Grand Harbour Hotel, Southampton UK – 26 to 28 April 2016

This unique event brings together an international group of experts armed with the latest knowledge to highlight the potential use of innovative power and propulsion systems. The objective is to identify a range of solutions for workboats, pilot boats, wind farm support vessels, survey vessels, scientific research craft, fishing vessels, superyachts, patrol craft, military and unmanned craft.

As conference organiser, John Haynes, explained hybrid is now a viable option and the focus is now on simple and feasible business cases for next generation vessels of all sizes. “It is great to have US Lithium-ion battery manufacturer XALT Energy and BAE Systems HybriDrive onboard, as their extensive expertise from automotive and land based applications highlights the capabilities of next generation electric, battery and hybrid technology,” he added. “It also makes sense to bring in aviation and other transport sectors to drive innovation and support relevant marine safety standards. This is not just green energy for the sake of it.”

The programme includes 20 expert speakers as well as a guided tour of the Southampton Marine and Maritime Institute (SMMI) facility located alongside Lloyd’s Register at the new £140m Boldrewood Innovation Campus at Southampton University.

The workshop day considers ‘new marine energy’. Presenters will highlight how fuel can be saved, maintenance costs reduced and engine life extended. The Hour Of Power concept enables vessels to run in and out of port for an hour on electric with battery power.

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