India’s largest and most advanced shipbuilder, Cochin Shipyard Ltd. selected Siemens to implement advanced marine solutions for India’s first fleet of electric boats equipped with electric propulsion and battery integrated technology. Siemens will equip the 23 boats with electric propulsion drive train, energy storage integration (battery), and vessel automation technologies for the boats that Cochin Shipyard is building to strengthen Kochi Metro Rail’s last mile connectivity for islands around Kochi.
The electric propulsion drive train systems will reduce fuel requirements, increase manoeuvrability, minimize environmental risks, and make boats comfortable with their modular design. The energy storage systems help in reliable, uninterrupted supply of power to maximize performance and ensures zero carbon emissions. In addition, the ferries will also be equipped with automation systems for safe, cost saving, and reliable operation of the vessels.
The advanced marine solutions, coupled with automation technologies, will improve safety, help monitor critical functions, and result in higher operational efficiencies and productivity. The project is a first of a kind showcase for inland waterways in India. The technologies will also ensure zero carbon emissions with high priority on environment conservation. This project is in line with Cochin Shipyard’s vision to partner in creating innovative solutions towards sustainable marine transportation.
The development of the inland waterways will play a huge role in establishing an integrated mobility system for the people, goods, and services in Kochi, and will set a benchmark for the nation.
Siemens leadership in technologies that “Transform the Everyday” and global project management expertise in equipping customers with cutting-edge technologies pave the way for maximizing performance and output. The project also showcases Siemens commitment towards decarbonization and environment sustainability.