Electric & Hybrid Marine World Expo has been postponed to June 22, 23, 24, 2021. The show, which will take place in the Rai, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, as it does every year, had been scheduled to run this June, but the organizers consulted exhibitors and visitors, and concluded the right move was to postpone the event.
Graham Johnson, managing director of UKi Media & Events, the expo’s organizer, told Electric & Hybrid Marine Technology International: “Having spoken with numerous key companies large and small in the industry, we took the decision to postpone Electric & Hybrid Marine World Expo until June 22-24, 2021.
Subsea company SMD has revealed details of tests conducted during development of its latest EV ROV after subjecting the vessel and its components to rigorous multi-layer testing and real-world simulations.
After its reveal in September 2019 at OE19, the high-performance electric ROV has undergone multiple phases of testing to ensure it meets the company’s five key design principles of performance, reliability, flexibility, ease of use and cost.
The first phase comprised stress-testing the ROV and all of its components to a depth of 6,000m, which it passed, and environmental testing. Further development of the propulsion system allows the EV vessel to perform optimally for longer periods of time without compromising its stability, consistency or need for manual intervention.
MAN Energy Solutions has won the contract to supply Estonian shipping company Tallink Grupp with five dual-fuel engines that use LNG as a primary fuel.
Set to be built by Rauma Marine Constructions (RMC) in southwest Finland, the new shuttle ferry will be approximately 212m long, accommodate 2,800 passengers and have a gross tonnage of around 50,000dwt, making it the biggest vessel the yard will have built to date.
With the aim of building the most efficient and environmentally friendly ship possible, the hull will house a diesel-electric powertrain comprising five MAN 51/60DF dual-fuel main engines.
Ingeteam has signed a contract with China-based Yantai CIMC Raffles Offshore to deliver the engineering, production, commissioning and sea trials of hybrid electric propulsion systems for two icebreaking ro-ro vessels.
Owned by Swedish Wallenius SOL, the 241.7m vessels will feature two type C LNG tanks and have a top sailing speed of up to 20kts ,with a 5,800 lane-meter capacity, and are set to be the world’s largest and most powerful ro-ro ships. Being deployed into harsh operational zones in European sulfur-emission-controlled shipping routes, the pair of vessels will be built to meet Finnish-Swedish ice class winterization standards, along with running on an LNG fuel-gas supply system to meet strict international requirements.
Corvus Energy has been selected by Westcon Power and Automation (WPA) to supply Arriva Shipping with a new lithium-ion battery-based energy storage system (ESS) to be used on a new hybrid coastal cargo vessel, currently being built at Dayang Offshore Equipment, China.
Based on Marine Design and Consulting’s MDC 1309 Ecolution design, energy efficiency has been a large part of the ship’s design phase due to the vessel featuring a large 1,500kWh battery pack, an electric propulsion system and an updated hull design to improve fuel efficiency.
The improved powertrain will enable the ship to enter harbors, berth and unberth, sail and undertake all cargo operations while producing zero emissions.
Marine technology group Wärtsilä has been selected to provide an upgraded system for Vancouver, Canada-based BC Ferries and its Salish Class vessel.
Being built by Remontowa Shipbuilding in Gdansk, Poland, the new integrated system will consist of an LNG plant, dual-fuel engines, and an electrical propulsion system. A further three ferries all fueled by LNG and using the tech group’s engines have been built previously by the Polish ship maker at the same location.
The Wärtsilä supply package includes three 20DF dual-fuel engines that operate on LNG fuel, along with an LNGPac fuel storage solution, and a supply and control system.
Seabulk has announced it will participate in a USA-based 2020 carbon offset initiative to neutralize and reduce carbon emissions during 22,000 harbor assists carried out in ports throughout Florida, Alabama, Louisiana and Texas.
With the addition of four new tugs, two are set to be hybrid vessels that will feature a diesel mechanical engine and an electric propulsion system to improve fuel economy. All the tugs have been designed to become fully battery-capable in the future, but for now the company hopes that the new fleet will mean a 70% reduction in nitrogen oxide and particulate matter during this year’s operations.
Electric mobility specialist Torqeedo supplies new hydrographic survey boat with innovative dual -electric/diesel propulsion system.
Working closely with naval architects at the Alumarine Shipyard in France, the company specified, installed and integrated an electric propulsion supply system comprising of two Cruise 10.0R electric outboard motors, each powered by 48-5000 lithium batteries. The package also included an intelligent battery management system, which monitors all the new componentry and communicates with the vessel’s current onboard computer.
Named Cassiopée, the 8m (26ft) aluminum hulled ship was developed to collect data to map underwater layouts, ensuring safe navigation for other ships in and around the Port of La Rochelle.