Scana-owned PSW Power & Automation has signed a contract with Västtrafik for the delivery of fast charging system to electric ferries in Strömstad in Sweden. This is a sizeable (1) contract for the company.
The delivery to Västtrafik consists of a high-power DC charging solution, semi-automated charging tower, civil works, and electrical infrastructure.
PSW Power & Automation is the market leader within shore power solutions and is expanding its product portfolio to include DC fast charging for electric vessels.
“Within shore power solutions, we have a 40 percent market share in Norway and are steadily gaining a stronger foothold abroad. As we now expand our offering with fast charging for electric ferries, the market opportunities increase further. Nearly 1000 ferry routes in Europe could be operated with electric ferries, ferries that require fast charging solutions,” says Styrk Bekkenes, CEO in Scana.
“We deliver complete, seamlessly integrated shore power solutions for safe and reliable power transfer from the power grid to the vessel. The electrification of land and sea-based transport demands rapid power transfer by using DC technology. DC fast charging is therefore a natural development,” says Eirik Sørensen, General Manager in PSW Power & Automation.
DC fast charging systems are typically used by ferries or other vessels that operate on a defined route. The charging power is dynamically regulated based on the status of the battery on board and available time for charging.
“We are now working on several potential projects in Europe within DC charging solutions were batteries and alternative energy sources play an important role. This is a strategically important contract, and we see a great potential in this market in the coming years,” Sørensen continues.
“Scana’s vision is to accelerate decarbonisation of the ocean industries. We are proud to be a driving force within electrification and emission reduction solutions,” states Bekkenes.
(1) A sizeable contract for Scana is defined to be between NOK 10 million and NOK 50 million. A substantial contract is over NOK 50 million.