EST-Floattech, the Netherlands-based marine energy storage provider, launches 3 new battery designs and their new website. The Octopus Series, as the new design platform is called, is set to become the next-generation DNV certified battery management system for marine markets. With both High Power and High Energy modules, new, smart and lightweight battery solutions can be installed in virtually any size of the vessel. Clients can choose between passive- or active cooling and even forced air- and liquid cooling will become available. Production of the new battery systems is about to start and ‘racks’ become available as of 2022.
The Octopus platform is, practically speaking, the Battery Management System (BMS). The BMS is the interface between battery and application. An advantage of this system is that, whatever energy storage system the client needs, the BMS always has the same interface, making it user-friendly.
EST-Floattech’s BMS also plays a vital part in the safety management of the batteries and offers remote monitoring, diagnostics, and service. With the new range of power modules that come with the Octopus platform, the company has created a solution for every application and, importantly, budget.
“We see the market both emerging and growing”, says Diederick Stam, CTO at EST-Floattech. “Sustainable power solutions are becoming accepted and here and there electrically powered vessels are coming into service. As a result, you see more and more differentiation in the applications needed by shipowners and shipbuilders, not only for direct propulsion but also for equipment, machinery, and peak performance and endurance needs. In addition, new types of applications are being thought of as we speak and we work closely with our clients to get them designed and fully functional.“