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NEXT GENERATION Power & Propulsion 2018

International Experts Focus On The Future of Marine Energy

NEXT GEN Marine Power & Propulsion Conference, including Hybrid Marine Power, is being held at the Grand Harbour, Southampton UK on 18 and 19 April 2018.

All sectors are invited to participate in this unique two day programme. With focus on vessels in the sub IMO (sub 24 metre / sub 80 feet) maritime sectors, the fast moving sessions bring together a dynamic marine industry group.

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Armed with the latest knowledge from around the world, an international group of experts will identify the viability of utilising innovative power systems. For commercial, professional and military end user organisations the unique knowledge gained from presentations and networking sessions will help to shape long term decisions that lead to improvements for in-service systems and procurement of next generation vessels.

Attendees will 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 passenger ferries, pilot boats, patrol craft, survey vessels, wind farm support vessels, superyacht tenders, military and unmanned craft.

Marine Power Is Changing Faster Than Expected

Changes are coming fast in the professional and commercial marine power sectors. Drivers include reduced fuel budgets, emissions regulations and striving for maximum power train efficiency. Due to the range of technologies required, diesel engine OEMs and specialist component manufacturers now recognise that they need to work together to develop next generation systems that fit the changing requirements of modern fleets. An ongoing challenge is utilising technology to make diesel engines more efficient.

Hybrid is the here and now technology that is being utilised by many transport sectors around the world. Automotive manufacturers including Tesla and BMW are re-defining the energy options for land transport. Internal combustion engines linked to battery-electric systems are now a serious option for maritime power. In some areas reduced emissions are the driver, but this is not just green energy for the sake of it. We are focussing on viable business cases and efficient hybrid engineering solutions.

The first confirmed sponsor is EnerDel. The US based company designs, builds and manufactures lithium-ion energy storage solutions and battery systems with a focus on heavy-duty transportation, on and off grid, mass transit and task-oriented applications.

NEXT GEN Organiser and Conference Chairman, John Haynes said, 'The 2018 programme builds on our experience of working with literally hundreds of genuine experts globally and recognises that emerging technologies, including the use of electric drives and lithium ion batteries along with the arrival of autonomous systems, are accelerating major changes.'

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To find out about presenting or sponsoring:

Workshop Lead - John Haynes

For further information and to register:

Event Manager - Julie Arthur

 2 Day NEXT GEN POWER Workshop - Standard rate: £390 +vat

British Marine / RINA / SSA / UKMPA / UKHMA / YBDSA rate: £350 +vat

Military / Government / Academia rate: £300 +vat

Includes: Lunch / Refreshments / Drinks Reception - Weds 18 / CPD Certificate

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Background to NEXT GEN Marine Power Events

In May 2015 we ran the first Hybrid Marine Workshop in Southampton UK - these 40 people quite simply led the way forward. The vivid road map included leaders from various tech initiatives around the world including BAE Systems Hybrid, Torqeedo and XALT Energy. In October 2015 we held the Hybrid Marine Power Conference at RNLI Poole UK - which proudly included a visit to the new Allweather Lifeboat Centre.

In April 2016 the NEXT GEN Marine Power & Propulsion Conference included a visit to the new Southampton Marine and Maritime Institute technology centre. At the NEXT GEN Hybrid Marine Power Workshop in October 2016 our team of international experts clearly predicted that energy changes will come faster than expected - they are correct.

Besides highlighting current opportunities, the ongoing 'NEXT GEN Marine Power' objective has been to create affiliations that share engine data, duty cycles and future roles for vessels across sectors. For engine manufacturers, component suppliers and installers the take away knowledge has already proved relevant to various departments including strategic product development, engineering and business development.

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