuously operate for one hour between charges. The design and materials used in the ship’s construction – including a lightweight, canoe-shaped displacement hull made of carbon fiber – made system modularity a priority with the McKay Group engineers. They ultimately installed and networked XMP 76P packs in two battery rooms around the ship.
“This project sets a benchmark for our company,” said Ben Haselden, Marine Manager, McKay Group. “We needed a lithium-ion battery system that could meet several requirements including high charging capacity, high power density and modularity. XALT Energy’s XMP 76P packs were the answer.