YVERDON-LES-BAINS, Switzerland and ANDERSON, Indiana, 16 March 2022 – Two of the world’s leading classification societies have recertified Leclanché’s Marine Rack System (MRS-2) for operation using the company’s latest high energy 65 Ah lithium-ion pouch cells.
The certification upgrade from DNV was approved in late January 2022, while the Lloyd’s Register type approval for the company’s 60 Ah and 65 Ah cells was granted in October 2021. The approvals provide third-party assessment and certification of the system’s performance and compliance with all applicable industry safety and regulatory requirements.
DNV, headquartered in Oslo, is the independent expert in assurance and risk management. It is a world leading classification society and a recognized advisor for the maritime industry. Lloyd’s Register, with its main office in London, is a global professional services company specialising in engineering and technology for the maritime industry.
Leclanché SA (SIX: LECN), one of the world’s leading energy storage solutions companies, has been a pioneering provider of lithium-ion battery powered marine battery systems for electric and hybrid maritime vessels. Its award-winning MRS-2 is already powering some of the most innovative fully electric and hybrid vessels including:
Anil Srivastava, CEO of Leclanché, said: “These latest certifications from DNV and Lloyd’s Register confirm the quality, performance and safety built into our Marine Rack System based on 100% in-house technology. From our initial design concept through numerous enhancements over the years, our MRS has proven itself to be a reliable and sustainable alternative to traditional ferry propulsion systems.”
Marine Rack System-2
The latest generation MRS-2 is a modular and scalable lithium-ion battery system. It incorporates multi-layer safety measures from cell to system including its proprietary battery management system (BMS) which provides real-time access to battery status, performance and diagnostic data via a comprehensive user interface.
The system is available in four standard rack heights to suit varying size battery room footprints. Pack voltages are available up to 1100 V DC. The system comes with a 230 VAC power supply or an insulated DC/DC power supply.
Safety is a critical design element of the MRS with its integrated cooling and firefighting systems, including independent ventilation ducting system to actively extract hot and flammable gases, which together reduce the risk of thermal propagation to virtually zero. In addition, Leclanché’s liquid-cooled battery systems provide vessel operators with a long list of advantages over air-cooled batteries including improved safety, longer battery lifetime, smaller footprint/larger energy density, better heat transfer and lower energy consumption.
With the latest certifications, the MRS has a broad range of certifications from leading industry groups including:
For more information about Leclanché’s eMarine solutions, visit https://www.leclanche.com/solutions/e-transport-solutions/e-marine/ or contact email@example.com.
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About Lloyd’s Register
Lloyd’s Register is a global professional services company specialising in engineering and technology for the maritime industry. We are the world’s first marine classification society, created more than 260 years ago to improve the safety of ships. Our technical expertise is offered in more than 70 locations, serving clients based in 182 countries.
Headquartered in Switzerland, Leclanché SA is a leading global provider of high-quality energy storage solutions designed to accelerate our progress towards a clean energy future. Leclanché’s history and heritage is rooted in over 100 years of battery and energy storage innovation. This coupled with the Company’s culture of German engineering and Swiss precision and quality, continues to make Leclanché the partner of choice for both disruptors, established companies and governments who are pioneering positive changes in how energy is produced, distributed and consumed around the world. The energy transition is being driven primarily by changes in the management of our electricity networks and the electrification of transport, and these two end markets form the backbone of our strategy and business model. Leclanché is at the heart of the convergence of the electrification of transport and the changes in the distribution network. Leclanché is organised in three business units: energy storage solutions, e-Mobility solutions and specialty battery systems. Leclanché is listed on the Swiss Stock Exchange (SIX: LECN).
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