Hybrid Marine Power & Propulsion Conference – Poole UK - 6 to 8 October 2015

Mon, 01 June 2015

SSA is pleased to support the international ‘Hybrid Marine Power & Propulsion Conference 2015’ from 6 to 8 October at RNLI Lifeboat College, Poole UK.


SSA member Shock Mitigation is bringing together a group of experts, armed with the latest knowledge that will assist ALL professional maritime sectors to identify the potential of utilising hybrid power storage and innovative propulsion systems.


This event follows on from the successful ‘Hybrid Marine Power & Propulsion Workshop’, held in Southampton in May 2015. John Haynes of Shock Mitigation, conference organiser and workshop lead for the Hybrid Marine events, said, ‘Changes are coming fast in the sub IMO pro sector. Due to the range of technologies required boat builders, diesel engine OEMs and specialist component manufacturers now recognise that they need to work together to provide complete hybrid systems.’


The Hybrid Marine Conference will bring together an international group of experts armed with the latest knowledge that will assist the sub IMO / sub 24 metre professional sector to understand the possibilities of utilising hybrid power and storage systems onboard.


Lead sponsor of the Hybrid Marine Power & Propulsion Conference 2015 is US lithium ion battery manufacturer XALT Energy. As part of the first workshop programme Robert Young, Technical Lead for Marine Applications and Joe LoGrasso, Director of Pack Engineering at XALT Energy utilised their expertise from other transport sectors to identify the potential of hybrid systems for the maritime industry worldwide.


The dynamic one day Hybrid Marine workshop and two day conference programme in October are designed to bring together a significant international industry group. Attendees will include end-user organisations, military, boat owners, operators, boat builders, engine manufacturers, mechanical & electrical engineers and naval architects. Break out sessions will focus on the latest diesel / electric systems for wind farm support vessels, pilot boats, patrol craft, survey vessels, Superyacht tenders and unmanned craft.


For engine manufacturers, component suppliers and installers the take away knowledge from the first Hybrid Workshop has already proved relevant to various departments including strategic product development, engineering decisions and business development. Besides highlighting opportunities, including electric drives and lithium ion batteries, the ongoing objective has been to create affiliations that share engine data, future industry requirements and work cycles for vessels.


John Haynes of Shock Mitigation added, ‘It has been great to have XALT Energy onboard for these landmark events. Their extensive expertise from automotive and land based applications has helped to explain the capabilities of next generation lithium ion technology to the marine industry. We now need to bring in expertise from aviation to drive innovation and support relevant safety standards.’


For commercial, professional and military end user organisations the unique knowledge gained from the October 2015 workshop sessions and conference presentations will help to shape major decisions that lead to improvements of in-service systems and procurement of next generation vessels.


Hybrid is ‘here and now’ technology in many industries. It is now a viable option for the professional maritime sector globally. UK innovators, designers, manufacturers and engineers have huge opportunities…



Further sponsors and supporters of Hybrid Marine 2015 will be announced in the coming weeks.


Hybrid Marine Power & Propulsion Conference 2015 – Programme


Viable Hybrid for Sub IMO / Sub 24 metre Professional Sector 

Wind Farm Support Vessels – Pilot Boats – Patrol Boats – Unmanned Vessels


Evaluating Marine Hybrid Systems

Merits and disadvantages of serial and parallel hybrid systems


Next Generation Energy Storage & Charging

Investigating cells and battery technology including lead acid and lithium ion


Integrating Innovative Propulsion with Hybrid

Connecting new propulsion technology with traditional engines and electric power 


Motors & Generators

Learning from successful land applications including automotive and transport


Energy Conversion

Utilising shore power and onboard generation to create 'The Hour Of Power'


Naval Architecture & Boatyards

Adapting monohulls & catamarans to accommodate power storage & hybrid systems


Safety & Electrical Engineering Standards

Class rules, guidelines and testing for large maritime battery systems 


System Integration

Controller Area Network (CAN) from automotive applications meets NMEA2000 


Shock Mitigation workshops are based on building networks and accelerating knowledge transfer for the sub IMO / sub 24 metre professional sector.


Hybrid Marine Power & Propulsion


To reserve your place at Hybrid Marine Power & Propulsion Conference 2015 contact:

Julie Arthur

+44 (0)7449 000228

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