As part of its sustainability program, Fast Offshore Supply (FOS) will use Shift Clean Energy’s energy storage system (ESS) to electrify its fleet of transport crew vessels.
Shift will outfit FOS’s multi-purpose supply vessel known as the Master of the Sea with its fixed battery system, transitioning the vessel from conventional diesel to hybrid electric. The 422kWh energy storage system will be used for peak shaving and hotel loads. The ESS system for the hybridized vessel will be a containerized fixed installation and be equipped with a plug-and-play connection with the vessel’s electrical system.
Electrical control systems provider Terasaki Electric Co will also upgrade the Fast Offshore vessel’s existing electrical system to support the implementation of Shift’s technology. Specifically, Terasaki will upgrade the main switchboard (MSB) and planned maintenance system (PMS) for the vessel’s electrical system while Shift will provide the vessel with its marine batteries and operational software OnWätch.
Brent Perry, CEO and founder of Shift, said, “We are thrilled to work with Terasaki and Fast Offshore Supply to electrify these advanced crew transfer vessels. It is a privilege to join forces with forward-thinking organizations and we know that this is only the beginning of an impactful and exciting project and wider mission to decarbonize the marine industry as a whole.”
Darren Tiong, senior sales engineer at Terasaki Electric Co, added, “Fast Offshore’s ‘Go Green Attitude’ is absolutely amazing. The way the organization discusses decarbonization and environmental solutions really thrilled us. With this project, and many to follow, we are determined to show our commitment to working toward a healthier and more sustainable environment. We are excited to work side-by-side with Shift Clean Energy once again to support Fast Offshore’s ‘Green Initiative and Sustainability Program’. Together, we can contribute to cleaner seas.”