Windcat Workboat sets a new standard for efficiency with batteries by MG

Windcat Workboats is Europe’s leading provider of specialist crew transfer vessels to offshore wind power industry. These high speed crafts are operated on a daily basis to ferry technicians and other personnel to and from installations in North West Europe, from the UK to Denmark and Germany.

The small yet fast catamarans are optimised to guarantee excellent quality of service, enabling the crew to perform their work offshore without delay, in a reliable and comfortable way. When it comes to operational safety the company is committed to the highest standards for international projects.

Windcat 41 is the latest addition to its fleet. This state of the art vessel, carrying 26 technicians, was built according to the latest technologies, rules and regulations. In order to comply with the industry’s energy reduction goals, while simultaneously meeting ever-increasing demands for higher comfort and performance, the 23 meter vessel was radically optimised in terms of hull design and – in stead of conventional batteries – outfitted with MG’s lithium-ion equivalents, due to their superior energy density.

The result surpassed all expectations. High performance, at a top speed of 31 knots using only two 720kW engines, with low fuel consumption and low emissions, stating a reduction of up to 40% compared to conventional designs. Which also yields a saving in costs. Thus the Wincat 41 sets a new industry standard for efficiency.

A total of four energy systems were installed, for emergency, service (twofold) and radio. Work on installing a similar setup on the next vessel is already underway. While MG’s energy systems are often used on luxurious super yachts, this projects shows they’re strong enough to perform on industrial workboats too.

Components used

Emergency system

Service systems (twofold)

Radio system

Supply, installation & certification

This system is supplied and installed by our partner Alewijnse Marine and certified by DNV-GL.

Pagani’s fast cruiser Mister A is powered by MG’s batteries

Aldo Pagini’s Mister A is everything you might imagine, when you think of a fast cruiser: a highly researched, technological and stylish 20-meter long sailing yacht that delivers top performance in great comfort. And not just for leisure and pleasure: it even steered to victory in the cruising division of the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup in 2004.

When it comes to the design, the materials are of special interest. A pre-impregnated vacuum-treated carbon fibre is used for the construction of both hull and deck, as well as the interior structures and even furnishings, in order to guarantee low weight and maximum strength. Yet it features everything you’ll need to enjoy your sailing trip in total relaxation.

So when it comes to batteries MG’s energy system is a perfect fit: low weight, low volume, yet superior high energy density.

Components used

Supply

This system is supplied by our dealer Asea Nautica.