04/10/2018 | News release | Distributed by Public on 04/10/2018 07:25
Published on: 10 April 2018
British Marine members are being offered discounted access to the NEXT GENERATION Marine Power & Propulsion conference, which is being held in Southampton on 18 and 19 April 2018.
All sectors are invited to participate in this event that seeks to address some of the burning issues the marine industry faces today. One such questions being asked is 'will improving diesel engine efficiency and increasing performance across existing powertrains deliver genuine fuel savings versus capital costs and will this reduce enough emissions?'
Automotive manufacturers including Tesla and BMW are re-defining the energy possibilities for land transport. Hybrid systems are now commercially available and operating successfully in fleets around the world. Tenders for hybrid vessels are coming out with increasing frequency as historic and high profile European maritime cities including London, Paris and Amsterdam aim to reduce emissions.
Lithium-ion battery storage is now being used on vessels, off-shore platforms and dockside applications. Energy density has more than doubled since the technology was first introduced. As most new power technology is proving to be scalable, this is becoming relevant to vessels of all sizes in both commercial and leisure craft.
Linking conventional diesel engines to battery-electric systems is just one of the growing range of innovative systems now available for passenger ferries, workboats, patrol craft and superyacht tenders. This is not just green energy for the sake of it as the NEXT GENERATION Power programme focuses on viable business cases and efficient engineering solutions that lead to lower operating costs.
DAY 1 THEME: Improving Power and Propulsion Efficiency by All Means
DAY 2 THEME: Viable Hybrid Marine Power and Energy Storage
This event is relevant to commercial, professional and military organisations, boat operators, boat builders, equipment manufacturers, naval architects, systems integrators and maritime legislators.
Register to attend at hybridmarine-power.com/register.php
The event is taking place at the Grand Harbour Hotel, Southampton. For enquiries please contact the NEXT GEN Event Manager, Julie Arthur, at [email protected]