Showing posts with label Marine Hybrid Propulsions. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Marine Hybrid Propulsions. Show all posts

Sanlorenzo Steps into the Future with Its E Motion Series Superyachts


Superyacht builder Sanlorenzo is taking a big step ahead of competitors with a line of hybrid and diesel-electric yachts it is calling E Motion. The Italian firm announced the new initiative Tuesday at the Düsseldorf Boat Show. Tilli Antonelli, founder of Wider Yachts, is heading up Sanlorenzo’s new E Motion division, which will see its first hybrid SL86 debut in May. The company launched a SL105 Hybrid in 2015, but this is a fleet-wide initiative.
“The automotive world is moving very quickly in the direction of hybrid and electric propulsion,” Antonelli told RobbReport.com. “We don’t want to be any different in the yachting world. We think it’s coming so fast that in five years the value of an ‘old-style’ superyacht might be much lower because of its conventional propulsion system.”
Several superyacht builders, including Antonelli’s Wider, have worked with hybrid systems, but Sanlorenzo’s E Motion takes the commitment to a new level. CEO Massimo Perotti called electric propulsion a “new era for yachting,” adding Sanlorenzo wants to be “the first player in the world.”
The E Motion range will include both displacement hulls, built in steel and aluminum, and its faster planing yachts in fiberglass. The first two SL86 E Motions with hybrid propulsion systems will debut in May and in December. A 44Alloy E Motion, 500Exp E Emotion, and 62Steel E Motion will make their debuts in 2020, while E Motion versions of its 50Alloy, 56Exp, and 58Steel will launch a year later.
Sanlorenzo 44Alloy E Motion.
Sanlorenzo 44Alloy E Motion.  Photo: Courtesy Sanlorenzo
“It doesn’t really matter whether the system is hybrid or electric,” notes Antonelli. “The benefits for the owners are the same.” They include improved fuel efficiency, more usable interior space, and much lower noise and vibration levels. The hybrid system uses smaller diesel engines and battery-powered generators, while the electric-diesel propulsion uses electric motors fed by industrial batteries. Both can operate on ZEM (Zero Emissions Mode) at night, so emission and vibration levels are nonexistent.
Spaces normally devoted to large engine rooms can be used for expanding the yacht’s beach clubs or staterooms. “It can create 30 percent more saved space,” says Antonelli. “On the 62Steel, you gain almost a whole deck with the space savings. The benefits of these engines make these systems a no-brainer compared to conventional propulsion systems.”
Sanlorenzo 62Steel E Motion hybrid superyacht
Sanlorenzo 62Steel E Motion. 
Perotti said the shipyard is cooperating with an unnamed strategic partner to develop full electric jet tenders. He also said it had entered into a cooperative agreement with Tesla for next-generation batteries.
“We’re seeing all the big marine engine manufacturers investing heavily in this technology,” says Antonelli. “The future is here.”

Adler Suprema’s Hybrid Marine Solutions : a transatlantic crossing on a single tank of fuel



Adler Yacht, headquartered in Switzerland with construction facilities in Italy, is now revealing full details on its ground-breaking propulsion and technology systems, which give a deeper look into the yacht’s foundations and explain why the company’s new take on yacht building is so revolutionary.
The Adler Suprema is the smart yacht for the next generation of owners who don’t know the meaning of the word “compromise”. As well as pedigree interior and exterior design from Nuvolari-Lenard, one of the world’s most celebrated superyacht designers, the Adler Suprema offers pioneering propulsion and technology solutions that have broken multiple barriers in yachting.
The Suprema 76-foot (23.11-metre) motoryacht is the first in its kind to be built with a Hybrid Marine Solutions (HMS) hybrid propulsion system. The semi-displacement flybridge is also the first yacht in its category to be constructed from carbon fibre, and it is the first hybrid yacht in the world to have been built through the collaboration of expert teams in the automotive, aviation and marine sectors.
Adler’s background in the aviation industry has rooted its core principles in reliability, redundancy and safety, as well as provided an appreciation for the importance of aerodynamic efficiency. The naval architecture of the Adler Suprema’s RINA CE-A certified hull form was developed over four years, with vigorous finite element analysis optimization involving computational fluid dynamics simulations, followed extensive tank testing in Vienna.
The result is a yacht that provides the best possible combination of performance and seaworthiness, with a degree of investment in research and development that is practically unheard of in its category.
A uniquely efficient solution
Assisted by first-rate naval architecture, the Adler Suprema’s HMS (Hybrid Marine Solutions) hybrid propulsion system provides owners with optimal performance at a range of speeds and fuel efficiencies.
The HMS system consists of twin Caterpillar C18 1,150hp diesel engines, two ATE 100kW e-Units and a 170kW LiPo battery. The e-Units are used to control the system’s operations and transitions between propulsion modes. They comprise a combustion engine coupled to an electro-motor/generator combination.
Test results show that the yacht can offer fuel savings of up to 30-50% compared to standard diesel propulsion systems. At eight knots, the Suprema consumes just 12 litres of fuel per hour. Taking the speed up to 14 knots with hybrid propulsion, this figure is just above 100 litres an hour.
Whether owners are seeking silent and sedate propulsion or a fast passage to port, the yacht delivers. The Suprema can reach speeds of up to 11 knots powered silently by the electric motors alone, while the top speed achievable under normal diesel propulsion is 30 knots.
The Suprema’s potential cruising range is equally impressive. With a top range of up to 3,400nm at eight knots, owners could comfortably carry out a transatlantic crossing on a single tank of fuel.
For those who enjoy the peaceful sounds of nature afloat, the LiPo battery can provide a full day’s onboard amenities on a single charge without the need to turn on diesel engines or a generator, and experiencing the noise, fumes and vibration that this provides.
Seamless transitions between propulsion modes
A unique feature of the Adler Suprema is the seamless transition between operational modes of the HMS hybrid propulsion system.
“The ATE e-Units are custom-designed, high-efficiency asynchronised electric units that can work either as a motor or as a generator. They are installed on the shaft between the Caterpillar engines and the gearbox, separated by clutches. Thus, we can use the e-Units as very powerful generators for super fast charging while the propellers are not rotating. It takes less than an hour to fully recharge the hybrid batteries – at only about 23 liters of diesel,” says Philipp Pototschnik, CEO of Adler International. “The design also allows the Caterpillar engines to work in twin diesel mode with the e-Units shut off, without loss of efficiency. What we are particularly proud of is that with this system, we can seamless switch between the propulsion sources: electric, twin diesel or hybrid.- even under full acceleration”.
The default propulsion mode of the yacht controls fully automatic whether it uses electric, hybrid or twin diesel propulsion. At the highest speeds available on the Adler, a power boost mode automatically kicks in, drawing on power from all available systems, to maximize the top speed by a further 1.5 knots.
Should the need arise, the captain may also manually select the eco boost mode to reduce fuel consumption by adding electric power to propulsion, or the generator mode, which commands the e-Unit to load the lithium battery while traveling at three optimum charging speeds maintenance and running hours of the engines are reduced due to our smart Hybrid Marine System. In hybrid mode we alternately run only one engine, in electric there is none. The system is perfect for long slow cruises such as channels or island hopping, but can also go fast.
As the yacht is accelerated, it will automatically shift where it is drawing its power from, transitioning “through” the different power sources, without any need for manual selection from the captain. There is zero interruption in acceleration and the transition cannot be felt by the captain or passengers, with the only indication being the monitor’s display of power source.
The technology of tomorrow’s superyachts
As well as superior performance on the water, the Adler Suprema delivers state-of-the-art technology that is usually reserved for much larger luxury yachts. A lot of innovations have made the creation of this truly superlative yacht possible, with a high degree of automation and integration of the onboard technology.
From a practical perspective and to give peace of mind, the Adler Suprema is fitted with remote control of all operational systems, from the entertainment to bilge pumps, so owners and captains can feel at ease even when they are not on board. There are nine cameras fitted across the yacht, including a FLIR night vision system, which assist with manoeuvring as well as monitoring.
As well as bow and stern thrusters, joystick controls and a dynamic positioning system mean that even the toughest of manoeuvres can be carried out easily. For those who are particularly security conscious, a high-tech keyless system has been integrated for door access as well as helm controls, using cutting-edge fingerprint technology.
Of course, yachting should also be about enjoyment. Adler’s team, alongside Nuvolari-Lenard, designed a number of creature comforts into the Suprema’s specification, to ensure that guests receive an experience they would expect of a superyacht, but fitted into a smaller package.
Under-floor heating has been fitted in the main salon and cabin heads, while cup coolers integrated into the cockpit’s armrests provide an unexpected luxury touch. On the exterior, the stern’s swimming platform can be lowered into the water and the foredeck features a Jacuzzi. Private glass technology has been used to give a little extra privacy to the interior while in port, and the main salon has a 92-inch rolling AV screen integrated into the ceiling.
While it’s clear that the Adler Suprema has chosen to define its standards not by those other vessels in its size range, but by tirelessly searching for the very best solution, some of the most interesting surprises come from its technical progress rather than its luxurious touches.
“We are very proud of what we have achieved in the Adler Suprema,” adds Pototschnik. “This is a yachtsman’s vessel, and we have done our utmost to exceed expectations wherever possible, drawing on expertise from outside of yachting to really take things to the next level. It sets the standard where others will no doubt follow.”






Norsk Hydro invests in Corvus Energy

photo credit: Corvus Energy

Richmond, BC based Corvus Energy is jointly held by management, BW Group, Statoil Technology Invest, investors affiliated with El Cuervo Holdings Limited Partnership, Canadian and US family offices and private investors.
Corvus Energy provides high power energy storage in the form of modular lithium ion battery systems. Its purpose-built, field-proven battery systems provide sustained power to hybrid and all-electric heavy industrial equipment, including large marine propulsion drives.
“Corvus is extremely pleased to have Hydro join our ownership team,” said Willie Wagen, Global VP of Sales & Marketing. Adding, “The experience and financial support of Hydro will enable Corvus to scale our operations and accelerate our market penetration even further.”
Established in 1905, Hydro is one of the world’s largest fully integrated aluminum companies, with over 35,000 employees, and operations in 40 countries on all continents.
Hydro was attracted to Corvus not only for the commercial viability of the technology as the adoption of battery power for all-electric and hybrid marine applications increases, but also in consideration of their own future power needs. Based in Norway and rooted in more than a century of experience in renewable energy, technology and innovation, Hydro is committed to strengthening the viability of its customers and communities, shaping a sustainable future through innovative aluminum solutions.
“We see that energy storage and battery solutions are an increasingly important part of the future of energy systems, and as a significant energy player-both as a power producer and consumer of energy-we want Hydro to be developing this industry further,” said Executive Vice President for energy and business development at Hydro, Arvid Moss.


Wärtsilä makes Viking Princess the world’s first offshore vessel with a hybrid energy storage solution replacing a traditional generator


The technology group Wärtsilä reached a new milestone in the battery technology development as the company completed the installation of a hybrid energy system on board Viking Princess. The Norwegian vessel is now the first ever offshore supply vessel in which batteries reduce the number of generators aboard the ship. The new energy storage solution will improve engine efficiency, generate fuel savings and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Viking Princess completed sea trials and the system was handed over to customer Eidesvik Offshore on 9 October 2017.
Wärtsilä’s expert analysing the new hydrid system on board Viking Princess
There is significant potential to save fuel through improved engine efficiency, as the operating profile of supply vessels is highly variable. When using the Wärtsilä installed energy storage system on board Viking Princess, the fuel saving potential can be up to 30 percent in various operations and the CO2 emissions can be reduced by up to approximately 13–18 percent per year, depending on operational conditions and requirements.
Wärtsilä’s expert analysing the new hydrid system on board Viking Princess
Furthermore, the hybrid solution will provide a more optimal load on the engines, while the intervals between engine maintenance can be extended.
Viking Princess now runs on a combination of a battery pack for energy storage and three LNG-fuelled Wärtsilä engines. The new energy storage solution provides balancing energy to cover the demand peaks, resulting in a more stable load on the engines. The technology is similar to that used in hybrid vehicles: it prevents the engine load from dipping, and uses the surplus to re-energise the battery, which can be charged as needed. Wärtsilä’s remote monitoring and operational advisory services support the daily operation of the vessel ensuring efficient and optimised operations.
Offshore supply vessel Viking Princess
The contract to replace one of the four engines on Viking Princess with battery power was signed in May.
Impact in the future of the entire shipping industry
“Eidesvik and Wärtsilä’s partnership dates back to 2003 when our ship, the ‘Viking Energy’ became the first offshore supply vessel powered by LNG fuel. Now, together, we are again introducing a world’s first, with the ‘Viking Princess’ becoming the first offshore vessel in which batteries reduce the number of generators aboard the ship. We are grateful to Wärtsilä for providing the technology to make this possible,” says Vermund Hjelland, President Technical Department, Eidesvik Offshore.
Offshore supply vessel Viking Princess
“This is a truly forward-looking solution, and we congratulate Eidesvik Offshore for having the vision to appreciate the benefits that hybrid energy system offers. In addition to the fuel consumption and environmental advantages, the conversion also reduces maintenance costs and contributes to more efficient operations. The success of this project will impact the future of the entire shipping industry,” says Sindre Utne, Manager Projects and Operations, Wärtsilä Norway. “Wärtsilä’s advantage lies at the most advanced level of integration related to hybrid technology for marine applications. It is a combination of expertise in both engines and electrical and automation systems, as well as digital solutions.”

Source: Wärtsilä

VIDEO: World first conversion takes LNG-fueled OSV hybrid


Energy storage solution replaced one of vessel's four LNG fueled enginesEnergy storage solution replaced one of vessel's four LNG fueled engines
OCTOBER 13, 2017 — Eidesvik Offshore's Viking Princess has become the world's first offshore vessel to use battery power to reduce the number of generators on board. The five year old Norwegian vessel now runs on a combination of a battery pack for energy storage and three LNG-fueled Wärtsilä engines.
The vessel's newWärtsilä energy storage solution provides balancing energy to cover the demand peaks, resulting in a more stable load on the engines. The technology is similar to that used in hybrid cars: it prevents the engine load from dipping, and uses the surplus to re-energize the battery, which can be charged as needed.
Wärtsilä's remote monitoring and operational advisory services support the daily operation of the vessel, ensuring efficient and optimized operations.
The new energy storage solution will improve engine efficiency, generate fuel savings and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Viking Princess completed sea trials and the system was handed over to Eidesvik Offshore on October 9.
There is significant potential to save fuel through improved engine efficiency, as the operating profile of supply vessels is highly variable. When using the Wärtsilä installed energy storage system on board Viking Princess, the fuel saving potential can be up to 30 percent in various operations and CO2 emissions can be reduced by up to approximately 13–18 percent per year, depending on operational conditions and requirements.
Additionally, the hybrid solution will provide a more optimal load on the engines, while the intervals between engine maintenance can be extended.

The contract to replace one of the four engines on Viking Princess with battery power was signed in May.
PARTNERSHIP
"Eidesvik and Wärtsilä's partnership dates back to 2003 when our ship, the Viking Energy became the first offshore supply vessel powered by LNG fuel. Now, together, we are again introducing a world's first, with the Viking Princess becoming the first offshore vessel in which batteries reduce the number of generators aboard the ship. We are grateful to Wärtsilä for providing the technology to make this possible," says Vermund Hjelland, President Technical Department, Eidesvik Offshore.
"This is a truly forward-looking solution, and we congratulate Eidesvik Offshore for having the vision to appreciate the benefits that hybrid energy system offers. In addition to the fuel consumption and environmental advantages, the conversion also reduces maintenance costs and contributes to more efficient operations. The success of this project will impact the future of the entire shipping industry," says Sindre Utne, Manager Projects and Operations, Wärtsilä Norway. "Wärtsilä's advantage lies at the most advanced level of integration related to hybrid technology for marine applications. It is a combination of expertise in both engines and electrical and automation systems, as well as digital solutions."


THE SWITCH AND CHINA SHIPBUILDING INDUSTRY CORP TO EXPLORE HYBRID, BATTERY SOLUTIONS

The advanced train technology company has inked a strategic partnership agreement with CSIC/711, China’s R&D institute for marine diesel engines.
Cooperation with Finland-headquartered The Switch is expected to help CSIC/711, which operates under the direct jurisdiction of China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC), provide power generation and drive train solutions to its clients. Both companies are aiming to advance the Chinese marine industry with electrical drive trains and optimised energy use.
‘We want to show CSIC/711 our commitment to cooperation in practice, not only in words,’ said Carlo Cecchi, Director of Business Development, The Switch. ‘The Switch will support CSIC/711 with a strong technical team and continue building our worldwide service and support network to be close to the shipowner wherever needed. We see that the marine market has interesting potential and want to be a part of that journey with CSIC.’
As Bunkerspot previously reported, in January, The Switch announced it was looking to grow its marine business by 200% over the next five years.


Two More Statoil-Chartered PSVs to Receive Hybrid Power System Retrofits


Two More Statoil-Chartered PSVs to Receive Hybrid Power System Retrofits
Corvus will supply its lithium ion based ESS to Havila Foresight and the Havila Charisma. Image Courtesy: Corvus
Corvus Energy (Corvus) today announced that it will supply its lithium ion based energy storage systems (ESS) to two platform supply vessels (PSVs) being retrofitted with hybrid power systems.
The Havila Foresight and the Havila Charisma - both of which are on long-term charter to Statoil ASA (Statoil) - will each be fitted with a 1000kWh Orca Energy ESS from Corvus, enabling "environmentally-friendly and lower cost operations."
The latest order brings the total number of Statoil-chartered vessels to be supplied with Corvus ESS to six.
"Corvus is proud to be part of Statoil's commitment to the environment and their goal of becoming a leader in cleaner oil & gas production as they leverage renewable energy technologies such as the Orca ESS," said Roger Rosvold, Sales Manager of Corvus Energy.
"In collaboration with Havila, our teams have developed the optimal solution to meet the aggressive environmental, safety, performance and cost objectives."
The latest order brings the total number of Statoil-chartered vessels to be supplied with Corvus ESS to six
In July, Ship & Bunker reported that Corvus Energy would supply its ESS the Statoil-chartered and Farstad Shipping ASA (Farstad)-owned diesel electric PSV Far Sun, which is expected to see reductions in fuel consumption and emissions as a result.
Commenting on the latest order, Corvus today said: "the hybridization of these two vessels is part of Statoil's ambition of being a leading company in carbon-efficient oil and gas production.
"Statoil is focusing on reducing emissions from their logistics activities and has mandated that all new charters shall utilise energy storage systems during all aspects of the PSV's operation, particularly during dynamic positioning and harbour operations where fuel consumption and emissions will be significantly reduced."
As Ship & Bunker reported in June, this year's Electric & Hybrid Marine Awards saw Corvus win the Supplier of the Year award for the third year in a row, as well as the Innovation of the Year award for its Orca Energy ESS.
click here for more shipandbunker.

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.”

Visedo to power breakthrough hybrid ice ferry for Swedish islands


Visedo has won the contract to deliver a hybrid electric propulsion system for a new Swedish ice-going passenger ferry.
The hybrid diesel-electric vessel will be capable of carrying 150 passengers through the often icy waters around the islands of the Stockholm archipelago, off the Swedish capital.
Visedo’s hybrid electric system will reduce fuel consumption and emissions, as well as providing quieter operation and less maintenance costs. The ferry will also feature selective catalytic reduction and diesel particulate filters to further reduce its environmental impact.
Stockholm County Council engaged Swedish marine consulting firm Saltech for the design and specification of the ferry, which will be built at the Baltic Workboats shipyard in Estonia. The vessel was expected to be completed to enter service with Waxholmsbolaget, the region’s leading ferry operator, in summer 2018.
Visedo will provide full customer support during the vessel’s design phase, as well as a 24-hour service line and a service engineer on standby. The Finnish manufacturer will also deliver technical management during procurement, construction and delivery of the vessel.
Visedo Marine Business Development Manager Philipp Fedorov said:
“Emissions restrictions encourage shipowners to design and order innovative propulsion for new shipbuilding projects. This vessel will be another example of Visedo’s innovative approach to delivering the market’s leading hybrid and fully electric propulsion for the marine industry.
“Visedo’s compact DC grid propulsion system will reduce fuel consumption and emissions, as well as increasing system redundancy and ensuring safer operation. Battery-ready DC grid electric propulsion also offers significant possibilities for future upgrades and battery installations.”
Source: Visevia 

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

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).


Global Hybrid Electric Marine Propulsion Engine Market 2017 CAGR 7.25% by 2021

Strategies, Consumption, Challenges, Opportunities, Revenue, New Entrant Challenges, & Forecast


http://www.hybrid-marine.co.uk/resources/_wsb_702x569_Beta25-hybrid.jpg
The Hybrid Electric Marine Propulsion Engine Market report provide emerging opportunities in the market and the future impact of major drivers and challenges and, support decision makers in making cost-effective business decisions. The Hybrid Electric Marine Propulsion Engine Market is anticipated to increase at a significant CAGR of 7.25% during the years 2017-2021. The Hybrid Electric Marine Propulsion Engine market report assesses key opportunities in the market and outlines the factors that are and will be driving the growth of the Hybrid Electric Marine Propulsion Engine industry.
Hybrid Electric Marine Propulsion Engine Market Segmentation:
By End-Users:
  • Commercial ships
  • Leisure ships
Get Sample PDF of Hybrid Electric Marine Propulsion Engine Market Report @
Geographical Regions:
  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA
Hybrid Electric Marine Propulsion Engine Market report analyses the market potential for each geographical region based on the growth rate, macroeconomic parameters, consumer buying patterns, demand and present scenarios in Hybrid Electric Marine Propulsion Engine industry.
Key Vendors of Hybrid Electric Marine Propulsion Engine Market:
  • Caterpillar
  • MAN Diesel & Turbo
  • Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
  • Rolls-Royce
  • Wartsila
And many more…
Hybrid Electric Marine Propulsion Engine market report provides key statistics on the market status of the Hybrid Electric Marine Propulsion Engine manufacturers and is a valuable source of guidance and direction for companies and individuals interested in the Hybrid Electric Marine Propulsion Engine industry.
Hybrid Electric Marine Propulsion Engine Market Drivers:
  • Surge in commercial shipping
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Hybrid Electric Marine Propulsion Engine Market Challenges:
  • Collapsing Greek shipbuilding industry
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Hybrid Electric Marine Propulsion Engine Market Trends:
  • Gradual adoption of LNG over conventional marine fuel
  • Emergence of dual-fuel engines
Global Hybrid Electric Marine Propulsion Engine Market report delivers detailed study on the major drivers and restraints for the key players & their impact.
Key Questions Answered in Hybrid Electric Marine Propulsion Engine Market Report:
  • What will the market size be in 2021 and what will the growth rate be?
  • What are the key market trends?
  • What is driving this market?
  • What are the challenges to Hybrid Electric Marine Propulsion Engine market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the key vendors?
  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of the key vendors?
Price of Report: $3500 (Single User License)
Browse Detailed TOC, Tables, Figures, Charts and Companies Mentioned in Global Hybrid Electric Marine Propulsion Engine Market Research Report @
Global Hybrid Electric Marine Propulsion Engine market report 2017-2021 explains in depth information about market development trend, analysis of upstream raw materials, downstream demand, and current market dynamics is also carried out. In the end, the report makes some important proposals for a new project of Hybrid Electric Marine Propulsion Engine industry before evaluating its possibility.
List of Exhibits in Hybrid Electric Marine Propulsion Engine Market Report:
  • Exhibit 01: Product offerings
  • Exhibit 02: Impact of drivers
  • Exhibit 03: Impact of drivers and challenges
  • Exhibit 04: Key countries in each region
  • Exhibit 05: Global Hybrid Electric Marine Propulsion Engine Market shares by geographies 2016
  • Exhibit 06: Global Hybrid Electric Marine Propulsion Engine Market shares by geographies 2021
  • Exhibit 07: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2016
And Continued…