Durapower and EST-Floatech to distribute jointly developed Octopus next generation maritime battery system in Asia

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Singapore Lithium-ion battery manufacturer, Durapower Technology Singapore Pte Ltd (Durapower) and Dutch maritime energy storage solutions developer EST-Floatech have entered an agreement where Durapower will be the exclusive distributor in Asia for EST- Floatech’s Octopus series of next generation of certified battery systems, based on Durapower’s cell technology, for the maritime market.

EST-Floatech, a global leader in energy storage solutions, is pleased to announce the official launch of the Octopus series battery system. The new production line is in place, and the first modules of the new battery system have been delivered to clients.

The Octopus platform is an advanced, modular Battery Management System (BMS) developed to configure a variety of batteries. This BMS provides a user-friendly interface that connects the battery. As it can integrate a range of battery configurations and chemistries, it is highly versatile and adaptable to diverse applications, while maintaining a consistent interface for the customer. The BMS is an integral part of the safety management of the batteries and offers remote monitoring, diagnostics, and service.

The Octopus Series currently offers two main types of battery modules: High Energy and High Power. The High Energy batteries are designed for long-duration and large-scale battery installations, making them ideal for medium- and large-sized ships that sail electrically and charge during the night, for example. The High Power modules are designed to handle higher currents which, in practical terms, means short charge and discharge times. This can be used in fast-charging ferries, that make short trips and need to charge during stops. In addition, EST-Floatech is at an advanced stage of developing ‘lite’ and ‘lite xl’ versions of the Octopus batteries.

In addition to a fixed configuration – placing the system in a dedicated battery room – the Octopus Series battery system is available as a containerized solution, that can be placed on different types of vessels, offering flexibility, available in 10- and 20-foot containers.
The Octopus Series battery-system is the second system of EST-Floatech that has received DNV type approval. EST-Floatech has a safe-by-design philosophy when creating products. The Octopus Series has been designed with multiple safety layers in the hardware and software.
These safety systems prevent the battery cells from reaching critical limits, based on more than 10 years of experience with maritime battery systems. This battery system represents the next generation of certified battery management systems for maritime markets.