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AWARD-WINNING COLLABORATION GROWTH REQUIRES BIGGER BOAT

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The award-winning partnership between Ampcontrol, Steber International and the University of Newcastle has grown to new lengths given the next generation Ampcontrol Marine hybrid power system is currently being installed into a 43-foot vessel.

The development has recently been presented in the ‘Hybrid Propulsion System for Marine Vessels based on a DC Microgrid’ paper which was authored by Galina Mirzaeva, Professor – School of Engineering, the University of Newcastle and co-authored by Dmitry Miller, Product Manager – Power Systems, Ampcontrol, Steve Mitchell, Engineering Manager, Ampcontrol and Alan Steber, General Manager and Director, Steber International.

Steve Mitchell said the paper is based on the novel hybrid diesel/electric propulsion system used in a 22-foot boat and the ongoing progression to the 43-foot vessel that is scheduled to be commissioned in the coming weeks.

“This is a great celebration at an international level of our collaborative work with the University of Newcastle and Steber and highlights the novel approaches which are being adopted/proposed in this area by the team,” says Steve.

The ‘Hybrid Propulsion System for Marine Vessels based on a DC Microgrid’ academic paper was presented by Galina Mirzaeva at the 2022 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE) in Detroit, Michigan USA. The ECCE is a premier networking opportunity to share industry knowledge and developments in the energy conversion and power electronics field.

This ongoing collaboration also won the 2021 Hunter Manufacturing Awards ‘Collaboration Partnership’ for the construction and testing of a 22-foot hybrid boat, which incorporates Ampcontrol’s Hybrid Power System for marine vessels.

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