KWx participates in the Maritime Hybrid, Electric & Hydrogen Fuel Cells Conference in Norway

Maritime Hybrid, Electric & Hydrogen Fuel Cells Conference

Hybrid, electric and hydrogen fuel-cell technologies continue to drive the transition to a zero-emissions maritime industry. But more investment in innovative technology and an understanding of when the cut-off will be for the cessation of fossil-fuel-powered systems will be needed to accelerate the development and take-up of green vessels.


25, 26 and 27 October 2022


09:00 AM – 06:00 PM


Bergen, Norway

Agenda Conference 2022

This year’s agenda, delivered by leading authorities in the sector, will discuss and debate crucial topics.

Zero-emissions How the drive to meet zero-emissions requirements is encouraging investment by shipowners in carbon-neutral vessels.

Cost gap How can the cost gap between green and fossil fuels be reduced?

Collaboration Is more industry co-operation and collaboration needed? How can this be achieved?

Innovations What are the latest innovations in fuel systems technology?

Regulations What will the 2026 government regulations on zero-emissions in the World Heritage Fjords mean for the industry? How will it respond?

Opportunities What opportunities does the green agenda offer the maritime industry, and how can companies capitalise?

We are proud to announce that our colleague Peter van den Berg speaks during the Maritime Hybrid &Electric program on day 3 of the conference. 

Peter van den Berg

Technical Consultant Power Electronics, KWx, 27 October 2022, 11:50 AM

Summary of presentation.

The role of hybrid and electric solutions in the shift to a net-zero maritime industry:

System integration challenges for hybrid and fully electric vessels

When electrical systems are expected to support power converters capable of integrating alternative sources, storage systems and battery storage with a range of voltages, frequencies and power levels, the electrical power requirements expand. 

As a result, challenges in system design and protection appear. In SMART and sustainable power grids, DC is the power distribution system of choice but cannot be safely deployed without the necessary protection.    

In this presentation, Peter van den Berg gives an overview of the challenges and solutions in system design and topologies such as closed bus tie, multi bus and ring systems. Also, challenges in standardization and regulations will be discussed. 

There is special attention to the solid-state DC breaker technology. This technology plays a crucial role in protecting onboard DC grids against short circuit currents and power overload, as it switches off within microseconds (μs). 

Do you want to join?

Please sign up via the conference website.