Mr. Antti Väyrynen, Lic.Sc.(Tech.)

Vice President, Electrified Transportation, Leclanché SA


Mr. Antti Väyrynen, Vice President of Electrified Transportation at Leclanché SA, Switzerland has been in battery, marine and automotive business since 1997 in various roles, companies and countries. At Leclanché he is responsible for product management and sales of battery systems for transportation. Prior to Leclanché he has worked for AVL in Austria (2013-2015) and for European Batteries Ltd (2009-2013). Mr. Väyrynen holds Lic.Sc. and M.Sc. titles in Engineering Physics Helsinki University of Technology, Finland. During his academic career his focus has been in battery management systems, and he has two granted patents and some scientific papers in that field.


Requirements on certification and safety analysis of Li-ion battery systems have been subject to a major change in marine during the past two years. DNV-GL has been a forerunner in this activity, and some flag authorities have published their own requirements and test procedures. Leclanché, as a battery supplier of E-Ferry, World’s largest all-electric ferry that is powered by a 4.3 MWh Li-ion battery, has recently introduced a product that complies with the latest requirements of DNV-GL. The presentation will focus on design, safety analysis and testing of E-Ferry’s battery system.

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