Electric & Hybrid Marine World Expo 2018

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27 - 29 June 2018
Hall 11, Amsterdam RAI, The Netherlands


Industry News


Record-breaking year!

Over 4,000 attendees descended on Electric & Hybrid Marine World Expo in Amsterdam this June (6-8 June 2017), with over 130 exhibits to see and some 60 conference papers to learn from. - June 2017

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Sandfirden Technics and Liebherr to jointly develop hybrid propulsion solutions

Dutch genset specialist Sandfirden Technics and Swiss electric equipment supplier Liebherr are to collaborate on the development of hybrid ship propulsion systems. - June 2017

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PBES launches Harpoon battery product line

Battery energy solutions provider Plan B Energy Storage (PBES) has announced the launch of its Harpoon battery product line. - June 2017

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Damen to construct two new hybrid vessels for BC Ferries

Canadian ferry operator BC Ferries has awarded Damen Shipyards a contract to construct two new diesel-electric ferries. - June 2017

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German Navy’s new hybrid F125 Frigate Rheinland-Pfalz launched

The German Navy’s fourth and final new hybrid F125 frigate Rheinland-Pfalz has launched at the Hamburg site of ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems. - June 2017

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The Switch delivers first DC-Hub to Wightlink

Finnish electric drive manufacturer The Switch has delivered its first DC-Hub to UK ferry operator Wightlink for installation into its flagship new-build diesel-electric hybrid ferry. - June 2017

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PowerCell, Hexagon Composites and Nel embark on hydrogen projects JV

Hexagon Composites has finalised a joint-venture agreement with Nel and PowerCell Sweden for the development of integrated hydrogen projects in the maritime and marine segments. - June 2017

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Porsche-style hybrid superyacht launches

Monaco-based yacht builder Dynamiq has integrated Porsche design cues into its new GTT yacht range, starting with the 35m GTT 115 Hybrid. - June 2017

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Fjord1 orders five new hybrid ferries from Havyard

Norwegian ferry operator Fjord1 has placed an order in excess of US$117m for the construction of five new diesel-electric ferries at Havyard Ship Technology’s shipyard in Leirvik i Sogn. - June 2017

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Derecktor launches second hybrid vessel

Derecktor Shipyards has launched CUNY I, the first hybrid vessel built for the City University of New York’s Brooklyn College. - June 2017

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Schottel to provide EcoPellers to Norwegian hybrid ferries

Propulsion specialist Schottel has been selected to fit eight newly built ferries with its new Schottel Rudder EcoPeller (SRE) for two Norwegian ferry lines. - June 2017

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Fjellstrand and Fjord1 sign zero-emission ferry contract

Norwegian ferry operator Fjord 1 has signed a contract with Fjellstrand to design and build a new battery-electric-powered ZeroCat type ferry. - June 2017

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Wind service operation vessel to have MAN diesel-electric propulsion solution

A wind service operation vessel (WSOV) under construction for French owner Louis Dreyfus Armateurs at Cemre shipyard in Turkey will feature MAN Diesel & Turbo’s EPROX (Energy Saving Electric Propulsion System). - June 2017

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Vard to design and build new diesel-electric research expedition vessel

Shipbuilder Vard Holdings has secured a contract for the design and construction of a diesel-electric research expedition vessel (REV) for Rosellinis Four-10, a company owned by Norwegian industrialist Kjell Inge Røkke. - June 2017

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World’s first hybrid fast-displacement motoryacht launches

A new vessel built by Heesen Yachts in the Netherlands is the world’s first fast-displacement motoryacht equipped with hybrid propulsion. - June 2017

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All-electric Future of the Fjords passenger ferry announced by The Fjords

Norwegian ferry operator The Fjords has confirmed that is building an all-electric sister ship to its diesel-electric plug-in hybrid Vision of the Fjords, to be launched in April 2018. - June 2017

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Wärtsilä wins first contract for new hybrid power module

Technology group Wärtsilä has received its first order for its recently introduced Wärtsilä HY hybrid power module, which combines engines, an energy storage system and power electronics. - June 2017

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Rolls-Royce to provide power for the world’s largest hybrid ferry

Rolls-Royce has received an order for four B33:45L diesel engines to power the world’s largest hybrid ferry being built for the Norwegian cruise and transport company Color Line. - June 2017

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Yara and Kongsberg to build world’s first autonomous and electric ship

Yara Birkeland will be the world’s first fully electric and autonomous container ship. Operation is planned to start in the latter half of 2018, shipping products from Yara’s Porsgrunn production plant to Brevik and Larvik in Norway. - June 2017

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US passenger/vehicle diesel-powered ferry to be converted into all-electric vessel

The Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) has announced that the Gee’s Bend Ferry will be transformed from diesel-powered into a battery-electric vessel. The conversion is a joint federal-state project with a US$1m grant through the US Environmental Protection Agency. - May 2017

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Corvus Energy signs long-term service agreement for world’s largest hybrid ferry fleet

Corvus Energy has been awarded a 10-year service and maintenance agreement for the entire Scandlines hybrid ferry fleet. The multi-year contract includes both conventional service and maintenance of the fleet’s energy storage systems, plus Corvus’s remote condition-based monitoring service, Watchman. - May 2017

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Torqeedo provides new propulsion system for Queen’s Elizabeth II’s row barge

Electric propulsion system manufacturer Torqeedo has been selected to provide the auxiliary propulsion system for Queen Elizabeth II’s row-barge, Gloriana. - May 2017

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LGM debuts 660hp electric powerboat for US market

LGM, a subsidiary of Leo Motors, has unveiled its proprietary new electric powerboat at the 2017 Busan International Boat Show in South Korea. - May 2017

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ABB to power and remotely monitor new BW Group LNG FSRU vessel

ABB will supply the power and electric propulsion system to BW Group’s new Floating Storage and Regasification Unit (FSRU), which will also be remotely connected to ABB’s Collaborative Operations Centers. - May 2017

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Toyota tests Japan’s first hybrid leisure boat in Tokyo

Japanese car maker Toyota has developed Japan’s first leisure craft with a parallel hybrid system and will conduct a feasibility study from July 2018 to March 2021 in Tokyo. - May 2017

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Finland’s oldest ferry converted to all-electric power

Föri ferry, the oldest operating ferry in Finland, has become the nation’s first all-electric passenger vessel after being fitted with an electric propulsion system. The Föri initially entered service in 1904 after the city of Turku commissioned local shipyard Aktiebolaget Vulcan to build a city commuter ferry to take passengers across the Aura River to Åbo. It was officially relaunched last month. - May 2017

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Saft to supply Li-ion batteries for RRS Sir David Attenborough polar vessel

Saft will supply two Seanergy lithium-ion battery systems to Rolls-Royce Marine for integration in the hybrid propulsion system for polar research vessel RRS Sir David Attenborough. - May 2017

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