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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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Jensen Maritime to design Baydelta’s first hybrid tractor tug; Rolls-Royce technology

Jensen Maritime, Crowley Maritime Corp.’s Seattle-based naval architecture and marine engineering firm, was recently selected to provide the design for Baydelta Maritime’s new 100-foot, Z-Drive (azimuth thruster) hybrid tugboat. It will use Rolls-Royce hybrid technology and represents the first installation of a hybrid system for Nichols Brothers Boat Builders (NBBB), and the first hybrid tug designed by Jensen to enter the construction phase.

Scheduled for delivery in the first quarter of 2019, the tug will feature the same ship assist and tanker escort capabilities of existing Valor class harbor tugs, but with multiple operational modes. The Rolls-Royce hybrid system allows for the vessel to operate direct-diesel, diesel-electric or fully-electric while assisting the large containerships and tankers that operate in US West Coast ports.
This concept will save fuel and reduce emissions, while supplying Baydelta with the same power and vessel characteristics needed for their operations. The flexibility provided by the drive system will allow loitering and transit at up to 7-8 knots in electric-only mode, then a bollard pull of 90, or nine short tons, in combined diesel-electric mode.
The tug will be powered by two Caterpillar C3516 C Tier 3 diesel engines, each rated at 1995 kW at 1,600 rpm, supplied by Peterson Power of Portland, Ore.; and by two Rolls-Royce supplied 424 kW electric motors.The Z-drive system, two Rolls-Royce 255FP units, can accept power from the diesel engines, electric motors and from both power sources.
The electric motors are powered by three CAT C9.3 generators with 300 kW each, which are 480V three-phase at 1,800 rpm, and one harbor generator, a C7.1 150 kW 480V, three-phase at 1,800 rpm. All four generators will be supplied by Peterson Power.
The tug will have eight berths, and the major equipment on board will include a Rapp Marine electric hawser winch and a single drum tow winch. The tug is designed to carry up to 71,000 gallons of fuel and 4,300 gallons of fresh water. It will have a large pilot house providing all-around visibility; a deckhouse with an open feel; a large mess and lounge area; and accommodations for an eight-person crew.
The tugboat will be ABS Load Line classed and compliant with US Coast Guard regulations, as required at delivery.

Hybrid Partnership Gains First Project

The MAN Diesel &Turbo and AKA partners have recently received an order in connection with the building of a multi-purpose supply vessel for a federal Russian agency. The order inlcudes four MAN 7L21/31 gensets, including alternators, with AKA’s scope of supply for the order being a complete 690V main switchboard, 690-400 V transformers, and electric motors for main propellers and thrusters. Plus AKA’s delivery of he frequency converters for the electric motors and the drive control and power-management systems.

MAN Diesel & Turbo is reporting its first order from its 40% stake in Aspin Kemp & Associates (AKA), a specialist power supply, energy management and drive systems for marine applications.
The partners said the first order is for a hybrid propulsion package for a Russian special vessel. Delivery is scheduled for March 2018 in St. Petersburg and marks the first successful collaboration between the two since MAN Diesel & Turbo bought its share in AKA in June.
The order includes four MAN 7L21/31 gensets, including alternators, with AKA’s scope of supply for the order being a complete 690V main switchboard, 690-400 V transformers, and electric motors for main propellers and thrusters. Also within AKA’s delivery is the frequency converters for the electric motors and the drive control and power-management systems. (Energy management systems provide fully automatic control and optimize the power distribution of drive components of ships.)
“This specialist vessel, with its unique operational demands, showcases our competence as a solution provider and the broader capability we now possess with AKA’s energy-management expertise,” said Wayne Jones, chief sales officer, MAN Diesel & Turbo.  “Encouragingly for our new partnership, the previous vessel in this series was equipped with an identical propulsion package, but from a different supplier.”
The partnership is part of MAN Diesel & Turbo’s strategic development program, “Basecamp 3000+”, launched in 2016. As part of this program, the company announced strategic acquisitions and partnerships to expand its product range with respect to the global trends of de-carbonization and digitalization.
“The partnership with AKA is a key element in our strategy to strengthen our role as technological forerunner in the field of marine propulsion”, explained Uwe Lauber, CEO of MAN Diesel & Turbo. “AKA’s specialized expertise links battery storage systems and marine engines. The new cooperation marks an important step on the way to further establish ourselves as a principal system supplier for energy management on board ships.”
AKA is a Canadian company, based in Montague, Prince Edward Island (PEI). The company employs around 120 at five global locations with about 100 in its PEI locations.
In June 2017 MAN Diesel & Turbo agreed to acquire 40% in AKA. By the acquisition, MAN Diesel & Turbo said it has gained specialized know-how in the field of electric and hybrid systems to complement its product portfolio.
AKA co-founder and CEO Jason Aspin remains with the company as managing director and shareholder. Neale Kemp, the other founding partner. is retiring from active business operations and selling his shares in AKA.
MAN Diesel & Turbo said AKA is known as a world market leader in equipping diesel-hybrid powered ship propulsion systems with integrated battery storage and in high-reliability on-board power systems in dynamic-positioning applications for the marine and offshore oil & gas sectors. The company is also involved in energy storage and hybrid power solutions for a broader range of marine and land-based applications.
“MAN Diesel & Turbo is the world’s premiere designer and manufacturer of marine propulsion systems, and the perfect partner for us,” Aspin said. “We benefit not only from the global prestige of the brand, its global sales network and customer base, but also from the top-class engineering and machine building competence in the fields of engines, exhaust gas after treatment and gas and propulsion systems.”

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


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

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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.
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  • Commercial ships
  • Leisure ships
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  • Americas
  • APAC
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Key Vendors of Hybrid Electric Marine Propulsion Engine Market:
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  • MAN Diesel & Turbo
  • Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
  • Rolls-Royce
  • Wartsila
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  • Collapsing Greek shipbuilding industry
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  • Emergence of dual-fuel engines
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Global Hybrid Electric Marine Propulsion Engine Market - Size, Projections, Drivers, Trends, Vendors, and Analysis Through 2021

LONDON--()--The global hybrid electric marine propulsion engine market is projected to grow at a CAGR of more than 7% over the forecast period, according to Technavio’s latest report.
Global hybrid electric marine propulsion engine market is projected to grow at a CAGR of more than 7% until 2021.
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In this report, Technavio covers the market outlook and growth prospects of the global hybrid electric marine propulsion engine market for 2017-2021. Based on the end-users, the market is divided into commercial ship and leisure ship segments.
The health and dynamics of the global hybrid electric marine propulsion engine market are significantly influenced by its performance and growth. Large commercial ships are gradually moving onto the use and adoption of hybrid-electric technology, which is more energy efficient and environment-friendly as compared with diesel propulsion engines.
Technavio’s research study segments the global hybrid electric marine propulsion engine market into the following regions:
  • APAC
  • EMEA
  • Americas
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Hybrid electric marine propulsion engine market in APAC
APAC occupies the largest segment of the hybrid electric marine propulsion engine market and is projected to hold on to its leading position during the forecast period. Therefore, engine manufacturers for commercial, leisure, and naval ships in the region have significant opportunities for growth and revenue addition.
Countries in APAC, such as China, South Korea, and Japan, account for a greater concentration in the hybrid electric marine propulsion engine market. The revenue share of these countries account for nearly 88% of the total market earnings in APAC and more than 60% of the global earnings,” says Gaurav Mohindru, a lead analyst at Technavio for engineering tools research.
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Hybrid electric marine propulsion engine market in EMEA
EMEA accounted for over 24% of the global hybrid electric marine propulsion engine market in 2016, becoming the second largest segment of the market. Europe leads the market in EMEA, with Germany being a pioneer in shipbuilding.
However, the European shipbuilders are slowly losing their market share to Asian shipyards. Hence, engine manufacturers based in Europe should implement strategies to start supplying engines to the dominant shipbuilding industry in APAC to regain its lost market share.
Hybrid electric marine propulsion engine market in the Americas
In the Americas, the hybrid electric marine propulsion engine market is highly reliant on the US, with Brazil showing considerable potential as an emerging market. The shipbuilding industry in the US includes the building of naval vessels for the US Navy and commercial US-flagged ships, including those built under the Jones Act.
Brazil is a key nation where the investment in shipbuilding has increased substantially in the past years. Chile and Colombia are also potential markets in the region. These regions are likely to improve with the improvement of their port infrastructure and links between the terminals,” says Gaurav.
The top vendors in the global hybrid electric marine propulsion engine market highlighted in the report are:
  • Caterpillar
  • MAN Diesel & Turbo
  • Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
  • Rolls-Royce
  • Wärtsilä
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The Finnish manufacturer says it is set to deliver ‘breakthrough electrification of new marine applications’ after signing a partnership deal with the global marine propulsion innovator.
Visedo announced the partnership agreement with Veth Propulsion at the Electric & Hybrid Marine World Expo, currently being held in Amsterdam. Under the agreement, Visedo will produce electric-powered thrusters featuring its permanent magnet (PM) motor technology. The two companies have co-developed the Integrated L-Drive, a highly compact, high-efficiency electric propulsion solution capable of a power range of 300kW to 1,325kW.
Visedo developed an electric solution specifically for the Integrated L-Drive and Veth Propulsion will use Visedo’s technology exclusively for the application. The propulsion system has been already ordered for several projects currently under construction: one vessel designed for serving the aquaculture industry and two yachts.
‘As well as delivering hybrid and electric solutions for primary propulsion solutions of marine vessels, Visedo is now ensuring thruster power can be delivered with zero-emissions and lower fuel costs,’ commented Visedo CEO Kimmo Rauma.
‘Visedo’s partnership with leading international marine power provider Veth Propulsion will set a new standard for high-performance thrusters in terms of overall energy delivery and power-to-weight/space efficiency.’
Rauma added: ‘The collaboration made sense after both companies witnessed the growing demand in high-efficiency compact electric propulsion solutions that reduce fuel costs and associated emissions for the marine operator and overall industry.

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

Torqeedo signs propulsion deal with Privilege Marine

Privilege Marine CEO Gilles Wagner (left) is shown with the future owners of the first Privilege Series 5 Hybrid Catamaran and Torqeedo’s Ulf Kanne (right).

Luxury catamaran manufacturer Privilege Marine said it now offers hybrid electric propulsion and integrated energy management by Torqeedo.
Torqeedo said its Deep Blue Hybrid delivers electric propulsion and integrated energy management for leisure boat and commercial applications. The first Privilege Series 5 Hybrid Catamaran will feature a 2 x 50 kW inboard system.
Torqeedo said Deep Blue Hybrid provides emission-free electric propulsion and all house loads by harvesting renewable energy from solar cells and hydrogeneration. Torqeedo said its modular combination of standard components can be tailored easily to individual needs.
For long-range cruising, a 22 kW HV-DC converter generator is integrated into the system, which offers the same range as a yacht equipped with a combustion engine, Torqeedo said. It provides enough energy to power the motor and charge the batteries, if needed. As soon as the batteries are fully loaded, the generator turns off to offer quiet electric motoring for several hours a day at a moderate cruising speed.
Torqeedo said the combination of renewables, generator power and high-capacity BMW i battery storage allows owners to draw on an abundance of energy. Even air-conditioning systems can be operated without running a generator at night. A fully charged system delivers 20 nautical miles of noise-free motoring at 5 knots.
Deep Blue Hybrid’s nine-year battery limited warranty and worldwide service network are also advantages for Privilege yachts cruising the world.
Peter Went, future owner of Le Penseur, the first yacht of the Privilege Series 5 Hybrid Catamaran, is particularly fond of the Torqeedo system.
“The game-changer for me, looking at an integrated power system, is the hydrogeneration capability,” Went said in a statement.
The yacht will be launched early next year.
“Torqeedo has now lifted hybrid technology to a professional, industrial level by delivering an integrated system from one source,” Privilege Marine CEO Gilles Wagner said.
Privilege Marine was acquired by Aurelius, the parent company of Hanse Yachts, earlier this month.
Last autumn, Hanse and Torqeedo announced the Rudder Drive, another propulsion system that replaces the diesel engine, thruster and saildrive for sailboats as large as 40 feet.
The Rudder Drive marked the first time a large-scale yacht manufacturer has offered an industrially produced electric drive system as a factory option.

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