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Floating power platforms for mobile cold-ironing


Jayasinghe, SG and Al-Falahi, M and Enshaei, H and Fernando, N and Tashakori, A, Floating power platforms for mobile cold-ironing, Proceedings of the 2nd Annual Southern Power Electronics Conference, 5-8 December 2016, Auckland, New Zealand, pp. 1-5. ISBN 978-1-5090-1546-7 (2016) [Refereed Conference Paper]


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DOI: doi:10.1109/SPEC.2016.7846221


The colloquial term 'cold-ironing' refers to the shore power connection when a ship is at berth. Even though, cold-ironing is not new to the shipping industry only recently it received more attention, mainly due to strict emission regulations. When a ship receives shore power, its emissions can be eliminated and thus cold-ironing is becoming a popular service sought by ships that berth at emission controlled ports. Generally, the shore power connection is available only at berth and thus emissions from the ships that are anchored in and around the port is still a significant issue. This paper proposes a floating power platform for `Mobile Cold-ironing' of anchored ships. In the proposed system, a fuel cell - battery hybrid system is used as the source. Efficacy of the proposed system in supplying dynamic loads is verified with simulation results.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:battery, cold ironing, fuel cell, LNG engine, power management, shore power
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Maritime engineering
Research Field:Marine engineering
Objective Division:Energy
Objective Group:Renewable energy
Objective Field:Renewable energy not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Jayasinghe, SG (Dr Shantha Jayasinghe Arachchillage)
UTAS Author:Al-Falahi, M (Mr Monaaf Al-Falahi)
UTAS Author:Enshaei, H (Dr Hossein Enshaei)
ID Code:115511
Year Published:2016
Deposited By:Seafaring and Maritime Operations
Deposited On:2017-03-29
Last Modified:2018-05-09
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