ABC’s Electric And Hybrid Propulsion System Receives Approval

By Jack Burke08 November 2017

Anglo Belgian Corp. (ABC), a manufacturer of medium speed engines, has received Bureau Veritas approval and notations for its hybrid solutions.

With the hybrid system’s approval by major classification company Bureau Veritas, ABC is able to offer serial hybrid propulsion systems for workboats and, in collaboration with selected industrial partners, can serve as a one-stop shop for complete propulsion systems for its customers, the company said.

The approval makes it possible for the company to offer a hybrid propulsion system with various options including main engines, complete generator sets, power management systems, alternative power sources and even complete propulsion packages.

“This ABC hybrid technology offers our clients an extra technologic advantage leading to zero emissions, higher performance and more flexibility,” said Tim Berckmoes, CEO of ABC. “The Bureau Veritas Electric-Hybrid certificate confirms that the ABC hybrid system is solid and reliable with sufficient redundancies.”

The approval incorporates a brand-new BV notation, ‘Electric-Hybrid’ – released by Bureau Veritas in July.

ABC’s propulsion system options will be able to offer three modes described in the new Bureau Veritas notation:

  • PM (Power Management mode);
  • PB (Power Backup mode);
  • ZE (Zero Emission mode).

ABC said the first target market for these hybrid systems are workboats such as tug boats, utility/support vessels, pusher boats, OSV’S, platform supply vessels and many more.  Both the combination of mechanical and/or electric propulsion systems (up to 15MW) belong to the offer. As a result, ABC can also respond to the demand of inland waterway vessels, tug boats, coasters, container feeders, dredgers, military applications and many more.

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