All sectors are invited to participate in this unique event that focuses on viable energy solutions for sub IMO / sub 24 metre vessels. As most new power and propulsion technology is proving to be scalable this knowledge is becoming increasingly relevant to vessels of all sizes.
Conference organiser, John Haynes, said: “It is clear that emerging technologies including the use of electric drives linked to lithium-ion batteries, along with the arrival of fuel cells and autonomous systems, are accelerating major changes for marine operations. The 2018 programme builds on our experience from four previous NEXT GEN power events and working with literally hundreds of industry experts globally.”
Armed with the latest knowledge from around the world this international group will identify the viability of utilising innovative power systems. Attendees include commercial, professional and military end-user organisations, along with boat operators, boat builders, engine manufacturers, mechanical & electrical engineers, naval architects and legislators.
Presentations will include the latest power systems for work boats, passenger ferries, pilot boats, patrol craft, survey vessels, wind farm support vessels, superyacht tenders, military and unmanned craft; while conference topics look at improving diesel engine efficiency and increasing performance across the powertrain to give fuel savings and reduce emissions.
John added: “Our objective is to bring together a dynamic marine industry group and highlight viable innovation. This is not just green energy for the sake of it as presentations will show how fuel can be saved, maintenance costs reduced and engine life extended.” www.hybridmarine-power.com