Conference Program

Spotlight Case Studies

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.

AIDAperla 10MWh battery retrofit during operation

Sebastian Sala
Head of innovation and energy management
Carnival Maritime
Jan-Erik Räsänen
Head of new technologies
Foreship Ltd
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.

M/V Paolo Topic – the very first hybrid solar bulk carrier

Jure Rogelja
Technical superintendent
Marfin Management SAM
Ultramax M/V 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, 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.

Electrification of a fishing boat: before-and-after emissions study

Dr Sue Molloy
Glas Ocean Electric
Glas Ocean Electric has worked with Transport Canada, SPBES, Canadian Maritime Engineering and others to complete a study on the impact of electrifying a fishing boat on air emissions, noise emissions and power use in normal operation. The boat was converted to Transport Canada Safety's highest standards and the results are representative of a 'typical' day-tripping fishing boat in Atlantic Canada. The presentation will include discussion of the dramatic drop in hydrocarbon emissions and underwater noise as well as detailing the process for converting a boat to these standards.

Vessel case studies

After theory, first results on real wind hybrid propulsion

Frank Nieuwenhuis
In January 2020, the first fixed installation of two Ventifoils will be carried out on the MS Ankie of Jan van Dam Shipping. The presentation will discuss the working principles of the Ventifoils, the installation process on the vessel and the results of the first months of sailing during the different voyages of the Ankie. Forces generated and fuel reduction will be discussed, along with the influence on normal operations.

The road to zero-emission shipping

Geir Odland
Director business development
NCE Maritime CleanTech
Both the EU and the shipping industry see hydrogen as a key contributor in the work to mitigate climate change. NCE Maritime CleanTech is involved in several initiatives to improve the readiness of hydrogen-powered waterborne transport. This includes two EU projects: FLAGSHIPS – developing a hydrogen ferry and a hydrogen push boat; and SHIPFC – installing the world’s first high-power ammonia fuel cell on board offshore vessel Viking Lady. The cluster is also involved in a project that aims to create a complete value chain for green hydrogen in Norway by 2024.

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.

Accelerating electrification of marine transport

Carolina Escudero
Business development manager
Vattenfall Network Solutions
One of the options available for ferry operators to accelerate their electrification ambitions is to consider a power-as-a-service model. This allows ferry operators to concentrate on their core business of ferry operation, leaving the development, maintenance and funding of charging infrastructure and supply to experienced operators of power grids. This presentation will use the case study of the (E/S Movitz) implementation in Stockholm to demonstrate how this approach, a collaboration between Echandia Marine and Vattenfall Network Solutions, accelerated the project.

Power control

Implementation of Ship Hybridisation – A tool to optimise propulsion systems

Dr Henk Polinder
Associate professor
TU Delft
Udai Shipurkar
Post doctoral researcher
TU Delft
The focus of this paper is the development of a methodology/tool to choose the powertrain components of optimum power rating and technology for a hybrid vessel in order to reduce its CO2 emissions. This development is taking place as part of the European project – ISHY. The paper proposes a multi-level optimisation structure with three distinct design levels – determining the topology, determining the component technology and dimensioning, and designing the control algorithm. It also highlights the challenges and opportunities for such an optimisation tool.

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.

Marine hybrid control systems and software: understanding the key elements

Erno Tenhunen
Marine director
Danfoss Editron
Hybridization is revolutionizing the marine industry and directly impacting global energy consumption. To further enhance the potential of hybrid systems, market leaders must maintain their focus on control systems and software. Traditional ways of implementing automation systems are proving too inflexible to harness the full capabilities of sophisticated hybrid powerplants. Ensuring the modularity and configurability of control systems is crucial in ensuring the optimal use of hybrid powerplants and adapting to the vessels’ operating profiles. Danfoss Editron will share its expertise in marine electrification to help key players harness the power of hybridization.

Marine power quality in the 21st century – the reality

Ian C Evans
Principal electrical engineer
Harmonic Solutions Marine, a division of Sentinel Power Quality Group FZE
United Arab Emirates
The current standards and classification society rules for marine power quality and EMC are largely based in the last century. For the safe and successful operation of electric and hybrid vessels, including those vessels in service today, new standards and rules must provide practical and meaningful guidance. The presentation will describe some of the more serious marine power quality issues of today. It will provide examples of where and why things went wrong and discuss the consequences. It will also suggest how to resolve these marine power quality issues retrospectively and, more importantly, how to prevent them in the future.

Troubleshooting the CANbus for hybrid electric marine systems

Dr Chris Quigley
Warwick Control Technologies
Hybrid electric marine systems contain many electronic control components linked by a controller area network (CAN) in a bus network topology. Testing the network appropriately can help uncover problems caused by bad CAN system design or electrical component aging. These problems can be latent faults, requiring only one component failure to cause total system failure. Methods including fault insertion testing and close examination of the CANbus electrical signal will be discussed to show the benefits of such in-depth inspection. A case study from an actual hybrid electric drive system on a yacht will be presented.

Two-stroke-engine-based hybrid energy system

Markus Wenig
Simulation expert
A hybrid energy system with two-stroke engines has multiple advantages. While consistently operating at its optimal point and being the most efficient energy producer on board, the two-stroke engine combined with a PTI/PTO and electrical energy storage devices, interacting through a smart energy management system, contributes to a reduction in operating cost and emissions. In this presentation, we will give an insight into the gains possible by intelligently balancing the energy demand and supply. The challenges when designing such a system and how WinGD deals with them will also be discussed.

MBSE, CHIL and making ship electric power work

Matt Baker
Director microgrids and critical power
Typhoon HIL
Mechanically speaking, no modern ship is designed, tested and built without 3D CADCAM. However, the same cannot be said of the digital control and electric power systems and the loads they serve aboard vessels today. Controller hardware in the loop (CHIL) testbeds are required to close this gap today and provide the foundation for lifecycle engineering and the digital twin of tomorrow.

Building ships that make the necessary change

Asbjørn Halsebakke
Product and Engineering Manager
Yaskawa Environmental Energy / The Switch
This presentation will show how it is possible to build a ship today that fulfills 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.
Please note: this conference program may be subject to change


June 23, 24, 25, 2020