OVERVIEW: MARINE ELECTRIC PROPULSION Services

McKay has a dedicated team of marine electricians, electric propulsion specialists and engineers who can help our clients achieve reduced emissions for their fleet or vessel. As a leading marine electrical systems integrator, McKay's marine team are able to select, integrate and deliver the right electric propulsion solution for your fleet or vessel. McKay's team can retrofit an electric propulsion system into existing vessels or work with boat builders to design and install the system in a new build. Whether you are seeking a feasibility study for a fully electric ferry, design for shoreside charging or a complete end-to-end solution for an electric propulsion system - McKay can assist you in achieving efficient and viable outcomes. 

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ELECTRIC PROPULSION SERVICES

VESSEL AND OPERATION FEASIBILITY STUDIES

Before operators invest in an electric propulsion solution, it is crucial to establish whether a fully electric boat will suit the route and role profile. Our team of marine specialists and engineers can work with you to establish the battery size, power and charging infrastructure required to meet your operational needs. 

ELECTRIC OR HYBRID VESSEL PROPULSION DESIGN AND BUILD

Our engineers are experts at designing electrical systems, energy storage solutions and automated control systems for electric and hybrid vessels. Our teams will take the initial feasibility data to design a bespoke electric propulsion and energy storage solution to meet your needs. Our technical team of marine engineers, electricians and technicians will then build, install and commission on-board systems for your vessel. 

RETROFIT ELECTRICAL/HYBRID PROPULSION SYSTEMS

Whilst we have experience in designing and delivering electric propulsion systems for new-build vessels, we appreciate that our clients have different needs and budgets to work with. This is why we can retrofit existing vessels with fully-electric or hybrid propulsion solutions. 

HVDC SWITCHGEAR DESIGN, BUILD AND INSTALLATION

McKay can supply and install the switchgear required for your electric boat. We have been delivering HVDC switchgear to the marine industry for decades and can supply and install a solution that meets the needs of your electric or hybrid vessel. 

ENERGY STORAGE SYSTEM DESIGN, INTEGRATION AND INSTALLATION

Arguably the most important aspect of an electric boat is the batteries. And McKay knows batteries. Having delivered energy storage solutions for the marine sector, large scale renewable energy projects and construction projects to name a few, we can design the right energy storage solution for your vessel. We work with the best battery suppliers and can design a energy storage solution to meet your operational requirements. 

SHORESIDE INFRASTRUCTURE AND MEV CHARGE STATION

If you have a mix of wharves, terminals, piers, and jetties coupled with multiple routes for your vessel, then some significant research and development needs to be put into your shoreside charging infrastructure. McKay has a depth of knowledge when it comes to charging solutions, whether your vessel and route is suited to a manual, automatic or wireless charging solution. We can work with you to review your existing physical infrastructure, review your existing power, establish the power needed for your vessel and route profile, conduct a design study and build and deliver your onshore charging solution. 

 

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CASE STUDIES

Ike Rere Electric Ferry Electrical Scope

 

 

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