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Makhlouf Benatmane

Dr Makhlouf Benatmane BSc (Hons) PhD CEng FIMarEST FIET, has extensive experience in electrical systems engineering in industrial and marine applications. He has been a university lecturer in power system design, electrical power station design and power electronics. He holds a PhD in electrical engineering from the University of Nottingham and a BSc (Hons). He is a chartered engineer, a fellow of the Institute of Engineering and Technology, and a fellow of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology.


Naval hybrid power and propulsion systems – definition, technologies and latest configurations

Vessels have diverse operational profiles and governments have tightening of budgets and legislation. This leads to new vessel builds facing tough times, requiring efficiency, minimal operational costs with cleaner technologies that meet stringent environment regulations. A variety of power and propulsion architectures have been used over the years. No single solution meets all the requirements, but selection needs to meet a range of benefits most suited to operational role. The focus of this presentation is to: Provide a hybrid propulsion concept overview of the key electrical, mechanical qualities and issues leading to the shift towards such systems. Describe different configurations and performances of hybrid propulsion from demonstrated and operational systems in the commercial and naval world. Describe technologies used and systems modes of operation. Examine future architectures including energy storage and explore the benefits and flexibility these can bring to the hybrid propulsion sphere.