Conferentieprogramma


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Dag 1

Moderators and program consultants

Energy storage for hybrid & electric shipping / ESS installation / Which battery for your project?

Syb ten Cate Hoedemaker
Managing director
Maritime Battery Forum
Netherlands
Syb has a master’s degree in marine engineering and prior to joining the Maritime Battery Forum performed research on marine battery systems at Damen Shipyards, where he has been employed as a battery specialist within the R&D department. He has developed models to predict battery ageing in full-electric vessels and created a battery sizing and selecting tool for battery design optimization. Additionally, he was closely involved in the battery system design of ferries, tugs and offshore support vessels, amongst others. Now he is focused on sharing this knowledge and accelerating the adoption of battery systems in the marine sector as managing director of the Maritime Battery Forum.

Alternative Fuels for Hybrid Vessels

Madadh MacLaine
Founder and secretary general
Zero Emissions Ship Technology Association
UK
Madadh is a visionary social entrepreneur leading the drive towards zero emission (ZE) shipping. Her extensive network of over a thousand connections engaged in the maritime energy transition covers shipowners and technology providers to policymakers and researchers. Her background in ZE shipping began in 1999 with the founding of Fair Winds Trading Company’s sustainable development project in West Africa and designs for a ZE multi access cargo vessel. She began working in the wider industry with the founding of the International Windship Association where she remained an active board member until 2020. Madadh has a strong background in hydrogen, having represented PEM electrolyser manufacturer ITM Power as Business Development Manager in Shipping and Maritime. In 2019, she founded ZEM Tech ltd, an innovative system design, engineering and project management consultancy focused on ZE ship design and ZE marine fuel infrastructure and supply chains.

Power Control and Modeling / Simulation

Dr Peter van Duijsen
Researcher
The Hague University of Applied Sciences
Netherlands
Dr Peter van Duijsen (Prof. of Practice, IIT Guwahati, India] has worked with computer simulation and power electronics for nearly 35 years. After receiving his master’s in electrical engineering and working at the Technical University of Delft, he founded Simulation Research and developed the CASPOC simulation program. He received a PhD in 2003 in the field of modeling and simulation of power electronic systems. Currently, he heads the research and development department at Simulation Research. Since 2020 he has also been a part-time researcher at the DC-LAB (dc-lab.org) in Delft, the Netherlands, and Professor oP at the IIT Guwahati in India.

Shore Charging and Port Infrastructure

Galen Hon
Principal
The PoliSea Group
USA
Galen is a consultant specializing in climate and energy strategies for the port and maritime industries. His recent work includes a multi-year project with the US Navy to envision the next generation of hybrid-powered ships; LNG supply chain decarbonization strategy for an oil major; and energy transition projects for a large terminal operations company and their energy supplier. Galen formally led the Shipping Programs for the Rocky Mountain Institute’s Carbon War Room and the International Council on Clean Transportation and has provided strategic thought leadership and technical analysis on emerging environmental issues in the maritime industry for over 14 years. He has been a delegate to the IMO for the last eight years, holds advanced degrees in Engineering and Policy from Carnegie Mellon, and is a former marine electrician.

Propulsion and transmission / Battery safety

Henrik Helgesen
Senior environmental consultant
DNV
Norway
Henrik Helgesen holds a MSC in Engineering Cybernetics from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. He is currently working as a Senior Environmental Consultant at DNV where he gives advice to the marine sector how to reduce emissions. He has a special focus on technical integration aspects of energy storage systems onboard vessels, involving electrical and control systems, battery degradation, and fire safety. Henrik has worked with testing of control systems and evaluating safety and performance of vessel power plants for 13 years

Vessel case studies / Small vessel innovations

Daniel C Shorten
Managing director
Optimain Ltd
UK
Daniel is a 35+ year seasoned condition monitoring and maintenance management practitioner. He has been active in all forms of heavy industry, most notably deep-sea marine, offshore and manufacturing. He is a PCN Cat III Lubricant analyst, a certified asset management practitioner and an award-winning engineer and journalist. Working within the Optimain consultancy Daniel works with senior industry professionals to develop and manage the strategic optimisation of machinery performance and in addition advises upon practical elements of condition monitoring and maintenance strategy. Equally happy in the boardroom or on the shop floor, Daniel can provide training, advice, as well as hardware and software for all forms of condition monitoring and remote analysis in addition to the provision of on-site testing capabilities. Daniel can also deliver end user solutions such as turnkey condition monitoring and condition-based maintenance hardware in addition to personnel training. Furthermore, as is required for a holistic CBM management approach, Daniel can provide retrospective forensic services such as root cause and failure analysis. As he is not tied to any given provider, Daniel believes that there is no single approach and as such offers creative engineering solutions supported by an integrated whole of market approach.

Hybrid Wind Propulsion

Gavin Allwright
Secretary general
International Windship Association
UK
Gavin has been Secretary general of the International Windship Association (IWSA) since it was established in 2014. This not-for-profit grouping of maritime wind propulsion companies and projects supported by academia & NGO’s is working to promote and facilitate the uptake of wind propulsion solutions in commercial shipping. He sits on the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) Maritime Technology Cooperation Centres (MTCC) stakeholder’s advisory committee and is a non-executive board member of the World Wind Energy Association (WWEA). Gavin has presented and chaired numerous international fora including the Royal Institute of Naval Architect’s (RINA) Shipping Efficiency & Wind Propulsion conferences and led the team that organised the ground-breaking Ambition 1.5C: Global Shipping’s Action Plan summit at COP23 in Bonn, Germany He is an advisor on several EU and international research projects, including: WASP, WiSP, VTAS and Decarbonising UK Freight. Gavin holds a master's degree in Sustainable Development, specialising in small scale sustainable shipping and logistics in developing countries and has contributed to numerous studies on alternative propulsion solutions and most recently contributed as an expert reviewer to the IPCC Special Report on 1.5C Global Warming.

Theatre One Vessel case studies
09:00 - 17:00

Moderator

Daniel C Shorten
Managing director
Optimain Ltd
UK

09:00

Beluga 24 – the world’s fastest emission-free passenger ferry

Hans Thornell
Founder and chairman
Green City Ferries AB
Sweden
Together with some of the world’s best experts, Green City Ferries has developed a 150-passenger ferry making 30kts of energy from either batteries or hydrogen. In the high-speed segment, it is all about energy efficiency because batteries, as well as fuel-cell installations, weigh a lot more than diesel drivelines. This speech will outline the challenges and choices made. The presentation will cover technical, economic and political challenges; the impact of efficiency; the performance of Beluga 24; the choices made in the design phase.

09:25

Zero Emission Speed Shuttle ZESST

Luc Blecha
Head of ZESST
Almatech SA
Switzerland
Mobility is generating one-third of global greenhouse emissions and needs to be decarbonized now. To meet net-zero objectives in maritime mobility, ZESST provides the world’s most compelling zero-emission ships to connect shores comfortably and at high speed. ZESST is using cutting-edge technology to transport families, commuters, tourists, VIPs and goods efficiently and with zero emissions over the sea, lakes and rivers, saving more than 1,000 tons of CO2 annually and per shuttle.

09:50

Building the world’s first hydrogen-powered water taxi

Jonas Brendelberger
Co-founder
Zepp.solutions BV
Netherlands
Gijsbert van Marrewijk
Co-founder
Flying Fish
Netherlands
So far, we have not seen many applications of hydrogen as a fuel in the maritime industry. One of the reasons is the lack of adequate fueling infrastructure. Furthermore, current standards and regulations must be modified to accommodate hydrogen applications. To make these changes, more applications will need to be introduced. This is the hydrogen chicken and egg problem. This presentation offers a vessel case study of the world’s first hydrogen-powered water taxi, a project aimed at tackling this chicken and egg problem. The SWIM consortium designed and built a hydrogen version of the famous Rotterdam Water taxi, challenging existing regulations. Simultaneously, they pushed the development of a hydrogen fueling station in the Port of Rotterdam, stimulating both demand and supply.

10:15

Hybrid system configuration and optimization in high-speed ferry applications

Benjamin Reed
Managing director
HamiltonJet
New Zealand
Using a specific waterjet-powered vessel example, this presentation shows the level of detailed power, speed and energy usage analysis possible in ferry route optimization, and how it can influence the choice of hybrid system design and propulsion configuration.

10:40 - 11:20

Break

11:20

ELECTRA - making long range, fast, electric ferries possible with hydrofoils

Jeremy Osborne
Chief technology officer / co-founder
Boundary Layer Technologies
USA
ELECTRA is the fastest and longest range electric ferry under development. It's enabled by Boundary Layer's proprietary hydrofoil technology and podded propulsion system. The presentation will cover the benefits of hydrofoils for electric ferries, a customer case study showcasing the considerations and challenges faced by an operator when introducing an electric ferry into their operations, and how this technology can be scaled to larger vessels like container ships.

11:45

Hyke – revolutionizing waterborne urban transport with zero-emission ferries

Bjørn Utgård
CEO
Hyke - Hydrolift Smart City Ferries
Norway
Smart design for the smart city. The simplistic and uncomplicated exterior hides a vessel that is anything but, boasting the latest-generation battery-powered zero-emission propulsion systems, intelligent dockside charging solutions and being equipped for varying degrees of autonomous operations and smart city integration. With the first ferry hitting the water in 2022, this presentation will introduce and present how Hyke is developing ferries designed to maximize the utilization of battery-powered solutions to achieve a zero-emission, silent running service that can operate within, and seamlessly integrate with, populated cities' transportation systems.

12:10

Going big: electrifying larger vessels

Palemia Field
Ferry segment manager
ABB Marine & Ports
Norway
Sharing from ABB’s broad experience, Palemia Field will dive into the considerations needed to successfully go big and electrify large vessels. He’ll take you through the journey from grid to propeller with real life example vessels from recent and ongoing projects. Topics covered include: Based on your operation profile, should you choose AC or DC? How to start thinking like an industrial customer: grid consumer or utility customer. Choosing the right energy carrier(s) for your vessel’s operational profile.

12:35

MV Paolo Topic – the very first hybrid solar bulk carrier

Jure Rogelja
Technical superintendent
Marfin Management SAM
Monaco
Corinna Nones
Business development manager
Wärtsilä Italia SpA
Italy
Ultramax MV Paolo Topic is the first hybrid solar bulk carrier in the world. The vessel has been retrofitted with an innovative system that integrates engines, batteries and solar panels, controlled by a dedicated energy management system (EMS). This project is the result of a cooperation between shipowner Marfin, PV provider Solbian and technology group Wärtsilä, the supplier of batteries and EMS. PVs have been installed on a special removable structure on the decks, ensuring trouble-free operations. The Wärtsilä system is included in an easy-to-install ISO container. The system is expected to improve efficiency while reducing emissions and maintenance costs.

13:00 - 14:00

Lunch

14:00

MV Hydrogen One: the world’s first ultra-low-emission methanol-fueled towboat

Maite Klarup
Global commercial director
e1 Marine
USA
To meet IMO’s carbon reduction target by 2050, hydrogen fuel cell technology is a solution that can bring significant carbon reduction while addressing the need for power, range and duration in the maritime sector. Our methanol-to-hydrogen M2H2 technology is the missing link: hydrogen produced with low carbon, cost-competitive and safe to handle. We will share with the audience the design and specifications of the world’s first methanol-hydrogen fuel cell towboat, MV Hydrogen One, to be in the water in Q4 2023. We will also discuss applications of this technology to enable the maritime industry to transition from low carbon to carbon neutrality.

14:25

Electrification of fast crew transfer vessels

Philipp Fedorov
Sales director
Danfoss Editron
Finland
Jan-Willem Vissers
Director of marine commercial sales
Volvo Penta
Netherlands
Using a case study, this presentation will review technology solutions for hybrid, lightweight, fast vessels, including power and drivetrain designs.

14:50

The green transition from a vessel perspective

Gisle Anderssen
Vice president sales, commercial market
Vard Electro
Norway
The presentation will discuss new green technology from Vard Electro aimed at reducing the overall emissions from the vessel. This will include how and when we can get to the zero-emission vessel.

15:15 - 15:45

Break

15:45

Risk-based design process for hydrogen-powered vessels

Milinko Godjevac
Senior integration advisor
Future Proof Shipping
Netherlands
The FPS Maas (110 x 11.45m inland container vessel) is scheduled for retrofit in the summer of 2022. For the conversion of this vessel to hydrogen and fuel cells, we went through a risk-based design process with our classification society. We started with a HAZID study, secured a derogation from the Central Commission for the Navigation of the Rhine (CCNR) and completed the HAZOP; the plan approval process is ongoing. The presentation will talk about this journey and the process of getting a vessel ready to sail on hydrogen in Europe, as things stand today.

16:10

Electric vessel design and its challenges

Tomislav Uroda
Managing director
iCat
Croatia
Whether the vessels of the future are electric or not has much to do with resolving the vessel design issues they pose. Efficient electrically propelled vessels have specific design challenges. Hull resistance and vessel weight (displacement) are more important than ever before. This presentation will use the experience of testing and sea trials of three specially designed solar-electric vessels to demonstrate how to solve the design problems involved.

16:35

Increasing vessel energy efficiency through strategic loading and hybridization

Crisley Peixoto
Researcher
University of São Paulo (USP)
Brazil
This presentation will describe research results on the simulation of power systems for vessels to show how power dispatch optimization and energy storage systems could improve vessel performance, such as increasing energy efficiency. The analyses carried out consider operational data from a platform supply vessel provided by the maritime industry. For the load sharing optimization of both an original power system and the hybrid topologies, we applied self-developed tools implemented in MATLAB and the software HOMER. Via case studies, we will discuss reductions in fuel consumption, genset running hours and pollutant emissions, taking into account different operational parameters.

Theatre Two Shore charging and port infrastructure
09:00 - 16:35

Moderator

Galen Hon
Principal
The PoliSea Group
USA

09:00

Shore-to-ship charging systems: principles, impacts and future trends

Siamak Karimi
PhD researcher
Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
Norway
Shore-to-ship charging (S2SC) systems play a key role in the operation of battery-powered marine vessels. Moving toward the realization of zero-emission sea transportation, the development of all-electric and plug-in hybrid electric ships is becoming the focus of the marine industry and academia. Moreover, by growing the number of battery-powered vessels, ports must be prepared to provide charging facilities for more than one route and one vessel at the same time. Therefore, establishing a research-based design framework for such systems considering the relevant performance factors can significantly contribute to sustainable propulsion.

09:25

Port decarbonization and smart energy solutions for ports

Dr Jonathan Williams
CEO
MSE International
UK
This presentation will discuss the issues surrounding port decarbonization and present the Port of Portsmouth as a case study for combining renewable generating capacity with innovative energy storage solutions and advanced energy management systems. Ports and shipping are major users of energy and are under pressure to improve air quality and reduce carbon emissions. To achieve this, ports will have to change the way they use energy and the infrastructure that delivers it. This presentation will look at the quickly changing landscape of port decarbonization.

09:50

Shore power case study: sea vessel charging at Seaport Scheveningen in The Hague

Maarten Hektor
Director
Involtum/Ease2pay
Netherlands
This presentation will describe a project that has provided five years of shore power at Seaport Scheveningen in the Hague. Starting with the business case, it will cover the construction and maintenance of a 50/60Hz converter and IoT smart grid as well as the use of the facilities along with data. It will conclude with a review of the customer experience.

10:15

How to design efficient, working, economical harbor infrastructure for e-vessels

Markku Hokkanen
Partner - sales
3mar Ltd
Finland
To support the maritime industry’s shift toward sustainability, efficient and economical solutions are needed for shore charging and for auto mooring. The solutions must consider the whole required infrastructure, fitting the different vessels calling at the same port and without disturbing other activity at the harbor. Reasonable total costs lower the threshold to take new technology into use more quickly. Compact products blending into a built environment instead of bulky structures dominating the scenery help to get public acceptance. A well-equipped harbor makes it possible to design more-efficient vessels. Fast charging and auto mooring create latitude for leaner battery dimensioning.

10:40 - 11:20

Break

11:20

Overcoming funding gaps: decarbonization ‘as-a-service’

Ulf Kanne
Managing partner
TT.Financial - Clean Shipping Finance
Switzerland
Operators are facing high initial investments for the decarbonization of their businesses. Besides regular leasing approaches, more innovative financial solutions for clean shipping assets can be a key element for limiting capital expenditures. The presentation outlines potential solutions for operators and port authorities: future-oriented equipment finance solutions and pay-per-use models to be applied on energy storage systems, onshore infrastructure, wind-assisted sailing systems and more.

11:45

Lessons learned and dos/don’ts in shore power

Peter Castberg Knudsen
Chief commercial officer
PowerCon
Denmark
This presentation will discuss key lessons learned and some of the most common dos/don’ts that we see within shore power today. Shore power is expected to be scaled tremendously over the coming years as part of the decarbonization of the maritime industry. To provide ports, ship owners and even power companies with new, practical insights into how to implement this technology, practical experience will be shared by one of the leading suppliers in the market. Besides walking through past projects, the presentation will share some of the latest developments as well as some of the coming innovations that should be taken into account when considering shore power.

12:10

Safe and reliable vessel charging globally – lessons from Norway

Rainer Altmeppen
Segment leader port and maritime
Stemmann-Technik GmbH
Germany
Fully electric vessels are booming with the trend for electrification and caring about the planet. Not only in Nordic countries anymore, but it is also becoming a global trend. Major challenges are around keeping the vessels 100% in operation. For the landside equipment, this means 100% reliability with high-power charging, operation and service, mostly in very harsh weather conditions. Next year’s trends will be around higher capacities, and bigger and more effective ferries. For charging, this means providing higher power in a shorter time. High-voltage solutions are already installed in Norway and the first key takeaways from the market leader will be presented.

12:35

Water and electricity go perfectly well using wireless charging technology

Sergio Perez
Sales and business development manager E-Mobility
IPT Technology GmbH
Germany
One of the main challenges for any electric vessel is how to charge safely and fast without delays. Wireless charging systems experience no contact wear, have no exposed electrical contacts, and limit corroding and rusting. The fast turnaround of ferries makes traditional shore power charging time-prohibitive, especially for single-person operations and even autonomous vessels where no human interaction is necessary. In this presentation, Sergio will review the evolution of wireless inductive charging solutions, describe the technology's current state, and provide insight into future trends.

13:00 - 14:00

Lunch

14:00

Energy harvesting for marinas or ports

Clemens Bauer
Senior manager - energy management
ITK Engineering GmbH
Germany
Marinas and ports must contribute to the energy transition. For this, the ability to deliver green electrical and H2 energy for customers must be increased. Marinas on coastlines offer a particularly wide physical range for regenerative energy harvesting: sun, wind, waves, tidal range. The presentation will deal with regenerative potential analysis for coastline marinas, including fair weather, mid weather and extreme weather scenarios. Numerical simulations in comparison with energy requirements will indicate how different energy harvesting strategies can influence the dimensioning of energy storage and if the energy autarky of marinas is a realistic scenario.

14:25

Feasibility study of a zero-emission vessel and related infrastructure

Sue Putallaz
CEO
Mobyfly
Switzerland
Waterways have huge potential to reduce traffic and facilitate mobility, especially when the crossing replaces a large detour by land. A local operator on Lake Geneva already offers waterway transportation on three public transport lines: N1 (Lausanne-Evian), N2 (Lausanne Thonon) and N3 (Nyon-Yvoire). With the Swiss Federal Office of Transportation, we have focused on various aspects including the potential users, the time schedule, distance, energy needs, certification, etc. We also have analyzed the operational and investment costs (opex and capex) to see if the transition is realistic from a financial point of view.

14:50

The Hummel power barge project

Lars Ravens
Managing director
eCap Marine GmbH
Germany
The world’s first mobile and floating combined heat and power plant (CHP) has been operating independently, continuously and stably in Hamburg since 2015. The Becker Power Barge achieves a total energy efficiency of ~90% and is an innovative solution for improving air quality in harbor cities by reducing emissions from cruise ships in port. It significantly reduces harmful emissions from the diesel engines used to generate power on board cruise ships during cold ironing. By using cleaner natural gas or LNG as fuel, it reduces CO2 emissions by 20%, NOx emission by 80%, with no particulates (PM) or sulfur (SOx) emissions.

15:15 - 15:45

Break

15:45

Pay-as-you-go energy service for electric and hybrid vessels

Brent Perry
CEO / chair
Shift Clean Energy / Zero Emissions Ship Technology Association
Canada
This presentation will outline a first-of-its-kind service delivering clean and reliable energy to any ecosystem including ports, terminals, inland waterways and windfarm support vessels. The new service offers fully charged ePod battery cartridges that are connected through cloud-based service and management centers. Typical energy storage barriers of cost, size, weight and charging times are all drastically reduced. Simply, use energy from the ePods, then exchange them for new, fully charged ones. The pay-as-you-go subscription service eliminates commercial risk and product liability for the industry and saves money from day one. The presentation will explain the service and the benefits to users.

16:10

Swappable battery solutions for absolute zero-emission journeys

Mahima Rathore
EAAS product manager
Spear Power Systems
Belgium
Current Direct is an innovative EU-funded project that will revolutionize waterborne transport by introducing swappable containerized batteries in electric-powered vessels. These swappable battery containers will be capable of providing up to 1MW of power and more than 3MWh of clean energy, enabling zero-emission voyages of many hours over long distances. We will present and detail the various innovations required to achieve the increase in containerized energy density. We will also present several case studies for the applicability of the Current Direct solution to coastal and inland waterway ship types and quantify the fuel and emission savings achieved.

Theatre Three Propulsion and transmission
09:00 - 10:15

Moderator:

Henrik Helgesen
Senior environmental consultant
DNV
Norway

09:00

More than just batteries: hybridization from a powertrain perspective

Torsten Philipp
Managing director
Geislinger GmbH
Austria
In addition to battery technology, hybrid forms of propulsion are mostly used in the maritime sector to minimize the pollutant emissions of classic combustion engines. The large number of combinations and different operating modes place high demands on the powertrain. At the same time, the demands on the ship’s noise output are increasing, leading to ever-stricter NVH requirements. As a result of the growing complexity, digital monitoring of the drivetrain is becoming increasingly important. The generation of measurement data and its simultaneous processing enable an improvement of the system efficiency and thus a reduction of the running costs.

09:25

Revolutionizing marine outboard electrical jet propulsion

Giorgio Caviglia
Engagement manager and special projects
Sealence SpA
Italy
The naval sector has two main propulsion systems: propeller or inboard jet. These technological areas have not made significant steps forward in energy transition and performance optimization for decades. This presentation will describe how Sealence has exploited the latest fluid dynamics innovations and electric engine, battery pack and electronics component technologies to design its DeepSpeed outboard electrical jets. These jets are a new kind of propulsion that replaces existing systems and overcomes their drawbacks in terms of efficiency and environmental footprint.

09:50

Boost overall efficiency in marine with permanent magnet machines

Patrik Holm
Senior engineering manager - electrical machines, technology
Yaskawa Environmental Energy / The Switch
Finland
Due to the ever-tightening International Maritime Organization (IMO) emission regulations, it is more important than ever to improve the overall efficiency of the merchant vessel fleet. Permanent magnet (PM) shaft generator systems in large vessels, such as LNG carriers, bulk carriers and large container vessels, enable significant fuel savings, hence also lowering operational costs and emissions. Yaskawa Environmental Energy / The Switch has supplied more than 100 MW-class PM shaft generators. We are now expanding our portfolio with the larger PMM2000 frame size to cover even higher powers. This presentation will highlight the features and benefits of the new PMM2000.

10:15 - 11:00

Break

Theatre Three Battery safety
11:00 - 13:05

Moderator

Henrik Helgesen
Senior environmental consultant
DNV
Norway

11:00

Battery safety is more than handling internal cell failure

Anders Helland
Technical project manager
Kongsberg Maritime AS
Norway
From the very start, the marine battery safety discussion focused on how to prevent a single cell thermal runaway from spreading within a battery module. Many marine battery suppliers have designed their safety philosophies around a single cell failure and might not be able to handle an unexpected failure outside a cell. Safety principles for marine batteries should be based on multiple barriers and risk mitigation on a system level and should be able to handle failures outside the battery module as well as cell failure within it.

11:25

Battery-powered vessels – experience from incidents

Sverre Eriksen
Senior principal approval engineer
DNV
Norway
The presentation will address some experiences from incident with battery powered vessels. It will look into what safe guards that could have prevented the incidents and how we can make Li-ion battery systems and installation safer. Further it will cover updates in class rules and potential new updates to come.

11:50

Fighting battery fires at sea

Cor Meedendorp
CEO
FiFi4Marine BV
Netherlands
Questions concerning the safety of Li-ion batteries on ships prompted the launch, back in 2017, of a joint development project, led by DNV-GL, to evaluate the performance of fire-extinguishing solutions for lithium-ion batteries in the maritime industry. A central aim of the project – whose stakeholders include the Norwegian Maritime Authority, ABB, Kongsberg, Damen, FiFi4Marine, Stena Line and the Norwegian Defence Research Establishment – was to identify a best-in-class fire-extinguishing system. This presentation will discuss the various methods tested by DNV-GL for lithium-ion fires, which compared and benchmarked a range of approaches. It will also describe the solution with the best heat-mitigating performance – a direct-injection foam system.

12:15

Managing batteries for ship hybridization and safety

Mathieu Belle
Technical sales manager
Saft
France
Didier Jouffroy
Marine product manager
SAFT
France
The presentation will explain how to design a battery system to provide ship electrical performance and optimum safety at the most affordable price. It will cover everything from cell selection and validation up to system complete marine certification and industrial production. Also included will be design-to-cost, lean production, ‘safety’ design validation loops and how these methods can be implemented for optimum results. The presentation will also discuss the development of Saft Seanergy 2.0, where the same company designs and produces the cells and the systems.

12:40

How often do the batteries burn/fail compared with diesel generators?

Jimmy Henningsson
COO/CTO
Power Tech Sweden AB
Sweden
This presentation will help people who are thinking about building or converting a hybrid vessel but are concerned about safety issues when choosing the correct type/application for their projects. It will provide useful statistical data, analyze specific examples, and finally find out what went wrong, why, and how one can avoid battery failure. A cost analysis will also take place to find out how much it costs for the battery propulsion to be safe. Combining experience with the latest developments, the presentation will give you the knowledge to make the right choices.

13:05 - 14:20

Lunch

Theatre Three Hybrid wind propulsion
14:20 - 17:00

This session will bring together key aspects of wind propulsion, reviewing projects and aspects affecting hybrid wind. The session will have three parts with presentations in each and followed by a panel Q&A providing attendees the opportunity to question the presenters and find insights into this area of hybrid propulsion.

Moderator

Gavin Allwright
Secretary general
International Windship Association
UK

14:20

Session overview

Gavin Allwright
Secretary general
International Windship Association
UK

14:25

Wind-assist: a hybrid solution – EU WASP project

Guilhem Gaillarde
Manager ships
Marin
Netherlands

14:30

Wind-assist: a hybrid solution – EU project CHEK

Simon Schofield
CTO
BAR Technologies
UK

14:35

WASP Project: Tharsis wind/electric vessel

Frank Niewenhuis
CEO
eConowind
Netherlands

14:40 - 15:10

Panel Discussion - Wind-assist – A Hybrid Solution

Guilhem Gaillarde
Manager ships
Marin
Netherlands
Simon Schofield
CTO
BAR Technologies
UK
Frank Niewenhuis
CEO
eConowind
Netherlands

15:10 - 15:15

Break

15:15

Primary wind: harvesting electricity onboard – Wind Hunter Project

Kentaro Shima
General manager, Technology Research Center
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd.
Japan

15:20

Primary wind: harvesting electricity onboard – new vessel design

Brian Boserup
Founder and CEO
Blue Technology
Denmark

15:25

Primary wind: harvesting electricity on board – EMS integration

Norbert Bulten
Product performance manager
Wärtsilä Netherlands BV
Netherlands

15:30 - 16:00

Panel Discussion - Primary Wind – Harvesting Electricity Onboard

Kentaro Shima
General manager, Technology Research Center
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd.
Japan
Brian Boserup
Founder and CEO
Blue Technology
Denmark
Norbert Bulten
Product performance manager
Wärtsilä Netherlands BV
Netherlands

16:00 - 16:05

Break

16:05

Wind propulsion: barriers and facilitation – finance and business models

Prof Orestis Schinas
Partner
HHX.blue
Germany

16:10

Wind propulsion: barriers and facilitation – technology/certification

Dr Nico van der Kolk
CTO & Co-founder
Blue Wasp Marine BV
Netherlands

16:15

Additional Project - Wind propulsion: barriers and facilitation – policy

16:20 - 16:50

Panel Discussion - Wind propulsion: barriers and facilitation

Prof Orestis Schinas
Partner
HHX.blue
Germany
Dr Nico van der Kolk
CTO & Co-founder
Blue Wasp Marine BV
Netherlands

Dag 2

Theatre One Power control and distribution
09:00 - 17:00

Moderator

Dr Peter van Duijsen
Researcher
The Hague University of Applied Sciences
Netherlands

09:00

DC grids for marine charging and electric propulsion

Dr Peter van Duijsen
Researcher
The Hague University of Applied Sciences
Netherlands
This presentation discusses the structure of DC grids in marine applications. The typical DC grid systems like TN or TT systems and earthing are discussed, as well as short-circuit protection. Unipolar and bipolar voltage levels and power congestion management are outlined, and emphasis is given to control, switching and protection in the DC grid, where special attention is paid to active short-circuit protection.

09:25

DC distribution onboard: challenges solved by a new breaking technology

Marco Carminati
Global direct current and arc flash mitigation applications specialist
ABB
Italy
We are witnessing an evolution in onboard power distribution, moving from AC to DC distribution, on medium and small vessels and ferries. What are the driving factors of this evolution? And what are the challenges that will have to be faced? In this session we will talk about how to overcome low-voltage DC distribution challenges on board thanks to a new breaking technology. We will analyze the DC short circuits and ground faults according to different ground connections of active and exposed conductive parts.

09:50

Safe and SMART DC grids for maritime applications, and the important role of power electronics

Peter van den Berg
Technical consultant power electronics
KWX
Netherlands
There is a worldwide focus on lowering and cutting emissions in key and highly polluting industries such as the maritime industry. Electrification is key, but when systems are expected to support power converters capable of integrating alternative sources and storage systems – including wind, solar and H2 power– and battery storage with a range of voltages, frequencies and power levels, the electrical power requirements expand. As a result, challenges in system design and protection appear. In SMART and sustainable power grids, DC is the power distribution system of choice but cannot be safely deployed without the necessary protection. In this presentation, Peter van den Berg gives an overview of developments, challenges, and initiatives in effectuating sustainable alternatives for fossil fuels and inefficient power generation and the important role of power electronics in transporting, converting, and managing electrical power and protecting SMART DC grids. There is special attention to the solid-state DC breaker technology. This technology plays a crucial role in protecting onboard DC grids against short circuit currents and power overload, as it switches off within microseconds (μs). Also, it enables more efficient topologies, such as closed bus tie and ring systems.

10:15

MENENS – research for zero-emission integration in a novel DC grid

Despoina Mitropoulou
Manager - power systems
RH Marine
Netherlands
RH Marine is part of a maritime consortium focusing on ‘Methanol as an Energy Step Toward Zero Emissions’. The program is intended to accelerate the use of methanol as a low-carbon fuel within the Dutch shipping industry. The focus of the research will be a novel DC grid development. The new system will be designed in a modular forward-compatible way so that new components can be added in the future, independent of the fuel generation. Digitalization will play an important role and IIoT components will be deployed and installed.

10:40 - 11:10

Break

11:10

Earth fault protection of transformer-less ship electrical systems

Dr Makhlouf Benatmane
Marine navy solutions leader
GE Power Conversion
UK
Electric power and propulsion are preferred for many vessel types due to various merits such as through-life cost savings, freedom of equipment placement, reduction of weight/volume, high redundancy and reliability. Such electrical power systems encompass many power converters, which convert fixed voltage and frequency to variable voltage and frequency using power electronics devices and drive propulsion motors or other variable-speed loads. Lately, transformer-less drivetrains, unearthed or high resistance grounded electric power systems have become popular for the electrical systems of small and large vessels. It is at times challenging to protect such systems from faults because accurately isolating the faulty system part is difficult. Neither non-tripping nor incident tripping is acceptable in the interest of reliability. The presentation will cover the behavior and characteristics of the earth fault in a transformer-less low-voltage, high-resistance grounding system. A novel earth fault detection method, which offers lower cost and simpler implementation, will be introduced.

11:35

H2 integrate future energy sources

Torsten Büssow
Director - electrical and power systems
Wärtsilä Marine
Finland
Energy sources and electrical production can be delivered through many technologies and devices: solar, rotor sails, fuel cells, shaft generators, etc. These will also link and work in parallel with energy-saving technologies that will increase the efficiency of the vessel, such as air lubrication or ESTs on the propeller and rudder assembly (gate rudder, etc.). The integration into the onboard power system is critical so that they work seamlessly together, and each source and consumer is optimized to operate at its most efficient level. This session will focus on how this critical integration will be solved as demand increases for additional power-generating and efficiency technologies.

12:00

Engineering design for hybrid marine power systems

Marinus Jansen
Global marine technology steward
Caterpillar Inc
Germany
The challenge is to provide the most cost-effective, reliable and user-friendly experience system solutions for mechanical and electrical power in marine applications. This can be done using a detailed understanding of operational demands to create a shared common language and uniform system architecture fully integrating engines into the vessel energy systems and providing total system solutions. This presentation covers a shift from continuous power availability to power on demand, and the functional descriptions that need to be attributed to components in a vessel energy system to enable this shift in design and engineering philosophy.

12:25

Hybrid control system – main engine integration in a hybrid context

Nikolaos Styliaras
Hybrid control development expert
WinGD
Switzerland
Hybrid power technologies offer great optimization potential for today’s merchant ships, but it is difficult to harvest. There are numerous system topologies and component variants, but control strategies to ensure efficient operation in different operational modes are crucial. WinGD is in a unique position to lead this work and act as a system integrator. Through simulations, we can iterate multiple variants until the optimal design setup is found, regardless of the vendor choice for each component. Being an engine designer enables us to expand to an integrator, introducing advanced functionalities that extend the range of efficient system operation.

12:50 - 14:00

Lunch

14:00

New concepts for powering vessels

Asbjørn Halsebakke
Director of technical solutions, marine business
Yaskawa Environmental Energy / The Switch
Finland
This presentation will show how it is possible to build a ship today that fulfils current regulations as well as likely future environmental changes. Using power distribution blocks around an innovative DC hub, electronic bus link breaker and electronic DC breaker, ships can switch from AC to DC for better fuel and cost savings. This offers unrivaled reliability and flexibility to run on any future power source.

14:25

Pushing marine commercial toward sustainability by the power of AI

Ethan Faghani
CEO and founding partner
Cetasol
Sweden
Sustainability is an inevitable step facing humanity. The focus of sustainability in marine transportation is electrification. However, when it comes to electrification, we need to understand that we are not electrifying the machines – we are electrifying the operation heavily influenced by humans. Unlike diesel operations, where power is the key factor, in electrification total energy and variations in that energy consumption are very important. In this session we shall present some practical cases to show how the journey toward electrification can be accelerated by AI-based digital solutions.

14:50

Innovative propulsion and distribution dry-type transformers for marine applications

Jan Fiefeck
Development manager - marine, O&G, dry-type transformers
Hitachi Energy
Germany
This presentation will provide an overview of marine propulsion and distribution transformer technologies and outline the features of marine dry-type transformer technologies and what they offer as specialized marine solutions.

15:15 - 15:45

Break

15:45

Hybrid energy solutions for the maritime sector

Dr Ivar Kruusenberg
CEO and founder
PowerUP Energy Technologies
Italy
Providing electricity in the boating industry has always been fundamental. However, frequent extreme conditions, space and noise are some of the challenges for professional and amateur sailors alike. This presentation proposes a solution that can solve all these problems. PowerUP smart electric generators are small, lightweight, silent and reliable in every condition. These devices can be combined with other sources of power to create a hybrid smart grid, independent of the weather conditions. The company is already developing and will soon launch more powerful generators that will be able to replace full-size engines.

16:10

Easy integration: high power without high-voltage safety measures

Adrian Patzak
Managing director
Molabo GmbH
Germany
The presentation shows how it is possible to achieve high performance without high voltage and what this means for the installation of an electric drive. The advantages of a low-voltage system compared with a high-voltage system are discussed. Finally, various installation projects based on 48V are presented, ranging from electric boats with shaft drives to hybrid catamarans.

16:35

Integration of electric and hybrid marine systems using NMEA2000 networks

Dr Chris Quigley
Director
Warwick Control Technologies Ltd
UK
NMEA2000 is a CAN-based networking standard for the integration of marine electronic devices. It provides standard message definitions for many types of devices such as navigation, vessel speed, temperatures, etc. In the electric propulsion application area, there are several messages defined over several different domains. These include parameters defined for energy storage systems, thrusters, power, engine and even proprietary parameters. The presentation introduces this protocol, discusses what is available in the electric propulsion protocol area and explains how to select the appropriate parameters for your electric/hybrid marine application.

Theatre Two Assessing alternative fuels for hybrid vessels
09:00 - 15:40

Moderator

Madadh MacLaine
Founder and secretary general
Zero Emissions Ship Technology Association
UK

09:00

Successes and challenges of fuel cell and hydrogen propulsion systems

Colin Bettini
Technical lead - fuel cell
Persee
France
Fuel cell hybrid systems are steadily emerging as a solution for the decarbonization of commercial transport. Hydrogen and other hydrogen carriers achieve high emission savings from widely used fuels and drive high expectations for the shipping of the future. The presentation outlines the experience, hurdles and success of four ongoing FCHJU-funded maritime projects: Maranda, Flagships, ShipFC and HyShip. In a cross-analysis, we will explore the readiness level of the hydrogen and fuel cell technologies available on the European market. The presentation also addresses current and upcoming challenges to truly achieve zero-emission shipping.

09:25

Simulation of hydrogen fueling to uncover weaknesses in system design

Torsten Dunger
Group leader - energy management
ITK Engineering GmbH
Germany
Emission regulations propel the use of clean fuels like hydrogen. As a result, solutions for hydrogen fueling in harbor applications must be developed. Using common fueling concepts could lead to problems due to the differing properties and behavior of hydrogen. For this reason, numerical simulation is utilized to detect safety-relevant critical conditions at an early stage of the development process. So, the fueling concepts can be adopted before costly changes to installed systems become necessary. The approach is introduced by two different scenarios fueling a tugboat with hydrogen. A benchmark CNG scenario is presented for comparison.

09:50

Experience from battery-only vessels and fuel cell integration

John Roger Nesje
Sales director
Seam AS
Norway
This presentation will share the experiences and lessons learned from the MF Hydra vessel (Ship of the Year 2021). The topics covered will include hydrogen safety and control, from bunkering to thrust; battery and fuel cell integration; hydrogen for long-distance oceangoing; and hydrogen storage and production challenges.

10:15

Power-2-x or battery – what is the right choice?

Oskar Levander
SVP business concepts
Kongsberg Maritime
Finland
The presentation will review energy storage solutions and alternative low-carbon fuel options and explain the different features of each fuel and production method. It will try to identify the most attractive green fuel alternatives for different ship types by exploring case studies that evaluate the technical and total economic performance of a range of ship types and operation profiles. The presentation will give some clear recommendations for what ship owners should select as future energy and machinery solutions. When is battery a feasible option and when should green fuel be selected as the energy carrier?

10:40 - 11:20

Break

11:20

Hydrogen from propeller to propeller - Creating the right framework for hydrogen application in maritime sector

Dr Joachim Hoffmann
Product manager
Siemens Energy Global GmbH & Co KG
Germany
The latest trends in the marine industry have focused on hydrogen-based fuels for the maritime propulsion. Different conversion processes, the application of internal combustion engine (ICE) or the use of fuel cell (FC) technology are considered today. Siemens Energy provides solutions in all areas from sustainable fuel production, fuel conversion and the storage of electrical energy and its distribution in the maritime applications.

11:45

Hydrogen fuel cells: the next step in zero-emission navigation

Jogchum Bruinsma
Application manager maritime
Nedstack Fuel Cell Technology
Netherlands
The next step in zero-emission navigation is required when battery-electric is no longer capable of providing the required power and range. In this case, hydrogen and fuel cells can provide electric and zero-emission power generation. This presentation will give an overview of the current state of fuel cell technology and projects around the following focus points: industrial low-pressure high-power fuel cells with a proven track record; advancements in fuel cell technology; challenges in fuel selection, design, and integration; the urgent need for action and cooperation.

12:10

Hydrogen or methanol?

Laurent Perignon
Marketing and maritime
EODev
France
The presentation will discuss the benefits and drawbacks of reformed methanol as an alternative to the straight use of green hydrogen with fuel cells on board vessels of different sizes and user profiles.

12:35 - 14:00

Lunch

14:00

The missing link

Bryan Reid
Chief sales officer
RIX Industries
USA
As the marine industry begins to ponder the route toward decarbonizing, five principal approaches are being considered for clean transportation: battery-electric solutions (BES), fuel-cell electric solutions (FCES), 100% hydrogen-burning engines (HBE), carbon scrubbing and recovery (CSR), and alternative fuels such as ammonia and methanol. Currently, the global focus is the use of renewable electricity to charge batteries for the BES solution, or water electrolysis to produce hydrogen for the FCES and HBE solutions. This presentation focuses specifically on hydrogen as the future fuel of choice, being used in either an FCE or HBE solution.

14:25

Decarbonising service vessels and ferries with Hydrogen Power Modules

Phil Sharp
CTO
Genevos
France
Wind farm service vessel and ferry operators are now under pressure to decarbonise, but investing in the right technology is crucial. This presentation focuses on the opportunity to shift to 100% hydrogen-powered CTV's, the technical practicalities and the long term economic benefits when using the latest fuel cell power solutions coupled with compressed storage.

14:50

Optimization of fuel cell systems and power plant

Andrea Trevisan
Marine strategy and business development lead
Ricardo
UK
The marine sector is facing increasing pressure for decarbonization and emission reduction and hydrogen fuel cell is among the most promising technologies to enable truly zero emissions operations. As technology and supplier agnostic, Ricardo is working with an international cruise ship operator to develop a fuel cell system with bespoke balance of plant for a scalable multi-MW system to be used in a fleet of cruise ships as propulsive power source. The presentation will review the Ricardo approach for the engineering of the fuel cell system and power plant which are optimized around the customer’s needs of performance, efficiency and packaging.

15:15

Designing scalable compact fuel cell modules with easy maintenance and service in mind

Johan Burgren
Business manager
PowerCell AB
Sweden
This presentation will describe a scalable and compact high-performance marine fuel cell module specifically designed for easy maintenance and servicing to ensure maximum uptime. A preventive maintenance approach, based on specific usage profiles, provides further risk mitigation utilising back-up systems, continuous monitoring and operator training.

Theatre Three ESS installation examples
09:00 - 12:35

Moderator

Syb ten Cate Hoedemaker
Managing director
Maritime Battery Forum
Netherlands

09:00

Integration of a large energy storage system on an existing passenger ship

Jan-Erik Räsänen
Head of new technologies
Foreship Ltd
Finland
Zero-emission battery power is increasingly playing a pivotal role in overcoming shipping’s sustainability challenges. However, integrating larger-scale energy storage systems on board existing ships remains a distinct challenge. For the first time, leading cruise ship naval architecture and marine engineering solutions provider Foreship will share insights into its work to install a multiple-megawatt ESS on board an existing cruise ship. In doing so, Foreship chief technology officer, Jan-Erik Räsänen, will offer an overview of the feasibility study, concept design and basic design work underpinning the project. In a unique examination of a multi-disciplinary project demanding expertise in naval architecture, machinery, HVAC, electrical systems and pipework, Jan-Erik will also explore the detail design, technical management, project coordination and logistics needed to integrate ESS at scale.

09:25

The evolution of power storage on board ro-pax vessels

Martial Claudepierre
Global technology leader - sustainable shipping
Bureau Veritas Marine and Offshore
France
This presentation will review the evolution of power storage solutions aboard ro-pax vessels, describe the current state of the technology and provide some insight into future trends.

09:50

Energy storage for large ferries: challenges and technological evolution

Guillaume Clement
Vice president e-marine
Leclanché Norway AS
Norway
With the evolution of emission regulations in ports and beyond, we are seeing an increase in new (and retrofit) fully electric and hybrid marine vessels. Currently, most of these vessels are of medium or small size and are fitted with sub 5MWh battery systems. There are limited numbers of larger vessels and ferries fitted with larger (>5MWh) battery packs. This presentation will discuss the reasons for this and what the future holds for larger vessels and battery systems. With concrete examples, we will illustrate the challenges that builders, owners and operators of larger boats face concerning the electrification of their vessels. We will also explore how technological evolutions are helping to provide solutions to overcome these hurdles. First, we will speak about the characteristics of the lithium-ion cells that are specific to these large ships. Because of the larger battery sizes fitted to these vessels, the energy density of the cell becomes a priority. Additionally, because of the intensive use of these ferries, these cells must have extremely high cyclability. Second, we will explain how in most cases the charging infrastructure needs to be included from the start of any project, as large battery packs place a high demand on the local electrical grid.

10:15

Electric hybrid and all-electric systems for workboats

Dom Molloy
Chief international operations
Glas Ocean Electric
Canada
Yuvi Rathod
Electrical engineer
Glas Ocean Electric
Canada
Glas Ocean Electric builds all-electric and hybrid conversion kits for boats. We are moving toward kits that can be installed without requiring vessels to be moved to a shipyard. We're presenting our recent project where we converted a traditional Eastern Canadian fishing boat and while we did it we measured emissions and underwater noise. We'll present the conversion we did, some of the results we measured and the potential CO2 impact of converitng fishing boats. Lastly, we'll show you the kit we need as a community to accomplish large scale electrification.

10:40 - 11:20

Break

11:20

The future of zero-emission marine vessels

Mark Kammerer
EMEA sales and business development director, off-road
Ballard Power Systems Europe
Denmark
Fuel cells are considered one of the most promising solutions for reducing pollutants and effects on climate change in the marine industry. Ballard will present the benefits of zero-emission fuel cell power generation on board a vessel and introduce the FCwave. We will review product application considerations including integration, safety, and maintenance. We will also present experience gained from projects with marine industry leaders and provide an overview of the marine type approval for the FCwave fuel cell product, confirming fulfillment of the requirements for global marine commercialization.

11:45

Next-generation marine fuel cell powering a Contessa-class yacht and a ferry

Jas Singh
Managing director
Auriga Energy Limited
UK
This presentation will review the UK’s first fuel cell ferry, the Hydrogenesis, which entered the water in 2012 and continues to operate in boat trip mode. This presentation updates the progress of the Hydrogenesis and introduces the development of Auriga Energy’s next-generation marine-rated fuel cell, which was developed under the Hylantic project (supported by EU Interreg Atlantic fund). The presentation will report on the progress to the prototype fuel cell’s first deployment to power a Contessa-class yacht and aims for a new ferry route across the Bristol Channel all supported by local hydrogen generation.

12:10

The marine propulsion battery evolution - Looking at the history and proposing a roadmap for the future.

Chris Kruger
CEO
AYK Energy
Andorra
Marine propulsion batteries entered the market in 2010. This presentation look at the key factors factors shaping the battery market over the last decade, where development sits now and will go on to propose a roadmap for the future of the industry.

Theatre Three Which battery for your project? Comparison and Q&A with the manufacturers
14:00 - 17:00

With the rapid increase in demand for maritime batteries, the number of battery manufacturers on the market rises just as fast. Staying up to date on who the suppliers are and what kind of battery systems they offer is starting to become a full-time job. This session, held in conjunction with the Maritime Battery Forum will make it easier for you. On offer is an overview of the battery manufacturers and the batteries that they offer. Each will provide a 10-minute synopsis and then group Q&As will follow. This is broken down into two manageable size groups. If you want to ask them more questions, you can join them for the networking & drinks at the end of the event.

Moderator

Syb ten Cate Hoedemaker
Managing director
Maritime Battery Forum
Netherlands

14:00

Introduction by the Maritime Battery Forum

Syb ten Cate Hoedemaker
Managing director
Maritime Battery Forum
Netherlands

14:10

ZEM Energy

Egil Mollestad
CEO
ZEM AS
Norway

14:20

Freudenberg Battery Power Systems

Nicolaus Lemmertz
Teamleader marine applications
Freudenberg Battery Power Systems
Germany

14:30

EST Floattech

Walter van der Pennen
Business development manager
EST-Floattech
Netherlands

14:40

Echandia

Johan Larsson
Head of sales
Echandia
Sweden

14:50

Siemens Energy

Alf Olav Valen
Sales manager
Siemens Energy AS
Norway

15:00 - 15:25

Q&A

Egil Mollestad
CEO
ZEM AS
Norway
Nicolaus Lemmertz
Teamleader marine applications
Freudenberg Battery Power Systems
Germany
Walter van der Pennen
Business development manager
EST-Floattech
Netherlands
Johan Larsson
Head of sales
Echandia
Sweden
Alf Olav Valen
Sales manager
Siemens Energy AS
Norway

15:25 - 15:45

Break

15:45

Praxis Automation Technology

Benjamin van Dam
Sales director
Praxis Automation Technology
Netherlands

15:55

Spear Power Systems

Alessandro Mercante
Business development manager
Spear Power Systems
Belgium

16:05

Kongsberg Maritime

Anders Helland
Technical project manager
Kongsberg Maritime AS
Norway

16:15

Corvus Energy

Halvard Hauso
Chief commercial officer
Corvus Energy
Netherlands

16:25 - 16:45

Q&A

Benjamin van Dam
Sales director
Praxis Automation Technology
Netherlands
Alessandro Mercante
Business development manager
Spear Power Systems
Belgium
Anders Helland
Technical project manager
Kongsberg Maritime AS
Norway
Halvard Hauso
Chief commercial officer
Corvus Energy
Netherlands

Dag 3

Theatre One Small vessel innovations
09:00 - 10:40

Moderator

Daniel C Shorten
Managing director
Optimain Ltd
UK

09:00

Sub-24m craft – accelerating the adoption of vessel electrification

Gary Wright
Founder and CEO
Krensen Limited
UK
Viewed from a boat builder’s perspective when facing increasing requests to ‘go electric’, it is not a case of when but how. Pioneering is not always an option when considering delivery deadlines and reputation, so risk mitigation is key. The presentation will provide an insight into electrification challenges and adoption when providing safe electric control for HV propulsion technology solutions. It will focus on high-performance electric powertrains replacing 200hp to 500hp engines and integration of lithium batteries and associated ancillaries on board. The presentation will encompass topics including barriers to adoption, technology transfer, development, collaboration, validation. warranty and time to market.

09:25

Is diesel-electric better for superyachts?

Marco Ottiker
COO
EPTechnologies
Denmark
This presentation will explain why a modern DC link ship is better for superyachts and how owners can save operation costs, increase peace of mind and reduce noise, vibration and CO2.

09:50

Transforming ideas into great user experience

Dieter Lettner
Sales executive
Everswitch
Germany
The presentation will discuss replacing traditional switches and controls with glass-ceramic, saltwater-resistant switches and controls with a lifetime of 50 million cycles, IP69K, any CAN protocol, up to 20A capability and a five-year warranty. They also match all modern interior and exterior glass designs.

10:15

Electrical concept optimization for 10-50m vessels

Heikki Bergman
CEO, owner
Propulsion House Pulling-e SAS
France
The design of small boats and ships is suffering from a lack of optimized tools for ship designers, which can often take conceptual development in the wrong direction. What is already a long tradition in ship design has not been transferred to the smaller scale of boating, as the technical products and solutions are not directly transferrable to this market. The electrical concept can easily turn out to be impractical and expensive, which makes it a less favorable choice for the operator. However, appropriate tools and methods do exist.

10:40 - 11:10

Break

Theatre Two Simulation, modeling and testing
09:00 - 15:00

Moderator

Dr Peter van Duijsen
Researcher
The Hague University of Applied Sciences
Netherlands

09:00

Lessons learned from designing and offering hybrid systems

Peter Gommeringer
Application engineering marine hybrid, electric & fuel cells
Rolls-Royce Mobile Power Solutions
Germany
In the past, hybrid systems were designed as predefined solutions with a complex design and installation process. Now, taking advantage of Rolls-Royce’s Solutions modular building kit and modern testing approach, the order handling and execution are highly simplified and efficient. From the first concept phase, where a newly created, especially for this purpose, online configurator calculates the first dimensions and capabilities of the system, to the validation phase, where the hardware and simulation-based test bench can offer individualized FATs, the customer can benefit from a smart and efficient design process.

09:25

Influence on energy consumption of the speed profile of a small passenger ferry with hybrid propulsion

Magdalena Kunicka
Research assistant
Gdańsk University of Technology
Poland
The presentation describes problems related to the management of electrical energy accumulated in all-electric and hybrid ships. This includes information about tested objects, the results of the experiment, a mathematical model that allows energy consumption to be optimized (minimized) due to the selection of an appropriate speed profile.

09:50

CHIL testbeds for marine applications

Dr Andrew Sellers
Application engineer
Typhoon HIL
USA
The trend today and for the future is increasing reliance on electrification and digital control for marine applications. If you didn’t think ships, ferries, platforms, etc were excellent examples of microgrids before, the addition of energy storage, shore-based charging, complex distribution and protection systems, and hybridization leaves no room for discussion today. How do you effectively test, validate, and verify these complex systems of controllers and power electronics? The best answer is with Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) using Controller Hardware In the Loop (CHIL) technology. This presentation will focus on the methodology developed at Typhoon HIL.

10:15

Hybrid system virtualisation for predicting performance and eliminating risks and uncertainties

Amodio Palma
Development expert - simulation
WinGD
Switzerland
The main challenges connected to marine hybridization propelled by two-stroke engines are the need for ‘rightsizing’ and the need for integration and intelligent operation of the components. This presentation will describe a toolchain that provides customer-tailored topology optimization and feasibility studies with figures for GHG emissions and capex/opex. This enables the prospective owner/operator to make informed decisions at an early stage. A tailored hybrid solution can then be developed with high-fidelity models in a virtual environment to reproduce critical operation scenarios and reduce the calibration effort as well as the risk of failure during commissioning.

10:40 - 11:10

Break

11:10

Are you ready for EEXI?

John Buckingham
Chief mechanical engineer
BMT
UK
Jake Rigby
Research and development lead
BMT Defence & Security UK Ltd
UK
On the 1st of January 2023, new IMO Regulations designed to reduce the impact of shipping on climate change are set to come into force. These changes include introducing an Energy Efficiency Design Index for existing ships (EEXI). This is similar to the Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) but applicable to is applicable for all vessels, new and old, above 400 GT. This presentation will discuss how electric and hybrid systems can be used to improve vessel efficiency as well as the other methods and equipment that can be used to ensure your vessels are compliant.

11:35

Simulation of a hybrid OCV operating under representative weather conditions

Valérian Simonin
Marine product manager
Siemens Digital Industries Software
France
This presentation discusses a system simulation model of a hybrid OCV. The aim is to assess the fuel consumption and gas emissions under representative weather conditions during an operation cycle. The operation cycle consists of different phases: transit from port to construction sites; dynamic positioning and crane operations at construction sites; return to port. All the operations are simulated under representative weather conditions, taking into account the effect of the waves, current and wind acting on the vessel. Thus, the model computes realistic energy requirements during transit and construction phases.

12:00

Driveline simulation under new technology trends and innovative product development

Dr Mahamudul Hasan
Director R&D coupling
Regal Rexnord Corporation
Germany
There are many new concepts for parallel hybrid or pure electric drivelines with zero emissions. The efficient driveline concepts create more harmonic excitation as well as complex loadings on couplings, gearboxes and propellers. Torsional vibration modeling of complete systems for fuel savings and hybrid driveline will be presented, as will efforts to find breakthrough innovations for couplings and connected driveline products. Simulation results were compared with measured data, resulting in a good match.

12:25 - 13:20

Lunch

13:20

Hybrid fuel cell and battery operation via model-based control

Jan Maschuw
Senior manager
ITK Engineering GmbH
Germany
The introduction of hybrid fuel cells and batteries to power vessel propulsion offers major performance benefits. Combining the good energy/mass ratio of hydrogen systems (fuel cell and storage) with the high power/mass ratio of batteries enables long-term steady operation and short-term dynamic operation. Model-based control layouts can exploit the physical knowledge about the coupling of both systems and the constraints on fuel cell power rate and battery state of charge to optimize the overall system performance. This presentation will give an overview of the tuning options and capabilities of model-based predictive control for a hybrid fuel cell and battery operation.

13:45

Construction and operation of the Wavelab autonomous test catamaran in Kiel, Germany

Matthias Schubert
Director of project sales
Torqeedo GmbH
Germany
Tim Michalski
Project assistant
CAPTN Fördeareal
Germany
The Wavelab electric vessel will serve as a research platform for the Clean Autonomous Public Transport Network (CAPTN) initiative in Kiel. The program aims to create the infrastructure for an integrated inner-city mobility network based on multiple modes of transport on water and land. The Wavelab will serve as an open platform for research and development of the required technologies for a planned clean autonomous public transportation network on the Kiel fjord. The presentation will give an insight into the modular concept and the Torqeedo drive system that allow the integration of new technology projects.

14:10

Simplifying motor testing and characterization

Philippe Potereau
Manager e-drive and power analysis
HBK – Hottinger, Brüel & Kjær
Netherlands
This presentation explores how to simplify advanced testing tasks related to electric/hybrid propulsion systems. Beyond pure power and efficiency measurements, it will discuss analysis topics like NVH, DQ0, space vector, torque ripple, back EMF, dynamic power measurements and correlating vibration and electric drive test data. The presentation will also discuss how to handle the testing of drives with voltages >1,000V, more than three phases or multiple motors/generators, which are common in the maritime industry.

14:35

New disruptive power analyzer technology for an electrified marine industry

Rupert Schwarz
Power and e-mobility
Dewesoft GmbH
Austria
This presentation will review the development of a single, easy-to-use software platform with highly integrated hardware capable of tackling even the most demanding measurement tasks with ease. The new high-tech power analyzer with 15MS/s allows for completely synchronous data acquisition of up to 64 analog measurement channels as well as mechanical parameters, temperature, video, GPS or CAN data. This flexible and highly versatile hardware and award-winning software combine multiple functionalities into a single instrument. This new disruptive technology enables never-experienced measurement capabilities in electric and hybrid vehicles of any sort, as well as uncompromised data analysis.

Theatre Three Energy storage for hybrid & electric shipping
09:00 - 13:05

Moderator

Syb ten Cate Hoedemaker
Managing director
Maritime Battery Forum
Netherlands

09:00

DDD BATMAN – developing data-driven SoH modeling

Øystein Alnes
Principal engineer
DNV
Norway
The publicly funded research project DDD BATMAN (Data-Driven Degradation monitoring and prediction of BATteries for Maritime ApplicatioNs) aims to develop data-driven methods for diagnostics and prognostics of battery systems and to provide means for verifying the battery state of health (SoH) based on real-time sensor measurements. The main objective is to replace the need for the current annual physical capacity test. Project partners are DNV, Corvus Energy, Fraunhofer ISE and Carnival Maritime.

09:25

Cost-effective maritime battery systems – evaluation and design criteria

Dr Fredrik Hellström
Deputy managing director
Echandia
Sweden
The presentation will discuss the best way to evaluate a battery system for maritime applications, including design criteria and the advantages of LTO-battery systems in maritime applications.

09:50

Extending the operational life of battery assets through reuse

Richard Threlfall
Director
Warwick Control
UK
Energy storage systems in the form of lithium-based batteries are increasingly popular and still relatively expensive. The economics suggest a circular lithium economy should be achievable, one of the principal steps being reuse. BMS systems track in-service battery health, with accuracy reducing as cycle life increases. This presentation looks into methods for independent assessment of battery health, categorization of module health and ultimately decision criteria to continue service in transport, enter static storage or recycle. The accumulated data can then be used to improve the original health assessment algorithms.

10:15

Harbor tug battery health after 500 days

Ferhat Acuner
General manager
Navtek Naval Technologies Inc
Turkey
ZEETUG30, the world’s first fully electric harbor tug, has been in service for over 500 days. The questions about her performance are now being answered – questions about the health of the batteries, opex-saving figures, emission-saving figures, the first survey results from class, charging and discharging rates and more. This presentation will provide the answers to those questions.

10:40 - 11:00

Break

11:00

Making waves: electric boat and ship markets and technologies

Luke Gear
Principal analyst, head of electric vehicle research
IDTechEx
UK
James Jeffs
Technology analyst
IDTechEx
UK
By burning cheap and dirty heavy-fuel oil, a few dozen of the world’s largest ships emit more NOx and SOx than all the world’s cars. Adding batteries to vessels for zero-emissions operation or greater fuel economy offers one solution. Due to the size and weight of coastal and seagoing vessels, they often incorporate some of the largest and most impressive batteries in the world. This presentation will provide a market update on electric boats and ships, highlighting the most impressive case studies. It will also offer an outlook on battery demand and provide insight into the battery chemistries that are underpinning the transition.

11:25

Integration of energy storage systems on marine platforms

David Chaderton
Sales manager - naval services
GE Power Conversion
UK
Integrating energy storage systems (ESS) into marine vessels could add benefits to the overall power system, such as providing support to mitigate blackout events, increasing heavy pulsed load capability or improving the propulsion system dynamics and the efficiency of diesel generators, etc. In the presentation, the capabilities and limitations of lithium-ion batteries, nickel-zinc batteries and supercapacitors are discussed. Overall, a lithium-ion battery has a higher energy density and is a more mature technology, but it may suffer from thermal runaway issues. A nickel-zinc battery has a better fault-tolerance capability and a higher safety level, but a lower maturity and cycle life. A supercapacitor has a much higher cycle life and power density but suffers from low energy density, which limits the functionality. The presentation also discusses power converter topologies. The transient stability of the power system, with and without ESS, will be presented, with the example of a pulsed load application.

11:50

The power of rightsizing – hybridization of battery and fuel

Manfred Stefener
Managing director
Freudenberg e-Power Systems
Germany
The heavy-duty market is a challenging one to electrify. With purely battery-powered systems it is simply impossible to meet the range and load requirements of deep-sea shipping. Therefore, the hybridization approach of a battery combined with a fuel cell is a powerful leverage to outfit even the toughest applications with environmentally friendly powertrains. Freudenberg is fully committed to making future mobility green and develops hybrid systems for these special purposes.

12:15

Benefits of LTO battery for marine applications

Volker Schumann
General manager - battery sales
Toshiba Electronics Europe GmbH
Germany
The presentation will first summarize the key requirements of heavy-duty battery-powered marine applications. It will show how the system cost can be optimized by the use of batteries with LTO chemistry. It will present the key features of this technology. Explaining why LTO is the most robust and powerful lithium-ion technology and why it is the safest solution, which is extremely important for maritime applications. Concrete examples of electric tugboats and ferries using LTO batteries will show the benefits in real life.

12:40

Technology transfer from Formula 1 to marine

Tommaso Migliuolo
Business development manager
Williams Advanced Engineering
UK
The presentation will discuss the role of motorsport as a platform to accelerate battery technology, and why it matters. Motorsport developments act as a springboard to bring world-class technical innovation. The data-rich, ‘fail-fast’ environment has enabled WAE to apply new technologies at a record pace, ranging from novel chemistries to lightweighting and advanced software.

Theatre One Improving motor efficiency
11:10 - 12:50

Moderator

Samuel Gee
Conference director
UKi Media & Events
UK

11:10

New generation of electric machines for marine application

Matthäus Brunner
Engineering, sales and services
Dynamic E Flow
Germany
This presentation will describe innovative and versatile technology (Capcooltech) for electric machines. The technology uses hollow copper wires instead of solid wires for cooling liquid. This avoids overheating and enables electric motors to deliver twice the power without changing in size. The technology allows either increased power for the same size of motor or smaller, lighter, more efficient electric machine systems.

11:35

High-torque axial flux motors for marine application

Dr Michael Lampérth
CEO
Phi-Power AG
Switzerland
Axial flux motors are becoming more widely used in automotive and marine applications due to the high torque-to-weight ratio they offer. This presentation will review the current state of the technology and explain the different axial flux machine topologies. It will cover the issue of magnet losses, which can lead to magnet heating, thus reducing the continuous operation (S1) torque. A larger-diameter machine with 150kW and up to 1,000Nm continuous torque will also be presented with results from field applications.

12:00

Thermally conductive impregnating resin improves thermal management in motors

Lars-Goeran Rohrbeck
Field application engineer - impregnating resins
Axalta Coating Systems
Germany
Heat in electric motors increases the intrinsic resistivity of conductors and leads to thermal degradation of insulating material, which reduces the efficiency and lifetime of the motor. The impregnating resin in the windings hinders heat flux to laminated cores due to its low thermal conductivity. Increasing this from 0.20 to 0.55W/m*K allows lower operational temperatures (increasing lifetime) or increased performance or motor downsizing. Polyesterimide resin with chosen fillers and additives enables the first processable, one-component, fast-curing, low-VOC, homogeneous impregnating resin. Customer trials show a reduction in operating temperatures of about 20°C and partial discharge resistance, which is twice as high as standard resins.

12:25

Using virtual sensor technology for e-propulsion and parallel hybrids

Olaf Hermann
Vice president - sales
Aradex AG
Germany
The idea of using a motor inverter unit to determine the motor torque by means of the current measurement that is available anyway is not particularly new. However, Aradex inverters enable significantly improved sensitivity and have been using this virtual sensor technology for industrial production machines for more than two decades, for milling, grinding, punching, etc. Now, this technology has been made available for the company’s mobile VECTOPOWER inverters. This presentation will highlight the possible added-value functions in the field of e-propulsion and parallel hybrids.
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