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NEXT GEN Marine Power & Propulsion Conference 2018

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Hybrid Technology & The Hour Of Power for Workboats, Patrol Vessels and Superyachts

John Haynes - Conference Chairman & Workshop Lead, MD Shock Mitigation

John is an Associate Fellow of The Nautical Institute, Associate Member of RINA, 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, SAR, 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),…

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Maritime Energy Storage Systems - Taking Advantage of Cross Market Learnings to Speed Time to Market

Dr John T. Warner - CMO, EnerDel

Dr Warner is an experienced sales, business development, strategic marketing, and product management executive with over 25 years in the automotive and battery industries. As Chief Marketing Officer for Ener1, Dr Warner has global responsibility for both EnerDel and EnerTech International sales, marketing & product management. Dr Warner serves as president-elect for the global battery industry trade group NAATBatt International. He also serves as the Chair for the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Battery Size Standardization Committee and Co-Chair for the SAE Bus…

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Emissions Control and Alternative Fuels for Propulsion

Captain Muhammad Shafique - Senior Lecturer, Petrochem - Warsash Maritime Academy

Muhammad joined the Merchant Navy (Tankers) in 1978. He has 37 Years of Industry experience onshore and offshore, including sailing on oil, chemical and gas tankers for 23 years. He has worked as General Manager of a ship management company and is an experienced Tanker surveyor. He has been lead of the project ‘LNG Bunkering, Motor Ways of Seas of European Union’ since 2013. He is a researcher of LNG bunkering and alternative fuels for the maritime industry and is a member of the…

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Power and Propulsion Requirements for Autonomous Vessels

James Fanshawe CBE - Chairman, Maritime Autonomous Systems Regulatory Working Group

James Fanshawe retired from the Royal Navy in 2005. An Anti-Submarine warfare specialist, he commanded HMS Hurworth, HMS Cleopatra, HMS Fearless and was the Commander United Kingdom Task Group and Commander of the Devonport Flotilla. He held several senior appointments ashore including Director of Plans at the UK Permanent Joint Headquarters. James works within a mixed commercial portfolio, chairing several companies and organisations. He chairs the UK’s Maritime Autonomous Systems Regulatory Working Group on behalf of the Marine Industries Alliance. This group has now…

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Selecting Power & Propulsion Systems for Evolving Maritime Roles

Jon Lewis - Maritime Command, UK Border Force

Inspired by a voyage on the STA vessel “Winston Churchill” Jon started his career at sea as an Engineering cadet with Texaco overseas Tankships in 1979, studying at Reardon Smith in Cardiff and Warsash (Argyle Road) in Southampton. Jon joined HM Customs and Excise in 1985, joining the Cutter service (Marine Branch). He progressed from junior engineer to Chief Engineer in 1994, before coming ashore in 2012. After completing further training as an ISM Lead Auditor, DPA, Jon gained the NEBOSH General Certificate. Jon was promoted…

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Developing a Commercial Passenger Fleet Utilising Hybrid Battery - Electric Systems

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…

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Designing and Integrating Diesel - Battery - Electric Solutions for Commercial Craft

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 REAP Systems, he spent 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…

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Experience of Testing Novel Hull Forms and Propulsion Systems for Sub IMO Vessels

Jonathan Ridley - Head of Engineering - Warsash School of Maritime Science and Engineering

After qualifying with a degree in BEng (Hons) Yacht and Powercraft Design, Jonathan worked for the Defence Evaluation Research Agency (DERA) and later QinetiQ at Haslar. In this role he worked with both experimental and computational fluid hydrodynamics ranging from CFD application and validation and consultancy to scale model and towing tank testing. He did this on a wide range of vessels from IACC 72 yachts to submarines and large civil and military vessels. Following this Jonathan joined Warsash Maritime Academy, teaching naval architecture…

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Comparison of Propulsion Technologies on High Speed Commercial Vessels

Andy Page - MD & Naval Architect, Chartwell Marine Ltd

Andy Page is an Engineering (Honors) graduate from Southampton Solent University. He is a naval architect and small craft ship surveyor accredited by MECAL, UK Certifying Authority. He is a member of RINA, a committee member of British Marine’s “Commercial Marine” and a vessel designer focused on the development of efficient innovative craft. Chartwell Marine is a Naval Architectural consultancy business which supports boat builders and vessel operators worldwide. A positive, professional and dynamic team keen to work at the pace required of modern ship management and ownership.  …

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Energy Efficiency by Design to Reduce Vessel Weight and Power Requirements

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. Julian is Managing Director and technical lead for KPM Marine, based in Birmingham UK. He has specialised in the design and manufacture of safety critical products for the marine and automotive industries for over 20 years. The KPM…

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The Potential for Hybrid and Low Emission Solutions in Offshore Wind

Dan Kyle Spearman - Naval Architect, The Carbon Trust

Dan joined the Carbon Trust’s Innovation team to manage the Access division of the Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) programme. He is a Naval Architect who previously worked for a marine consultancy gaining experience of sea trials and model testing of high speed craft. He was also extensively involved in the development, construction and sea trials of different prototype access systems. The Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA), managed by the Carbon Trust, is a world leading industryled collaborative programme supported by the UK and Scottish Governments, involving nine…

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Lessons Learned from Boat and Power Procurement for Future Maritime Roles

Tony Birr - Workshop Facilitator / Director, Century Maritime

Tony started his working life in the Royal Navy before joining the British Police Service, serving for a total of 32 years. He gained skills and experience covering both operational and organisational leadership, project management, procurement, significant change management and technology integration. During his police days he was responsible for all Marine Operations in the Solent area including protection of national infrastructure. This involved taking into account threat levels and risk assessments, formulating and developing…

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The Handbook of Lithium-Ion Battery Pack Design

By Dr John T Warner

Introduction by Dr Warner "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…

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