Incat Tasmania to deliver the World’s largest Battery Electric Ship

August 25, 2023

Incat Tasmania has under construction the largest lightweight battery electric ship so far constructed in the world for delivery to Buquebus.

This ship, the world’s largest battery-electric Ro-Pax ferry, will be 100% battery electric.  The energy storage system (ESS) battery storage at over 40MWh will be four times larger than any battery installation that has been constructed and installed anywhere in the world for the marine transport environment.

The batteries power a series of E-motors which drive the water jet propulsion system.

The electrical system integration is by Wärtsilä and ESS by Corvus Energy.

Incat 096 will have a capacity for 2,100 passengers and crew, 225 cars and will also include a Duty-Free Shop of over 2000 square metres.