EST-Floattech teams up with NordnesGruppen to reduce environmental footprint

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Dutch ESS company EST-Floattech will provide a 1.6MWh energy supply system for the Norwegian trawler Nordbas, operated by NordnesGruppen. Following a retrofitting at the Kleven shipyard in Norway, the Nordbas will feature a battery solution based on EST’s GO1050 air-cooled system, allowing the vessel to operate diesel-free for hours and be charged via renewable sources.

“Due to our high energy density and modular design, EST-Floattech has been able to design this large ESS solution into a very limited battery room,” said general manager Jannik Stanger of EST-Floattech. “It is inspiring to work with companies that integrate both well-established and new technology and focus so much on the reuse of materials for reduced environmental footprint.”

DNV-GL certified, the system will be delivered complete with a specified exhaust system and battery control system for maximum safety during operation. EST has worked with Blueday Technology, which will be responsible for the system design and integration.

“Whoever has the ability has the duty,” says Tormund Grimstad, general manager at NordnesGruppen. “Here we take a considerable responsibility when it comes to reducing our environmental footprint through reuse, energy optimization, quality and utilization of residual raw material.”

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