Published: June 2, 2023
AKA Energy Systems (AKA) has been selected to act as Single System Integrator (SSI) for the integrated electric power & propulsion system of the two new fully electric zero emission battery powered vessels to be built for the City of Toronto. This scope includes all power and automation equipment onboard the vessels along with another package for all the high power automatic shore charging facilities at the Jack Layton Ferry Terminal. The onboard equipment will be integrated into the vessel design of Concept Naval, which covers a ROPAX and a PAX design.
Counting over 100 years of total vessel running time with battery & hybrid propulsion systems, and a continual stream of innovative power equipment deliveries around the world, AKA is honored to have been selected for this important project.
“As an SSI, we will maximize the benefits for the City of Toronto by ensuring seamless integration of all equipment to deliver maximum performance and efficiency.” said Jason Aspin, CEO, and founder of AKA.
About AKA Group
With 28 years of experience delivering complete solutions from small scale to large power plants over 50 MW, AKA ES is a world leader in power and propulsion technology, covering the marine, offshore and land-based sectors.
AKA’s 100 000 ft2 manufacturing facility in Prince Edward Island, Canada includes a state-of-the-art mechanical fabrication shop, an electrical assembly area and a medium voltage test bay. AKA offers a full spectrum of integrated products and services including; systems integration, new product development, engineering, manufacturing, testing, installation, commissioning, life cycle support, field services, integrated documentation and training. Our solutions incorporate several patented and innovative technologies including the AKA Hybrid Propulsion Solution.
AKA is dedicated to bringing every industry it is involved with to the next level in terms of reliability, fuel efficiency and carbon footprint. Some of AKA achievements include the world’s first hybrid powered harbor assist tug boat, world’s first hybrid offshore drilling system, as well as being a pioneer and world leader in highly reliable and efficient closed bus solutions for vessels utilizing dynamic positioning systems.