Electrification is a key building block on our journey to decarbonise the marine industry. The use of electrical systems onboard will enable smarter propulsion systems that are resilient and flexible enough to adapt to future changing needs. Combining electrical propulsion and the move towards renewable energy sources opens up an interesting route to profitable decarbonisation - enabling vessels to reduce emissions and fuel costs dramatically.
@ Theatre Three
Building the world’s largest hybrid ferries: Challenges and benefits
Battery powered electric and hybrid marine vessels are starting to become commonplace as the maritime industry works to cut its emissions and improve the industry’s impact on climate change. But the path to greener vessels is not without its own challenges. New technologies mean rethinking every aspect of a vessel – not just its fuel sources. Learn about the fascinating journey from the companies involved in building and operating the world’s largest hybrid ferries – Brittany Ferries, Stena RoRo, Wärtsilä and Leclanché.
@ Theatre One
Embracing electrification for sustainable short-sea shipping
Global regulations and emissions legislation puts increasing pressure on shipping to decarbonise, driving the sector towards flexible, electrified, and hybridised solutions, combined with alternative fuels. Embracing hybrid and electric concepts that lay the groundwork for low and net-zero carbon operations is vital, particularly with rapidly ageing fleets. Wärtsilä, has well-established hybrid and electric concepts. Its modular, hybrid propulsion system can be tailored to specific needs and vessel operating conditions with full integration at the shipyard. Its modern engine portfolio includes a suite of new fuel-flexible options that drive decarbonisation and fit the core power demand of the vessel operating profile.
Wärtsilä’s integrated offering – which covers every aspect of hybrid power generation, management and storage – provides owners and operators with the building blocks for a more sustainable and profitable tomorrow.
As the current industry leader, Wärtsilä has to date delivered and received orders for over 90 vessels – with a growing market share of over 20%, and a combined installed battery capacity surpassing 160 MWh.
Visit us at our stand #5018 where experts will be on hand to share detail on reference cases and solutions supporting our journey to electrify shipping.