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Fischer Panda UK Supplies Electric Drive System for Mayflower Autonomous Ship Project

Logistic News - Published on Fri, 08 Nov 2019

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Fischer Panda UK has announced a contract to supply, install and commission a complete electric propulsion system for the innovative Mayflower Autonomous Ship project. The installation, which will include motors, batteries, diesel generators and associated power and control electronics, will be crucial to ensuring the success of the unmanned Atlantic crossing, which is scheduled for September 2020.

The equipment, which will be installed and commissioned by Fischer Panda UK’s engineering team, will comprise
Two 48V DC generators – a 22kW Fischer Panda AGT 22000 and a 4kW Fischer Panda AGT 4000
Two 48V Fischer Panda 20kW 600rpm Easybox shaft motors
A Mastervolt Mass Combi 48/3500-50 Inverter and Charger, supported by a battery management system for control and monitoring
A 38.4kWh battery bank consisting of eight of the new Mastervolt MLi Ultra 5500 Lithium Ion batteries, providing 800Ah at 48V

The voyage, from Plymouth UK to Plymouth Massachusetts, is proposed for next year in celebration of the 400th anniversary of the voyage of the pilgrim fathers in their eponymous ship. Equipped with advanced research sensors and IBM’s latest AI, Power servers and edge technologies, the 15m trimaran is expected to make the crossing in approximately 12 days at speeds up to 20 knots, a huge leap from the original Mayflower’s 60 days at 2.5 knots.

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Posted By : Yogender Pancholi on Fri, 08 Nov 2019
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