Propel, a manufacturer of electric propulsion systems for maritime applications, is showcasing its D1 inboard motor and S1 outboard motor. Featuring a sleek, modern design, the S1 benefits from a 10kW output – equivalent to a conventional 25hp petrol motor. Capable of delivering high torque at low RPM, the S1 enables emissions-free, almost silent boating for pleasure craft.
This year’s Electric & Hybrid Marine Awards, held at the Amsterdam RAI during Electric & Hybrid Marine Expo Europe, were a celebration of recent achievements in maritime propulsion electrification, showcasing the innovation present across an industry that is making purposeful strides toward decarbonization.
Electric & Hybrid Marine Expo includes a strong focus on the latest autonomous shipping technologies, with a dedicated Autonomous Ship Expo zone. Marine AI is using the show to make visitors aware of its Guardian system, which uses robust AI and decision-making modeling to augment manned-vessel operations and enable fully autonomous voyages, maximizing efficiency and safety while ensuring regulatory compliance.
Oranje Nassau, a 20m, 55-passenger sightseeing boat and water taxi operating on Berlin’s urban waterways, was recently retrofitted with a fully integrated all-electric propulsion system from #EHMExpo exhibitor Torqeedo.
Volvo Penta is highlighting its partnership with Danfoss’s Editron division at this year’s show in Amsterdam. By working together from the design phase right through to installation, commissioning and aftermarket support, the two companies can offer a totally seamless experience when it comes to the delivery of vessels. Both have already worked together to power two of the UK’s first fully integrated hybrid electric crew transfer vessels (CTVs). The vessels have been in operation at an offshore wind farm for nearly 18 months, during which they have made a very positive environmental impact.
Yaskawa Environmental Energy/The Switch is at #EHMExpo to introduce a unique, ultra-fast protection method to make low-voltage DC distribution on vessels safe, efficient and redundant. “We want to make it easier for the marine industry to change from AC because there are big benefits with DC distribution,” explained The Switch's Teemu Heikkilä, head of product line, converters, during the show. “DC is more efficient, but on top of that, it’s more flexible for integration with batteries, fuel cells and other likely future alternative energy sources.”
Voith is presenting its electric Voith Schneider Propeller (eVSP) at this year’s Electric & Hybrid Marine Expo Europe. The propulsion unit offers high efficiency and greater simplicity, as the permanent-magnet synchronous motor is already integrated in the propeller. The complete omission of gears reduces noise to a minimum and frees up critical space on the ship.
Praxis Automation Technology, a manufacturer and system integrator of electric propulsion systems, is exhibiting a yacht that features company technology in a marina near Electric & Hybrid Marine Expo.
Beyond a fantastic exhibition featuring over 230 exhibitors, Electric & Hybrid Marine Expo also features an exclusive conference (rates apply), where more than 120 speakers will share their expertise and insights across 13 dedicated sessions across three full days. The first morning included an update on Beluga 24 – said to be the world’s fastest emission-free passenger ferry – with the latest from Hans Thornell, founder and chairman of Green City Ferries AB.
Maite Klarup, the global commercial director at e1 Marine, will lead a presentation on the MV Hydrogen One – an ultra-low-emission methanol-fueled towboat – at 2:00pm on Day 1 of the Electric & Hybrid Marine Expo Europe Conference.
Aqua SuperPower is displaying its Aqua 150kW IP65-rated rapid charger at Electric & Hybrid Marine Expo 2022. The company’s charger uses the international CCS charging standard and enables a wide range of electric vessels from the leisure and commercial sectors to rapidly recharge using 25-150kW DC charging. Furthermore, all the hardware and componentry have been specifically selected to ensure the system can withstand the harsh maritime environment.
Vard Electro has launched SeaQ Remote at Electric & Hybrid Marine Expo Europe, which also includes a dedicated autonomous shipping technology zone (Autonomous Ship Expo). SeaQ Remote provides centralized remote operation of automated ship control systems and deck machinery in support of lean crewing, lower costs, safety and sustainability, helping to facilitate a new generation of larger robotic vessels.
A team from Ballard Power Systems’ Marine Center of Excellence in Denmark is exhibiting the company’s recently classified FCwave fuel cell module at Electric & Hybrid Marine Expo 2022. The type-approved module is claimed to be the first implementation-ready, commercially available fuel cell solution for marine applications.
Electric propulsion kit manufacturer ePropulsion is using Electric & Hybrid Marine Expo 2022 as the location for the world debut of its H-100 electric inboard motor. Designed as a flexible solution for international OEMs, the H-100 electric inboard is highly adaptable, with the option to extend or shorten the length and design of component hardware to suit different vessel applications.
EPTechnologies is showcasing its complete drop-in propulsion units for shipyards at Electric & Hybrid Marine Expo. To increase yard efficiency and simplify installation, the company’s solution features all the necessary propulsion system components pre-wired in 1-3 frames.
OctoPower has been developed by WhisperPower as an integrated, single branded power solution to supply AC and/or DC electricity using a minimum of diesel engine running time. The heart of the OctoPower system is a (lithium) battery bank that feeds one or more WhisperPower inverters during silent time.
Blue Hybrid System is a mechatronic marine propulsion system entirely conceived and designed by CMD, applicable to all kinds of engines, both old and new, which enables the operator to navigate in all marine areas where respect for the environment requires silence and zero pollution emissions.
After recognizing an opportunity to enhance efficiency, especially when yards struggle to find electricians and other specialists in the field, EPTechnologies has developed a complete drop-in unit for shipyards. Inside the drop-in unit, all components are pre-wired in 1-3 frames. It includes batteries, charger, DC/DC, junction box, the controller and cooling. The frames can be custom made to fit different needs and boats in series production. It’s all pre-wired for easy installation – in other words, it’s plug and play.
Sleipner will reveal its new E-series bow and stern thrusters, incorporating the first electric motor designed specifically for marine thruster use. Its engineers have developed a highly efficient, compact and lightweight electric motor that the company says is up to 50% lighter and uses up to 40% less volume than comparable models.
With the new electric Voith Schneider Propeller (eVSP), Voith is pushing ahead with the continuous electrification of its proven drive technologies, meeting the growing demand for resource-saving and energy-efficient mobility, as well as future-oriented mobility concepts.
Last year, Saietta Group announced the launch of Propel, its state-of-the-art marine propulsion division that is dedicated to designing and developing a range of innovative electric motors to advance the electrification of the marine industry while supporting decarbonization and delivering sustainable and clean mobility on waterways.
AILiveSim has an innovative approach to AI development for the maritime industry with a simulation platform that can integrate any application. Currently, managing the test, validation and training of AI is resource intensive, which can slow down overall innovation on ships. In short, collecting data can be laborious, impractical and costly.
LS Elektronik will present its Mimer SoftRadio, which allows operators to remotely control a radio on board a USV from a command center on shore. GMDSS rules stipulate that a ship must have a marine radio on board to answer calls or alarms from nearby ships. When running the ship remotely, this needs to be addressed through a remote-control system so that the ship operator can still handle the radio as if he or she were on board the ship.
Sea Machines’ will be in Amsterdam to introduce new computer vision and enhanced situational awareness capabilities to its legacy SM200 and SM300 wireless remote helm and autonomous command and control technologies. The company has chosen Autonomous Ship Expo to be one of the first events to display its newly launched products and solutions featuring AI and computer vision capabilities.
ePropulsion H-100 is an innovative 100kW (equivalent to 140HP) electric inboard made for large vessels with a full displacement of up to 200 tons. Equipped with revolutionary permanent magnet motors, it delivers robust power and superb efficiency, while it is compact in size and light in weight at the same.
Construction and in-house testing have now been successfully completed on a ground-breaking offshore wind on-turbine electrical vessel charging system that is set to revolutionise the offshore wind sector.
The HP-Inline is a brand-new parallel hybrid solution, which can easily be placed between the flywheel of a combustion engine and almost any standard marine gearbox. Once the combustion engine is running, the unit can function as a generator for charging the ships battery pack or supplying the requested AC hotel grid on board.
Praxis Automation Technology is proud to announce that it has been contracted by Frydenbø Industri AS for a repeat order. The contract is for the supply of five full sets of the company’s hybrid electric propulsion systems for Aqua Culture workboats to be operated in Norway.
Having accurate positioning combined with CAN and Modus/RS232 information directly from the vessel is crucial in today’s marine data acquisition technology, to ensure improved evaluation and to shorten testing times.
DeepSpeed offers a very different propulsion solution from existing systems, according to its manufacturer, SEALENCE. An aircraft-inspired electric jet propulsion system, DeepSpeed provides very high efficiency, while differing so much from other propulsion systems that it has been patented in 52 countries worldwide, with the jet and electric motor integrated in the same machine and positioned outboard from the hull.
To accelerate the Europe-wide shift to green energy in the boating industry, entrepreneur Manfred Striedinger founded smartIQ, which specializes in the development and production of modular high-performance battery systems for boats and offers electric engine conversions for various types of watercraft.
Visitors to this year’s show in Amsterdam will be able to see the new 100kW Fischer Panda Aziprop podded motor with Kort nozzle, which provides a new electric drive solution for the company’s 420V electric propulsion systems.
MAR-IX, which opened a brand-new net-zero manufacturing facility last year, offers advanced cooling and heating systems for accommodations and onboard systems, as well as a leading range of cooling solutions for batteries, frequency drives and electric engines, developed and built entirely in-house in the Netherlands.
Part of Regal Rexnord Group, Rotor is a manufacturer of standard and special motors supplied according to IEC and DIN specifications up to 5,000kW, two, four, six and eight poles, in all kinds of executions, all over the world. Its motors are type approved by various marine classification societies including Lloyd’s, DNV, ABS, CCS, RINA, NKK and KRS.
On yachts, power quality is an essential aspect of ensuring the safety, reliability and capacity of electrical installations. Due to the increased use of inverters – such as LED lighting and variable-speed drives – excessive harmonic distortion in voltage and current can occur.
Econowind will explain how Netherlands-based Tharsis Sea-River Shipping has installed Econowind’s assisted propulsion systems on its 2,364dwt diesel-electric general cargo vessel. The vessel, MV Tharsis, has been fitted with two Econowind TwinFoil units, both integrated into a specially designed aluminum flat rack from which the folding TwinFoils can be deployed.
Zepp Solutions will present its latest maritime fuel cell system solutions at Electric & Hybrid Marine Expo Europe 2022. Its 50kW and 150kW modules offer a fully integrated hydrogen fuel cell solution for emission-free power generation in any maritime application. The systems can be used for propulsive power generation as well as auxiliary systems.
A visit to Wärtsilä’s booth will show how the journey toward decarbonization will rely on three essential technology pillars: future fuels, efficiency and electrification. Carbon-neutral and carbon-free fuels will be at the heart of this for new-build vessels and upgrades.
At this year’s expo, Austrian company Volta Future GmbH will unveil an e-outboard offering 222kW (300hp) continuous power and 790Nm. The next-gen e-outboard is called iWOP, which stands for invisible waterline outboard power-drive.
Making its Electric & Hybrid Marine Expo Europe debut, the Vita Seal is powered by Vita’s latest-generation all-electric propulsion system. Vita has combined its proprietary control system technology with motorsport engineering to deliver a cruising speed of 20kts, providing a top speed of over 30kts.
Lithium titanium oxide (LTO) battery technology can bring significant advantages in terms of performance and cost in heavy-duty maritime applications where batteries are charged and discharged frequently.
Yaskawa Environmental Energy/The Switch will introduce a unique, ultra-fast protection method to make low-voltage DC distribution on vessels safe, efficient and redundant. Vessels can continue operating at full power, unaffected by the detection and isolation of any electrical fault. Power is secure for ride-through operations.
Bringing together proven technologies, Shift’s pay-as-you-go PwrSwäp ecosystem offers a reliable, affordable way to electrify and reduce GHGs. Described by the company as a first of its kind, the pay-as-you-go service delivers clean and reliable renewable energy with no risk.
Rolls-Royce will present its mtu Hybrid PropulsionPack for yachts and commercial vessels at Electric & Hybrid Marine Expo Europe 2022. The mtu Hybrid PropulsionPack brings significant advantages for shipowners, operators and the environment: The hybrid system considerably reduces onboard noise levels and vibrations and improves the efficiency, dynamics and comfort of the ship.
RIX Industries, a leading developer of gas generation systems, precision compressor solutions and cryogenic cooling technologies, will use this year’s show to highlight how on-demand, on-vessel hydrogen generation is key to solving deployment challenges and building real momentum in maritime decarbonization.
Real-time digital simulation is increasingly critical as the incorporation of new technologies – including advanced power electronics systems, intelligent control systems and state-of-the-art energy storage technologies – in today’s maritime vessels spreads.
Visitors to Amsterdam will be able to learn more about the Zeetug30, a zero-emission, rechargeable, fully electric battery-powered tugboat, which has completed more than a year of proven operation run time in Tuzla Bay, Istanbul, one of the busiest ports in Europe.
Developed as a substitute for the polluting chemical/consumable-based technologies used in the past, Mesultra’s ultrasonic antifouling systems are built to protect the main seawater circuits designed to allow the seawater intake for crossovers, scrubbers, fire pump systems and reverse osmosis systems, among others.
Hydromaster Propulsion will showcase its azimuth propulsion expertise at Electric & Hybrid Marine Expo Europe 2022 in Amsterdam. The company offers a range of thrusters up to 950kW. Its most recent development, the High Speed Azimuth Thruster, is a fully 360° steerable thruster specially designed for commercial vessels with a speed of up to 29kts.
At Electric & Hybrid Marine Expo Europe 2022, GS Yuasa, one of the world’s largest battery manufacturers, will be showcasing its newest battery types and technologies used in ships and marine applications.
Dutch company GreenPower Propulsion has introduced its new Blue Marlin e-motors for green and clean electric inboard and hybrid propulsion solutions. The Blue Marlin series ranges from 5kW up to a maximum of 265kW, as well as offering up to 25kW for parallel hybrid drives.
Genevos produces fully integrated and modular hydrogen fuel cell packs offering a drop-in zero-emissions solution for vessels. The Hydrogen Power Modules (HPMs) are available in 15kW, 30kW and 40kW packs offering immediate scalability and redundancy, with customized power solutions from 15kW to 500kW.
Fincantieri SI provides turnkey integrated electrical, electronic and electromechanical systems. In the sectors in which the company operates, it acts as an EPC contractor: it applies exceptional project management, engineering and construction skills that it has developed in the complex field of shipbuilding. Fincantieri SI also offers its best practices to industry sectors different from its own.
Echandia will launch a new air-cooled LTO module (battery system) during Electric & Hybrid Marine Expo Europe. The air-cooled e-module is characterized by extreme high-power capability and 10C continuous power throughput, all while maintaining leading safety and lifetime expectancy.
A new range of titanium heat exchangers, offering a cost-effective cooling solution for electric and hybrid marine systems, will be exhibited for the first time at Electric & Hybrid Marine Expo Europe 2022 by E J Bowman.
As a manufacturer of advanced wireless remote controls for yachts, Dockmate strives to be compatible with as many propulsion and thruster controls as possible, whether these controls are for electric, hybrid or ICE systems.
Danfoss will be in Amsterdam to display its solutions for quiet, emission-free, energy-saving shipping, offering customers the ability to charge quickly in port while having full power capacity and generating zero emissions. The company’s systems are already installed on electric ferries such as Noordzeekanaal (NZK) from GVB in the Netherlands, Fanølinjen’s Grotte in Denmark and Wasaline’s Aurora Botnia in Finland.
With its new DCHV MP DC-DC converter, BrightLoop Converters aims to provide the best off-the-shelf DC-DC conversion solution to fuel cell architectures by focusing on extreme power density and versatility.
In fuel cell architectures, the fuel cell produces electricity to power the high-voltage batteries needed to run the electric motor.
The first fully marinized network of fast chargers for electric boats, Aqua SuperPower, will be showcasing the powerful Aqua 150kW IP65-rated rapid charger, enabling leisure and commercial electric boats to rapidly recharge and extend their autonomy.
Almatech will be in Amsterdam to show how it leverages its knowledge of space tech to make naval transport more efficient. Based in Switzerland, the company has a long history of creating modules for spacecraft and high-speed sailing hydrofoils.