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.
Please Note: This conference program may be subject to change


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