Technology Presentation Area



Day 1: Tuesday 25 June

Technical Presentation Area Technical Presentations - Day One
11:00 - 17:00

11:00

Energy management and propulsion – a coherent approach

Joel Nedelec
Technical sales engineer
ENAG
FRANCE
The presentation will discuss the importance of project management; a combined approach for a reliable end product; heavy-duty propulsion – design for permanent use in severe environments (fishing boats, ferries, service boats, etc.); the importance of customizing to particular requirements for best results and energy cost savings; smart grid technology – adapted for sea or land, with real-life examples; the increasing importance of electric propulsion with today's environmental standards.

11:15

Aluminum-air energy system for marine applications

Nicolas Bialystocki
CTO
Phinergy Marine
ISRAEL
Aluminum-air (A2) batteries have been discussed for decades, and recent developments in the technology have allowed them to be widely used. Phinergy Marine uses mature applications on the shore side to build energy storage systems for marine applications. Various advantages exist, such as high power density, availability of raw material, and sustainable and recyclable technology. At the same time, there are challenges such as waste heat recovery. For the first time, a containerized A2 battery system is presented here, with wide applications for vessels, ports and offshore units.

11:30

Permanent-magnet motors – electric solutions for the maritime market

Jon Garate
Technical director
Alconza Berango SL
SPAIN
The presentation will discuss permanent-magnet motors, batteries and electric propulsion.

11:45

Parallel hybrids for small craft and work boats

Graeme Hawksley
Managing director
Hybrid Marine Ltd
UK
Examples of hybrid applications will be presented for a range of small craft. Vessels include workboats, ferries, passenger craft and even a floating cinema. Typical hybrid configurations will be presented together with a discussion on the pros/cons of using this technology. We will also explain why lead/acid technology is not dead yet and demonstrate cost-effective applications that are still in successful operation after 10 years.

12:00

Norsepower’s Rotor Sails – proven fuel-saving technology

Jukka Kuuskoski
CSO
Norsepower Oy Ltd
FINLAND
The presentation includes information on recent installations, results of fuel-saving performance as well as operator feedback. Development of the auxiliary wind propulsion market is also discussed.

12:15

The new wave of marine system electrification

Atte Yrjölä
Sales support manager
Danfoss Editron
FINLAND
The electric revolution in marine is happening now. Danfoss's electrification expert will explain how powertrains are electrified in different powertrain systems, and will provide many excellent references to showcase success stories.

12:30 - 14:00

Lunch

14:00

VTT activities on hydrogen and fuel-cell maritime applications

Antti Pohjoranta
Senior scientist, project manager
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd
FINLAND
The presentation gives an overview of two recent European maritime hydrogen and fuel cell projects: MARANDA and FLAGSHIPS. VTT is the coordinator of both projects.

14:15

Transfluid and Goodchild present first hybrid pilot boat for London

Ugo Pavesi
CEO
Transfluid
ITALY
The ORC 136.HY is a parallel hybrid pilot boat, thanks to the Transfluid Hybrid System, which will combine both diesel and electric power and has been designed to be completely emission-free when operating in electric mode. The new pilot cutter, which is expected to reach up to 15kts under hybrid power, will be used by the PLA for the transfer of pilots to and from vessels in Gravesend Reach. Transfluid's Ugo Pavesi will provide a brief introduction, followed by a presentation by Alan Goodchild CEO of Goodchild Marine, which built this first hybrid pilot boat for the Port of London.

14:30

The Parallel Hybrid Transmission

Bart Van der Helst
Sales engineer
Esco Power
BELGIUM
Esco Power developed the Parallel Hybrid Transmission (PHT) to supply the growing demand for hybrid systems in the maritime industry. The PHT fits between the diesel engine and marine gear with standard SAE housings, and incorporates a built-in ratio that increases generator rpm to give higher efficiency, and decreases rpm when propelling electrically to give an increase in torque. The PHT can be completed with a hybrid-electric solution package that contains all electrical components. Together with a partner, Esco can offer batteries and be a one-stop shop for hybridizing ships.

14:45

Hydro – pushing the limits in extrusion capabilities for batteries

Mikael Marekovic
Product design engineer
Hydro Extrusion Europe
GERMANY
The growing demand for batteries is driven by the growing demand for BEVs (cars and ferries). Heat dissipation is critical to protect sensitive electric components and obtain a long lifespan of the battery pack. The challenge is to achieve a heat dissipation performance for power densities from 3.5kW/m² upwards and at the same time decrease the overall size and weight of the heat exchangers for maximum reach of the ferry.

15:00 - 15:15

Break

15:15

Speedgoat – real-time simulation and testing in marine applications

Joscha Kunz
Technical sales engineer
Speedgoat
SWITZERLAND
The presentation will explain how to rapidly real-time test using a Speedgoat-MathWorks real-time solution to apply controller prototyping or hardware-in-the-loop simulations. It will begin with an introduction about the quickest method to real-time testing using hardware from a desktop simulation stage. It will then explain how to use controller prototyping to decrease the amount of time spent on development or hardware-in-the-loop simulations to lower costs and reduce risks, using an example of a power electronics control and battery management system hardware-in-the-loop testing.

15:30

Stadt Lean Propulsion – the noise-free stealth drives

Hallvard Slettevoll
CEO
Stadt AS
NORWAY
We will present our latest development in stealth AC drives, now chosen by several nations for naval ship propulsion, and applicable for ships of any size and power due to the scalability in the Lean Propulsion technology from Stadt AS.

15:45

Technical dive into the Wärtsilä Hybrid Centre

Alessandro Mercante
Hybrid application engineer
Wärtsilä
ITALY

Day 2: Wednesday 26 June

Technical Presentation Area Technical Presentations - Day Two
11:00 - 17:00

11:00

Common DC bus applications on vessels

Akin Artun
R&D manager
BMA Technology
TURKEY

11:15

Let us catch your wind

Guus van der Bles
Naval architect
eConowind
NETHERLANDS
eConowind offers a wind-assisted ship propulsion unit based on the suction wing principle. Two foldable Ventifoils generate force, reducing fuel consumption and thus leading to cost and emissions reduction. The containerized version can be installed in just one hour. The application will be explained, including some aerodynamics giving the high force relative to its size.

11:30

Electrification of boats - Dewesoft measurement units

Rupert Schwarz
Application engineer power and e-mobility
Dewesoft GmbH
AUSTRIA
For precise efficiency and energy consumption measurements of hybrid ships you would need a combustion analyzer, a power analyzer and dataloggers for mechanical parameters. We invented a ruggedized power analyzer that combines the functionality of all these systems for testbeds and also for real-drive tests. It can measure any kinds of signals (electrical, mechanical, digital, video, etc.) and the powerful software allows power and combustion analysis at the same time, which is unique in the market. The analyzers can be synchronized to place them close to the point of measurement, to achieve a reduction in cable length and measurement errors.

11:45

Battery emulation for testing hybrid and electric marine powertrains

Lex van Huuksloot
T&M consultant
TTMS BV
NETHERLANDS
The use of batteries and accumulators to store energy is increasing enormously. For developers and test engineers in power conversion, testing the power electronics needed for power conversion is quite a challenge. The use of a battery emulator that behaves exactly like a real battery pack gives optimal flexibility. With a well-programmed emulator, the battery voltage depends, just like the real battery, on the state of charge, the charge and discharge speed, and the internal charge and discharge resistance. In addition, a battery emulator offers a high degree of flexibility due to its programmability during the execution of the various test phases in the R&D lab and during production. Last but not least, you save space and safety is more manageable.

12:00

Beyond the lifecycle cost analysis – technologies on the horizon

Will Ayers, PE
Chief electrical engineer
Elliott Bay Design Group
USA
Vessel operators around the world are considering hybrid propulsion systems given the many proven solutions in the marketplace. In this presentation, we will highlight feasibility and lifecycle cost analyses that helped Washington State Ferries move forward with electrification. The lifecycle cost analysis assumes that technology is static over the long life of the vessel. However, expected improvements in technology will reduce the lifecycle costs even further. Improvements in the near term include the current lithium-ion technology as well as solid-state and silicon anodes. Game-changing technologies on the horizon include lithium-sulfur, lithium-metal and lithium-air.

12:15

Fully integrated power system in a plug-and-play compact

Matti Lehti
Senior systems manager, electrical systems
ABB
FINLAND
Hybrid and full electric power systems are increasingly popular in smaller coastal and river vessels. With limited space available onboard, the power system needs to be highly compact, robust and reliable. To answer these needs, ABB has developed a fully integrated power system unit packed into a compact enclosure housing, consisting of drives for power generation, shore connection, battery energy storage, propulsion and other motor drives, AC network supply as well as an integrated control system. The self-service unit can sit freely in the engine room, and the DC distribution allows fuel cells or other energy sources to be added later on.

12:30 - 14:00

Lunch

14:00

Precise load measurement for the optimization of ship propulsion systems

Guy Beaho
Manager business development
HBM
GERMANY
The optimization of ships' engines on the basis of the highly precise and reliable T40MAR torque sensor from HBM enables considerable fuel savings and is also in line with the constantly increasing demands of international regulations. T40MAR is HBM’s torque flange that was specially developed and certified for use in ship propulsion systems. Its measurement accuracy enables the calculation of load signals with at least 10 times higher accuracy than required by the shipping industry’s current environmental regulations.

14:15

Smart hybrid micro-grids of the future

Danny Francissen
Application specialist
Bosch Rexroth
NETHERLANDS
Offshore rigs and vessels can be seen as a remote micro-grids. By making use of smart hybrid- or full-electric energy management solutions, efficiency, as well as operational costs and environmental impact, can be significantly reduced. This presentation focuses on Bosch Rexroth solutions and the following main topics: automatic synchronization with generator(s); providing a DC load bus next to an AC load bus, thus creating a local DC grid; reducing peak power demands from grid (peak shaving); providing backup power in case of main power grid failure.

14:30

IConIC – the pre-emptive fault recognition system

Dr David Garrity
Chief technology officer
STS Defence
UK
Globally there is a big drive to introduce more automation and autonomy in marine and maritime, particularly through the exploitation of recent advancements in the application of artificial intelligence (AI) to solve challenging problems. Although much of the focus has been on solving automation/autonomy challenges for navigation systems, there has been limited thought about how to approach the engineering spaces, particularly the main propulsion and auxiliary power units. In the work presented here, an AI-enabled condition monitoring system developed over the past five years for all scales of marine diesel units, and rotating plant machinery more generally, is showcased.

14:45

Hybrid integration (small craft)

Gary Wright
Business development
Amperetta GmbH
GERMANY

15:00 - 15:15

Break

15:15

ZEETUG rechargeable battery-powered harbor tugboat

Ferhat Acuner
General manager
Navtek Naval Technologies Inc
TURKEY
ZEETUG – Zero Emission Electric Tug Boat – is the world's first rechargeable fully battery-powered harbor tug boat. One ZEETUG is currently in service in the Tuzla region near Istanbul, Turkey, and another three are under construction. The boat is capable of more than 30 BT pulling power while significantly improving operational efficiency and maintaining the optimum the asset lifecycle.

15:30

The development processes of a safe battery housing for marine

Alexander Usselmann
Key account manager - battery systems
Thermamax Hochtemperaturdämmungen GmbH
GERMANY
As a designer and manufacturer of SOLAS-compliant high-temperature insulation systems, we developed a battery housing that addresses the high safety requirements of the marine industry. By applying our expertise in high-temperature insulation and fire protection measures, various safety features have been developed to address the market needs. The presentation will show the development process and its results.

15:45

Temporary power supply: what can we do to improve

Walter van der Pennen
Business development manager
EST-Floattech
NETHERLANDS
In offshore construction, steps are taken to reduce the harmful emissions of the ships, but what about the temporary power supply for project-specific equipment? In cooperation with Boskalis and Energyst, EST-Floattech performed a case study in which the benefits of a hybrid system are studied.

16:00

Why are hybrid installations (in Yachting) so challenging?

Tobias Kohl
Senior Manager Yacht Applications; Application Center Marine
MTU Friedrichshafen GmbH
GERMANY
Electrification has become one of the most discussed technology topics in the Yachting Industry. Performance and comfort are identified as the main drivers, the optimization potential of the conventional diesel engines is a nice take away. On the other hand, the sufficient availability of the needed electrical energy for propulsion or electrical consumers on board, such as air condition or the galley for example, requires additional volume consuming technical equipment for electrical energy generation, distribution and storage. As soon as accommodation space on board gets influenced due larger gensets or a high number of batteries, the interest of potential customers

Day 3: Thursday 27 June

Technical Presentation Area Technical Presentations - Day Three
10:30 - 12:30

10:30

Ten technology trends impacting the marina and ports industry

Anthony Baro
Managing principal
PowerDocks LLC
USA
Marina infrastructures are destined to experience significant transformational changes in the coming years. These changes are driven by the rapid consumer adoption of technology at a personal level, changing environmental conditions due to climate change, increasing environmental pollution due to the use of plastics and waste management practices, and marine industries' continued evolving products and technology innovations. Marina customers are increasingly adopting electric mobility and electric and hybrid marine propulsion for their vessels. This new trend will ultimately increase the amount of electricity marinas will need to provide for their customers, impacting marina electrical operating costs.

10:45

Maritime testing and system design using the controller-hardware-in-the-loop approach

Rados Petrovic
Senior business developer
Typhoon HIL Inc
USA
Due to the scale, diversity and complexity of marine power systems these days, as well as the integration of electrical power segments into ships, we must acknowledge the fact that the issues being raised are complex but common to most shipbuilders and integrators. The introduction of controller hardware-in-the-loop methodology and model-based system engineering processes throughout the ship's V-curve enables a fast transition for the marine and offshore industry and helps address burning issues for all stakeholders active in marine and offshore industries, such as the lack of an experienced workforce, evolving regulations and testing safety-critical software-directed processes.

11:00

Smart energy transfer systems for vessels

Simon Evenblij
Product sales leader charging
Stemmann Technik GmbH
GERMANY

11:15

Innovative new project with Fischer Panda e-propulsion

Gerhard Hesse
Sales manager e-propulsion
Fischer Panda GmbH
GERMANY

11:30

Electric propulsion system

JunHee Won
CEO
LGM Co Ltd
KOREA
Electric Propulsion System

11:45

Bearing protection best practices

William Klock
Regional sales manager
Electro Static Technology
USA
This presentation will introduce the concept of bearing protection against fluting damage due to variable-frequency drive. The consequences are severe with electric motors and equipment attached, including bearing damage and motor failure. The AEGIS Shaft Grounding Ring is the solution to induced shaft voltage.

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