Technology Presentation Area

Day 1: Tuesday, June 25

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


Energy management and propulsion – a coherent approach

Joel Nedelec
Technical sales engineer
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; and the increasing importance of electric propulsion with today's environmental standards.


Aluminum-air energy system for marine applications

Nicolas Bialystocki
Phinergy Marine
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.


Permanent-magnet motors – electric solutions for the maritime market

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


Parallel hybrids for small craft and work boats

Graeme Hawksley
Managing director
Hybrid Marine Ltd
Examples of hybrid applications will be presented for a range of small craft. Vessels include work boats, 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.


Norsepower’s Rotor Sails – proven fuel-saving technology

Olga Liebkind
Director, key accounts
Norsepower Oy Ltd
The presentation includes information on recent installations, the results of fuel-saving performance, and operator feedback. Development of the auxiliary wind propulsion market is also discussed.


The new wave of marine system electrification

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


SAVe Energy – a battery system designed to add value

Stian Ramm
Manager / product engineer energy storage
Kongsberg Maritime
SAVe Energy is a modular battery design that is highly cost-efficient, standardized and scalable. The sealed cabinet has a liquid thermal management system that ensures safe and efficient operation. SAVe Energy embraces the Kongsberg multiple safety barrier principle. In case of thermal runaway in a cell or multiple cells, the safety systems prevent propagation. The propagation is limited and controlled by use of passive heat isolation on the cell level and liquid cooling on the system level. No flammable or toxic gases are vented into the ambient space, but instead lead to open air or to a safe location with an independent ducting system.

12:45 - 14:00



Easy-to-install high-voltage e-propulsion for yachts and smaller commercial vessels

Gerhard Hesse
Sales manager e-propulsion
Fischer Panda GmbH
Encouraged by the success of its safety low-voltage EasyBox systems, Fischer Panda extended the development of this plug-and-play concept to high-voltage, high-power electric drives. At 48V, the mechanical power at the propeller covers the range up to 20kW. Now the enhanced Fischer Panda electric-drive portfolio – at 360V up to 100kW – includes a power range that ideally meets the demand of bigger yachts and smaller commercial vessels, either as serial- or parallel-hybrid propulsion. The HV-EasyBox drives perfectly meet customers' desire for ease of installation and maximum safety and reliability, even at high DC voltage.


VTT activities on hydrogen and fuel cell maritime applications

Antti Pohjoranta
Senior scientist, project manager
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd
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.


Transfluid and Goodchild present first hybrid pilot boat for London

Andrea Rossi
Sales engineer
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, a new generation of Pilot Boats was born. Transfluid's Sales Engineer Andrea Rossi will provide a brief introduction of the hybrid system, followed by a presentation of the recent pilot boats launched in UK, for London and Southampton harbours, and new Russian project with Transfluid Parallel hybrid solution.


The Parallel Hybrid Transmission

Bart Van der Helst
Sales engineer
Esco Power
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.


Hydro – pushing the limits in extrusion capabilities for batteries

Mikael Marekovic
Product design engineer
Hydro Extrusion Europe
The growing demand for batteries is being driven by the growing demand for BEVs (cars and ferries). Heat dissipation is critical to protect sensitive electric components and obtain a long lifespan from 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 to ensure the maximum reach of the ferry.

15:15 - 15:30



Speedgoat – real-time simulation and testing in marine applications

Joscha Kunz
Technical sales engineer
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 to the quickest method of 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.


Stadt Lean Propulsion – the noise-free stealth drives

Hallvard Slettevoll
Stadt AS
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.


Technical dive into the Wärtsilä Hybrid Centre

Alessandro Mercante
Hybrid application engineer
The Hybrid Centre is the world's first real-scale hybrid test installation, comprising an engine, battery-based energy storage system (ESS), power drives, a propeller load simulator, a motor generator and the energy management system (EMS). This presentation will illustrate how the Hybrid Centre is used for simulating vessel missions based on operational data from the field, for optimizing the EMS logics, for further development of the Wärtsilä HY range of products and for demonstrating in very practical terms the technical aspects of the Wärtsilä hybrid technology to visiting groups of stakeholders in the marine industry.


System simulation as part of the digital engineering process

Romain Nicolas
Siemens PLM
The presentation will introduce the digital twin for performance engineering, where different engineering tools complement each other to deal with increased complexity, shorter lead times and stronger integration between controls and hardware.


Siemens Marine & Shipbuilding

Frank Beckmann
Senior sales manager, marine
Siemens Marine & Shipbuilding products are environmentally friendly, energy saving and futureproof, with more comfort. They also offer operational cost savings based on SISHIP BlueDrive, BlueVault and alternative energy sources in combination with digitization for fleet management systems, etc.

Day 2: Wednesday, June 26

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


ZEETUG – the world’s first fully battery-powered harbor tugboat

Akin Artun
R&D manager
BMA Technology
ZEETUG, the world’s first fully electric tugboat, is powered only by batteries. With a redundant DC bus solution, the onboard energy management system (EMS) enables safe, efficient operation with an expected lifecycle of over 10 years. The system is optimized specifically for the owner by analyzing the operation profile of their fleet. This presentation will give outline details of the onboard electrical system, shore charging stations and DC bus application on vessels in general.


Let us catch your wind

Guus van der Bles
Naval architect
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 the unit's size.


Electrification of boats - Dewesoft measurement units

Rupert Schwarz
Application engineer power and e-mobility
Dewesoft GmbH
For precise efficiency and energy consumption measurements of hybrid ships you 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.


Battery emulation for testing hybrid and electric marine powertrains

Lex van Huuksloot
T&M consultant
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.


Beyond the lifecycle cost analysis – technologies on the horizon

Will Ayers, PE
Chief electrical engineer
Elliott Bay Design Group
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.


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

Matti Lehti
Senior systems manager, electrical systems
Hybrid and fully electric power systems are increasingly popular in smaller coastal and river vessels. With limited space available on board, 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, and 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 - 13:45



Developing volume production cells for industrial applications

Tunji Adebusuyi
Bids and tenders manager e-marine
The presentation will offer a short introduction to the key attributes that impact the performance of a battery cell, and how these attributes can be tailored for industrial applications.


Precise load measurement for the optimization of ship propulsion systems

Guy Beaho
Manager business development
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 that required by the shipping industry’s current environmental regulations.


Smart hybrid microgrids of the future

Danny Francissen
Application specialist
Bosch Rexroth
Offshore rigs and vessels can be seen as remote microgrids. By making use of smart hybrid- or full-electric energy management solutions, efficiency can be increased while 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); and providing backup power in case of main power grid failure.


IConIC – the pre-emptive fault recognition system

Dr David Garrity
Chief technology officer
STS Defence
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.


Hybrid integration (small craft)

Gary Wright
Business development
Amperetta GmbH
Small craft (<24m) present challenges in relation to hybrid integration for new-build and refit applications outside the scope of performance. Amperetta will share its approach to system design integration in terms of digital control, powertrain safety and electrical independence in relation to boat services. We will provide an insight into the challenges of lithium battery installation and certification.

15:00 - 15:15



ZEETUG rechargeable battery-powered harbor tug boat

Ferhat Acuner
General manager
Navtek Naval Technologies Inc
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 with significantly improved operational efficiency and is able to maintain the optimum asset lifecycle.


The development processes of a safe battery housing for marine

Alexander Usselmann
Key account manager - battery systems
Thermamax Hochtemperaturdämmungen GmbH
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.


Temporary power supply: what can we do to improve?

Walter van der Pennen
Business development manager
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 Energyst, EST-Floattech conducted a case study in which the benefits of a hybrid system were studied.


Why are hybrid installations in yachting so challenging?

Tobias Kohl
Senior manager yacht applications - Marine Application Center
MTU Friedrichshafen GmbH
Electrification has become one of the most discussed technology topics in the yachting industry. Performance and comfort are identified as the main drivers, and the optimization potential of the conventional diesel engines is a nice takeaway. On the other hand, sufficient availability of the necessary electrical energy for propulsion or electrical consumers on board, such as air-conditioners or the galley, requires additional volume-consuming technical equipment for electrical energy generation, distribution and storage. As soon as accommodation space on board is affected by larger gensets or a high number of batteries, the interest of potential customers in hybrid installations evaporates quickly.

Day 3: Thursday, June 27

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


Ten technology trends impacting the marina and ports industry

Anthony Baro
Managing principal
PowerDocks LLC
Marina infrastructures are destined to experience significant transformational changes in the coming years. These changes are being 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' continuously 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.


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

Rados Petrovic
Senior business developer
Typhoon HIL Inc
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.


Smart energy transfer systems for vessels

Simon Evenblij
Product sales leader charging
Stemmann Technik GmbH
Simon Evenblij presentation will explain Smart energy transfer systems for vessels.


Electric propulsion system

JunHee Won
LGM Co Ltd
A Presentation from LGM which will explain Electric Propulsion System.


Bearing protection best practices

William Klock
Regional sales manager
Electro Static Technology
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, and include bearing damage and motor failure. The AEGIS Shaft Grounding Ring is the solution to induced shaft voltage.


Pre-integrated IoT: the holistic approach of Atos and Siemens

Patrick Müller
Product manager digitization marine
Siemens AG
The presentation will introduce pre-integrated IoT, a new Atos and Siemens end-to-end offering for the digital future of businesses. In essence, pre-integrated IoT is a digital transformation solution that impacts key customer KPIs and opens business for both Atos and Siemens by focusing on replicability to recoup up-front investment through deployment to other clients. In pre-integrated IoT, Siemens and Atos combine the exceptional OT knowledge of Siemens and the IT expertise of Atos into one holistic concept. It incorporates different data sources and platforms and provides integral capabilities for digital business transformation, thus opening a way for customers to accelerate proofs of concept (PoC).


Blue Whale – new-generation ESS for cruise ships and ferries

Halvard Hauso
EVP sales and marketing
Corvus Energy
The groundbreaking new ESS from Corvus Energy will revolutionize the cruise industry. Enabling port mode (a sailing in zero-emission mode for longer periods of time) means that shipowners can meet new rules and regulations for port stay and for sailing in restricted areas, as well as meeting new requirements for reduced emissions. Corvus Energy will go through the technical development of the ESS and show how it can be used in different operational modes in addition to how safety and redundancy are improved in case of dead ship.

Watch the presentation of the Electric & Hybrid Marine Awards - Live
13:00 - 14:00

Please Note: This conference program may be subject to change


June 23, 24, 25, 2020