Electric & Hybrid Marine World Expo 2016
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Technology Presentation Area

The Technology Presentation Area showcases a series of free-to-attend presentations from some of the leading figures in the industry – all visitors are welcome. Simply pull up a free seat and watch any session you wish.

Day 1

Tuesday 6 June

11:00 - 16:30 - Technology Presentation Area Day 1

11:00 - Advanced mapping of inverter-driven electrical machines
Jyri Niinistö, sales engineer, HBM Finland, FINLAND
Motor maps are used to understand and optimise electrical drives. Simple efficiency maps give basic information about best working conditions; advanced maps such as iron and copper losses as well as MTPA trajectories give a much deeper insight into the drive and the machine and allow improvements. Thus maps are the basic tool to understand drives – yet they are hard to get. The HBM eDrive solution generates pure efficiency maps in minutes rather than hours, thus saving expensive test time. And with user formulas, they allow adaptation to complex setups such as >3ph or multi motor drives.

11:30 - Ultracapacitors are the key enabler for energy-saving solutions
Gert Miedema, head of sales, Skeleton Technologies, ESTONIA
Ultracapacitors and ultracapacitor modules enable energy savings in a multitude of applications in the marine industry. Ultracapacitor-based hybrid storage, and ultracapacitor-powered winches and port cranes, can save up to 40% in fuel consumption.

12:00 - PBES CellSwap battery recoring – reduce waste, save money
Trevor Small, CSO, PBES, CANADA
PBES CellSwap allows the customer to use a smaller five-year battery that works harder, has a smaller size and weight, and lower capital and installation cost. At end of life, the cores of the batteries are replaced with new cells, thus providing performance of a new system with greatly reduced cost. The structure of the batteries, the wiring, racking and integration costs are eliminated with only a small cost for new cells and labour to install them. The only losses are from the recycling of the cells themselves. The customer gets the benefit of rapidly advancing cell technology.

12:30 - 14:00 - Lunch

14:00 - Integrating maritime power system design and testing using controller hardware-in-the-loop
Dr Nikola Fischer Celanovic, CEO and co-founder, Typhoon HIL Inc, USA
Ship designers face a substantial challenge to integrate and coordinate the function of onboard and external electrical power systems that incorporate different vendor-supplied systems. Controller hardware-in-the-loop design and testing offers substantial project cost and time advantages compared with conventional design-build-test. Modern electric and hybrid ships utilise various energy conversion, storage and end-use devices, with power electronic and control systems acting as the nervous system. This seminar will highlight existing and emergent ship power integration challenges and provide an overview of how the integrated design/simulation/C-HIL testing process can reduce project cost and risk.

14:30 - Saft's Seanergy battery system for marine
Didier Jouffroy, marine system technical advisor, Saft, FRANCE
The presentation will review a recent project using Saft's Seanergy battery system for marine applications and the benefits to the end user, including enhanced safety and efficiency.

15:00 - Easy-to-install high-voltage e-propulsion for yachts and smaller commercial vessels
Gerhard Hesse, sales manager hybrid drive systems, Fischer Panda GmbH, GERMANY
Encouraged by the success of its safety low-voltage EasyBox systems, Fischer Panda extended the development of this plug-and-play concept to high-voltage, high-power electric drives. At 48V, the mechanical power at the propeller covers the range up to 20kW. Now the enhanced Fischer Panda electric-drive portfolio – at 350V up to 100kW – includes a power range that ideally meets the demand of bigger yachts and smaller commercial vessels, either as serial or as parallel-hybrid propulsion. The HV EasyBox drives perfectly meet customers' desire for ease of installation and maximum safety and reliability, even at high DC voltage.

15:30 - Hybrid propulsion and reliability fit together
Michael Bonga, director of business development, Aspin Kemp & Associates, CANADA
AKA is known as a forerunner in hybrid marine propulsion, and the benefits to fuel savings are well understood. Fuel costs aside, the improvement of propulsion availability through improved reliability and redundancy of electrical and mechanical equipment is a significant benefit. This presentation will discuss the benefits of improved reliability that AKA has realised after 15 years of developing hybrid technologies. The company's know-how in managing both AC and DC power, coupled with digital sampling and failure prediction methods and algorithms have resulted in new levels of reliability benefiting ship safety, fuel consumption and profitability.

16:00 - Energy storage integration to onboard DC grid power plant
Jukka Erkintalo, technical bid manager, ABB Marine, FINLAND
ABB's latest technologies simplify energy storage integration to the powertrain system. Onboard DC grid distribution not only saves a considerable amount of energy, but also reduces the amount of onboard power equipment overall – freeing up space to incorporate energy storage. This presentation highlights the advantages of energy storage integration to onboard DC grid system, from a space-saving, controllability and safety perspective.

*This Program may be subject to change.

Day 2

Wednesday 7 June

11:00 - 16:00 - Technology Presentation Area Day 2

11:00 - Production-quality hybrid and electric systems for marine
David Adamiak, manager, hybrid and electric marine power and propulsion, BAE Systems, USA
When implementing new technology into your fleet, it’s important to consider organisations with proven products and solutions. In this presentation we will take a look at a system that has been integrated in four vessels, with several others in the build process. We will discuss the technology used in these vessels and how the same system can be altered for each operator’s needs. The components used in the system discussed are currently in use on more than 7,000 vehicles worldwide; having that level of reliability is important when investing in hybrid and electric technology. Learn about proven hybrid technology for ferries, wind farm support vessels and tug boats that will help operators save fuel, emissions and maintenance.

11:30 - Practical challenges of supplying suitable battery systems for marine applications
Tunji Adebusuyi, product manager, Leclanché SA, SWITZERLAND
A review of the challenges encountered when trying to develop and certify a battery system for a marine application, including such issues as fire suppression, thermal management strategies and performance targeting.

12:00 - Poly-phase motor power analysis
Christoph Wiedner, power manager, Dewetron GmbH, AUSTRIA
Designing and implementing poly-phase systems like multi-phase inverters or poly-phase electrical motors is a much-discussed topic in industry. Poly-phase systems have several advantages compared with conventional three-phase motors, such as reduction of torque pulsation, rotor harmonic currents and lowering DC-link-current harmonics. Dewetron offers a modular set of TRION modules to acquire a wide range of analogue and digital signals. The measurement hardware and software are fully integrated into new or even existing test benches in an easy and comfortable way. Dewetron's measurement solutions are the right tools for high-precision, reliable analysis of poly-phase power systems.

12:30 - 14:00 - Lunch

14:00 - Automated mooring and charging of e-vessels: benefits and technologies
Jakob Tolsgaard, system specialist, Cavotec Danmark AS, DENMARK
Optimising charging time while ensuring safe operations is key for the development of fully electric ferries. With Cavotec’s unique combination of MoorMaster automated mooring and Automatic Plug-in System, it takes less than 20 seconds to moor and connect e-vessels. The presentation will go through the benefits that automated mooring and charging bring to e-ferry operators. In particular, it will focus on the OPEX and CAPEX savings, as well as the impact on ensuring quick, easy and safe operations. To illustrate the presentation, recent case studies of installations of automated mooring and charging solutions in northern Europe will be displayed.

14:30 - Smart battery systems to accelerate the electrification of marine transport
Sébastien Rembauville-Nicolle, smart transport division director, Forsee Power, FRANCE
Partnering with battery systems integrators, ship operators and integrators ahead of projects for developing the best energy solutions is key to accelerating the electrification of marine transport. Once all the stakeholders define the project's specifications together, it becomes much more efficient to integrate the right battery systems. Fully developed internally by Forsee Power R&D teams, the group proposes modular technologies to cover all needs in energy and/or power for marine applications. Based on high-quality lithium-ion cells and equipped with high-end BMS, Forsee Power battery systems are robust, safe and ensure great longevity.

15:00 - Danfoss Drives peak shaving for reliable operation at lower costs
Wim van Geelen, manager, application development centre, Danfoss - VACON, NETHERLANDS
Engineers at Danfoss are always looking for new solutions regarding smart energy usage aboard. Using the company's comprehensive drive portfolio they are able to not only save energy by using frequency converters on standard applications, but can also use Danfoss grid converters with special DC grid software, thereby enabling the drives to work in close cooperation with power management systems aboard. Danfoss drives are able to act quickly on demand, and supply the required power into the grid using batteries or supercaps as an energy source.

15:30 - Hybrid propulsion system: experience of a shipyard with series production
Ugo Pavesi, CEO, Transfluid, ITALY
Fabio Marcellino, product manager, Bavaria Yachtbau GmbH, GERMANY
The presentation reviews the experience of one of the most important shipyards in the world in installation of a hybrid system in serial production boats. The presenters are project managers at the shipyard, and will offer their experiences and opinions.

*This Program may be subject to change.

Day 3

Thursday 8 June

11:30 - 16:00 - Technology Presentation Area Day 3

11:30 - Inductive charging for electric ships
Dr Bram Bonsen, technical director, EST-floattech, NETHERLANDS
Charging is still a challenge for electrifying ships due to the large amount of energy needed and the often short time the ship is docked. Some ships, however, only make very short trips and dock very often, such as multi-stop ferries like the canal boats in Amsterdam. Inductive charging stations can enable charging at each docking point to keep the batteries charged during the entire day. Inductive charging makes it easy and fast to connect to shore power.

12:00 - Advantages of DC-hub systems: multi-megawatt DC ring network
Peter Reindl, director of engineering, The Switch, USA
The electrical loads of today's vessels are increasing as the advantages of marine electrical technology continue to advance. Power electronic technology is used extensively in modern vessels. Innovative solutions for the challenges of power quality and distribution in marine vessel power systems is required. DC-hub distribution systems allow for flexible and reliable integration of power electronic devices and energy sources. The future of the maritime industry is continuing to move towards all-electric technology, and DC-hub distribution systems have evolved to meet the demands.

12:30 - Norsepower Rotor Sails for auxiliary wind power of ships
Jukka Kuuskoski, SVP sales and marketing, Norsepower Oy Ltd, FINLAND
The Norsepower Rotor Sail Solution is a modernised version of the Flettner rotor. When the wind conditions are favourable, Norsepower Rotor Sails allow the main engines to be throttled back, saving fuel and reducing emissions while providing the power needed to maintain speed and voyage time. Rotor sails can be used with new vessels or they can be retrofitted to existing ships. Norsepower Rotor Sails have been in successful operation for more than two years on board Bore's ro-ro vessel Estraden. Fuel savings of 6% while sailing between Rotterdam and Teesport have been verified by an independent third party.

13:00 - 14:30 - Lunch

14:30 - Power analysis at electric and hybrid ships
Bernhard Grasel, product manager power, DEWESoft GmbH, AUSTRIA
DEWESoft GmbH will present its DEWESoft R8D Power Analyser. This instrument allows power analysis at ships and boats never experienced before. The R8D Power Analyser with its 64 current/voltage inputs allows to measure the power on multiple points and completely synchronously at electrical systems. It is also possible to measure other parameters like vibration, temperature, video, CAN, etc. and to use the instrument in mobile operation due to its battery pack.

15:00 - Idling stop/genset-less hybrid tug boat concept
Tatsuya Ono, manager, Kawasaki Heavy industries, JAPAN
To reduce fuel costs and achieve lower emissions, Kawasaki is developing the idling stop/genset-less hybrid tug boat concept. By data acquisition of conventional tug boat, it is clear that most of the operation is dominated with 0kt speed or steaming with low speed. By main engine stop in such an operation(=idling stop), fuel consumption can be reduced and smooth re-start operability is secured by propulsion motor with battery. Kawasaki will disclose this concept and control principle simply with fuel cost reduction calculations.

15:30 - Details to be advised
Gordon Fry, senior applications engineer, Spear Power Systems, USA

*This Program may be subject to change.


Tuesday 6 June 10:30 - 18:00
Wednesday 7 June 10:30 - 19:00 *
Thursday 8 June 11.00 - 17:00

*free drinks party from 17.30 to 19.00hrs

Hall 12, RAI Amsterdam, Europaplein, 1078 GZ Amsterdam, Netherlands

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