The CIMAC Circle at Electric & Hybrid Marine World Expo Virtual Live 2021 is confirmed for Tuesday, January 19, 2021 between 14:00-16:00 hrs CET. 

In this session, members of the CIMAC Working Group on System Integration will discuss ‘Hybridization and System Integration in the maritime industry’. After a short introduction and a keynote presentation, the panellists will discuss how system integration of the various subsystems is accomplished in the industry today from the different stakeholder perspectives. The panel will then touch upon fundamentals of hybrid definitions before discussing the technical challenges as well as challenges associated with legislation requirements for system integration to be mutually beneficial for all stakeholders. The panel will conclude with an outlook for a 2030 scenario, throwing light into some of the important guidance points considering the impact of ever-changing legislations. Following the discussion attendees will have the opportunity for a Q&A with the panellists. The Chair and the panellists are confirmed with representation from engine manufacturers (for different ship types), system integrators/shipyards and a leading ship owner.

Details of the CIMAC Circle: 

Date: Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Time: 14:00 - 16:00 hrs CET.

Venue: Online event, registration here -

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Topic: Electrification/Hybridization – A Solution for Every Ship Type?

Chair: Prof. Dr. Hinrich Mohr, Owner, GasKraft Engineering, Germany

Keynote by Morten Vejlgaard-Laursen, Director & Head of Electrical and Automation, Maersk Line A/S, Denmark


Dr. Marco Thömmes, Director Electric & Electronic, Rolls Royce Power Systems, Germany 
Stefan Goranov, Program Manager - Digital & Hybrid, Winterthur Gas & Diesel, Switzerland
Morten Vejlgaard-Laursen, Director & Head of Electrical and Automation, Maersk Line A/S, Denmark 
Erik-Jan Boonen, Principal Research Engineer, Damen Shipyards, Netherlands 
- Geir Bjorkeli, CEO, Corvus Energy

Electric & Hybrid Marine Virtual ‘Live’, taking place on January 19, 20, 21, 2021, provides a much-needed platform for shipowners and operators, boat builders, propulsion system designers and manufacturers, naval architects, military fleet operators/chiefs, and of course port operators, to engage with speakers and suppliers who will present the next generation of electric and hybrid marine propulsion technologies.

A link to the event can be found here -