BAE Systems unveils HybriGen power and propulsion system
The British company BAE Systems has introduced a new power and propulsion system, called HybriGen Power and Propulsion, for the maritime sector.
Described as a “flexible” tool, it should enable operators to achieve zero emissions.
The easy-to-install HybriGen Power and Propulsion system will improve a vessel’s propulsion power, electrical efficiency and range, the company said.
BAE Systems’ solution uses smaller, lighter components for ships.
It includes a Modular Power Control System (MPCS) and a Modular Accessory Power System (MAPS) for expansion and customization.
As a result, the solution has the ability to meet precise power and propulsion requirements for different types of vessels, including tugs, sailboats and passenger ferries.
Steve Trichka, Vice President and General Manager of Power and Propulsion Solutions at BAE Systems, said: “Our investment in this next-generation technology will provide maritime operators with cutting-edge capabilities to create clean transportation.
“With a modular design, we can customize our solution to meet the exact needs of each customer, simplifying installation and improving system reliability. Increased propulsion power and electrical efficiency means our customers can now accelerate their journey to zero emissions.
Electric propulsion technology includes controls and components accessible in multiple system configurations.
The technology also supports low and zero emission applications.
The company will perform work on the system at its plant in Endicott, New York, USA.
BAE Systems has been involved in electric propulsion systems for approximately 25 years and has delivered over 14,000 power and propulsion systems worldwide.
The company claims its systems save more than 30 million gallons of fuel and eliminate 335,000 tons of carbon dioxide annually.
In 2017, BAE Systems spun off its San Francisco ship repair business to Puglia Engineering.