Anglo Belgian Corporation (ABC), a leading European manufacturer of medium-speed engines, has been issued with approval and a new notation by Bureau Veritas (BV) for its hybrid propulsion solutions. The approval, which incorporates BVs new Electric-Hybrid notation released in July enables the company to offer serial hybrid propulsion systems with various options including main engines, complete generator sets, power management systems, alternative power sources and complete propulsion packages for workboats. Thus, ABCs propulsion systems offer the three modes described in the new BV notation, namely, PM (Power Management mode), PB (Power Backup mode) and ZE (Zero Emission mode). Herman Spilker, vice president, North Europe Zone, Bureau Veritas, said, This is the first time we have applied the Electric-Hybrid notation and we are very pleased to be able to support ABC in their development of an innovative propulsion solution. We anticipate that the performance, flexibility and sustainability of hybrid solutions will meet the needs of ABCs customers. The initial target applications for ABCs hybrid systems include tug boats, utility/support vessels, pusher boats, OSVs, PSVs and more. However, through the combination of mechanical and/or electric propulsion systems (up to 15MW), the companys products are also suitable for inland waterway vessels, coasters, container feeders, dredgers and military applications.
Dean has been with UKi Media & Events for over a decade, having previously cut his journalistic teeth writing and editing for various automotive and engineering titles. He combines extensive knowledge of all things automotive with a passion for driving, and experience testing countless new vehicles, engines and technologies around the world. As well as his role as editor-in-chief across a range of UKi's media titles, he is also co-chair of the judging panel of the International Engine of the Year Awards.