Shell Opens Megawatt Charger for Vehicles & Vessels in Amsterdam

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An electrical workboat on its solution to the MW charger at ETCA. June 2024

Shell has developed and commissioned its first megawatt charger on the Vitality Transition Campus Amsterdam (ETCA). Each electrical vehicles and electrical ships can use the charging system. The capability of the megawatt charger is roughly equal to 3 common 350kW quick chargers that vehicles now cost with.

Picture courtesy of Shell

“We wish to assist our prospects within the logistics sector turn into extra sustainable,” says Hilmar van den Dool, common supervisor of eMobility at Shell. “Along with biofuels and LNG, we additionally put money into electrical mobility. There usually are not many electrical vehicles and ships but, so we’re investing forward of time in a market that’s rising quickly. It suits in with our purpose to supply extra and cleaner power options.”

Melissa Williams, Managing Director at Shell Marine, added: “We imagine this resolution shall be of profit to delivery firms and logistics firms which have services served each waterside and landside. The megawatt charger additionally supplies the pliability to to cost a variety of inland and port vessels, reminiscent of cargo ships, tugboats, service vessels and ferries. The good factor is that the expertise is now accessible and prepared to be used.”

Renewable energy from 3,600 photo voltaic panels

The megawatt charger is linked to ETCA’s personal micro-electricity grid. This sensible grid allows integration between power provide, power storage and power demand. The ETCA microgrid contains 3,600 rooftop photo voltaic panels, battery storage, 119 EV chargers for normal vehicles, a hydrogen electrolyser and different analysis tools.

Accommodating a variety of vessels, automobiles and battery sorts

The loading system is supplied with two separate loading arms. One rotating arm is meant for electrical ships, the opposite arm operates heavy electrical vehicles and buses. Shell hopes that this can create a common customary and that it’ll not be essential to work with totally different cables or couplings.

By inserting a second adapter on every charging arm, the megawatt charger at ETCA is appropriate for a variety of vessels, automobiles and battery sorts for quick and versatile charging. Though the megawatt charger is a take a look at setup, it’s prepared to be used and automobiles and ships with a megawatt charging choice can now go to by appointment.

Press launch from Shell.

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