NEXT GENERATION Marine Power & Propulsion conference – details and member offer

British Marine members are being offered discounted access to the NEXT GENERATION Marine Power & Propulsion conference, which is being held in Southampton on 18 and 19 April 2018.

All sectors are invited to participate in this event that seeks to address some of the burning issues the marine industry faces today. One such questions being asked is “will improving diesel engine efficiency and increasing performance across existing powertrains deliver genuine fuel savings versus capital costs and will this reduce enough emissions?”

Automotive manufacturers including Tesla and BMW are re-defining the energy possibilities for land transport. Hybrid systems are now commercially available and operating successfully in fleets around the world. Tenders for hybrid vessels are coming out with increasing frequency as historic and high profile European maritime cities including London, Paris and Amsterdam aim to reduce emissions.

Lithium-ion battery storage is now being used on vessels, off-shore platforms and dockside applications. Energy density has more than doubled since the technology was first introduced. As most new power technology is proving to be scalable, this is becoming relevant to vessels of all sizes in both commercial and leisure craft.

Linking conventional diesel engines to battery-electric systems is just one of the growing range of innovative systems now available for passenger ferries, workboats, patrol craft and superyacht tenders. This is not just green energy for the sake of it as the NEXT GENERATION Power programme focuses on viable business cases and efficient engineering solutions that lead to lower operating costs.

DAY 1 THEME: Improving Power and Propulsion Efficiency by All Means

James Fanshawe CBE – Chairman, Maritime Autonomous Systems Regulatory Working Group
‘Power and Propulsion Requirements for Autonomous Vessels and Smart Port Energy’

  • Jon Lewis – Maritime Comma nd, UK Border Force
‘Selecting Power and Propulsion Systems for Evolving Maritime Roles’

Captain Muhammad Shafique – Senior Lecturer Petrochem, Warsash Maritime Academy
‘Alternative Fuels for Propulsion and Emissions Control’

Andy Page – Managing Director & Naval Architect, Chartwell Marine
‘Comparison of Propulsion Technologies on High Speed Commercial Vessels’

   • Jonathan Ridley – Head of Engineering, Warsash School of Maritime Science & Engineering
‘Experience of Testing Novel Hull Forms and Propulsion Systems for Sub IMO Vessels’

Julian Morgan – Technical Director, KPM Marine
‘Energy Efficiency by Design to Reduce Vessel Weight and Power Requirements’

PANEL DISCUSSION: Marine Applications for Fuel Cells and Hydrogen

DAY 2 THEME: Viable Hybrid Marine Power and Energy Storage

   • John Price – Managing Director, JMP Systems Engineering
‘Next Generation Energy and the Innovation Regulation Paradox’

John Haynes – Managing Director, Shock Mitigation
‘Hybrid Technology and The Hour Of Power for Workboats, Patrol Vessels and Superyachts’

Graeme Hawksley – Managing Director, Hybrid Marine
‘Developing a Commercial Passenger Fleet Utilising Hybrid Battery – Electric Systems’

  • Dr John Warner – CMO, EnerDel
‘Maritime Energy Storage Systems & Advantage of Cross Market Learning to Speed Time to Market’

Dan Kyle Spearman – Naval Architect, The Carbon Trust
‘The Potential for Hybrid and Low Emission Solutions in Offshore Wind’

  • Bill Davis – Founder & Engineering Director, Subsea Craft
‘Developing Battery with Multi Thrusters for Surface and Subsurface Applications’

Dr Dennis Doerffel – Founder & Chief Technology Officer, REAP Systems
‘Designing and Integrating Diesel – Battery – Electric Solutions for Commercial Craft’

PANEL DISCUSSION: Kickstarting Viable Marine Innovation Projects

This event is relevant to commercial, professional and military organisations, boat operators, boat builders, equipment manufacturers, naval architects, systems integrators and maritime legislators.

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The event is taking place at the Grand Harbour Hotel, Southampton. For enquiries please contact the NEXT GEN Event Manager, Julie Arthur, at

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