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Maritime Hybrid & Electric, North America

08 December 2020 - 09 December 2020
09:00 - 18:00
Pacific Day Time

Achieving significant reductions in fuel consumption, maintenance costs and emissions

To complement the launch of our hugely successful webinar week series, Riviera’s 2020 conference programme has moved online, allowing our global communities to continue to connect, network and gather knowledge whilst remaining safe until our live conference programme returns. Networking is a key element of our virtual conferences with ample opportunity to arrange your meetings, keep on top of your daily routine, and still have some personal time.


Driven by the compelling benefits of reduced fuel consumption, greenhouse gas emissions and maintenance, the application of hybrid & electric and hydrogen & fuel cells technologies is accelerating across the marine sector. These technologies will clearly have a pivotal role in the years ahead as shipping transitions towards decarbonisation.

Through a series of individual presentations and panel discussions, this three-day conference will explore the rapid advances in these technologies, examining the technical, regulatory and operational challenges and benefits. Central to the agenda will be the discussion of real-world applications and operational experiences from US and international vessel owners.

Also addressed on the programme will be the role of government and the availability of ‘green’ financing to support investments in these technologies and shoreside infrastructure at ports, terminals and harbours.

For more than two decades, Riviera Maritime Media has been a leader in producing well-respected marine conferences, exploring key topics, trends and technologies impacting the marine industry. In 2019 in Bergen, Norway, it was the very first media organisation to launch a maritime hybrid-electric conference. The popularity and success of this event served to highlight the need for knowledge-sharing in this growing sector. Key to all Riviera events is the sharing of information, expert discussion and analysis and unparalleled networking opportunities. We hope that you will be able to join us for what promises to be a lively and insightful event.



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Programme Highlights

  • The potential of hybrid and electric power as clean energy and in creating a green footprint
  • How big is the hybrid and electric market?
  • How is the USA leading the world with its green initiatives?
  • How are hybrid and electric technologies being regulated?
  • Hydrogen fuel cells versus lithium-ion batteries
  • How can hybrid and electric solutions be used for various types of vessels and maritime applications
  • Energy density considerations and analysis
  • How do you go about replacing auxiliary engines with a battery solution?
  • Assessing the number of battery packs required over the life-cycle of a vessel
  • The price of batteries and how manufacturers are looking to reduce costs
  • Vessel layout and engine room design and engineering considerations for hybrid and electric vessels
  • Managing risks and ensuring safety
  • Can hybrid systems and batteries achieve zero emissions shipping?

This conference will demystify how hybrid and electric technologies benefits maritime operations. Industry leaders will make transparent the costs involved and the efficiencies that are realistically attainable.


Please see below the highlights video from our September 2019 conference in Bergen, Norway.



Live event testimonials

Very interesting
Helge Hagerup, The Fjords

Very informative - good range of speakers
Iain Doran, UK MOD

Interesting and explanatory
Francesco Morvillo, MSC Cruises

Interesting and convincing conference
Ǻge Dahl-Olsen, Blueday Technology

Very insightful to get up to date with latest developments and connect to the right people
Aristos Philis, Lemissoler Navigation

Great information on the industry perspective on this matter
Gunnar Solvag, Fagskulen

Good chance to keep up to date on these topics
Antonio Retti, Fincantieri Cantieri Navali Italini

Relevant topics in a relevant geographical spot
Stein Ruben Larsen, Norweigan Electric Systems

Very good speakers and topics
Asbjorn Halsebakke, The Switch

Very informative
Michael North, Aspin Kemp & Associates

Well organised
Peter Van Den Berg, KWX

Indrit Kruja - Brand Manager
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Achieving significant reductions in fuel consumption, maintenance costs and emissions



08:00 Registration, coffee and networking

09:00 Welcome address from Riviera Maritime Media
Edwin Lampert, Head of Content, Riviera Maritime Media

Hybrid and electric systems are set to play a key role in the future of maritime power and propulsion. Speakers will discuss how a green footprint can be achieved, the latest market data and industry regulations.

09:10 Keynote: Regulations and possible consequences for shipping
Sveinung Oftedal, Specialist Director, Department for Marine Management and Pollution Control,
Norwegian Ministry of Climate and Environment

09:30 Q&A

09:40 Green Shipping Programme – reacting fast and influencing a new business environment
Narve Mjøs, Director, Green Coastal Shipping Programme, DNV GL

10:00 Q&A

10:10 Industry data, trends and developments
Andrea Aarseth Langli, Managing Director, Maritime Battery Forum

10:30 Q&A

10:40 Networking coffee break in the exhibition area

11:20 How can ship owners react to a new regulatory framework?
Siv Remøy-Vangen, General Manager, Maritime Bergen

11:40 Q&A

The leading battery and fuel cell manufacturers will update the conference on their latest projects, technologies and lessons learnt. Delegates will have the opportunity to get answers to the most pressing questions they have and gain insight into the latest field data.

11:50 Interview: Corvus - lessons learnt from over 200 installations

• Lessons learnt from and industry leader.

• Batteries for hydrogen-battery setup and how they work together.

• Recent innovations in energy storage systems.

• First all electric tug project – results and lessons learnt.

• New factory update - what new innovations can we expect to see in the future?
Geir Bjørkeli, Chief Executive Officer, Corvus Energy

12:10 Q&A


12:20 Novel Innovative modular marine battery system for high and medium power applications

• Highest voltage in class of up to 1.500 V DC

• Highest currents in class of 5C continuous and 15C peak – water cooled

• Fully modular system allowing any shape of complete battery string

• Easy to integrate and retrofit for hybrid electric drive trains

Michael Deutmeyer, Managing Director, EAS Batteries

12:40 Q&A


12:50 Networking lunch break in the exhibition area

The leading engine manufacturers and systems integrators will discuss their latest solutions for hybrid and electric power and propulsion. A key takeaway for delegates will be how various maritime vessels can benefit from hybrid and electric solutions.

14:00 Case study: Seashuttle project - short-sea containership powered by hydrogen fuel cells and batteries
The power to propulsion will be produced by fuel cells fuelled by hydrogen and batteries. The vessel will have approximately 45% less energy consumption than current vessels per passenger-km, and can be made with varying size and capacity, from 100 to 300 passengers.
Tomas Tronstad, Managing Director, Hyon

14:20 Q&A

14:30 System integration: Seeing opportunity in smaller hybrid vessels

• ECO Bulk for Misje.

• Hybrid systems for short sea vessels.

• Fish farm vessels benefitting off hybrid systems.

• Wind mill service vessels using batteries for safety.

• Thoughts about the deep sea.

Stein Ruben Larsen, SVP Sales, Norwegian Electric Systems (NES)

14:50 Q&A


15:00 Networking coffee break in the exhibition area


Industry leaders will address the business case for hybrid and electric solutions. Early investors will share why they chose hybrid electric systems and the benefits they intend to derive from these innovative technologies.

15:40 Stepping towards emission free shipping
Jorulf Nergård, Vice President Market development, Marine and Ports, ABB

16:00 Q&A

16:10 Case study: Equinor’s ambitions and strategies for “green logistics”
Morten Sundt, Manager, Marine, Logistics & Emergency Response, Equinor

16:30 Q&A

16:40 Case study: Eidesvik offshore’s experience with battery installation and operation
Jan Lodden, Executive Vice President & COO, Eidesvik

17:00 Q&A

17:10 Panel discussion: The business case for hybrid and electric systems

• Understanding the key benefits of hybrid and electric systems.

• Breaking down the costs involved for owners and operators.

• Newbuild versus retrofits – factors to consider when making investment decisions.

• Lifecycle management of hybrid and electric vessels.

• Owners and operators insights: key business drivers behind investments into hybrid and electric systems.

Narve Mjøs, Director, Green Coastal Shipping Programme, DNV GL
Morten Sundt, Manager, Marine Logistics & Emergency Response, Equinor
Jan Lodden, Executive Vice President & COO, Eidesvik
Hege Økland, CEO, NCE Maritime CleanTech
Joe Burgard, President, Red and White Fleet

17:40 Q&A


17:50 Closing remarks from the chairman
18:00 End of day one



08:00 Registration, coffee and networking

09:00 Welcome address from Riviera Maritime Media
Edwin Lampert, Head of Content, Riviera Maritime Media

Vessel designers, builders and engineers will discuss recent newbuilds and retrofits. Speakers will address in detail layout strategies for vessels and engine rooms.

09:10 Keynote: An operator’s experience with hybrid electric

• Making the decision.

• Building the vessel.

• Training the crew.

• Dollars spent and saved.

• Discoveries and impacts.

Joe Burgard, President, Red and White Fleet

09:30 Q&A

09:40 Case study: Port infrastructure, setup and charging facilities

• Infrastructure and facilities provided for recharging vessels.

• Plug-in hybrid batteries that are recharged via a power cable with green electricity from shore facilities.

• How are ports looking to expand to accommodate a growing hybrid and electric market?

Pål Tveitevåg, Manager, BKK

10:00 Q&A

10.10 Grimaldi Case study: Using an onboard generator to recharge batteries

• Engineering, design and operation of vessels with onboard generators that recharge batteries.

• How can this hybrid and electric setup achieve emissions reduction and fuel efficiency?

• What types of maritime vessels can benefit from these systems?

Andrea D’Ambra, Batteries Project Manager, Grimaldi

10:30 Q&A

10:50 Networking coffee in the exhibiton room

Vessel designers, builders and engineers will discuss recent newbuilds and retrofits. Speakers will address engineering considerations that need to be made including vessel layout and setup in the engine room.

11:20 Technical dive into the Wärtsilä hybrid systems

• Wärtsilä hybrid vessels – references.

• Introduction to the Wärtsilä HY.

• Escorts tug in the port of Luleå, first vessel in the world equipped with the fully integrated hybrid power - case study.

• New Wärtsilä hybrid centre.

Alessandro Mercante, Hybrid Applications Engineer, Marine Solutions, Wärtsilä Italia

11:40 Q&A

11:50 Identifying and managing the key risks

• Dealing with fires and other risks in the engine room.

• Should a fire occur what would happen?

• Understanding your crewing and training requirements.

• Best practice safety guidelines.

Kolbjørn Berge, Project Manager, Norwegian Maritime Authority (NMA)

12:10 Q&A

12:20 Color Hybrid Vessel Case study: Recharging at port solution

• How does recharging take place at port?

• How long do batteries last before recharging is required?

• How long does recharging take?

• Lessons learnt from commercial operations.

Rolf Petter Almli, Sales Manager, Ulstein
Per Edvin Tande, Naval Architect, Fosen Ulstein Design & Engineering

12:50 Q&A


13:00 Networking lunch break in the exhibition area


14:00 Corvus Energy Factory opening

Join Corvus for the official grand opening of their brand new battery factory in Bergen, Norway

They are showcasing their fully robotised and digitalised plant along with interesting speeches, entertainment, food and drinks. The opening ceremony takes place on the 5th September at Sandbrekketoppen 30, 5224 Nesttun from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM. Coaches will be leaving the Scandic Bergen City Hotel at 2:30pm.

18:00 End of conference

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Why Attend

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Why attend

  • The event is presented by Marine Propulsion & Auxiliary Machinery - first published in 1979 it is the sector’s undisputed leader.
  • Eight content-rich sessions across two days looking at:
    - Industry trends and developments.
    - Innovations in battery technologies.
    - Innovations in hydrogen fuel cell technologies.
    - System integration – what is involved?
    - The business case for hybrid and electric systems in the USA.
    - Managing crew safety and operational risks.
    - Case studies and user experiences from the USA and international companies.
  • A balanced programme which features keynotes, data and analysis, panel discussions, interviews, case studies and product showcases.
  • An exhibition showcasing industry leading technologies.
  • Significant networking opportunities.

Attendees will include:

  • Battery manufacturers
  • Fuel cell manufacturers
  • Engine manufacturers
  • Systems integrators
  • Naval architects
  • Vessel owners and operators
  • Industry associations
  • Classifications societies
  • Analysts and consultants
  • Technology suppliers

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Sponsor & Exhibit

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Conference sponsorship represents an unrivalled opportunity to engage with your target audience in a focused setting.

Whether your goals are:

  • Increasing your market share
  • Launching your latest product
  • Increasing your brand awareness
  • Hearing first-hand what strategy your potential customers are taking on hybrid and electric propulsion technologies.
  • Networking and business opportunities: this event will foster crucial senior-level contacts and relationships.


This event is an ideal opportunity to deliver your message to, and hear from, key decision makers.


A broader range of sponsorship opportunities means that we have the package to suit your needs and your budget.



Your exhibitor package includes the following:

  • 3 x 2m stand space
  • Table and chairs
  • Access to electricity
  • Entry on the delegate handbook printed floorplan
  • 1 x free delegate for each day you are exhibiting
  • Free upload of technical white paper on Riviera’s Maritime Knowledge Bank
  • A minimum of 3 networking sessions in the exhibition area per day


If you are interested in discussion sponsorship and/or exhibition opportunities at this conference, please contact:

Indrit Kruja on +44 208 370 7792 or by email on indrit.kruja@rivieramm.com or Rob Gore on +44208 370 7007 or by email on rob.gore@rivieramm.com

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