Technology Presentation Area

Day 1: Wednesday 27 June

Technical Presentation Area Day One
11:15 - 16:00


Nidec, the leading supplier of electrical power and propulsion systems

Massimo Mantovani
Industry sales manager
Nidec Industrial Solutions
Nidec is a leading supplier of electrical power and propulsion systems for marine applications and onboard generation, with more than 150 years of history. The company's proven experience creating custom solutions for marine propulsion and onboard generation has enabled it to invest in innovation and develop new solutions. Nidec has become a pioneer and technological partner for the complete electrical system, with more than 100 ships supplied, including mega-yachts, military vessels, ferries and cruiser ships, pipe layers and dredgers. Moreover, Nidec has supplied 12 vessels with electric propulsion systems and battery energy storage solutions, taking into account customer requirements and eco-efficiency need.


BB Green – in search of battery excellence

Hans Thornell
Executive director
Green City Ferries
BB Green is a new high-speed, all-electric ferry concept based on an ASV hull that rides on an air cushion. It was awarded Propulsion System of the Year at last year's conference. However, making 28 knots with 80 passengers puts a heavy demand on the batteries: high C-rate for supercharging, long lifetime/many cycles, light weight. To meet these criteria, we had to develop new batteries.


Ingeteam turnkey solutions

Román Iza
Ingeteam Marine Systems
Ingeteam is an electric and automation systems integrator that develops turnkey solutions. This presentation will review how Ingeteam turnkey solutions can assist in the development of energy management systems for electric- and hybrid-powered vessels.


Norsepower Rotor Sails reduce fuel consumption and emissions

Jukka Kuuskoski
Senior vice president, sales and marketing
Norsepower Oy Ltd
The presentation will describe Norsepower's Rotor Sail technology. Fuel saving and emission reduction performance have been proved and verified by third parties. Reference projects will be presented.


Orca ESS from Corvus Energy, the industry’s leading energy storage system – why it makes sense

Geoff Crocker
VP Technology
Corvus Energy
Come and find out why more and more ship owners, integrators and builders are going all-electric or hybrid – and how Corvus has once again taken the market lead with the most advanced and safest energy system in the industry. Using real examples, Corvus experts will discuss how an ESS makes good sense and how it can help reduce capital, operational and maintenance costs while saving the environment.


DC overcurrent protection solutions for electric marine applications

Lionel Dubois
Sales engineer EES (electrical energy storage)
Mersen France SB SAS
The increase of DC voltage and current ratings in hybrid or full-electric battery-powered marine applications requires robust and reliable electric protection to manage possible overloads and short circuits. Mersen has developed a complete range of DC fuses, hybrid pyro-based protections and resettable DC power relays, specifically designed to match marine requirements, up to 1,500V DC. These devices offer full coverage of any fault condition management for ultimate safety of passengers and power equipment.

12:45 - 14:15



Safe, reliable, and durable power for marine applications

Sébastien Joulin
Sales manager and technical sales - marine
Forsee Power
Forsee Power markets high-power battery systems for naval applications and even for superyachts to enter or exit harbours. The company also supports the energy needs of ships, ferries, tugboats and workboats. Available on the market for the past four years, Forsee's technology is extremely safe, reliable and durable, and has proven experience in marine applications. This presentation will review the power solutions provided by Forsee Power.


Practical, proven hybrid, electric and fuel cell power and propulsion

David Adamiak
Manager, hybrid and electric marine power and propulsion
BAE Systems
Take a look a real projects; proven systems delivering power, performance and payback to vessel operators. We will review several projects in build and in the water, demonstrating how proven system components can deliver results. We will also show the diversity in the vessels we have been working on and the efficiencies that these vessels have gained.


The revolution continues – now for smaller vessels

Erik Ianssen
Selfa Arctic AS
The transfer of new technology for clean energy to propulsion and hotel load on vessels is being undertaken on ferries, fast ferries and offshore vessels. Selfa Arctic and Clean Marine Switchboards have also developed technology for smaller vessels such as fish-farming boats, fishing boats, small ferries and passenger vessels. The technology and the figures for the economy will be presented.


ENAG marine power supply

Joel Nedelec
Technical sales engineer
ENAG have manufactured propulsion systems since 1996 and have delivered more than 50 electric and hybrid propulsion systems, from 10 kW up to 2.2 MW, complyingwith BV classification. Our propulsion systems are used on both electric and hybrid vessels. Our all-in solutions can include high efficiency gen-sets and generators, power management system, drives and electric motors and the DC GRID system.


Tools and methods for enhanced testing of electronic control units

Matthias Deter
Group manager engineering
The complexity of modern control electronics is continuously increasing, and hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) simulation has become a standard method of testing, particularly for distributed control systems. HIL testing of power electronics and electric drive systems requires special solutions. In addition to the high dynamic demands of electric drive systems, testing of power electronic control units often requires handling of the real energy flow within a virtual environment, simulated to satisfy the controller internal logic and sensor interfaces.


Transfluid hybrid transmissions for marine and industrial

Dr Gianluca Pagani
Technical and R&D director
Transfluid SpA
The presentation will discuss the state-of-the art Transfluid hybrid and EPS propulsion transmission systems employed in boats and small trucks, describing the mechanical, electrical and electronic aspects.

Day 2: Thursday 28 June

Technical Presentation Area Day Two
11:15 - 16:30


The ship is a microgrid – digital twin concept

Matt Baker
Director of microgrids and critical power
Typhoon HIL Inc
Modern navy vessels must operate in far more arduous conditions than ever before, while producing more power. At the same time, power generation systems cannot increase in size, and storage must be integrated. High-fidelity real-time modelling of ship power systems is therefore only one part of the story. Modelling of ship power systems must also allow thermal modelling of those systems, because compact packaging of the high-power systems requires advanced thermal management. With Typhoon HIL’s Marine Microgrid Testbed, engineers can get a high-fidelity, real-time overview of the electric power behaviour and thermal behaviour of ships’ power systems.


New two-step parallel-hybrid drive for big yachts and smaller commercial vessels

Gerhard Hesse
Sales manager hybrid drive systems
Fischer Panda GmbH
The HV systems of Fischer Panda have been expanded by a new, two-step electric parallel drive, designed mainly for re-fit of big yachts and commercial vessels whose owners want to keep their standard combustion engines, but also want to add the benefit of electric propulsion. This EasyBox-based parallel-drive fits into almost all yachts and can be installed with minimum effort – a perfect, cost-effective alternative to gearbox solutions with PTI/PTO coupling. It combines the best of two worlds and provides maximum comfort and safety – also by adding redundancy through an electric motor coupled to the the main engine.


CellSwap – reduce waste, increase value, future-proof your investment

Brent Perry
PBES leads the marine and industrial energy storage industry in sustainability with CellSwap, which offers the ability to re-core and refurbish a lithium-ion battery at end of service life. Rather than an entire battery system entering the electronic waste stream, CellSwap means that only the cells in the system are removed and replaced. The rest of the hardware remains intact and is reused. This reduces the amount of end-of-life e-waste by >70%, and lowers replacement cost. Furthermore, the customer can take advantage of advances in cell technology as they become available.


Modular marine battery energy storage system

Gareth Hackett
Head of sales
EAS Batteries GmbH
EAS Batteries builds large-format high-power battery systems for energy storage and propulsion applications using super-safe LiFePo4 lithium-ion cells. This presentation will introduce the company's new modular marine battery energy storage system.

12:15 - 13:45



FerryCHARGER - charging solutions for electric ferries

Georg Matzku
Head of sales, industry, Europe
Under the brand name “FerryCHARGER” we offer different types of charging solutions for electric ferries. Our ferry charging systems are able to compensate the tidal range and any movement of the ferry. This presentation will describe the solutions.


Power analyser

Bernhard Grasel
Product manager power and e-mobility
DEWESoft offers innovative power analysis solutions for every power-based application. Robust hardware with powerful out-of-the box software enable innovative power analysis never experienced before. No complicated configurations. Just plug and play.


DC breaker for ultra-fast high-power switching

Andreas Stoeckli
Astrol Electronic AG
Based on many years' experience, high-power switch manufacturer Astrol Electronic AG, together with KWx BV, has developed a new series of ultra-fast DC breakers for the marine industry. These liquid-cooled units allow bi-directional current flow and can be used in high- or low-side power switching. The DC breakers are designed to maximise flexibility when integrating DC grids and protect against short-circuit currents in any part of the grid. Various voltage and current levels are realised using a unique modular structure based on IGBTs and fast-recovery diode modules. DNV-certified units will be available by Q3 2018.


HBM eDrive testing: power analyser and data acquisition system for testing hybrid and electrical drives

René Bastiaanssen
HBM eDrive focus team member
The HBM eDrive system is a high-end test tool for >three-phase, mid- to high-voltage electric and hybrid propulsion systems. This presentation will cover the key features and benefits and will focus on how to handle the testing of drives with voltages >1,000V and/or >three phases (common in the maritime industry). Visitors interested in a more detailed explanation are invited to a follow-up seminar at the HBM stand.


Amperetta hybrid-drive changes everything.

Gary Wright
Business development
Amperetta GmbH
Electric boats are quiet, but until now have only offered the choice between very expensive or painfully slow. Amperetta hybrid -drive changes that. It is the first powerful and affordable full-hybrid on the water. A strong electric motor which can accelerate quickly up to gliding phase and operates almost silently at slow and moderate speeds. If you need more thrust, or the battery is discharged, the combustion engine starts automatically and uses the electric motor as a generator to quickly recharge the battery. This presentation will review the Amperetta system which, not only lowers noise, but reduces the fuel consumption dramatically, all that at an only slightly higher price of a comparable maritime diesel engine.



Martin Klein
Vice president of engineering
XALT Energy

15:15 - 15:35


Day 3: Friday 29 June

Electric & Hybrid Marine Awards 2018
12:40 - 14:00

Please Note: This conference programme may be subject to change





Future Show: Electric & Hybrid Marine World Expo 2019, 25-27 June 2019, Hall 12, RAI Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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