Eidesvik shows way in the battery hybrid revolution
With loads of operational data, a team of already very engaged personnel offshore and onshore, and a set of full-scale results from the testing onboard Viking Lady, we started the commercialization of battery hybrid systems for offshore use. First with Viking Queen in 2015, then peaking with the world’s first Battery Power notation given to Viking Energy in 2016, followed by the disruptive innovation of replacing a generator set with a battery system onboard Viking Princess in 2017. In 2019 we also brought batteries to the construction vessel segment by converting Seven Viking from diesel-electric to battery hybrid propulsion. At present we are in the process of installing our battery hybrid systems number six and seven onboard Viking Neptun and Viking Avant.