Nov 12-14, 2024  •  Morial Convention Center  •  New Orleans, LA
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Agenda Session

Evolving Strategies Towards Electrification in the Maritime Industry

Nov 12 2024

12:30 PM - 1:15 PM CST

Classroom 1

The maritime industry is on the verge of a significant shift towards hybridization, reflecting its commitment to environmental sustainability and operational efficiency. This transition promises substantial reductions in emissions and fuel consumption and exemplifies the industry’s adaptability to global energy trends. A vital component of this transformation is the advanced technologies used by companies like Siemens Energy, which are instrumental in promoting the extensive adoption of hybridization and electrification across the industry.

This presentation will delve into the intricacies of this transition, examining the opportunities and challenges presented by adopting hybrid and fully electric ferries. It will draw on practical examples, including the Texas Department of Transportation’s venture into hybrid ferry construction, Washington State Ferry’s innovative hybrid retrofitting, and Basto Electric’s trailblazing all-electric ferry in Norway. These case studies provide invaluable insights into the tangible benefits and challenges of electrification in the ferry sector and demonstrate the diverse approaches and technologies being implemented around the world.

Further, the presentation will scrutinize Siemens Energy’s role in accelerating the maritime industry’s transition to electric propulsion, revealing its comprehensive service capabilities. It will underscore the importance of post-delivery services and support in ensuring the durability and efficiency of electric propulsion systems. The conversation will encompass the growing demand for onboard energy storage, addressing the technical and operational aspects of integrating Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS), including tailoring solutions to specific applications. The unique features and benefits of BESS will be highlighted, reinforcing the industry’s concerted efforts toward achieving fully electric vessels.

In conclusion, the presentation will underscore the critical importance and numerous benefits of hybridization in the maritime industry and the essential role of lifecycle and service support systems. It will offer a progressive perspective on the industry’s transition towards hybrid and fully electric vessels that are paving the way for a greener, more sustainable future.


Siemens Energy

- Business Development Manager

Siemens Energy

- Business Development Manager

Siemens Energy

- Director, Federal Marine Solutions

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