Hybrid power module wins approval

The Wärtsilä HY is available in different configurations Photo: Wärtsilä The Wärtsilä HY is available in different configurations Photo: Wärtsilä
Industry Database

Wärtsilä’s hybrid power module the Wärtsilä HY, has been granted Approval in Principle (AIP) by ABS another step forward to expand approval of its hybrid designs for power and propulsion.

This AiP follows another issued by ABS in 2017 for Wärtsilä’s hybrid propulsion tug designs.

“This AiP is an important step in the development of our eco-friendly hybrid propulsion system, which can be applied to a variety of vessel types,” said Giulio Tirelli, director, sales & business intelligence, Wärtsilä Marine Solutions.

“By working with ABS, we are demonstrating the viability of hybrid vessels in a range of applications and highlighting the capability to the US Market and further afield.”

Combined power

Mr Tirelli said that the Wärtsilä HY was developed by leveraging Wärtsilä’s technical strengths in both engine design and electrical and automation (E&A) systems.

The fully integrated hybrid power module combines engines, an energy storage system and power electronics, optimised to work together through a newly developed energy management system (EMS).

According to Mr Tirelli, it is the marine sector’s first hybrid power module of this type produced, thereby establishing a "new industry benchmark" in marine hybrid propulsion.

With the increased industry focus on environmental compliance and operational performance, many ship owners and operators are shifting their attention to electric propulsion and non-conventional sources of power.

Consequently, ABS has published an Advisory on Hybrid Electric Power Systems to provide guidance in the development of new concepts.

LATEST PRESS RELEASES

Gloryholder LGM to supply the LNG bunkering system for Damen 6000m3 Bunkering vessel

Gloryholder has been awarded the contract to design and supply the LNG cargo handling and fuel gas s... Read more

DESMI Ocean Guard’s CompactClean Ballast Water Management System Receives US Coast Guard Type Approval

Aalborg, DK, April 17, 2019– DESMI Ocean Guard A/S is pleased to announce that its CompactClean Ball... Read more

DESMI KaziCat

DESMI KaziCat is a true Multi-Purpose Catamaran Vessel despite its compact size; just below 24 meter... Read more

DESMI’s Emergency Firefighting Pumps a Navy Favourite

When the UK’s Royal Navy realised that the water pumps for firefighting on a number of its vessels w... Read more

Annual Report 2018 – DESMI A/

Very Satisfactory Result for the Year Read more

SEA ASIA’S INNOVATION ARENA TO SHOWCASE NEW GENERATION OF SOLUTIONS FOR MARITIME

SINGAPORE, 28 March 2019: UBM (Seatrade) and the Singapore Maritime Foundation (SMF), in collaborati... Read more

View all