Sea Forrest secures RINA type approval certificate for its innovative SEAGEN marine lithium-ion battery system


Sea Forrest, a leading provider of specialist marine electric propulsion and energy management solutions has been awarded a type approval certificate by RINA for its groundbreaking marine lithium-ion battery system, jointly developed with GenPlus Pte Ltd.

The SEAGEN Marine Battery System GP-VESS-110, a robust 110kWh lithium-ion battery system, signifies a remarkable leap forward in eco-friendly technology. As the global demand for sustainable and environmentally conscious solutions increase rapidly, Sea Forrest is leading the charge with a transformative marinized battery systems.

In a collaboration with GenPlus Pte Ltd, Sea Forrest has engineered a lithium-ion battery system that not only guarantees high performance but also ensures safety amidst the various situations encountered on board vessels operating in Europe, Middle East and Southeast Asia, including vibration, heat, overcurrent, and electromagnetic interference.

The meticulous type approval process adhered to the industry’s latest standards, as outlined in RINA Rules for the Type Approval Certification of Lithium Battery Systems – 2022. This stringent certification attests to the SEAGEN Marine Battery System’s adherence to the highest quality and safety benchmarks.

Sea Forrest’s SEAGEN Marine Battery System GP-VESS-110 is the company’s commitment to innovation, sustainability, and maritime safety. As we navigate into a future dominated by eco-conscious choices, Sea Forrest and RINA stand at the helm, pioneering the transformation of marine energy solutions.

George Lee, Chief Executive Officer of Sea Forrest, stated: “The RINA Type Approval Certificate for our SEAGEN Marine Battery System GP-VESS-110 marks a significant milestone in our journey towards revolutionising marine energy solutions. This recognition reaffirms our commitment to delivering cutting-edge, eco-friendly technologies that not only enhance performance but also prioritize safety. As the maritime industry shifts towards sustainable practices, Sea Forrest is proud to be at the forefront, driving innovation and contributing to a cleaner, greener future for marine transportation.”

Pang Yong Song, Marine South East Asia & India Area Business Development Director at RINA, said: “RINA is committed to playing a critical role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the shipping industry. This approval reinforces our dedication to innovation, sustainability, and safety, showcasing our relentless pursuit of excellence in the maritime industry. We are proud to be part of this innovative solution and looking forward to supporting more shipowners, manufacturers, and technology developers in the pursuit towards decarbonisation.”