SeaQ® Power

Vard Electro has a long track record working with all elements of power systems for the maritime and offshore industry. Developing reliable power systems and components adapted to various types of vessels in line with customer’s preferences.
We provide our customers with high quality solutions that increases safety, cuts operational costs, decreases environmental footprints and ensures them with the best operating conditions.
Our product area includes a complete set of intelligent power system solutions and components that generate, distribute and control power onboard a vessel.

SeaQ® Energy Storage System

Store excess energy and use it later to reduce fuel consumption and improve operational performance.
SeaQ® ESS is a modular solution applicable for all vessels in the maritime and offshore industry, making operations at sea safer and more efficient. The ESS system is suitable for both new build and refits, and it can be combined with different types of energy sources, whether it is gas, dual-fuel, or diesel engines.


SeaQ® BOB is a containerized ESS solution containing batteries, drive and all supporting systems for battery operations. All this is placed in a 20-foot hc container is easily transportable and can be installed anywhere in the world, making it the most flexible retrofit solution on the market.
How does it work
SeaQ® BOB stores excess energy available in the vessel and/-or energy from shore connections and use it later to reduce fuels consumption and optimize the performance of your vessel. The engines will work more optimized in both number of engines online and how they are loaded, -by draining the battery instead of the engines when possible. 
The system can be used as a spinning reserve, enhance dynamic response, peak shavings, and strategic loading where the operating point of the gensets is optimized, or for battery only operations with zero-emission.
The BOB consists of the following main products:
- Energy Storage (batteries)
- Energy Storage Inverter (drive)
- Filter and/or transformer
- Cooling System
- Energy Management System (EMS)
Why SeaQ® BOB
- Decreases the vessel’s carbon footprint with unique hybrid technology
- Prepares the fleet for a green future
- Improves vessel safety and security
- ESS system installed in a 20 foot hc container
- The most flexible retrofit solution in the market
- Standard interface makes a smooth implementation on-board
- Vard Electro Global Services 24/7


Spinning Reserve
- Backup for running genset
- Fewer engines needed online
- Improved fuel effiency
- Reduced engine running hours
Peak Shaving
- Level the power seen by engines
- Offset the need to start new engine
- Improved fuel effiency
- Reduced engine running hours
Strategic Loading
- Charging and discharging ED media in such a way that it optimizes the operating point of the genset
- Power is produced at peak efficiency
Enhanced Dynamic Support
- Instant power in support of running genset
- Enable use if "slower" engines such as LNG/DualFuel engine and Fuel Cells
Zero Emission Operation
- Zero emissions in harbour
- Quiet engine room
- Ferry operations
Enhanced Ride Through
- ED solution can gice UPS like functionality to the power system
- New way of archieving high ERN numbers
- Higher power system availability 

SeaQ® Power Conversion

SeaQ® Power Conversion is tailor-made for Diesel-Electric propulsion, with marinized drives, meeting the needs of critical power conversion systems. With products from of 0.2kW to 6MW and from 380 up to 690VAC voltages. We are constantly improving the power conversion systems, enabling greater energy-savings and increased productivity, with purpose-designed features and functionality.
Examples of products:
Multi Drives

SeaQ® MicroGrid

SeaQ® Power MicroGrid Converter optimizes power systems to increases safety, cut operational costs, decreases environmental footprint, and give the operator the best operating conditions. Easy mode changes sets up you power system seamlessly to meet demanding operations.
The shaft generator can operate both directions giving you stable power to hotel load, and deck machinery or boosting the propeller when maximum propulsion power is needed. The shaft generator also gives you the redundancy needed for take me home requirements.
Examples of products:
SeaQ Shore Connection
Shore Power connection

Read more about the SeaQ® Micro Grid Converter here (norwegian)


- 24/7 operation of battery-only ferries
- Replacing battery packs during ferry offloading/loading
- Solves the challenging Shore Connection problem
- Solve the Ferry Terminals Power Grid infrastructure
- Eliminates shock charging of batteries
- Known in-house technology within VARD, e.g., Seaonics heave compensated gangways

For more information - please Contact our Sales Managers

Arne Ove Rødstøl
Sales Manager
Mobile: +47 90 76 76 40
Svein Arne Langva
Sales Manager
Mobile: +47 90 25 30 00
Johan Stavik
Sales Manager
Mobile: +47 94 48 88 32
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