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KEYNOTE: Overview of innovation and regulation in the aerospace sector.

John Price - Managing Director, JMP Systems Engineering

John Price has over 40 years experience in the aerospace industry. He retired from full time employment at EADS Innovation Works (now Airbus Group Innovations – the Airbus Group corporate research centre), in August 2012. Since then he has been operating his own consultancy company, including a further two and a half years for Airbus Group Innovations, ending in February 2015. Prior to his retirement, John was a Vice President for 5 years, in charge of developing energy and propulsion technologies, and academic and industrial partnerships. Before joining Innovation Works, John was a Vice President within Airbus Engineering for 12 years,…


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Applying Industry Best Practices & Lessons Learned to the Emerging Marine Hybrid and Electric Market

Dr John T. Warner - Vice President, XALT Energy

Dr John T. Warner, DM, PMP is an experienced sales, product management and strategic marketing executive with 25+ years in the automotive and battery industries. As Vice President of Sales & Marketing for XALT Energy, Dr Warner leads the sales, marketing, business development and customer concept development activities. Dr Warner’s other experience includes companies such as Magna Steyr Battery Systems, Boston-Power and General Motors Corporation. He also serves as the Chair for the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Battery Size Standardization Committee. In May of 2015 Dr Warner published his first book titled “The Handbook of Lithium-Ion Battery Pack Design”…


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Innovative hybrid systems for small craft

Graeme Hawksley - Managing Director, Hybrid Marine Ltd

Graeme has an MSc in Microelectronics and has been in the electronics industry since the late 1970s. He has worked in the UK and USA in aviation, marine and silicon chip manufacturing. A UK government grant provided funding for research into the use of hybrid systems in small craft. In 2003 Hybrid Marine was born and has been manufacturing systems for 12 years. In 1993 Graeme sailed out of Portsmouth Harbour in his old 26' wooden sailing sloop. Four and a half years later he found himself in New Zealand. Graeme returned to the UK in 1998.…


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Enhanced Safety with Hybrid Power in the Offshore Oil & Gas Sector

Dr Davion Hill - Group Leader Energy & Materials Program, DNV GL

Davion Hill, Ph.D.is President of NAATBatt International and Group Leader for DNV GL’s Energy & Materials program. Dr. Hill has developed testing programs and written standards on battery testing and safety, and led the development of DNV GL’s Battery XT software. Dr. Hill is Principal Investigator for both of DNV GL’s ARPA-e programs and has led forensic investigations for energy storage system fires and failures. He has authored or co-authored 30+ technical publications on batteries as well as DNV GL’s Draft Recommended Practice for battery testing, and was a co-author on the…


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Hybrid Electric Propulsion Systems - Challenges in System Integration

Dr Dennis Doerffel - Founder & Chief Technology Officer, REAP Systems

Dennis has a Dipl.-Ing. degree in communications electronics from the University of the German forces and a PhD from the University of Southampton. Before he founded REAPsystems, he spend 12 years in the German forces, where he lead, organised and trained repair and maintenance teams. Later, he was responsible for the software maintenance of some weapon systems. He has been fascinated by modern battery technology, their practical applications and challenges since 1998. Dennis is an authentic, enthusiastic and visionary individual who believes "there is always a way". He has subscribed to the Toyota Management Principles as the way forward into a sustainable world.…


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Risks associated with maritime battery installations and their mitigation

Bernard Twomey - Global Head of Electrotechnical Systems, Lloyd's Register

Bernard Twomey is the Global Head of Electrotechnical System for LR and is a Fellow of the IET and IMarEST, he is also a Member of the IMechE and advisor to the UK MOD Naval Authority on Power and Propulsion. His background includes 12 years in the merchant navy before joining Lloyd’s Register where he has responsibility for providing world-wide technical leadership in the maintenance of consistent standards and securing Lloyd’s Register’s role as a recognised technical leader within the Marine industry.…


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The Hour Of Power - Energy storage systems implementing diesel / electric / battery solutions.

Robert Young - Technical Lead for Marine Applications, XALT Energy

As lead Sales Manager for Commercial Marine applications at XALT Energy, Robert brings over a decade of Li-Ion battery experience into the Maritime environment through prior roles with world-class companies such as Fiat-Chrysler, Marquardt Switches, and Alcoa . With an MBA in Business and a BS in Engineering, Robert has delivered products from concept to production and in the process has earned the respect and trust of his customers and colleagues by delivering successful results and building strong relationships. Extremely passionate about Li-Ion battery systems and green technology, Robert is incredibly driven in his pursuit of hybridizing and electrifying Marine vessels…


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Reducing the Unknowns - Exploring the benefits of accurately predicting hull resistance

Robert Hayes - Naval Architect, Frazer-Nash Consultancy

Robert graduated from Southampton University with an MEng in Ship Science. He has been involved with feasibility based concept design of hybrid boat propulsion both with Southampton University and CTruk Boats. He now leads up Frazer-Nash’s hybrid technical approach where he is able to draw on company wide expertise and translate that into how it can be applied to solve marine hybrid problems.…


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Modular interior designs for reducing weight and improving fuel efficiency of vessels

Julian Morgan - Managing Director, KPM Marine

Julian Morgan holds Honours and Masters Degrees from Brunel and Warwick Universities. He was awarded a scholarship to research Mechatronics at Rhode Island University. He has worked for Phillips Research Laboratories, medical division and has consulted to organisations including Apple Computers, BAE Systems, Hewlett Packard and Psion. Expertise includes design and manufacture of suspension seating, pumps and air handling systems. He has been awarded the Seawork Spirit Of Innovation award three times.…


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The realities of hybrid propulsion & auxiliary power systems for marine applications

David Adamiak - Senior Manager Business Development, BAE Systems HybriDrive

David graduated from the US Naval Academy in Annapolis and spent the majority of his military career flying tactical jet aircraft such as the F-4 Phantom. Since joining BAE Systems, he has enjoyed a career opening new markets for hybrid electric propulsion. He holds a MSc in Electrical Engineering and manages a portfolio of over 300 patents in hybrid electric technology. He was recently focused on successfully launching the first hybrid electric research vessel in the US. The Maritime Aquarium research vessel 'Spirit of the Sound' is completely powered by two of BAE Systems patented HybriGens, which deliver all of…


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Developing high-power integrated propulsion systems for serial production

Christoph Ballin - Co-founder & CEO, Torqeedo Deep Blue

Christoph Ballin is one of the co-founders of Torqeedo. In his function as CEO he is responsible for the strategic direction of the company and for developing the Torqeedo organisation. Since the company's foundation Christoph has played a key role in planning all Torqeedo products, for which the company has won numerous international prizes for innovation. Prior to founding Torqeedo, Christoph worked for Gardena. His final position was that of CEO of Gardena Deutschland GmbH and he was responsible for business development in the company's most important market. Christoph began his career with McKinsey & Company. He worked for five years…


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Designing lightweight, modular, scalable hybrid systems for marine applications

Simon Patterson - CEO, MSP Technologies

Simon Patterson spent his early career as a professional yachtsman and marine engineer developing his knowledge in engineering on large and complex super yachts. He moved into project managing the construction of large yachts in New Zealand and Europe before returning to the UK. Simon specialises in electric drive systems, complex electrical systems and is passionate about developing cutting edge innovations in electric and hybrid propulsion systems. He is respected across the marine industry for his forward thinking in this field. Simon built and designed systems for the Elektra, a series of Nigel Irons designed electric boats. From this concept, the…


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'What can the marine industry can learn from a building site?'

Paul Holland - Director, Energy Solutions

Paul Holland set up Energy Solutions in 1996 with the intention to supply innovative products, design and technical solutions to the marine market. Power conversion from low voltage DC to AC and visa versa was always a key part of these systems. This has moved over the years from a convenience (to power handheld appliances on-board) to being an integral part of an integrated hybrid power system. By working with leading international manufacturers Energy Solutions can supply customers with a complete electrical power, monitoring and control solution. The company is the leading independent supplier of off grid power solutions in the…


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Hybrid power solutions for fast workboats and offshore energy support vessels

Andy Page - Design & Project Manager, Alicat & South Boats IOW

Andy Page is a Bachelor of Engineering (Honors) graduate in Yacht and Powercraft Design at Southampton Solent University. He is a member of RINA and is responsible for oversight of all projects carried out by Alicat Marine Design (AMD) and South Boats IOW. He is part of a team of dedicated naval architects, with both ship and small craft experience. AMD provide design and project management services to Southboats IOW Ltd and Alicat Workboats Ltd as well as technical consultancy to the wider commercial sector. In recent times both companies have enjoyed great success in producing high speed catamaran vessels for…


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Engineering led tour of the RNLI All-weather Lifeboat Centre

John McCallion - RNLI, Production Operations Manager

John McCallion is responsible for the establishment, strategic direction, optimization and management of the new RNLI All-weather Lifeboat Centre with a vision to develop the facility into a high quality, efficient provider of lifesaving equipment to RNLI volunteers and maximising the yield for every pound donated. John developed his Lean knowledge during 16 years of service with Toyota UK. He worked within the Production Control Division, in the Plant Management team. Other roles included the facilitation of new vehicle projects, supplier development, a £50m plant expansion programme and finally delivering supplier improvement programmes throughout the UK and Europe. Prior to joining the…


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Understanding how fuel savings and the environment fit into government boat procurement

Tony Birr - Director, Century Maritime

Tony Birr had 32 years police and military service. Having retired from the police in 2014 he set up Century Maritime Ltd to provide a range of professional services. His last role in the police was the day-to-day management of Hampshire Constabulary’s Marine Unit. This included managing the teams on the water activities, tasking and direction to deliver a policing and security presence within the Solent maritime community on the south coast of the UK. The Marine Unit worked with other organisations to keep one of the world’s busiest waterways safe. In 2011 he wrote an options paper looking at…


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High efficiency marine energy - Intelligent use of hybrid power and propulsion

Howard Davies - Business Development Manager, Triskel Marine

Howard Davies holds a Master degree in Engineering and Computing Science from the University of Oxford and has particular expertise in managing the development of new technology products. He is now Business Development Manager for Triskel Marine and is primarily focussed on developing their vessel energy monitoring and hybrid power control system products which are exciting and rapidly growing areas for the marine industry. Prior to Triskel Marine his previous experience includes working as a management consultant for Accenture and an IT product development manager for Landmark Information group.…


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Modelling and simulation of a virtual hybrid system for sub IMO vessel applications

Dr. Wenzel Prochazka - Product Manager, Global Battery Management Team, AVL List

Wenzel Prochazka studied Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics in Graz and Rouen, France. He started working alongside studies in modelling of complex systems at VA Tech UK, ONERA France and then AVL. He gained a PhD in Litium Ion Cell Ageing Experiments and Modelling of ageing processes in 2012.He has worked for AVL over the last 10 years in various positions, and as Product Manager for Battery Systems for 2 years. AVL is the worlds’ largest privately owned and independent company for the development of powertrain systems.…


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Introduction To The Transfluid Hybrid Solution

Martin Jackson - Business Development Director, MIT Group

Martin Jackson has worked for Marine & Industrial Transmissions for 20 years during that time he has amassed a huge amount of experience and knowledge in providing solutions for propulsion and drive lines in marine & non marine applications. He is a committee member for the British Marine Commercial marine association. Working with many of the UK’s leading Naval architects, equipment designers and original equipment manufacturers he has helped provide solutions to a wide variety of applications from pleasure boats to military & commercial workboats, recycling equipment, locomotives and specialist vehicles. MIT represent a number of leading transmissions and associated equipment manufacturers…


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Hybrid Marine Conference Chairman & Workshop Lead

John Haynes - Managing Director, Shock Mitigation

John Haynes is an Associate Fellow of The Nautical Institute, Commercial Yachtmaster Ocean and Advanced Powerboat Instructor. Subject matter expertise includes 30 years professional sector training, consultancy and strategic product development. He has worked with over 100 organisations including military, search & rescue, police, commercial operators, designers, OEM equipment manufacturers and boat builders. He has written specialist articles on future requirements and new technology for international publications including Maritime Reporter, Marine Link, Marine News, Maritime Journal, Seaways, Ship & Boat International (RINA), Maritime Pilot Journal, Powerboat & RIB, Yachting Matters (Superyacht), Defence Management Journal, Defence IQ. He is founder of the…


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Maritime and Coastguard Agency

Simon Owens - MCA Technology

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency’s research programme aims to: Provide a strong evidence base for MCA work Identify the need for or reinforce national policy change Inform the UK’s influence on international policy change Address the Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) or other government recommendations Benefit the maritime community Work with national and global partners to encourage a more collective and co-operative approach to maritime research…


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The Handbook of Lithium-Ion Battery Pack Design

By Dr John T Warner

Introduction by Dr Warner 2015: "This book is intended to introduce a variety of topics that surround Li-ion batteries and battery design at a detailed enough level to make batteries understandable for the “layman.”  If you are an engineer, you will swiftly understand these concepts. However, if you are like many of us and are not an engineer, then this book will help you make sense of the world of Li-ion batteries and be able to speak intelligently about them. The concepts in this book are focused on vehicle electrification, but are also relevant…


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