Technology Presentation Area

Day 1: Wednesday 27 June

Technical Presentation Area Day One
11:15 - 16:00


Nidec, the leading supplier of electrical power and propulsion systems

Massimo Mantovani
Industry sales manager
Nidec Industrial Solutions
Nidec is a leading supplier of electrical power and propulsion systems for marine applications and onboard generation, with more than 150 years of history. The company's proven experience creating custom solutions for marine propulsion and onboard generation has enabled it to invest in innovation and develop new solutions. Nidec has become a pioneer and technological partner for the complete electrical system, with more than 100 ships supplied, including mega-yachts, military vessels, ferries and cruiser ships, pipe layers and dredgers. Moreover, Nidec has supplied 12 vessels with electric propulsion systems and battery energy storage solutions, taking into account customer requirements and eco-efficiency need.


BB Green – in search of battery excellence

Hans Thornell
Executive director
Green City Ferries
BB Green is a new high-speed, all-electric ferry concept based on an ASV hull that rides on an air cushion. It was awarded Propulsion System of the Year at last year's conference. However, making 28 knots with 80 passengers puts a heavy demand on the batteries: high C-rate for supercharging, long lifetime/many cycles, light weight. To meet these criteria, we had to develop new batteries.


Energy management systems (EMS) for ships – state of the art

Román Iza
Ingeteam Marine Systems
Recent advances made in energy storage systems (ESS), together with the development of advanced power electronics converters in vessels, opens the door to hybridisation in the marine market. The energy management system (EMS) to control an electrical hybrid marine plant represents the key to the solution. The state of the art of EMS and its optimisation will be discussed in detail. Ingeteam's approach to EMS of the future will also be sketched out.


Norsepower Rotor Sails reduce fuel consumption and emissions

Jukka Kuuskoski
Senior vice president, sales and marketing
Norsepower Oy Ltd
The presentation will describe Norsepower's Rotor Sail technology. Fuel saving and emission reduction performance have been proved and verified by third parties. Reference projects will be presented.


Energy storage systems (ESS) design and dimensions for marine

Geoff Crocker
VP Technology
Corvus Energy
Referencing real projects, this session will walk through the various aspects to consider when implementing an energy storage system (ESS) for all-electric or hybrid marine applications. Several factors can influence the type and size of ESS being deployed. Having designed and deployed the majority of the world's marine ESS projects, Corvus Energy will share what it has learned along the way.


DC overcurrent protection solutions for electric marine applications

Lionel Dubois
Sales engineer EES (electrical energy storage)
Mersen France SB SAS
The increase of DC voltage and current ratings in hybrid or full-electric battery-powered marine applications requires robust and reliable electric protection to manage possible overloads and short circuits. Mersen has developed a complete range of DC fuses, hybrid pyro-based protections and resettable DC power relays, specifically designed to match marine requirements, up to 1,500V DC. These devices offer full coverage of any fault condition management for ultimate safety of passengers and power equipment.

12:45 - 14:15



Battery system optimisation

Sébastien Joulin
Sales manager
Forsee Power
The presentation will discuss the main issues for sizing and optimising a smart battery system, including a case study.


Practical, Proven Hybrid, Electric and Fuel Cell Power & Propulsion

David Adamiak
Business Development Director
BAE Systems
Take a look a real projects, proven systems delivering power, performance and payback to vessel operators. We'll review several projects in build and in the water. Demonstrating how proven system components can deliver results. We'll show the diversity in the vessels we've been working on and the efficiencies that these vessels have gained.


The revolution continues – now for smaller vessels

Erik Ianssen
Selfa Arctic AS
The transfer of new technology for clean energy to propulsion and hotel load on vessels is being undertaken on ferries, fast ferries and offshore vessels. Selfa Arctic and Clean Marine Switchboards have also developed technology for smaller vessels such as fish-farming boats, fishing boats, small ferries and passenger vessels. The technology and the figures for the economy will be presented.


Hybrid-electric and electric propulsion

Joel Nedelec
Technical sales engineer
The presentation will discuss: the history of propulsion to date, improvements brought about by electric propulsion, electric propulsion – new vessels, electric propulsion – retrofit, type/choice of battery.


Testing power electronics control units

Matthias Deter
Group manager engineering
Hybrid powertrains are a key technology with regard to energy saving and environmental friendliness of modern ships. Highest efficiency requires controlling the energy flow in all involved system components. For this purpose, the specific ECUs are networked, and superimposed management systems are used. Extensive testing of these complex structures is laborious. Hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) simulation enables testing at the functional, component, and integration level. The solutions for HIL simulation are derived from the physical properties and require specific approaches. Depending on the target system, differential equation- and topology-based plant models can be embedded on real-time processors and FPGAs.


Transfluid hybrid transmissions for marine and industrial

Dr Gianluca Pagani
Technical and R&D director
Transfluid SpA
The presentation will discuss the state-of-the art Transfluid hybrid and EPS propulsion transmission systems employed in boats and small trucks, describing the mechanical, electrical and electronic aspects.

Day 2: Thursday 28 June

Technical Presentation Area Day Two
11:15 - 16:30


Practical, proven hybrid, electric and fuel cell power and propulsion

David Adamiak
Business development director
BAE Systems
The presentation will take a look at real projects, including proven systems delivering power, performance and payback to vessel operators. It will review several projects in build and in the water, demonstrating how proven system components can deliver results. It will also show the diversity in the vessels that BAE Systems has been working on and the efficiencies that these vessels have gained.


The ship is a microgrid – digital twin concept

Matt Baker
Director of microgrids and critical power
Typhoon HIL Inc
Modern navy vessels must operate in far more arduous conditions than ever before, while producing more power. At the same time, power generation systems cannot increase in size, and storage must be integrated. High-fidelity real-time modelling of ship power systems is therefore only one part of the story. Modelling of ship power systems must also allow thermal modelling of those systems, because compact packaging of the high-power systems requires advanced thermal management. With Typhoon HIL’s Marine Microgrid Testbed, engineers can get a high-fidelity, real-time overview of the electric power behaviour and thermal behaviour of ships’ power systems.


New two-step parallel-hybrid drive for big yachts and smaller commercial vessels

Gerhard Hesse
Sales manager hybrid drive systems
Fischer Panda GmbH
The HV systems of Fischer Panda have been expanded by a new, two-step electric parallel drive, designed mainly for re-fit of big yachts and commercial vessels whose owners want to keep their standard combustion engines, but also want to add the benefit of electric propulsion. This EasyBox-based parallel-drive fits into almost all yachts and can be installed with minimum effort – a perfect, cost-effective alternative to gearbox solutions with PTI/PTO coupling. It combines the best of two worlds and provides maximum comfort and safety – also by adding redundancy through an electric motor coupled to the the main engine.


CellSwap – reduce waste, increase value, future-proof your investment

Brent Perry
PBES leads the marine and industrial energy storage industry in sustainability with CellSwap, which offers the ability to re-core and refurbish a lithium-ion battery at end of service life. Rather than an entire battery system entering the electronic waste stream, CellSwap means that only the cells in the system are removed and replaced. The rest of the hardware remains intact and is reused. This reduces the amount of end-of-life e-waste by >70%, and lowers replacement cost. Furthermore, the customer can take advantage of advances in cell technology as they become available.


Making marine batteries safer with LFP

Gareth Hackett
Head of sales
EAS Batteries GmbH
LFP (lithium iron phosphate) is one of the safest lithium-ion chemistries. NMC (nickel manganese cobalt) has a higher energy density, but is unstable and dangerous. Overcapacity in the automotive battery market means NMC is being wrongly shoehorned into marine batteries. EAS will demonstrate why LFP should be the preferred solution for the safest marine batteries.

12:30 - 13:00



Charging of battery-driven ferries

Georg Matzku
Head of sales, industry, Europe
Charging of Battery-Driven Ferries


Efficiency analyses on electric boats

Bernhard Grasel
Product manager power and e-mobility
Electric-powered vessels are finding their way into the maritime sector, as the topic of electrification receives increasing attention. A variety of technological and operational measures are on the table and have a common aim to design more efficient propulsion and power system architectures. The monitoring and analysis of central mechanical and electric parameters of the propulsion system are central for evaluating the potential benefits of these new systems. The challenges and requirements for measurement equipment will be discussed in this presentation. Furthermore, concrete measurement results will be presented, including the grid-to-propeller efficiency and energy consumption data of drivetrain components and auxiliary loads.


DC-Breaker for ultra-fast high-power switching

Andreas Stoeckli
Astrol Electronic AG
Based on many years of experience, high-power switch manufacturer Astrol Electronic AG together with KWx B.V., has developed a new series of ultra fast DC breakers for the marine industry. These liquid cooled units allow bi-directional current flow and can be used in high- or low side power switching. The DC breakers are designed to maximize flexibility when integrating DC-grids and protect against short-circuit currents in any part of the grid. Various voltage and current levels are realized using a unique modular structure based on IGBT’s and fast recovery diode modules. DNV certified units will be available by Q3 2018.


to be announced

René Bastiaanssen
HBM eDrive focus team member
to be announced



Gary Wright
Business development
Amperetta GmbH



Martin Klein
Vice president of engineering
XALT Energy

14:30 - 14:50


Day 3: Friday 29 June

Electric & Hybrid Marine Awards 2018
12:40 - 14:00

Please Note: This conference programme may be subject to change





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