PBES Norway and Pangea Marine Trade announce Agency Agreement

PBES and Pangea Marine Trade has announced the agreement to represent PBES energy storage for hybrid and fully electric commercial marine vessels in Southern Europe.
“The hybrid power system of today is smart, proven technology, designed for ease of integration and uninterrupted performance,” said Brent Perry, Chief Executive Officer, PBES. “PBES energy storage is ideal to optimize the vessels Pangea’s customers are currently supplying to the marine industry”.
The PBES energy storage system has been designed to high performance and safety standards and is designed to seamlessly integrate with all top OEM propulsion systems.


PBES and Pangea Marine Trade today announced the agreement to represent PBES energy storage for hybrid and fully electric commercial marine vessels in Southern Europe. This underscores the on-going green shift that is now occurring in the commercial marine industry.

“The hybrid power system of today is smart, proven technology, designed for ease of integration and uninterrupted performance,” said Brent Perry, Chief Executive Officer, PBES. “PBES energy storage is ideal to optimize the vessels Pangea’s customers are currently supplying to the marine industry”.

“We are pleased to announce the agreement with PBES,” stated Mete Özalp, Managing Director, Pangea. “Much of the future of shipping will be based on hybrid and electric propulsion. After we evaluated the industry option; as well as the sustainable movement around the globe, the advantages of PBES liquid cooling were clear, and the company’s service driven values fit well with our own.

The PBES energy storage system has been designed to the highest standards of performance and safety and is designed to seamlessly integrate with all top OEM propulsion systems.

Source: PBES & marinelink

New vessel design to bring hybrid propulsion to aquaculture industry

New vessel design to bring hybrid propulsion to aquaculture industry
Wärtsilä has won a contract from Norway’s Hav Shipping AS to design the first hybrid-powered processing and transportation vessel for use in the fish farming industry.
According to Wärtsilä, a new, hybrid battery configuration will minimise exhaust emissions from the vessel by absorbing most of the engine’s load fluctuations and vessel load variations. The batteries also power the onboard hybrid propulsion machinery’s PTI/PTO (power take-in/power take-off).
A representative from Wärtsilä told Riviera Maritime Media that the hybrid operation is expected to result in fuel savings of 10-15% and reduced costs in engine maintenance.
“The batteries installed assist the diesel engine with variable loads coming from both sea conditions and onboard power needs, allowing the diesel engines to run on a stable load.”
“The propeller will be assisted with instant torque from the PTI/PTO, to optimise performance. The auxiliary engines will have fewer running hours, as well, due to the batteries’ ability to assist with short-term, additional power needs.”
According to the Wärtsilä representative, the hybrid system functions automatically, once the operation mode and desired speed is chosen from the bridge, calculating the best combination of power generation for propulsion and onboard power requirements.
The innovative setup includes a propulsion remote control system and an electrical and automation system, with a 10-cylinder Wärtsilä 31 main engine and two nine-cylinder auxiliary engines serving as the main power sources onboard the craft. Wärtsilä is also contracted to deliver a two-speed gearbox and a controllable pitch propeller including the HP propeller nozzle, stern tube seals and bearings.
In 2015, Guinness World Records recognised the Wärtsilä 31 engine as the world’s most efficient 4-stroke diesel engine, and the two-speed gearbox enables lower propeller speeds and optimises propulsion efficiency during transit while still using the main engine to power the shaft alternator. The company points to these as factors in lowering fuel costs, both for propulsion and the production of electrical power.
In a statement, Wärtsilä ship design vice president Riku-Pekka Hägg said “The fish farming industry, like other marine industry sectors, is seeking better ship designs and greater efficiencies that reduce overall operating costs and lessen the environmental impact.”
Wärtsilä will provide initial, basic and detailed versions of the design on the bespoke project whose parameters were developed in consultation with Hav Shipping AS. The vessel will be built at the Balenciaga shipyard in Spain and is scheduled for delivery in summer 2018.
Hav Shipping AS is co-owned by Haugland Gruppen and Sekkingstad. Both parent companies are involved in the Norwegian fish farming industry. Haugland Gruppen owns fish farms and Sekkingstad owns fish processing plants.
Once delivered, the hybrid-propulsion vessel will bring fish from Haugland Gruppen’s fish farms in Norway to Sekkingstad’s planned factory in Denmark. The vessel also has the capacity to transport from other fish farms, according to Wärtsilä.

Wightlink reveals name of new hybrid ferry

How Wightlink's new Victoria of Wight ferry will look.

WIGHTLINK'S new £30 million environmentally friendly car ferry will be named Victoria of Wight. 
The name was chosen by a panel of staff who considered 186 suggestions from 73 members of staff. 
Work is well underway on the new ship at the Cemre shipyard in Yalova, Turkey and Victoria of Wight will be officially handed over to Wightlink early in 2018.
It has not yet been decided when she will enter service on the Portsmouth-Fishbourne route.
Victoria of Wight will be a hybrid vessel, powered by batteries as well as low sulphur marine gas oil.
Environmentally friendly features will include the recycling of hot water from the engines to heat the passenger areas and low energy LED lighting.
There will be a Costa Coffee store on board as well as a shop selling Isle of Wight produce. 
Wightlink chief executive Keith Greenfield said: “Victoria was clearly a popular choice among staff. We were very happy to endorse their selection and feel Queen Victoria, as a regular visitor to the Isle of Wight, would have been amused.” 
Five staff members submitted the winning suggestion for the naming. They have all won a trip to the Cemre shipyard to watch the launch of Victoria of Wight later in 2017. 
The new ship is part of a £45 million investment in the route.
via iwcp

Bellingham boat builder building Tesla for the sea

The M/V Enhydra, a 600-passenger hybrid electric boat is being built at All American Marine's new facility in Bellingham, Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017. The boat builder says the 128-foot vessel will be the largest lithium-ion hybrid electric passenger boat in the U.S.


Wärtsilä seals first order for HY Hybrid system tug

31 Jul 2017
A typical machinery arrangement including Wartsila HY propulsion systems (Wartsila)_
A typical machinery arrangement including Wartsila HY propulsion systems (Wartsila)_
Technology group Wärtsilä has secured the first order for a tug featuring its recently introduced HY hybrid power module from Italian tug owner Rimorchiatori Riuniti.
The order was signed at Norshipping in Oslo for an 80tbp harbour tug scheduled to enter service at the start of 2019. No detail of design or builder was announced but the interesting aspect is the latest example of the development of green or alternative-fuelled tugs.
A number of drivers are behind the increasing interest in alternative-fuelled tugs, main areas of development involving hybrid and LNG-fuelled systems. All aspects of shiphandling tug design are under pressure lately with increasing operational efficiencies and reducing emissions important considerations and at the same time cramming more horsepower in ever smaller hulls while satisfying stability rules.
Employing new technologies comes at a cost of course and progress has been influenced by factors including financial and variations in fuel oil prices easing running costs for conventionally-fuelled operations. Momentum is growing however with hybrid solutions from big-time technology companies such as Wärtsilä and BAE Systems just two examples now signalling perhaps an air of inevitability that alternative-fuelled tugs will become increasingly common sights at ports worldwide.
Turning to the Wärtsilä HY system itself, the company claims it is ‘the first integrated hybrid power module in the marine industry’ and brings together its experience in both engines, and electrical and automation systems which it states turns a complex system into an innovative single product. The module is designed with flexibility in mind allowing it to be tailored for individual market segments and can be optimised for specific operating profiles via a ‘new generation energy management system’.
As with many flexible marine power systems Wärtsilä HY is offered in a variety of customisable forms. The standard mechanically driven configuration includes: main engine with clutch; PTO/PTI on the gearbox (or in-line shaft generator/motor); energy storage system; DC link and power drives and finally the energy management system. The standard electrically driven configuration includes: generating set; energy storage system; DC link and power drives and energy management system.
Wärtsilä points out that conventional performance control inside vessels’ engine rooms is limited to each individual component. Logic embedded in its HY system is based on response characteristics of its own equipment with subsequent optimising of the flow of energy within the module. A guarantee of best possible behaviour in every operation is claimed, control and performance elevated to a much higher level.
The hybrid power module is custom-designed for different segments determined by the specific operational profile of the tug. The engine management system is at the heart of the module and algorithms embedded within enable a variety of smart features. Smokeless operation from synergies between energy storage systems and the engines themselves will be relevant for operations in built-up areas.
The same energy storage principle avoids cold system start-ups meaning instant vessel readiness. The module is able to react instantly to fast and wide changes in power demand with the advantage of automatic power back-up via built-in redundancy of the power sources. The basic principle of operation with Wärtsilä’s hybrid propulsion is broadly similar in principle to others: at low loads power is supplied exclusively by the energy storage system until it reaches a pre-set minimum state of charge whereby conventional machinery automatically activates to power the ship and recharge the energy storage system. A range of combinations are available depending on the basics of supply and demand. Load fluctuations are absorbed by the energy storage systems (peak-shaving) allowing more stable and efficient operation of the main engines.
As mentioned previously, owners and operators will be looking at the bottom line of such investment weighed against the wins of improved efficiencies and more environmentally-friendly operations and Wärtsilä are not alone in promoting such technologies. Its approach of employing a modular system allows for adjustment and project-tailored fine tuning during the tug’s lifetime and from a single supplier.
via Peter Barker MariTimejournal

MTU showcases yacht and megayacht solutions

The high-performance Series 4000 engines for yachts are modified slightly to meet IMO Tier III and launched on the market with MTU's SCR system. The engines will be available as 12, 16 and 20-cylinder versions for a power range extending from 1,920 to 3,900 kW

JULY 31, 2017 — Rolls-Royce is showing off the latest MTU propulsion systems and service solutions for motor and sailing yachts at this year's yacht shows in Cannes and Monaco.
At the Festival de la Plaisance in Cannes, which takes place September 12-17, MTU will be presenting a close-to-production prototype hybrid system based on its 16-cylinder Series 2000 engine. The focus will also be on models of the Pininfarina bridge components and MTU's Premium Yacht Service.
The latest MTU propulsion solutions for mega yachts will be on display September 27-30 at the Monaco Yacht Show where it= will be presenting its advanced-design Series 4000 engines for IMO III, including MTU's SCR system.
A model of the new close-to-production prototype MTU hybrid system based on the 16V 2000 M96 engine will be on display.
Yacht owners will benefit from the combination of high performance and efficiency in addition to the comfort and luxury of silent, low-vibration cruising.
The MTU hybrid propulsion systems are designed on a modular basis and, depending on the diesel-engine series, will cover various electrical outputs within series solutions.
"Electric motors and hybrid propulsion systems from MTU will be an important mobility component for marine propulsion systems of the future," says Stefan Müller, Head of Application Center Marine & Offshore at MTU. "MTU offers a proven, series solution, which combines the mechanical and electrical components to provide optimum performance through MTU's automation system."
MTU has delivered an innovative hybrid propulsion system designed to meet the client's specific requirements for "Sailing Yacht A", the world's largest sailing yacht, which was commissioned in spring 2017. This is a combined diesel-electric propulsion system, which offers seven different propulsion modes. When needed, a high speed can be reached using the combination of both diesel and electric propulsion, but can also provide slow, extremely efficient cruising with very low vibration levels and reduced fuel consumption.
In addition to this exceptional project, MTU has also completed additional hybrid projects, in partnership with the Heesen Yachts shipyard, for example. With its "Nova Hybrid" project, Heesen is offering a 50-m fast displacement luxury yacht in its portfolio, which features a combination of 1,200 kW of diesel power (2 x MTU 12V 2000 M61) and 2 x 110 kW of electrical output. The all-aluminium yacht can travel at a speed of 9 knots on its electrical power source alone, while offering completely silent cruising.
Propulsion systems for megayachts (IMO III + II)
MTU will be showcasing its latest generation of Series 4000 engines at the Monaco Yacht Show, which comply with IMO III emission regulations when combined with MTU's SCR system. The high performance engines for yachts will be available as 12, 16 and 20-cylinder versions covering the power range from 1,920 to 3,900 kW. MTU will still include IMO II engines in its range.
MTU's new SCR system
With the new integrated solution for IMO III, consisting of MTU's propulsion system and SCR exhaust gas aftertreatment system, the customer benefits from an optimally matched system. Taking up little space and offering flexible installation, it features an excellent power to weight ratio. The SCR system from MTU is also flexible in operation: depending on the area (IMO II or IMO III) in which the yacht is sailing, the SCR system can be switched on or off as required.
MTU's SCR system is a fully controlled system, with real-time nitrogen oxide (NOx) measurement upstream and downstream of the SCR. This also regulates the amount of reactant injected to ensure that it is precise and ideal regardless of the operating conditions. The first IMO III yacht propulsion system with two 16V 4000 M73R MTU engines will be used in a new 80 m megayacht built by the Bilgin Yachts shipyard in Istanbul.
MTU on board new yachts at the trade shows
A number of yachts on display at the shows in Cannes and Monaco feature MTU engines. In Cannes, they will include the 38-m long Skyler from Benetti (2 x MTU 12V 2000), the Sunseeker 131 from Sunseeker (2 x MTU 12V 4000). In Monaco, visitors will have the opportunity to look around Heesen's Home (2 x MTU 12V 2000), and Mangusta's 165 E series (4 x MTU 16V 2000).