Maritime Hybrid & Electric Conference 4-5 September 2019
Bergen, Norway

Maritime Hybrid & Electric Conference

Achieving significant reductions in fuel consumption, maintenance costs and emissions

DAY ONE: WEDNESDAY 4TH SEPTEMBER 2019

08:00 Registration, coffee and networking

08:50 Welcome address from Riviera Maritime Media
Edwin Lampert, Head of Content, Riviera Maritime Media

09:00 Co-host’s welcome address

SESSION ONE: INDUSTRY TRENDS AND DEVELOPMENTS
Hybrid and electric systems are set to play a key role in the future of maritime power and propulsion. Speakers will discuss how a green footprint can be achieved, the latest market data and industry regulations.

09:10 Keynote: Regulations and possible consequences for shipping
Sveinung Oftedal, Specialist Director, Department for Marine Management and Pollution Control, Norwegian Ministry of Climate and Environment

09:30 Q&A

09:40 Green Shipping Programme – reacting fast and influencing a new business environment
Narve Mjøs, Director, Green Shipping Programme

10:00 Q&A

10:10 Industry data, trends and developments
Sondre Henningsgård, Managing Director, Maritime Battery Forum

10:30 Q&A

10:40 Networking coffee break in the exhibition area

11:20 How can ship owners react to a new regulatory framework?

11:40 Q&A

SESSION TWO: INNOVATIONS IN BATTERY AND FUEL CELL TECHNOLOGIES
The leading battery and fuel cell manufacturers will update the conference on their latest projects, technologies and lessons learnt. Delegates will have the opportunity to get answers to the most pressing questions they have and gain insight into the latest field data.

11:50 Interview: Corvus - lessons learnt from over 200 installations

  • Lessons learnt from an industry leader.
  • Batteries for hydrogen-battery setup and how they work together.
  • Recent innovations in energy storage systems.
  • First all electric tug project – results and lessons learnt.
  • New factory update - what new innovations can we expect to see in the future?

Geir Bjørkeli, Chief Executive Officer, Corvus Energy 

12:10 Q&A

12:20 Hydrogen fuel cells versus lithium-ion batteries

  • Update on recent hydrogen fuel cell projects.
  • Update on other potential fuel cells for maritime propulsion.
  • Why choose battery over hydrogen fuel cells?
  • How can battery and hydrogen fuel cells work together?

12:40 Q&A

12:50 Networking lunch break in the exhibition area

14:00 Panel discussion: How can hybrid and electric solutions be used for various types of vessels and applications

  • Different size batteries and their applications.
  • Energy density considerations.
  • How do you go about replacing auxiliary engines with a battery solution?
  • How scalable are battery solutions?
  • Assessing the number of battery packs required over the life-cycle of a vessel.
  • The price of batteries and how manufacturers are looking to reduce costs.
  • Dealing with maintenance, replacements and upgrades while managing costs.
  • How can you future proof your investment? 
  • Producing and recycling batteries in an ethical way.

14:50 Q&A

SESSION THREE:  ENGINE POWER AND PROPULSION
The leading engine manufacturers and systems integrators will discuss their latest solutions for hybrid and electric power and propulsion. A key takeaway for delegates will be how various maritime vessels can benefit from hybrid and electric solutions.

15:00 Hybrid and electric propulsion systems for various maritime applications

  • Dual-fuel engines and battery propulsion.
  • LNG-battery power and propulsion.
  • All electric vessels update.
  • Exploring other hybrid-electric power and propulsion systems.

15:20 Q&A

15:30 Holistic and fully integrated hybrid and electric solutions

  • Understanding the benefits of a holistic and fully integrated system.
  • Integrated power and propulsion systems.
  • Enhancing vessel performance, reliability, and operational safety.
  • Reducing fuel consumption, emissions and maintenance costs.

15:50 Q&A

16:00 Networking coffee break in the exhibition area

SESSION FOUR: THE BUSINESS CASE FOR HYBRID AND ELECTRIC SYSTEMS
Industry leaders will address the business case for hybrid and electric solutions. Early investors will share why they chose hybrid electric systems and the benefits they intend to derive from these innovative technologies.

16:40 Panel discussion: The business case for hybrid and electric systems

  • Understanding the key benefits of hybrid and electric systems.
  • Breaking down the costs involved for owners and operators.
  • Newbuild versus retrofits – factors to consider when making investment decisions.
  • Lifecycle management of hybrid and electric vessels.
  • Owners and operators insights: key business drivers behind investments into hybrid and electric systems.

Narve Mjøs, Director, Green Shipping Programme
Jan Lodden, Executive Vice President & COO, Eidesvik
Hege Økland, CEO, NCE Maritime CleanTech

17:20 Q&A

17:30 Closing remarks from the chairman
17:40 End of day one

DAY TWO: THURSDAY 5 SEPTEMBER 2019

08:00 Registration, coffee and networking

08:45 Welcome address from Riviera Maritime Media
Edwin Lampert, Head of Content, Riviera Maritime Media

SESSION FIVE: VESSELS LAYOUT AND ENGINE ROOM
Vessel designers, builders and engineers will discuss recent newbuilds and retrofits. Speakers will address in detail layout strategies for vessels and engine rooms.

08:55 Vessel layout and engine room – design considerations for hybrid and electric vessels

  • Vessel layout best practice.
  • Setup in the engine room.
  • Placing batteries in a separate room.
  • Managing weight and space.

09:15 Q&A

09:20 Newbuild and retrofit case study

  • Why a newbuild was the right solution.
  • Newbuild vessel design and key features.
  • What efficiencies can be achieved through a newbuild?
  • Why a retrofit was the right solution.
  • Engineering a retrofit solution, what is involved?
  • What efficiencies can be achieved through a retrofit?

09:40     Q&A

SESSION SIX: MANAGING RISKS AND ENSURING SAFETY
Fire has been highlighted as the key risk that needs to be managed. This presentation will provide best practice strategies for managing all key risks, managing crew, running training programmes and ensuring safety. 

09:45 Identifying and managing the key risks

  • Dealing with fires and other risks in the engine room.
  • Should a fire occur what would happen?
  • Understanding your crewing and training requirements.
  • Best practice safety guidelines.

Olav Akselsen, Director General of Shipping and Navigation Director General, Norwegian Maritime Authority 

10:05 Q&A

SESSION SEVEN: CASE STUDIES AND USER EXPERIENCES
Case studies will look at two main battery solutions - recharging at port and recharging using a generator onboard a vessel. A case study from a leading port will share how infrastructure and facilities accommodate hybrid and electric vessels.

10:10 Color Hybrid Vessel Case study: Recharging at port solution

  • How does recharging take place at port?
  • How long do batteries last before recharging is required?
  • How long does recharging take?
  • Lessons learnt from commercial operations.

Rolf Petter Almli, Sales Manager, Ulstein

10:25 Q&A

10:30 Networking coffee break in the exhibition area

11:10 Grimaldi Case study: Using an onboard generator to recharge batteries

  • Engineering, design and operation of vessels with onboard generators that recharge batteries.
  • How can this hybrid and electric setup achieve emissions reduction and fuel efficiency?
  • What types of maritime vessels can benefit from these systems?

Andrea D’Ambra, Batteries Project Manager, Grimaldi

11:25 Q&A

11:30 Case study: Port infrastructure, setup and charging facilities

  • Infrastructure and facilities provided for recharging vessels.
  • Plug-in hybrid batteries that are recharged via a power cable with green electricity from shore facilities.
  • How are ports looking to expand to accommodate a growing hybrid and electric market? 

Pål Tveitevåg, Manager, BKK

11:45 Q&A

SESSION EIGHT: WHAT DOES THE FUTURE HOLD?
To conclude two days of high-level discussions, the closing panel will feature industry leaders who will share their vision for this exciting sector and how they see further advancement and growth taking place.

11:50 Industry leaders panel discussion

  • What more needs to be done to further advance the industry.
  • What new innovations are on the horizon?
  • What role will batteries play in the marine propulsion mix.
  • Understanding the full potential of batteries in emissions reduction.
  • Can hybrid systems and batteries achieve zero emissions shipping?

12:35 Q&A
    
12:45 Closing remarks from the chairman
13:00 Networking lunch break in the exhibition area

14:00 - 18:00 Corvus Energy site visit
 

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