Review: First ever Electric & Hybrid Marine Virtual ‘Live’

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The first-ever Electric & Hybrid Marine Virtual ‘Live’ – a brand-new, three-day, online conference highlighting the latest innovations in electric and hybrid marine propulsion – has been acclaimed as a resounding success by attendees, speakers and sponsors alike.

Some 2,500 attendees registered to take part, exchanging nearly 2,000 messages while discovering the latest developments and case studies from over 70 expert speakers and 28 sponsors.

After a highly challenging and disruptive 2020, this exclusive online event offered a convenient, safe and secure platform for shipowners, operators, boat builders, propulsion system designers and manufacturers, naval architects, military fleet operators/chiefs and port operators to connect and engage with each other about the research and technology essential for a more sustainable marine sector.

Delivered by the publisher of Electric & Hybrid Marine Technology International and the organizer of Electric & Hybrid Marine World Expo, Electric & Hybrid Marine Virtual ‘Live’ took place on January 19, 20, 21, 2021, providing participants with a much-needed opportunity to network and share experiences, discuss technologies and debate the most important industry developments.

With speakers from GE, Wärtsilä, Lloyd’s Register, DNV GL, BAE Systems and many, many more, the conference featured topics such as energy storage, infrastructure, battery safety, power control systems, alternative fuels, nuclear-powered ships, modeling, testing and simulation, as well as the latest case studies and a dedicated CIMAC Circle session focused on hybridization and system integration.

In particular, attendees welcomed the opportunity to network before, during and after the conference, as well as the ability to view presentations for up to three months after the event:

“It’s very useful to watch some presentations live and to also go back later to view those missed,” said Les Davies, senior naval architect, Vectis Marine Design Ltd.

“I loved the ability to dip in and out, taking some parts live and others on demand,” added Nik Clutterbuck, senior engineer, marine technical leader, Allen Gears.

“Overall this felt like a very successful event and covered many topics of current interest to the industry,” concluded Andrew Whitehead, principal engineer, Lloyd’s Register.

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