A next-generation power and propulsion system has been launched by BAE Systems for application within the marine sector.
Called the HybriGen Power and Propulsion system, the flexible solution has been designed to help vessel operators achieve zero emissions while improving vessel range, electrical efficiency and propulsion power.
BAE’s modular accessory power system (MAPS) and modular power control system (MPCS) enable scalability, meaning the solution can be fitted to a range of vessels with differing power and propulsion requirements. The system has also been built using smaller and lighter components.
“Our investment in this next-generation technology will provide marine operators with cutting-edge capabilities to create clean transportation,” commented Steve Trichka, vice president and general manager of power and propulsion solutions, BAE Systems.
“Using a modular design, we can customize our solution to meet the exact needs of each customer, simplifying the installation and improving system reliability. The increased propulsion power and electrical efficiency mean our customers can now accelerate their journey to zero emissions.”
The company’s electric propulsion technology supports low and zero emission applications and includes controls and components that are available in multiple system configurations.
With more than 14,000 power and propulsion systems active in markets around the world, BAE’s systems save approximately 30 million gallons of fuel and eliminate 335,000 tons of carbon dioxide annually.
Subsequent work on the HybriGen Power and Propulsion Systems will be carried out at the company’s facility in Endicott, New York, USA.