Swedish maritime battery system supplier Echandia has received an order from Marine Electricals (India) for six advanced battery systems to be installed in hybrid electric catamaran vessels.
The vessels are designated for operation by the Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) on the inland waterways of Varanasi. The vessels, with a length of 24m, will be constructed by Hoogly Cochin Shipyard Limited (HCSL) in Kolkata. Echandia’s track record includes the successful delivery of similar battery systems for 23 modern electric ferries to the South Indian city of Kochi’s public transport network. The heavy-duty battery systems are scheduled for delivery during the second and third quarters of 2024.
Rakshith Sachitanand, Echandia Sales Director UK and India said: “Our systems have already proven their effectiveness in the field in India, and this order further solidifies the quality and trust in our solutions. The inherent safety, unsurpassed lifetime, and outstanding ability to fast charge make our systems the perfect fit for this kind of project.”
Echandia believes that the successful deployment of its battery systems in India, coupled with the latest order, reinforces the company’s position as a trusted provider in the maritime battery industry.