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1. (WO2018084716) A TRANSPORT SYSTEM AND METHOD

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/084716    International Application No.:    PCT/NO2017/050281
Publication Date: Sat May 12 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Fri Nov 03 00:59:59 CET 2017
IPC: B63B 27/16
B63J 3/00
B63B 35/54
B63H 21/17
Applicants: VARD ELECTRO AS
Inventors: SØVIK, Christian
Title: A TRANSPORT SYSTEM AND METHOD
Abstract:
A transport system (10) comprising a seagoing vessel (14) with a battery room (18) for at least one swappable battery pack (19) for providing power for at least propulsion of the vessel (14), at least two battery packs (19), of which at least one battery pack is arranged on the vessel (14) when the vessel is in operation, a charging station (23) for charging the battery packs (19), which charging station (23) is located outside the vessel (14), such that the vessel (14) can be positioned close to the charging station (23) for transfer of one or more battery packs (19) between the vessel (14) and the charging station (23), and a transfer device (31) for transferring the battery packs (19) back and forth between the vessel (14) and the charging station (23) when the vessel is positioned close to the charging station (23).