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Maritime Hybrid & Electric, North America

01 March 2021 - 03 March 2021
09:00 - 18:00

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.



Your Conference Pass


Our virtual Conference Pass includes access to the virtual exhibition, unlimited conference sessions, matchmaking, networking and more.




Conference Programme

Delivering insightful content presented by expert speakers, our Conference Programme offers exclusive access to live and on-demand sessions.




Designed to suit your schedule and overcome current travel restrictions - network, engage and debate from the comfort and safety of your desk.



Maximise your Conference Pass

Your Conference Pass gives you access to multiple opportunities to expand your delegate experience and bring value back into your business.

  • Join our expert Conference Programme sessions
  • Engage in the Live Debate - ask questions, answer polls
  • Set your Meeting Agenda with peers and key suppliers
  • Experience AI-powered Matchmaking
  • Join Group Discussions



The virtual event concept is new


You may be experiencing a virtual event for the first time this year. Riviera has partnered with industry leader Swapcard to maximise your experience as well as help you transition. Take a few moments to view the Attendee Experience video to guide you and help you to explore the new opportunities our virtual conference offers. You’ll learn to:


  • Set Up Your Profile
  • Navigate the Platform
  • View Live Conference Content
  • Network and Build Contact Lists
  • Schedule and Host Meetings







Exhibitions have never been so interactive


Virtual exhibitors benefit from the new offerings technology brings such as rich media profiles, product showcases, enhanced visibility, analytics and contact data. With delegates no longer restricted by travel, discover how a virtual exhibition booth increases your audience, improves your brand awareness and delivers the target KPIs for your business.






The conference platform will be open one week before the Conference Programme gets underway for delegates to arrange meetings online and for exhibitors to respond to enquiries:

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?

At a time when networking, knowledge sharing and lead sourcing for companies looking to embrace Hybrid & Electric technology has been severely restricted, Riviera are providing a route to accessing the significant technological developments in the industry and the opportunity to forge meaningful business connections and generate the new business leads key to maintaining commercial operations.

With our industry leading platform, Swapcard, you will experience all the benefits you have come to expect from a live event as well as online benefits you might not have experienced before, including: profiling and AI powered matchmaking, a virtual exhibition, online meeting rooms, live chat, and more.



Engage in programme sessions

Use the programme dashboard to follow the conference live with

  • Session Countdown
  • Auto-play next live session
  • Live discussion
  • Upvote questions
  • Interactive polls
  • Quick access to next sessions



Participate live


Join the live discussion, ask questions, answer polls

  • Participate in the Q&A
  • Answer polls and review results
  • Access other live discussions
  • See who is online
  • Engage with other attendees
  • Access other sessions







Experience the new technical exhibition


Discover new solutions and collaborate with key suppliers virtually

  • Live chat with sales staff for swift responses
  • Schedule meetings for more in-depth discussions
  • Watch live product demonstrations with Q&A
  • Download case studies, exhibitor brochures and product information



AI powered matchmaking


Matchmaking enables you to search for and make new connections through our online portal ahead of and throughout the virtual event, allowing you to extract far more from your attendance than just a business card. All you need to do is select your topics of interest and our AI powered matchmaking will suggest connections for you.


Our matchmaking feature includes:

  • Recommendations of who to meet
  • Intelligent searches allowing you to see who’s online with matching interests
  • Building contact lists to takeaway
  • Booking virtual meetings, either 1-1 or in groups



Meet the right people with AI powered matchmaking

  • Explore recommendations
  • See who’s online with matching interests
  • Use advanced filters to find relevant contacts
  • Chat with anyone
  • Build contact lists to takeaway
  • Book virtual meetings







Join group discussions


Engage a focussed view with group discussions

  • Create as many group discussions as you like
  • Share knowledge and exchange views
  • Seek new solutions and recommendations
  • Join current groups in the chatroom
  • Keep in touch with the live programme




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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Virtual Exhibition

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The new technical exhibition is more than just virtual


The demand for new technologies and innovative solutions is not diminished by the current restrictions we face and the market continues to look for the right products and services to feed its operations. Riviera’s online conference platform enables us to offer attendees an enhanced interactive exhibition experience as well as a flexible and proactive approach for exhibitors with high quality business tools, allowing you to engage with an increased global audience.


As an exhibitor, the virtual experience offers all you would expect from a stand at a premium event and more. With Riviera’s virtual platform, industry-leader, Swapcard, has taken those existing expectations to a new level.





View the Exhibitor Experience and explore the benefits

  • Review the Exhibitor Portal
  • Set up your Virtual Exhibition Stand
  • Organise and Manage your Meetings
  • Network and Build Contact Lists
  • Showcase Products and Services






Customise your Stand

  • Brand your Space
  • Showcase with Product Video
  • Run Live Demonstrations
  • Engage via Live Chat or Video
  • Invite Brochures by Request


AI Powered Matchmaking

  • Explore Recommendations
  • See Who’s Online with Matching Interests
  • Use Advanced Filters to Find Contacts
  • Invite Matches to Chat or Meet
  • Improve Lead Generation
  • Build Quality Lists to Takeaway






Network and Engage

  • Focus your Networking with Matchmaking
  • Respond to Live Chat Enquiries
  • Arrange Video Meetings
  • Send Meeting Reminders
  • Extend your Reach with Riviera’s Global Audience


Enhanced Analytics

  • Exhibitor Analytics Dashboard
  • Lead Scoring
  • Lead Source Tracking
  • Tagging Product and Services
  • Live Data on Prospects


Lead Generation +++


Before: the platform will be open one week before the conference for attendees to review the attendee list, send meeting invitations and plan their schedule.


During: the programme schedule includes networking breaks and time to explore exhibitor profiles, send enquiries via live chat or take video meetings all in real time


After: content is accessible for up to 90 days after the conference ends extending lead generation opportunities. Riviera’s website at www.rivieramm.com will showcase news items and conference highlights post event further strengthening its lifecycle and opportunities for further engagement via SEO



Exhibition Opening Hours: (beginning one week prior)

Exhibitors will be online to meet attendees virtually and respond to enquiries during the following hours:



09:00 - 17:00 BST

London, United Kingdom

09:00 - 17:00 SGT

09:00 - 17:00 CDT

Houston, USA








If you are interested in exhibiting at the virtual conference, please contact:

Indrit Kruja - Brand Manager, indrit.kruja@rivieramm.com or call +44 7958 263724


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Choose your conference pass here


Whether you’re an invited VIP keen on getting ahead of industry trends and meet new suppliers or you are a supplier of products and services and are keen to understand the challenges your customers face, network and meet potential buyers of your services, choose your conference pass.


Conference Pass (UK/EU registered businesses)


  • Unlimited access to all live streamed conference sessions
  • Access to virtual exhibition
  • Access to the presentation materials after the event
  • Unlimited access to the on-demand library of conference recordings
  • Full use of virtual matchmaking and contacts download: Unlimited meeting requests with exhibitors and attendees
  • Membership to the Maritime Hybrid, Electric and Fuel Cells Community (launching this year)
  • Virtual networking breaks

*VAT liability is applied under the reverse-charge mechanism for VAT registered businesses within the EU. Your VAT number is required when purchasing.

VAT at standard rate applies to all UK businesses.







Conference Pass (non-UK/EU registered businesses)


  • Unlimited access to all live streamed conference sessions
  • Access to virtual exhibition
  • Access to the presentation materials after the event
  • Unlimited access to the on-demand library of conference recordings
  • Full use of virtual matchmaking and contacts download: Unlimited meeting requests with exhibitors and attendees
  • Membership to the Maritime Hybrid, Electric and Fuel Cells Community (launching this year)
  • Virtual networking breaks







By registering for this event, Riviera Maritime Media Ltd, and its subsidiaries may use your information for direct marketing of related products and services and delivery of the virtual conference. For further privacy information please go to www.rivieramm.com/privacy-policy You may opt out of receiving communications by unsubscribing via the link contained within any of the communications we send or by emailing your request to privacy@rivieramm.com


An account will be created with our virtual event partner Swapcard with the information you have provided to access and participate in the conference. Once your account has been created you can use the platform to view the attendees’ list, register for live sessions, networking and much more. To view Swapcard’s data processing policies and your data protection rights go to www.swapcard.com/gdpr

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