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Meet the Faces Behind HYPOBATT

At HYPOBATT, we are dedicated to advancing marine transportation through innovative and sustainable solutions. Central to our mission are the passionate individuals who drive our projects forward. Today, we are excited to introduce you to Peter Rampen, Principal Research Engineer at Damen Shipyards and Work Package Leader in WP1 “Use Case Definition, Specs, and Requirements” within the HYPOBATT project.




Leading the Charge in Maritime Electrification

Peter's role as a Principal Research Engineer at Damen Shipyards positions him at the forefront of sustainable shipbuilding. As the Work Package Leader in WP1 for the HYPOBATT project, Peter is instrumental in defining use cases, specifications, and requirements that guide the development of cutting-edge solutions. His dedication to sustainability and innovation aligns seamlessly with Damen Shipyard's ambitious goals.


Aligning with Sustainability Goals

When asked how the HYPOBATT project aligns with Damen Shipyards' sustainability objectives, Peter emphasizes the company's commitment to becoming the most sustainable shipbuilder in the world. "Electrification of our solutions is one of the key technologies for this. The shore-side hyper power battery chargers developed and demonstrated in HYPOBATT are essential building blocks for the electrification of ships," Peter explains. This alignment underscores the critical role HYPOBATT plays in advancing Damen's vision for sustainable shipbuilding.

Benefits for the Maritime electrification

Peter foresees significant benefits from the implementation of HYPOBATT's technologies. The development of hyper power chargers that are modular and scalable for a wide variety of electric ship types represents a pivotal advancement. "With a single charger, it will be possible to charge more ship types, and electric ships will be able to charge at multiple chargers, and therefore in more harbors. When more standardized chargers become available, the use case for electric ships becomes much easier. This will also help Damen to sell more sustainable electric ships," he notes. The ease and versatility offered by these chargers are poised to accelerate the adoption of electric ships.


Envisioning the Future of Maritime Electrification

Looking ahead, Peter envisions a future where all ships need to be net zero in greenhouse gas emissions, with increasing demand to reduce local emissions in specific areas. "For ship types with a mild operational power and range profile, fully or partially electric operation is expected to be the best solution," he predicts. A network of hyper power chargers that offers good coverage and interoperability is crucial for the electrification of shipping. "HYPOBATT develops a charger that makes this possible and therefore will have a significant contribution to the future of electrification of ships," Peter asserts.


A Visionary in Sustainable Shipbuilding

Peter's insights and leadership reflect the ingenuity and dedication that have propelled the HYPOBATT project to the forefront of maritime innovation. With the unwavering support of Damen Shipyards, HYPOBATT is not only a leap forward for the industry but also a testament to the power of collaborative engineering excellence.

As Peter and the HYPOBATT team continue to push the boundaries of maritime technology, they extend an invitation to stakeholders to join them on a journey towards a more sustainable and efficient future for marine transportation.


Follow us as we introduce more faces behind HYPOBATT and share the stories of those driving positive change in the maritime industry. Together, we can make a difference.

 

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