Technology Presentation Area

Day 1: Wednesday 27 June

Technical Presentation Area Day One


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.


Ingeteam turnkey solutions

Román Iza
Ingeteam Marine Systems
Ingeteam is an electric and automation systems integrator that develops turnkey solutions. This presentation will review how Ingeteam turnkey solutions can assist in the development of energy management systems for electric- and hybrid-powered vessels.


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.


Orca ESS from Corvus Energy, the industry’s leading energy storage system – why it makes sense

Halvard Hauso
Executive vice president sales and marketing
Corvus Energy
Come and find out why more and more ship owners, integrators and builders are going all-electric or hybrid – and how Corvus has once again taken the market lead with the most advanced and safest energy system in the industry. Using real examples, Corvus experts will discuss how an ESS makes good sense and how it can help reduce capital, operational and maintenance costs while saving the environment.


The development of a Li-ion battery standard by the US Coast Guard

Lieutenant Kevin Kuhn
Electrical engineer - Office of Design and Engineering Standards
US Coast Guard
The increasing numbers of vessels with maritime battery installations requires the US Coast Guard to have standards and procedures to deal safely with vessels they encounter. In this presentation Lieutenant Kevin Kuhn and electrical engineer in the US Coast Guard Office of Design and Engineering Standards will review his work in developing a Li-Ion battery standard.


Fast charge solution for marine and ports applications

Sébastien Joulin
Sales manager and technical sales - marine
Forsee Power
Forsee Power markets high-power battery systems for naval applications and even for superyachts to enter or exit harbours. The company also supports the energy needs of ships, ferries, tugboats and workboats. Available on the market for the past four years, Forsee's technology is extremely safe, reliable and durable, and has proven experience in marine applications. This presentation will review the power solutions provided by Forsee Power.


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

David Adamiak
Manager, hybrid and electric marine power and propulsion
BAE Systems
Take a look a real projects; proven systems delivering power, performance and payback to vessel operators. We will review several projects in build and in the water, demonstrating how proven system components can deliver results. We will also show the diversity in the vessels we have been working on and the efficiencies that these vessels have gained.


ENAG marine power supply

Joel Nedelec
Technical sales engineer
ENAG have manufactured propulsion systems since 1996 and have delivered more than 50 electric and hybrid propulsion systems, from 10 kW up to 2.2 MW, complyingwith BV classification. Our propulsion systems are used on both electric and hybrid vessels. Our all-in solutions can include high efficiency gen-sets and generators, power management system, drives and electric motors and the DC GRID system.


Tools and methods for enhanced testing of electronic control units

Matthias Deter
Group manager engineering
The complexity of modern control electronics is continuously increasing, and hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) simulation has become a standard method of testing, particularly for distributed control systems. HIL testing of power electronics and electric drive systems requires special solutions. In addition to the high dynamic demands of electric drive systems, testing of power electronic control units often requires handling of the real energy flow within a virtual environment, simulated to satisfy the controller internal logic and sensor interfaces.


The ship is a microgrid – digital twin concept

Rados Petrovic
Senior business developer
Typhoon HIL GmbH
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.


Gapless power analysis of electric motors

Christoph Wiedner
Manager - power
Dewetron GmbH
The demand for high-efficiency, high-performance electric drive systems poses a particular challenge for engineers and developers when it comes to the development and testing of electric motors and/or complete drivetrains. Dewetron supports its customers with a highly precise and reliable power analyser for gapless analysis of electric and mechanical power through different load conditions.


Application of digital tools in the design of propulsion equipment.

Dr Norbert Bulten
General manager hydrodynamics
Wartsila has embedded a large range of digital tools in the design cycle to be able to simulate the performance of the individual components and the integrated propulsion systems before manufacturing has started. With the so-called OPTI-design approach the full scale performance of the vessel can be predicted prior to the sea trials. Drive-line layout and operational aspects are covered with propulsion system simulations.


The fuel cell solution for emission-free, secure energy supply in transport applications

Rohit Prasad
Sales manager
Proton Motor Fuel Cell GmbH
Proton Motor addresses stationary, mobile and maritime applications with integrated energy supply concepts. Applications for buses, commercial vehicles, ships and stationary power generation are part of the company's competence portfolio and a sign of the innovative strength of the company.


Turning the tide – low-carbon options for Pacific shipping

Dr Peter Nuttall
Scientific and technical advisor
University of the South Pacific
Pacific island states stand at the front line of climate change. We are a maritime continent, and shipping is our absolute lifeline. However, all options are currently powered by fossil fuel. Shipping is a major user of imported fuel in this region and a major source of GHG emissions. Alternative technologies, wind hybrid in particular, offer attainable solutions for a transition to low-carbon transport for the region, but critical barriers of perception, policy and financing remain. The Micronesian Center for Sustainable Transport is a unique experiment to transition an entire country and act as a catalyst.

Day 2: Thursday 28 June

Technical Presentation Area Day Two


Increase vessel safety and efficiency with a battery hybrid solution

Jorulf Nergard
Vice president – market development, marine
This presentation will provide an insight into the use of battery hybrid solutions on board vessels. The use of a battery hybrid solution will increase the vessel's efficiency, safety and flexibility in operations. Owners are installing containerised solutions on board their off-shore fleets, and the use of batteries is also increasing for other ship types, from small passenger vessels to expedition cruise vessels and ro-pax vessels. The presentation will include an overview of the benefits of using battery hybrid power plant and practical examples of how a containerised hybrid solution can be integrated into a vessel.


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.


Dynamic hybrid control: Kongsberg Maritime – increased efficiency through integration

Eirik Mathiesen
Director energy integration
Kongsberg Maritime AS
The presentation will describe how Kongsberg Maritime’s hybrid solutions deliver a technological edge by integrating energy control, vessel dynamics and operational profile into the total solution. It will outline methods for optimising battery lifetime and why it is important to take into account the limitations and benefits of the battery with respect to vessel operations. It will also discuss how autonomous vessel operation optimises energy usage, battery size and battery lifetime.


Modular marine battery energy storage system

Michael Deutmeyer
Managing Director
EAS Batteries GmbH
EAS Batteries builds large-format high-power battery systems for energy storage and propulsion applications using super-safe LiFePo4 lithium-ion cells. This presentation will introduce the company's new modular marine battery energy storage system.


FerryCHARGER - charging solutions for electric ferries

Georg Matzku
Head of sales, industry, Europe
Under the brand name “FerryCHARGER” we offer different types of charging solutions for electric ferries. Our ferry charging systems are able to compensate the tidal range and any movement of the ferry. This presentation will describe the solutions.


Enova supports the electric revolution

Ingrid Aune
Senior advisor
Enova SF
Enova is the Norwegian governments most important financial instrument within energy and climate. Enova gives financial support to those who will lead the way towards a low-emission society, and the maritime sector takes a huge piece of the yearly grants.


Power analyser

Rupert Schwarz
Application engineer power and e-mobility
DEWESoft offers innovative power analysis solutions for every power-based application. Robust hardware with powerful out-of-the box software enable innovative power analysis never experienced before. No complicated configurations. Just plug and play.


DC breaker for ultra-fast high-power switching

Andreas Stöckli
Astrol Electronic AG
Based on many years' experience, high-power switch manufacturer Astrol Electronic AG, together with KWx BV, 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 maximise flexibility when integrating DC grids and protect against short-circuit currents in any part of the grid. Various voltage and current levels are realised using a unique modular structure based on IGBTs and fast-recovery diode modules. DNV-certified units will be available by Q3 2018.


HBM eDrive testing: power analyser and data acquisition system for testing hybrid and electrical drives

René Bastiaanssen
HBM eDrive focus team member
The HBM eDrive system is a high-end test tool for >three-phase, mid- to high-voltage electric and hybrid propulsion systems. This presentation will cover the key features and benefits and will focus on how to handle the testing of drives with voltages >1,000V and/or >three phases (common in the maritime industry). Visitors interested in a more detailed explanation are invited to a follow-up seminar at the HBM stand.


Amperetta hybrid-drive changes everything.

Gary Wright
Business development
Amperetta GmbH
Electric boats are quiet, but until now have only offered the choice between very expensive or painfully slow. Amperetta hybrid -drive changes that. It is the first powerful and affordable full-hybrid on the water. A strong electric motor which can accelerate quickly up to gliding phase and operates almost silently at slow and moderate speeds. If you need more thrust, or the battery is discharged, the combustion engine starts automatically and uses the electric motor as a generator to quickly recharge the battery. This presentation will review the Amperetta system which, not only lowers noise, but reduces the fuel consumption dramatically, all that at an only slightly higher price of a comparable maritime diesel engine.


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.


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.


Master your DC distribution

Peter Reindl
Director of engineering
The Switch
The Switch offers the world’s smartest solution for a multi-megawatt DC power system using a DC hub that ensures stable and secure operation for chosen consumers. The CD hub is an independent entity that can work alone or together with other DC hubs. The intelligent DC hub concept increases system availability and redundancy, while eliminating the use of an AC main switchboard. It lowers initial system investment cost and operational expenses over the long run.


World's first fully electric lifeboat launched by Norsafe and ZEM

Dr Egil Mollestad
Norsafe, leading global lifeboat producer, and ZEM, the Norwegian electric energy storage specialist, have together developed and built the world's first fully electric freefall lifeboat, which is now undergoing sea trials. This is a new area of battery application that may change the way the marine industry will use the latest battery technology in more and more critical operations. ZEM is using the same AKAZEM modular batteries, developed together with German battery pioneer Akasol, for ferries and fish-farming vessels. By providing fully integrated plug-and-play solutions, the applications of well-proven technology from the heavy-duty transport sector open new marine applications.


Advanced digital protection to improve the operational reliability of shipboard microgrids

Dr Federico Silvestro
Associate professor
Department of Electrical, Electronics, Telecommunication Engineering and Naval Architecture (DITEN) - University of Genova
Fabio D'Agostino
Postdoctoral Researcher
University of Genova
The focus of this presentation is the simulation of a low-voltage shipboard power plant for protection system studies. Electrical system and protection devices modelling details will be presented, including generating power plant and propulsion system. Results will focus on the nodal selectivity protection concept, applied to a supply vessel power plant during DP operating conditions.

Day 3: Friday 29 June

Technical Presentation Area Day Three


Nedstack fuel cell technology for marine applications

Roel van de Pas
Nedstack Fuel Cell Technology
At Nedstack we believe in zero-emission shipping and we believe that fuel cell power systems will be the marine power source of the future. Nedstack contributes to the zero-emission-shipping transition by developing, realizing, verifying, applying and servicing PEM fuel cell solutions that are fit for your application. Nedstack solutions and services are superior in quality, durability, safety and reliability and are cost competitive. Our responsibility is to be a partner to industry and a partner to society by tailoring our solutions and services to achieve optimal energy efficiency, large scale deployment of zero-emission power systems and safe ships.


The reliable and only way to gain maximum efficiency

André Brand
Sales and project manager
Hybrid Ship Propulsion
Hybrid Ship Propulsion offers a full-service hybrid solution, from the electrical and mechanical design, delivery of motors and drives to the installation of the software, monitor and control equipment. If the system is powered through generator sets, a powerful battery pack or a state-of-the-art hydrogen fuel cell, the company's tailor-made solutions seamlessly fit the ship and its method of operation. With dozens of ships served, Hybrid Ship Propulsion is a specialist in hybrid solutions.


Retrofitted energy storage use on an offshore supply vessel

Paul Winson
SVP sales
Norwegian Electric Systems
The presentation will discuss real-world energy storage usage and experience from an offshore supply vessel, including how it works and whether it really provides savings.


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.


The Power To Deliver

Scott Malindzak
Global marine market segment leader
Jacob Brown
Electrified power leader
Cummins has been a provider of power that moves our customers for nearly 100 years. As the industry grows so do the power solutions provided by Cummins. This presentation outlines our approach to the growing interests in electrification, where we see these solutions making the most impact and why Cummins is positioned to be a leader in this emerging technology.


Zee-TUG zero-emission electric tugboat

Ferhat Acuner
General manager
Navtek Naval Technologies Inc
Navtek has developed and started to build a full electric-driven 30 bollard pull harbour tug for a Turkish tugboat operator company. Also STEMS (Smart Tug Energy Management System) is being developed for harbour tug fleet management with risk management through a joint study of Navtek, ITU (Istanbul Technical University) and Tubitak (The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey).


XALT announces XPAND high-performance ESS for marine applications

Martin Klein
Senior vice president of engineering
XALT Energy
XALT Energy LLC presents its XPAND Li-ion energy storage system developed for marine applications. Many heavy-duty transportation markets worldwide have already experienced the proven quality and energy efficiency benefits of the XPAND battery modules. Now the XPAND product line-up has grown to include marine-ready racking systems and large array controllers. These scalable systems can be optimised for high-energy or high-power applications using XALT's high cycle-life Ultra-High Energy (UHE) and High Power (HP) cells. Safety is ensured through ISO 26262 and IEC 61508 design practices, attention to detail in cell, pack and BMS development and manufacturing, as well as substantiation through the DNV-GL and NMA type approval process.

Watch the presentation of the Electric & Hybrid Marine Awards - Live
13:15 - 14:00

13:15 - 13:30


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APRIL 2018


Future Show: Electric & Hybrid Marine World Expo 2019, 25-27 June 2019, Hall 12, RAI Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Future Show: Electric & Hybrid Marine World Expo 2020, 23-25 June 2020, Hall 12, RAI Amsterdam, The Netherlands