Hybrid Marine Power & Propulsion Workshop - 13 & 14 May 2015
In May 2015 Shock Mitigation brought together a group of experts armed with the latest knowledge that will assist the sub IMO professional sector to understand the possibilities of utilising hybrid systems.
The aim is to identify the potential for hybrid systems for specific sectors, starting with diesel / electric for wind farm support vessels, pilot boats, patrol craft, survey vessels and unmanned craft.
The two day workshop is designed to engage with various groups including end-user organisations, boat owners, boat operators, boat builders, engine manufacturers, mechanical & electrical engineers, naval architects, maritime legislators and government bodies.
Building Networks & Accelerated Knowledge Transfer
For OEM engine manufacturers, component suppliers and installers the take away knowledge from this workshop will be relevant to various departments including strategic product development, engineering and business development.
Besides highlighting significant opportunities, the objective will be to create affiliations that share engine data, battery capabilities and work cycles for vessels.
Great Opportunities for Hybrid Power & Storage Systems
The Workshops will be led by John Haynes, Managing Director of Shock Mitigation, who said, "The capabilities and expertise already exist in separate companies. Changes are coming fast and due to the range of technologies required it is unlikely that any one manufacturer will provide a complete system."
"For end user organisations, including owners and operators, the knowledge gained from these workshop sessions will help to shape decisions that lead to procurement of next generation vessels and improvements to in-service systems."
Feedback from 'Hybrid Marine Power & Propulsion Workshop' - May 2015
Having been both a delegate and presented at the Hybrid Marine Workshop, I learnt so much in 2 days about the opportunities and challenges that the commercial marine (In particular the offshore wind turbine support) industry faces - primarily driven by emissions legislation and fuel costs. The open forum event had lively debate and enabled questions to be aired and answered from all angles. Simon Mcloughlin - Managing Director, C-Fury Limited
Enjoyed all of it! Mel Lewis - Technical Director, Mainstay Marine Solutions
Just a quick line to say thank you for providing the opportunity for RNLI to attend the workshop this week and to thank your team for their efficient organisation. I found it very worthwhile from a professional point of view as well as an enjoyable two days spent with some top people. This has opened my eyes to the current state of the technolog(ies). Rob Cantrill - Head of Engineering, RNLI
A good range of credible presentations. Technology learning content good as well as application and future development. David Briggs - BAE Systems
All credit to John Haynes and his team for co-ordinating and making an event like this happen. How impressive on the first one to have such a heavy weight, high profile audience from industry OEM’s and manufacturers globally. With the Hybrid Marine Conference coming up later in the year this is certainly one to not be missed to get involved in the new thinking of marine propulsion and future capabilities. James Sydenham - General Manager, Golden Arrow Marine
Really high quality of speakers / visitors and a great effort at short notice to create the event! Overall very good and a real intro to the possibilities of these market sectors. Adam Younger - Principal Naval Architect, Adam Younger Design
This was a well presented conference bringing together like minded people with an interest in marine hybrid propulsion from both manufacturers and operators. There were well delivered and relevant presentations. It was a great place for networking and discussing future projects. I look forward to the next one! John Arnold - Manager, Torqeedo GB
Just wanted to thank you for organising the workshop – genuinely really enjoyed it. Good relevant content throughout. Andy Page - Naval Architect & Project Manager, Alicat / South Boats IOW
Very informative. Useful to hear the perspective of all the different parties with lively discussions. Conrad Ciaramella - REAP Systems
Useful introduction to hybrid technology and the concept behind what can be done. Andrew Mellard - General Manager Engines & Components, MAN Engines
It was nice meeting you in Southampton last month and I appreciate your kind reception. The workshop was very helpful for me to improve my understanding of the hybrid propulsion market. Michelle Moon - Manager Ship & Offshore TF Team, LG Chem
From my perspective as a small innovation led company to be able to present our technologies and ideas openly to the forum and in front of leading companies is an opportunity that we can not find anywhere else. To then network between proceedings and find new contacts was exceptional - I look forward to the next event. Andrew Mcloughlin - C-Fury
Excellent experience and knowledge and really good variety over the two days. Alex Atkins - Owner / Operator, Offshore Energy Solutions