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Next Generation Marine Power and Propulsion Conference – April 26th-28th 2016

Published: 24 March 2016
SMMI supports event in April

SMMI is supporting the ‘Next Generation Marine Power & Propulsion Conference’ that is being held at the Grand Harbour Hotel, Southampton UK from 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 pilot boats, workboats, wind farm support vessels, survey vessels, scientific research craft, fishing vessels, superyachts, patrol craft, military and unmanned craft.

Professor R Ajit Shenoi, SMMI Director, is giving the keynote presentation titled, ‘Global Marine Technology Trends - 2030 and Beyond’. Attendees at the two day Conference and one day Workshop will include commercial and military end-user organisations, operators, boat builders, engine manufacturers, mechanical & electrical engineers, systems Integrators, naval architects and legislators.

Conference organiser, John Haynes, said, ‘It is great to have SMMI onboard for this landmark event that highlights the capabilities of next generation power and propulsion including the latest hybrid technology. This is not just green energy for the sake of it. Hybrid is now a viable option and we are focussing on simple and viable business cases for next generation vessels of all sizes.'

The programme includes over 20 expert speakers covering three phases; ‘Here and Now Technology’ considers how the UK and global marine industry can utilise the latest engineering. ‘Next Generation Systems’ are within a few years of commercial release. ‘Innovation and Future Possibilities’ are pushing the boundaries far and wide.

SMMI personnel are presenting on all three days of the event. Dr Francesco Giorgio-Serchi and Gabriel Weymouth of Fluid Structure Interactions Group are presenting, ‘Shape-changing Pulsed Jet-thrusters for a New Generation of AUVs’. Mehdi Hendijanizadeh and Suleiman Sharkh are presenting, ‘Hybrid Electric Vessel Propulsion with Integrated Motor Assist’. Ameen Bassam of Fluid Structure Interactions Group is presenting, ‘Hybrid Fuel Cell Electric Propulsion for Marine Transport Applications: Case Study of a Domestic Ferry.’

Boat builders, 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. 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.

The workshop day considers ‘new marine energy’. Presenters highlight how fuel can be saved, maintenance costs reduced and engine life extended. Fast moving sessions focus on informal discussion and industry experience from subject matter experts including Lloyds Register and DNV GL. A relevant topic is high energy battery installations and Lithium-ion onboard, including the latest MCA Marine Guidance Note.

The second conference day ends with a guided tour of the Southampton Marine and Maritime Institute facility located alongside Lloyd's Register at the new £140m Boldrewood Innovation Campus at Southampton University. SMMI is a unique centre of excellence, bringing together a research, innovation and education community.

Next Generation Marine Power & Propulsion Conference

Event Manager - Julie Arthur +44 (0)7449 000228


PROGRAMME: Next Generation Marine Power & Propulsion Conference

KEYNOTE: 'Global Marine Technology Trends - 2030 and beyond'

Professor R Ajit Shenoi – Director, Southampton Marine and Maritime Institute

KEYNOTE: 'Powering the Modern Port - ships, tugs and the hidden fleet of support vessels'

Captain Don Cockrill – Secretary General, UK Maritime Pilots Association

KEYNOTE: 'How emerging technology can create problems at sea as well as providing solutions'

Captain Andrew Moll – Deputy Chief Inspector, Marine Accident Investigation Branch

'Shape-changing pulsed jet-thrusters for a new generation of AUVs'

Francesco Giorgio-Serchi & Gabriel Weymouth – Fluid Structure Interactions Group

'The scientific and engineering approach to the manufacture and use of Emulsified Fuels'

Alan Priddy – Offshore Expeditions, Global Powerboat Circumnavigation Record Team

'Integrating Vessel Management Systems Using the NMEA 2000 Protocol'

Johnny Lindstrom – Chairman, National Marine Electronics Association

'Performance and Safety Aspects of Maritime Battery Systems”

Ben Gully –- Engineer, DNV-GL Research & Innovation

'The footprint, weight and cost benefits of marine Lithium-ion battery systems'

Robert Young – Marine Technical Lead, XALT Energy

'Hybrid Electric Vessel Propulsion with Integrated Motor Assist'

Mehdi Hendijanizadeh, Suleiman Sharkh – Southampton University / Dennis Doerffel – REAP

'Windship sail power could revolutionise the way vessels carry goods across oceans'

David Barrow & Simon Rogers – Directors, Windship Technology

'Emissions control & Alternative fuels for propulsion'

Captain Muhammad Shafique – Senior Lecturer, Petrochem - Warsash Maritime Academy

‘Risks associated with maritime battery installations and their mitigation’

Bernard Twomey & Tania Berry – Lloyd’s Register

‘Hybrid Fuel Cell Electric Propulsion for marine transport applications: Case study of a domestic ferry’

Ameen Bassam – Fluid Structure Interactions Group, Southampton University

‘Viable solutions for reducing weight and improving fuel efficiency of vessels’

Julian Morgan – Managing Director, KPM Marine

'Modelling hybrid power & propulsion systems focussed on duty cycles & commercial benefits'

Ken Wittamore – Managing Director, Triskel Marine

'Optimising energy sources to fit the vessel, duty cycle and the environment'

David Adamiak – Senior Manager Business Development, BAE Systems HybriDrive

'New power and propulsion systems need new skills training for engineers and integrators’

Tony Birr – Director, Century Maritime

‘Balancing hull speed and stored energy to create The Hour Of Power’

John Haynes – Managing Director, Shock Mitigation


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