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New shipyard for Feadship – sustainable contribution of WhisperPower

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After two years of work, Feadship has officially openend the doors to its new highly sustainable construction facility situated in the heart of Amsterdam. During celebrations held yesterday evening, which marked 170 years of Royal Van Lent as well as the official opening ceremony by Queen Maximia, Feadship referred to the development as an ‘enormous undertaking’ and one which will considerably increase the shipyards’ overall capacity. With the capacity to accommodate yachts up to 160 m inside the construction hall, the new 26,000 cubic meter location is now Feadship’s fourth facility alongside Royal Van Lent’s other facility in Kaag and Koninklijke De Vries’ facilities in Aalsmeer and Makkum. In addition to the vast contruction hall, the new Amsterdam facility has 200 m of quayside to accommodate both new build and refit projects.

During the opening a complete collection of classic Feadships was shown, with one of them equipped with an electrical propulsion system powered by WhisperPower supplied Lithium batteries of 25 kWH.

Smart power systems for Shell oil platforms

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WhisperPower obtained some nice orders from Shell for the supply of smart power systems for oil platforms. The WhisperPower solution enables the customer to reduce the running costs of the natural gas exploitation substantially, and reduce CO2 emissions at the platform dramatically. As a result, the platforms can be re-build to unmanned rigs, powered by solar/ diesel power systems. Operating hours of the generators are reduced from non-stop to 2 hours / day average. Diesel oil refuelling only needed once a year. Maintenance intervals every 1000 hrs, requiring maintenance just one time per year. WhisperPower trains the maintenance/exploitation company to support these installations themselves. No expensive third parties involved. The various parts of the power system are installed in special containers. At the pictures an overview of 3 containers at the test-side, the generator Skids, the charging system and the battery storage