Free to attend Expo presentations

Day 1: Wednesday, March 13

Exhibitor presentations. Day 1, morning

11:00

Introducing the revolutionary ABB Dynafin

Timo Vesala
Account manager
ABB Inc.
Canada
ABB Dynafin is a new concept representing a revolutionary propulsion system that breaks new ground for efficiency in the marine industry. Inspired by the dynamic motions of a whale’s tail, the innovative concept is the result of over a decade of R&D and testing. ABB’s combined extensive experience and expertise in the marine industry, along with its innovative heritage, are the driving forces behind this new concept. Launched in 2023, ABB Dynafin stands for radical innovation and progress, and is all about operational convenience and enabling zero-emission goals made possible by a technology that represents the future of the maritime industry.

11:30

MW-Class integrated motor drives for marine electric propulsion

Jason Sylvestre
CEO
H3X Technologies
USA
MW-Class multisector integrated motor drives offer numerous advantages in marine applications, where efficiency, compactness, cost and reliability are paramount. This presentation will explore how this new technology works and the impacts it will have on the next generation of marine vessels.

12:00

Electric propulsion considerations for new-build vessels

Ron Leeuwesteijn
Area sales manager
Veth Propulsion by Twin Disc
Netherlands
As a manufacturer of thrusters, a diesel/generator supplier and a frequent supplier of electric drive systems, Veth Propulsion by Twin Disc often advises customers embarking on new-build projects regarding their choices when considering electric propulsion. There isn't a one-size-fits-all solution; it hinges on factors like vessel type, size, sailing area and onboard equipment requirements. Typically, the decision making process begins with propeller considerations, leading to subsequent steps until a full system is selected. This presentation will showcase examples of vessels equipped with electric propulsion systems and walk through the process of how the system that was ultimately implemented was chosen.

12:30

Power and Propulsion Design for Hybrid & Electric Vessels

Barrett Carpenter
Business development manager
Siemens Energy Maritime & Offshore
USA
As marine technology continues to evolve, hybrid, and all-electric power and propulsion systems have become the new norm. These systems are now essential for meeting emissions regulations and reducing a vessels total cost of ownership. Design and construction of a hybrid or all-electric vessel is more complicated and expensive than traditional diesel mechanical propulsion. To maximize this return on investment it is critical to design a vessel that is optimized for its specific mission. Siemens Energy specializes in conducting holistic studies alongside naval architects to design power and propulsion solutions which amplify vessel performance, reliability, and cost savings.

Exhibitor Presentation Area - Expo Floor Which battery for your project? Interactive Q&A with the battery manufacturers
13:00 - 15:00

This session is held in cooperation with the Maritime Battery Forum. The forum exists to promote battery-based value creation and make batteries a success within the global maritime market. In this session, a variety of battery manufacturers will provide a short overview of their battery technology. Attendees will then be invited to compare and contrast the benefits of each. The idea is to offer attendees a good insight into the differences between products and assess which would be best for their projects.

13:00

Presentation by Corvus Energy

Tor-Gunnar Hovig
SVP sales Americas
Corvus Energy
USA

13:05

Presentation by Echandia

Trevor Small
Sales director North America
Echandia
Sweden

13:10

Presentation by AYK Energy

Chris Kruger
CEO
AYK Energy
Andorra

13:15

Presentation by Siemens Energy

Barrett Carpenter
Business development manager
Siemens Energy Maritime & Offshore
USA

13:20

Presentation by Leclanché

Mark Callaway
Business development manager
Leclanché SA
Switzerland

13:25

Panel Discussion

Barrett Carpenter
Business development manager
Siemens Energy Maritime & Offshore
USA
Tor-Gunnar Hovig
SVP sales Americas
Corvus Energy
USA
Chris Kruger
CEO
AYK Energy
Andorra
Trevor Small
Sales director North America
Echandia
Sweden
Mark Callaway
Business development manager
Leclanché SA
Switzerland

14:05

Presentation by MG Energy Systems

Jean-Marc Zanni
MG Energy Systems
Netherlands

14:10

Presentation by Freudenberg

Thorsten Grün
Application engineer
Freudenberg Battery Power Systems
Germany

14:15

Presentation by Fleetzero

Steven Henderson
CEO and co-founder
Fleetzero
USA

14:20

Another presentation will be added shortly

14:25

Panel Discussion

Jean-Marc Zanni
MG Energy Systems
Netherlands
Thorsten Grün
Application engineer
Freudenberg Battery Power Systems
Germany
Steven Henderson
CEO and co-founder
Fleetzero
USA

Exhibitor Presentation Area - Expo Floor Exhibitor presentations. Day 1, afternoon

15:30

Engineers' perspective: selecting alternative marine fuels

Juliette Lehman
Naval architect
Elliott Bay Design Group
USA
Join EBDG naval architect Juliette Lehman as she highlights key considerations from an engineer's perspective in selecting alternative fuels for marine operations. Topics include fuel availability, cost and insights from industry early adopters. Discover how EBDG supports owners in navigating these critical design decisions.

16:00

Integration – the bigger picture

Siv Remøy Vangen
Managing director
Norwegian Electric Systems
Norway
The presentation will cover the environmental contribution made by a fine-tuned system integration process. How interaction with the owner, designer, grid operators and yard will assist in achieving the goals set out by the proposed IMO strategy.

16:30

Electrifying the North American tugboat sector

Maryam Ebrahimian
Sales manager, Canada
Corvus Energy
Canada
As the global maritime industry pursues decarbonization goals, tugboats are prime candidates for electrification. As the first all-electric tugboats begin operations within the North American market, gain insights into the potential operational cost saving and emissions reduction advantages of tug electrification with examples of North American projects and shoreside charging infrastructure.

Day 2: Thursday, March 14

Exhibitor Presentation Area - Expo Floor Exhibitor presentations. Day 2

11:00

Challenges and opportunities for automatic, high-power vessel charging

Patryk Czerwinski
Head of marketing
Wabtec Charging & Power Transfer
Poland
In this presentation the audience will learn what the biggest challenges and opportunities are when talking about vessel charging – especially for fully electric ferries. Wabtec Charging and Power Transfer is a market leader for vessel charging systems with full automation and high power – with high-voltage connection and plans for 90MW charging capacity. The presentation will also adress the differences between shore power (cold ironing) and vessel charging and provide an insight into the direction in which the market is traveling and which features are key for vessel operators.

11:30

A barge-based approach to lowering harbor emissions

Mike Complita
Principal in charge
Elliott Bay Design Group
USA
Ports throughout North America are setting aggressive decarbonization and emission reduction goals. As they explore options for electrification, many of these same ports are subsequently encountering significant if not impossible roadblocks. Permitting delays, construction disruption, unreliable grid power and fluctuating energy costs are just a few of many challenges that must be addressed. Elliott Bay Design Group has developed a patent pending alternative to conventional shore power offering ultimate flexibility to serve both ocean-going vessels and smaller harbor craft. This mobile barge-based approach is uniquely capable of offering shore power to ships both at berth and at anchor.

12:00

Electric fast ferries – what matters most and why

Michael Eaglen
Co-founder & CEO
EV Maritime
New Zealand
Drawing lessons from EV Maritime's electric ferry design and construction experience as well as its consultancy work for government agencies and international development banks, Michael Eaglen will outline his perspective on the key drivers of a successful and sustainable fast ferry system and the importance of efficiency, digitization and standardization to deliver reliability, bankability and scale.

12:30

Marine battery safety strategies

Tunji Adebusuyi
Technical Manager e-Marine
Leclanché SA
Switzerland
The wider adoption of fully electric and hybridized passenger vessels has put an even greater emphasis on battery safety. Classification bodies led by DNV have worked hard to understand and mitigate the risks, but this is a moving target as battery systems proliferate in different applications and age. When battery cells age they exhibit different characteristics and risk profiles. How will we ensure the safety of today’s batteries in 5 or 10 years at the end of their life? What are the options to minimize risk in ever-larger battery systems?

13:00

Interconnect solution for marine applications

Charles Wu
BDM
Amphenol LTW
USA
Amphenol LTW has 30 years of experience in harsh environment interconnect solutions. Marine has been one of them. From NMEA 2000 to the latest M12X for OneNet solution or from the traditional Cere connector to the customized power/signal hybrid connector for electronic engines, Amphenol LTW would like to share the most updated trends on cable and connector selections for marine applications.

13:30

E-mobility in the marine industry

John Miller
Business development manager
Dewesoft LLC
USA
Dewesoft will walk the attendees through the typical instruments used for e-mobility measurements specifically pertaining to the marine industry. This presentation will introduce Dewesoft's DAQ solutions, discuss mechanical and power-related measurements and highlight some typical applications seen in the marine industry.

14:00

Shore power technology and computer-based systems

Luca Carrà
Senior engineer
RINA Services
USA
This presentation will provide the audience with a pragmatic approach that will give a validation method to ports/administrations/flags/shipyards/shipowners/makers; adopting the 'overall certification footprint' to the entire HVSC infrastructure considering port and ship needs as an integrated system; evaluation factors, including a lack of appropriate infrastructure to connect to vessels with shore power components at the port; retrofit of vessel-side infrastructure to port shore power systems; gray areas between port and ship infrastructure standards; shipyards with no HVSC testing facilities; ship-to-shore compatibility assessments; and supporting port authorities in identifying adequate infrastructure based on type and size of vessels/HVC interfaces/time of berthing connection/power request/feasibility during the operation lifecycle.