Electric & Hybrid Marine Expo Europe – two weeks to go!

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It’s now just two weeks until the start of the world’s leading event exclusively dedicated to electric and hybrid marine charging and propulsion systems, technologies and components – and it’s even bigger and better than before! Electric & Hybrid Marine Expo Europe’s free-to-attend exhibition will feature over 200 international suppliers, and a full three-day conference program (rates apply) will see 100+ expert speakers share their latest insights – all under one roof for maximum convenience. 

Taking place at Amsterdam RAI in the Netherlands, June 21, 22, 23, the seventh annual Electric & Hybrid Marine Expo is the biggest yet, with 200+ exhibitors from more than 20 countries.

From small regional ferry fleet operators keen to reduce costs, through to international shipowners and operators wanting to learn more about tomorrow’s propulsion solutions, as well as boat builders and engine makers concerned about emissions legislation, your search for fuel-saving and charging technologies starts here!

With world-leading R&D experts and engineers from major players such as Fincantieri SI, Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Corvus Energy, Wärtsilä and Rolls-Royce all rubbing shoulders with leading suppliers like ABB, Saft, Torqeedo and Toshiba Electronics, the show is the networking event of the year.

Another feature is an area for autonomous ship technology, which also has its own conference program, where ship designers, classification societies, fleet owners, naval architects, research organizations and equipment suppliers will discuss the developments needed to make autonomous operation a reality, further improving efficiency.

Exhibitor news

This year’s show will provide visitors with a host of product launches and engineering innovations, all under one roof. For example, Voith will present its new electric Voith Schneider Propeller (eVSP), which features a permanent-magnet synchronous motor integrated in the propeller. The complete omission of gears reduces noise to a minimum and frees up critical space on the ship. The company will also present its remote-controlled Voith Schneider Propeller (rcVSP) at the Expo, ideal for remote-controlled tugs, which can significantly reduce crew costs for shipping companies.

Ballard will proudly display its marine fuel cell module ‘FCwave’, which was recently granted the first Type Approval by international classification body DNV. The DNV Type Approval is a long-awaited breakthrough in commercialising fuel cell modules for vessels, offering a deployment-ready solution helping ship owners and operators reduce development time and cost as the marine industry makes the switch to zero-emission operations. One of the first customer applications for the newly classified FCwave is Norwegian ferry operator, Norled A/S, which will introduce the world’s first liquid hydrogen-powered ferry into passenger service later in 2022. As a plug-and-play 200kW module, FCwave offers a straight replacement for conventional internal combustion engines.

Increasingly complex electric and hybrid drive systems demand sophisticated solutions, such as the tailor-made coupling, damper and shaft components that will be shown by Geislinger. Its GESILCO composite product line offers a wide variety of misalignment couplings for use in series or parallel hybrid applications. Geislinger will also highlight its SILENCO coupling, which offers outstanding performance as an acoustic coupling. This specially designed product, offering optimal acoustic attenuation, is part of many silent propulsion systems.

MAR-IX will be in Amsterdam to present its advanced cooling and heating systems for accommodations and onboard systems, as well as a leading range of cooling solutions for batteries, frequency drives and electric engines, developed and built entirely in-house in the Netherlands.  From inverter chillers, marine heat pumps and battery thermal management systems to the cooling of shore power converters, frequency drives and electric engines, the company offers a full suite of solutions. At this year’s show, it will showcase an example from the superyacht sector, where its unique HYPER TP (Hyper Thermal Process) is providing up to 80% energy savings on the hotel load by integrating various onboard thermal energy sources and consumers.

This year’s show once again includes a boat display area, which will feature the first-ever public display of the world’s first hydrogen fuel-cell-powered water taxi, due to enter service in Rotterdam soon. “I can confirm that the water taxi will be displayed at the expo; and that it is the first hydrogen-electric ship in Rotterdam,” said Joost Wendling, marketing and communication manager at Zepp Solutions, which is supplying the fuel cell system for the vessel, as part of the SWIM consortium responsible for its development. “It’s a unique vessel, being the first and so far only hydrogen-powered ship to be operational in the Port of Rotterdam,” continued Wendling.

Read all the latest exhibitor news here.

Conference program

A full three-day conference program (rates apply) is designed to bring together hundreds of delegates to listen to more than 100 expert maritime engineering and academic speakers from organizations including Kongsberg Maritime, DNV, GE Power Conversion and Siemens Energy. Presentation highlights include Beluga 24 – the world’s fastest emission-free passenger ferry from Green City Ferries AB’s founder and chairman, Hans Thornell; ELECTRA – making long-range, fast, electric ferries possible with hydrofoils, from Jeremy Osborne, CTO and co-founder of Boundary Layer Technologies; and Going big: electrifying larger vessels, from ABB Marine & Ports’ Palemia Field. Click here to see the full conference program.

Don’t miss the networking opportunity of the year. Register for your free exhibition entry pass today by clicking here.

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With over 20 years experience in editorial management and content creation for multiple, market-leading titles at UKi Media & Events (publisher of Electric & Hybrid Marine Technology International), one of the UK's fastest growing publishing companies, Anthony has written articles and news covering everything from aircraft, airports and cars, to cruise ships, trains, trucks and even tires!

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