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NEW SEAWORK MARINE CONFERENCE TO FOCUS ON BILLION-DOLLAR MARKET



Unmanned Surface Vessels and Hybrid Propulsion will be the topics of a new European commercial marine conference taking place at Seawork on Wednesday 4 July.


Estimated at USD 470 million, the Unmanned Surface Vessels (USV) market is expected to reach around USD 1 billion by 2022 due to the ever-increasing need for maritime security, ocean mapping and data.
With Europe’s USV market set to grow at a higher rate than anywhere else globally, unmanned surface vessels are able to augment or even replace divers for salvage activities, port security, fish farms surveillance, bridge and dam monitoring and to aid research efforts.
The Seawork Commercial Marine Conference’s morning session will focus on USVs and will invite speakers from a range of industries, including Dr Katrina Kemp - Smart Ships & Automation Policy Officer at the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, who will be discussing the government’s emerging vision for autonomous, smart shipping; Ifor Bielecki – Director of Sea-Kit, on the challenges of long range, long endurance USV operations; and Gordon Meadow – Associate Professor at Warsash School of Maritime and Science and Engineering, who will be discussing their collaborative research project with Rolls Royce developing the unmanned and partially autonomous operation of marine vessels.
Marine hybrid propulsion systems are yet another fast-emerging market, estimated to reach around USD 5,252 million by 2024. Already a preferred, clean propulsion system choice globally, hybrid technologies are increasingly being used in several vessel categories. With the ever-increasing need to reduce operating costs and minimise fuel consumption, together with growing environmental and legislative pressures to bring down emissions, more and more vessel operators are beginning to see the benefits of embracing hybrid propulsion.
The afternoon session of the Seawork Commercial Marine Conference will centre around the future of hybrid propulsion and will invite speakers including Anne Duncan – CEO at Ecospeed, who will discuss how hybrid and windfarm operations could offer a clean solution for the shipping industry; Tony Birr – Consultant at Goodchild Marine Services Limited, on new developments in hybrid pilot boats; Dr Christoph Ballin- Co-Founder and CEO of Torqeedo GmbH, who will discuss the marine sustainability revolution and how hybrid propulsion technologies could play a key part.
Both sessions will provide businesses across the commercial marine industry the opportunity to keep ahead of the curve with developments within this fast-paced sector.


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Teekay's next gen shuttle tankers will burn LNG and recovered VOCs

JANUARY 9, 2018 — Four next generation shuttle tankers on order for Teekay at shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) feature a broad range of Wärtsilä's latest technology innovations that are expected to reduce annual emissions of CO2 equivalents by more than 40 percent, compared to conventional shuttle tankers.
In addition to operating on Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) as the primary fuel, the ships' dual-fuel engines will also be able to run on a mixture of LNG and recovered Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) – the gas evaporating from the oil cargo tanks during loading.
By utilizing the recovered VOC as fuel rather than venting it to the atmosphere, the harmful emissions will be eliminated and the ships' bunker needs will be significantly reduced.
The concept also means that NOx emissions from the engines' exhaust will be reduced by more than 80 percent, SOx emissions will be almost entirely eliminated, while particulate emissions will be reduced by more than 95 percent.
These environmental benefits are matched by equally important economic advantages, with a significant reduction in fuel consumption compared to conventional solutions.
"Together with Teekay, we have developed a concept that takes the shuttle tanker sector into a new era, and which is further evidence of Wärtsilä's ability to transform shipping by developing and utilizing the very latest technologies," says Roger Holm, President, Wärtsilä Marine Solutions. "These ships will have tremendous operational flexibility with unmatched maneuevring capability, and will achieve what all operators are striving for today, namely optimal economic and environmental performance."
"This new shuttle tanker design will set new standards for both fuel consumption and CO2 emissions," says Terje Rusdal, Project Manager at Teekay.
Among the many innovative features of the design is the Wärtsilä Hybrid system, on which the power distribution will be based. The Hybrid system uses batteries for fuel savings, peak load shaving, and added overall system redundancy. This directly impacts the main machinery, resulting in fewer running hours with correspondingly lower maintenance time and costs.
Wärtsilä's broad scope of suppy also includes the full electric and automation system, which includes the Wärtsilä Low Loss Hybrid (LLH) system and batteries, the Wärtsilä LNGPac fuel storage and supply system, the Wärtsilä VOC system for recovering and liquefying the VOC with a storage and supply system, Wärtsilä 34DF dual fuel gas engines, the fuel mixing system with liquid VOC and LNG as the main fuel for the engine, gas turbines to handle the surplus gas, Wärtsilä cargo and ballast pumps and a Wärtsilä inert gas generator.
Also included in Wärtsilä's integrated solution for this vessel concept is Eniram's Vessel Performance Management system. Eniram, a Wärtsilä company, will provide a data collection platform having the capabilities to optimize the vessel's operations, while also providing the owners with analytics and reporting. The Performance Management system ensures that the full potential of the vessel as well as the fleet, will be utilized.
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Mexican owner joins slew of companies to recognise benefits of hybrid power

Mexican owner joins slew of companies to recognise benefits of hybrid power
Adopting hybrid propulsion will reduce Seacor Maja’s fuel consumption and emissions
Mexmar, Seacor’s joint venture in Mexico, is to upgrade the vessel Seacor Maya with a hybrid power solution, joining the growing ranks of companies that recognise the fuel-efficiencies and environmental benefits to be obtained from doing so.
Kongsberg has been selected as the single supplier for the delivery, supply and integration of an energy storage system for the vessel with a custom-designed energy control system (ECS). The ship’s existing K-Pos DP-22 dynamic positioning (DP) system and K-Chief 700 IAS automation system will also be upgraded.
The upgraded K-Pos DP-22 system functions include power load monitoring and blackout prevention. The system will display all battery data including capacity and status. The ECS is made possible by combining existing and upgraded K-Pos, K-Chief and K-Thrust functionality. Core components of the system include dynamic load prediction, dynamic inertia control and dynamic hybrid control combined with an automatic start/stop strategy.
This kind of system optimisation enables significant fuel efficiency while also extending battery life, lowering lifetime costs and maximising the investment in hybrid power. The contract includes an option for a second vessel.
“On completion of the upgrade, Seacor Maya will have one of the most advanced powertrain solutions of any vessel,” said Seacor Marine manager of engineering, Tim Clerc. “The hybrid power solution has the potential to significantly reduce operational costs while at the same time provide access to new functionality for improved safety and effectiveness of DP operations.”

Electric & Hybrid Marine Awards 2017: Winners announced

The winners of the fourth annual Electric & Hybrid Marine Awards were announced today (8 June) at a ceremony hosted at Electric & Hybrid Marine World Expo in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Launched in 2014, the Electric & Hybrid Marine Awards champions the very best in technology and innovation in the electric and hybrid marine sector, and is supported by associated publication Electric & Hybrid Marine Technology International.
An international jury of 42 maritime journalists, marine industry experts and academics from 20 countries decided the winners in each of the five categories: Supplier of the Year, Innovation of the Year, Chief Engineer of the Year, Propulsion System Manufacturer of the Year, and Electric & Hybrid Propulsion System of the Year.
The Supplier of the Year award went to Corvus Energy, for the third consecutive year, with 80% of the judges awarding the company full marks. The panel was impressed by Corvus Energy’s business performance over the last 12 months, with the company posting an 87% revenue increase, with 30% of expenses related to R&D. Other major factors contributing to Corvus Energy’s success in this category came from it winning contracts for the supply and sale of 17 new Orca Energy ESS, totaling over 9MW in energy storage, and signing a 10-year agreement to provide service and maintenance for the world’s largest hybrid ferry fleet, operated by Scandlines.
Judges also recognized the impact of its appointment of a new European managing director, Willie Wagen, formally Wärtsilä’s head of market innovation, as well as the success of its expanded Orca Energy ESS production line, which received US$342,000 in non-repayable funding from the National Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program to support its continued development.
And it was to be Corvus’s day as it picked up its second gong at the 2017 Electric & Hybrid Marine Awards by winning the Innovation of the Year category for its Orca Energy ESS. After three sequential years as a nominee in this category, this victory represents Corvus Energy’s fourth Electric & Hybrid Marine Award overall since the Awards began in 2014.
Compared to Corvus Energy’s previous AT6700 ESS, the price per kWh is reduced by 50% from US$1,300kWh to US$650kWh, and represents a 50% decrease in volume – an Orca Energy ESS module measures 420x163x590mm while the AT6700 ESS module measures 330x378x615mm, making it 11% lighter. Judges rewarded Corvus Energy for achieving an 80% reduction in connection and commissioning times, with the Ocra Energy ESS (125kWh/22 modules) requiring less than two hours compared to the AT6700 ESS (140kWh/21 modules), which required approximately 8 hours.
Next up, the Chief Engineer of the Year award was presented to Tor Øyvin Aa, managing director of Norwegian shipbuilding company Brødrene Aa. Representing the first time an engineer from a shipbuilder has won this award, Tor Øyvin Aa was lauded by the judges for his successful leadership during the development of the Vision of the Fjords diesel-electric sightseeing catamaran, which was delivered to operator The Fjords in July 2016 – just 14 months after Brødrene Aa’s design concept was selected for development.
Despite having no prior experience building hybrid vessels, it was Tor Øyvin Aa who proposed the vessel’s diesel-electric propulsion setup, which allows Vision of the Fjords to be propelled solely by battery power while operating in the UNESCO World Heritage Site section of Norway’s Naeroyfjord and on diesel power when outside of it.
Meanwhile, ABB scooped Propulsion System Manufacturer of the Year, winning the award for the third time in four years, and its fourth Electric & Hybrid Marine Award overall since 2014. In the last 12 months the OEM recorded a 3% increase in electrification products revenues, with a base order growth of 2% and a net income of US$724m, up from US$500m the previous year. 2016 also saw ABB launch its new Azipod XL podded electric propulsion unit, and deliver four Azipod propulsion units, totaling 52MW of electric power, from Helsinki to shipyards in South Korea, where they were then fitted to an LNG tanker an arctic oil tanker. Furthermore, the judges were impressed by the company’s sustainable shipping ambitions after it had signed a formal agreement with Wuchang Ship Building Group to develop greener ships in China’s icebreaking and cruise sectors.
Finally, the Electric & Hybrid Propulsion System of the Year award went to BB Green, an electric commuter ferry delivered in June 2016 to operator Green City Ferries in Stockholm, Sweden. Officially the world’s first all-electric air-supported vessel (ASV), BB Green is powered by a 200kWh lithium titanate oxide energy storage system from Leclanché; two 280kW permanent magnet electric motors from Echandia Marine; and a Volvo Penta IPS pod propulsion system specially configured for an electric driveline.
Developed by SES Europe and built by BJB/Latitude Yachts in Riga, Latvia, the 25-ton vessel is capable of high speed operation for more than 30 minutes with a 14 nautical mile (26km) range. It’s also the world’s fastest ASV, operating at a speed of 30 knots (56km/h). BB Green was developed over a 44-month period and built to a US$3.5m budget funded in part by the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme of the European Commission. It is co-funded by eight organizations (SSPA, SES Europe, Diab, Lloyd’s Register, Aqualiner, Leclanché, Echandia Marine and BJB/Latitude Yachts). To illustrate its eco-friendly credentials, if BB Green was a diesel-powered vessel, it would use about 4.8 liters of fuel per nautical mile while traveling at 30kts, while a similar vessel with a conventional hull would use 10-11 liters per nautical mile.
Source: Electric & Hybrid Marine World Expo via hellenicshippingnews

Visedo and TECO sign landmark partnership

Technology agreement set to disrupt heavy EV motor industry
TAIPEI, TAIWAN – Finnish manufacturer of electric drivetrains for heavy vehicles Visedo has signed a landmark production and co-operation agreement with Asia’s largest electric motor producer TECO Electric & Machinery Company.
Visedo CEO Kimmo Rauma announced the new partnership will ensure the company’s market-leading technology powers more hybrid and fully electric passenger road vehicles, heavy duty machinery and marine vessels.
Under the agreement Visedo will benefit from TECO’s significant production capacity and ability to service major tender projects worldwide and particularly in Asia. In turn, TECO will have access to Visedo’s unique expertise in developing synchronous reluctance assisted permanent magnet (SRPM) power systems, a technology superior to currently produced powertrains for heavy electric vehicles.
The agreement will also assist Visedo to further develop commercial opportunities across Asia’s emerging markets. This follows Visedo opening a new Hong Kong office last month and signing a letter of intent with VC firm, Beijing Capital Investment, to help the company access China’s booming EV market – already the world’s single largest.
Visedo CEO Kimmo Rauma said “We believe this agreement with TECO Electric & Machinery Company marks a historic day for Visedo as it allows our superior technology to disrupt the status quo of the current electric power market for heavy electric vehicles.
“The revolution to electrify the world’s transport and transition away from diesel reliance is already underway. But until now the industry producing powertrains for heavy duty electric vehicles and machines has been dominated by AC induction.
“Our synchronous reluctance assisted permanent magnet (SRPM) technology allows Visedo to deliver the market’s most efficient hybrid and fully electric solutions that are also smaller and lighter than our competitors. Visedo can already guarantee better performing hybrid and fully electric drivetrains in a more compact and robust product – our partnership with TECO will allow Visedo to also compete at the scale and volume of our Tier One OEM rivals.”
TECO Company Chairperson Sophia Chiu said: “Statistics show that Asia-Pacific is one of the fastest growing markets for electric vehicles worldwide and China is the world’s largest and fastest growing market for electric buses, likely to own over 50 per cent of global market share by 2025.
“Another promising market is the electrification of marine vessels. The global market of marine electric/hybrid power propelling system is expected to hit US$4.45 billion by 2022. The electric/hybrid marine vessel market of Southeast Asia and China promises infinite potential.
“We’re confident that TECO and Visedo can join hands in seizing the regional business opportunities for joint producing and developing electric drivetrain systems with even higher quality for customers, and creating a win-win for both parties in the Asia-Pacific market.”
Visedo’s SRPM technology delivers more efficiency than traditional power systems based on induction machines (IM) or standard permanent magnet motors (PM).
The Finnish company has developed and installed its technology to power fully electric buses in the Finnish capital Helsinki and in the Swedish city of Umeå. In the marine segment Visedo has also helped deliver Asia’s first hybrid electric ferry; Finland’s first all-electric ferry; and is currently developing the power system for the world’s largest electric E-ferry in Denmark.
The partnership with TECO is part of Visedo’s concerted efforts to further develop opportunities in Asia, an emerging powerhouse for the electric vehicle segment. The greater Asia Pacific region – driven by demand in China and Japan – is forecast to be the world’s fastest growing market for electric vehicles by 2022.
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Renk launches hybrid system for two-stroke engines

MARHY's key components: propeller shaft clutch (top right), tunnel gearbox (centre) and electrical package (left) governing electric propulion and PTO modes
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Propulsion technology specialist Renk is to launch a hybrid concept that enables two-stroke engine users to harness the electrical potential of their engines for either propulsion or power generation.
The MARHY (marine hybrid) system features a tunnel gearbox and propeller shaft clutch enabling the two-stroke engine to be connected to an electrical motor. The electrical package includes an asynchronous motor, active front end frequency converters and couplings.
MARHY can be used with both fixed pitch and controllable pitch propellers. In combination with energy storage, the system offers four operational modes: main engine propulsion with power take out to supply onboard electrical demand; main engine propulsion with power take in, to provide an electrical boost to propulsion; fully electric propulsion with the main engine turned off; and main engine as generator with the propeller disengaged.
The system offers fully redundant propulsion fulfilling class requirements including Bureau Veritas’ AVM-APS and Lloyd’s Register’s PMRL. For passenger vessels, this means that MAHY satisfies safe return to port requirements while for tankers, containerships and crude oil carriers the redundancy allows hazardous cargos to be transported in restricted areas.
The system, which is available for propeller shafts with diameters of 250-850mm, can also be used by ship owners to reduce the number of gensets deployed on a vessel, either by generating electricity for storage in a battery or through enabling the main engine to be used as a generator.
Renk will launch the MARHY system at the Electric & Hybrid Marine World Expo in Amsterdam next month.

Submaran S10 – A Hybrid Water Drone Capturing the Beauty of Marine Life

Submaran 10 | Image Credits: Ocean Aero

The vast and beautiful marine world deep into the huge waters bodies has a view that cannot be described in mere words. For unparallel and magical views of the sea-life, people resort to activities like scuba diving, snorkeling or cave diving. There are submarines also for various civil and defense purposes. Also, there are some amazing underwater restaurants across various locations of the globe for an exclusive dining experience with unprecedented views of the aquatic life. Well now, a marine tech company – Ocean Aero has created a device called Submaran S10.

Submaran S10 is a hybrid device that acts like a submarine as well as a sailboat styled drone. In addition, the best part about Submaran S10 is that the wind and solar energy powers this device. This means that there is no need for external fuel.

Hybrid Submaran S10 can Protect the U.S Coastlines

This device helps in ocean patroling with its unique partly submarine and partly sailboat structure. With powers from sun and wind, this autonomous device can conduct crucial missions on its own for months without a break, Fox News reports. After sailing on the water bodies’ surface, it transforms like a submarine to dive into the surface. Secret surveillance missions can be conducted with Ocean Aero’s Submaran S10 as it can dive to depths of around 660 feet.
Moreover, boats, ships, piers, and also an aircraft can launch this hybrid device, Fox News mentions. Such a tech device can protect the U.S coastlines against potential dangers. It can surveil, monitor, and collect vital information for intelligence and defense purposes. Given its size and hybrid structure, this water drone can easily carry out such projects quietly.

Specs of the Water Drone


Size – 13.5 feet long
Weight – 280 pounds
Height – 8 feet (with the wing-sail up)
Inclusions – anemometer, communications antenna, light, a 360-degree camera, and LED navigation
Solar panels for both the rechargeable batteries
An auxiliary thruster for extra power
This autonomous device has a sail that is similar to a typical sailboat, along with a retractable option for underwater usage.

Capturing the Spectacular Marine Beauty

submaran s10 water drone
As far as its usage for purposes except for defense goes, it is also helpful for viewing beauty underneath the ocean. With the help of Submaran S10, the hybrid water drone, the spectacular beauty of oceans can be monitored. Given the power of sun and wind as an additional advantage, this device can run for long durations with possibilities of live-streaming the marine world for social media users. Well, a solar-powered camera will be certainly needed to carry out such a gig, as reported by The Next Web. With such widespread uses, let’s wait and watch how far the Submaran S10 goes in the near future.