Conference Program

Day 1: Tuesday, June 23

First Speakers Announced

AIDAperla 10MWh battery retrofit during operation

Sebastian Sala
Head of innovation and energy management
Carnival Maritime
The presentation will provide a status update on the 10MWh battery energy storage system retrofit project on AIDAperla. It will include a review of the project drivers, selected design, implementation schedule and lessons learned from installation. It will also discuss the project goals: major battery retrofit during normal operations, hybrid operation (in port and at sea), battery-only operation (in port and at sea), reduction of emissions in coastal areas, increased safety and redundancy, fuel efficiency from optimal engine loads, and gaining experience of the optimal operating modes with battery.

Britain's biggest warship – HMS Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier integrated full electric propulsion

Dr Makhlouf Benatmane
Marine navy solutions leader
GE Power Conversion
HMS Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier (QNLZ) procured by the UK Ministry of Defence for the Royal Navy is the first aircraft carrier in the world to utilize integrated full electric power and propulsion system IFEP. It presented a step change in size and complexity. This paper will present the merits of IFEP, QNLZ large equipment descriptions, methods and processes adopted from early design phases, through testing and trials undertaken to ensure all equipment is set-to-work in a safe and efficient manner to gain acceptance and deliver the required capability to the Royal Navy.

Sustainable transportation and electrical grid integration: the future challenge

Roberto Bernacchi
Global product manager
Although electrification has been standard practice in the rail sector for decades, e-mobility pertaining to road transportation has only relatively recently become popular, with extensive charging points being deployed to serve electric cars, buses and even trucks. Maritime transport will surely be the next sector, with e-vessels already a reality in short sea shipping. But what will happen when deep-sea vessels start to have large batteries on board? Where do we charge such large battery packs? What solutions are available for smooth integration of e-mobility in the electrical grid?

Onshore power supply – options for sustainable deployment of OPS

Ricardo Batista
Senior naval architect
European Maritime Safety Agency
The presentation will discuss technical and operational guidance to ports for the development and implementation of OPS systems in ports; feasibility analysis of different scale OPS installations; business model elements for OPS development; risk assessment for OPS installations and operations; fast charging and induction energy supply for shipborne battery systems.

Selecting power and propulsion solutions through application data analysis

Paul Simavari
Development manger, hybrid marine Europe
BAE Systems
Data analysis of the specific application is key to selecting the right equipment for an electric hybrid vessel regardless of the power node or hybrid elements. Data analysis ensures the longest-possible ESS life, system capability for providing power during charge and operation, and delivers on system expectations for propulsion power and auxiliary loadings both in full EV mode and hybrid operations. Data analysis sets up the Power and Propulsion Solutions vessel personality to make sure that it operates in the most efficient state regardless of demands. This presentation will demonstrate the advantages of data analysis for product selection.

Hydrogen-powered inland vessel

Fokke van der Veen
Director of operations
Future Proof Shipping BV
Future Proof Shipping BV is developing a zero-emissions (green) hydrogen-powered inland vessel that will carry container cargo between the Netherlands and Belgium. We will retrofit an existing inland 110m vessel with fuel cells, a battery, hydrogen storage and an electric drivetrain after removing the internal combustion engine. Through this, we want to demonstrate the commercial and technical feasibility of retrofitting a zero-emissions propulsion system on board an inland vessel.

New azimuth thruster system with cooperating dual motor

Whang Cho
Full professor
Kwangwoon University
A new technology in azimuth thruster systems powered by dual motor is proposed. The technology demonstrates the practicality and feasibility of employing two motors with the same capacity in cooperatively driving both the propeller and pod, simultaneously. The practicality of the technology is addressed, focusing on energy efficiency, system reliability and fault tolerance in comparison with conventional azimuth thruster systems like Z-drive, L-drive and podded systems. The feasibility of this new technology is verified through the point of view of extensive simulations from two inputs and two outputs control systems.

Hybrid propulsion of inland waterway passenger ships – class approach

Marek Narewski
Technical specialist
Polish Register of Shipping
Hybrid propulsion of ships requires the use of alternative fuels. Relevant ship systems must be designed to guarantee the expected ship safety level. The key issues are alternative fuel storage and fuel supply for ship propulsion. The use of compressed hydrogen or methane demands complex design analysis and is critical from a safety point of view. The results of a short engineering analysis are presented with some guidance on ship design based on a shallow-water inland waterways passenger ship project that required the introduction of novel and safe solutions in the ship design. The safety approach priority is crucial in the certification process conducted by class societies.
Please note: this conference program may be subject to change