BAE Systems is combining our unique expertise in maritime defense solutions and hybrid electric technology to provide the industry with a hybrid propulsion system for yachts, tugs, barges, workboats and other ships and boats. Today, HybriDrive® Propulsion Systems successfully provides hybrid electric propulsion for over 3,450 transit buses worldwide. Building on our experience with hybrid series technology, BAE Systems is providing a hybrid electric marine propulsion system for hybrid boats that uses proven technology and components to increase a vessel’s operating efficiency and performance. With more than 15 years of experience in hybrid propulsion, BAE Systems is partnering with leading manufacturers of marine diesel engines to provide complete, efficient propulsion and auxiliary power systems.
HybriGen™ variable speed genset provides clean, efficient, reliable power from a Northern Lights’ Lugger engine and a proven HybriDrive® generator. Power is delivered on-demand to support propulsion or aux power, or both simultaneously. The optional Li-ion batteries further improve fuel savings and reduce engine maintenance hours.
Working with MTU, Hybrid Assist provides electric assistance to the main diesel engine increasing engine life and horse power rating. Ideal for tug boat operators, it uses proven hybrid components to electrically drive their vessel while at low speeds and assist the main engine when high-end boost is required.
Cruising Genset pulls aux power on demand from the main engine, eliminating the need for a standard aux genset.
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