Dr Angelo Bovo Technical manager Veritas SpA ITALY
The presentation discusses the design of two electrically powered waste-collection boats as part of two pilot projects in view of wide adoption to replace the present diesel-powered fleet servicing in Venice. Two alternative engine concepts have been developed: a hybrid biodiesel-electric drive and a full-electric one, built around a fuel cell. The rationale of the whole project is the environmental issue, in terms of noise and emission reduction and also minimization of the inboard fluids that can potentially evolve into a leakage. The designs can be transferred to other vessels servicing Venice as well as other water sites.
Sustainability on the Amsterdam water
Laurens van Mourik Project manager - sailing department City of Amsterdam (Gemeente Amsterdam) NETHERLANDS
The presentation will provide an introduction to the city of Amsterdam, and the projects and pilots currently underway there. It will also outline the city's goals for 2025 and how we are going to reach them.
New fully electric passenger ferry for Wellington, New Zealand
Jeremy Ward Managing director East By West Ferries & Wellington Electric Boat Building Co Ltd (WEBB) NEW ZEALAND
The Wellington Electric Boat Building Company (WEBB Co) is a newly established company focused on designing and building a new product, a first for the Southern Hemisphere: a 100% electric 135-passenger capacity 20-knot ferry for launch by Christmas 2019. WEBB is a subsidiary of East By West Ferries, for which it is commissioning this vessel to augment its existing two-ferry operation. The company draws on existing New Zealand experience in designing, developing and manufacturing high-energy-efficiency carbon-fiber catamaran hulls to which it will add electric drivetrain technology currently in use in the Northern Hemisphere.
Case study: Hurtigruten goes green
Harald Olai Myrlund Technical product manager Rolls-Royce NORWAY
System integration has enabled a major environmental upgrade on Hurtigruten cruise ships. The upgrade allows the vessels to sail with zero emissions in world-heritage-listed fjords along the Norwegian coast. The ships will change to hybrid power systems with new LNG engines, batteries and upgraded shore connections. Also included is the SAVe Cube, a single integrated drive switchboard for the whole vessel. The presentation will outline the technical steps of converting the vessels to hybrid power systems. Using operational data, it will show how the vessels achieve an optimized power and propulsion system, reducing CO2 emissions by at least 25%.
Evaluation of the first all-electric medium-range ro-ro ferry
Annie Kortsari Research Associate CERTH-HIT GREECE
E-Ferry is the first all-electric passenger and vehicles ferry able to sail distances longer than previously seen. It has been constructed using funding from the Horizon 2020 programme and will soon be put into operation in Denmark, connecting the island of Aero to the mainland. The presentation will deal with the evaluation methodology followed in order to assess the accomplishments of the E-Ferry. The evaluation includes four different aspects: technical evaluation, environmental evaluation, economic evaluation and societal evaluation. In addition to the methodology, the initial results will be presented.
German hydrogen- and battery-powered pushing barge
A consortium of companies is building the first German hydrogen- and battery-powered pushing barge, which will transport Siemens wind turbines from Berlin to Hannover. The ELEKTRA anticipates the desire to make all Berlin's transport zero emission by 2050. Because the harbor basins lie directly adjacent to residential areas, noise is also a major issue: electric motors generate 70% less noise than the current diesel engines. The project also includes the challenge of providing a bunkering infrastructure.
Hybrids for commercial barges
Graeme Hawksley Managing director Hybrid Marine Ltd UK UK
Marine hybrid systems continue to find compelling applications in the commercial market. This presentation will detail a fleet of barges, the first of which came into service in spring 2018. Operating in central France, these 38m vessels provide scenic tours for 50 passengers. Operating from the battery bank alone, these craft provide a full day's operation in complete silence. Initially installed with a parallel/serial hybrid system, a pathway to eliminating diesel engines will be provided once shore-side charging infrastructure is better developed. The first vessel, Natalia, has been awarded the British Guild of Travel Writers award for best European project. Detailed system design and operating experience will be presented.
Concept design and engineering for the world’s first pure-electric tanker
Tomoaki Ichida General manager Asahi Tanker Co Ltd JAPAN
Asahi Tanker Co Ltd, together with its partner Exeno-Yamamizu Corporation Tokyo, has jointly developed a new domestic shipping tanker design that incorporates zero-emission electric propulsion. Commercial model development of the “e?” design is underway for all bunker supply vessels trading in Tokyo Bay. The first vessel launch is set for the first half of 2021. The project is also working to create “e?” coastal vessels, which would require a longer cruising range. The “e?” concept creates solutions to issues such as shortage of crews, vessel demand balance and environmental regulation, thus contributing to the sustainability of the domestic shipping industry.
Case study of the first implementation of a modular serialized hybrid system
Tobias Kohl Senior manager yacht applications MTU Friedrichshafen GmbH GERMANY
Electrification of propulsion has become one of the most common discussions in the marine industry. The main success factors are the comfort and performance of vessels, but also an optimized operation of conventional diesel engines. A main challenge is the development of a well-balanced and optimally sized installation. With the implementation of a hybrid system, the conventional separation between propulsion and onboard power generation is no longer valid, as both systems form an integrated power distribution network. Optimization of a complex power network in combination with an easy operation concept, including a user-friendly HMI, is of major importance.
Port Technology as a Driver of Marine Electrification 14:20 - 17:30
Shore-to-ship power and port electrification: paving the way to zero-emission terminals
Roberto Bernacchi Shore-to-ship power and smart ports global product manager ABB SpA ITALY
The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has clearly recognized that reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions is key to avoiding negative impacts on climate coming from the shipping sector. Elsewhere, the European Sea Ports Organization (ESPO) has confirmed that air quality in ports is priority number one. This is all paving the way for the development of the most efficient emission reduction technologies to be implemented on board and on shore. In this new scenario, electric and hybrid vessels are becoming reality, starting from short sea shipping routes where onboard batteries can be charged easily during port stopovers. While vessels are sailing toward a zero-emission future, ports are doing the same on land. Zero-emission terminals are now a reality, and the integration of e-mobility solutions into the port electrical grid means new technical challenges: how to make sure that, in addition to the standard electrical consumers – such as cranes, warehouses and buildings – electrical trucks, vehicles and vessels are receiving reliable power supply to achieve smooth 24/7 operation of the terminal? ABB is a pioneer in sustainable solutions for electrification, and the ultimate goal of its shore-to-ship power and smart ports is to facilitate the transition of the port concept: from traditional (a place of transit of people and goods) to modern and sustainable (totally integrated with the surrounding community).
Electric ships: who's in charge?
Ruud van Sloten Consultant EVConsult NETHERLANDS
Our triple-layered model for developing a sustainable charging network for e-ships requires that all aspects should be taken into account when forming an integral approach to transport, the grid and urban planning. Current characteristics and future objectives concerning all three layers need to be taken into account to secure an optimized strategy. The model is used to weigh the arguments of different stakeholders and to make informed decisions.
Inductive charging of ferries
Mathias Wechlin Director IPT Technology GmbH GERMANY
Electric vessels are either equipped with large, heavy batteries to last through the day or are obliged to be plugged in during operation, resulting in downtime. Batteries take away space; cables and charge plugs face wear and tear. They are a hassle and a safety issue. However, electric vessels can be recharged inductively in a fully automated manner. Fewer batteries needed, no heavy plugs and cables to handle. Wireless inductive charging is unaffected by rain or snowfall. The presentation gives an insight into the technology and its unique features, and refers to a successful project implementing an inductive charging system for an electric ferry.
16:00 - 17:20
Panel Discussion - Port Technology as a driver for the electrification of shipping.
Jan Egbertsen Innovation manager Port of Amsterdam NETHERLANDS
Faig Abbasov Shipping policy officer Transport & Environment BELGIUM
Roberto Bernacchi Shore-to-ship power and smart ports global product manager ABB SpA ITALY
Prasanna Colluru Director corporate strategy Future Proof Shipping NETHERLANDS
Please Note: This conference programme may be subject to change