ABC’s Electric and Hybrid Propulsion System receives Bureau Veritas approval

From left: Rik De Petter, Bureau Veritas and Tim Berckmoes CEO ABC

ABC’s Electric and Hybrid Propulsion System receives Bureau Veritas approval. From left: Rik De Petter, Bureau Veritas and Tim Berckmoes CEO ABC © Charles Batenburg

Anglo Belgian Corporation has been issued with the Bureau Veritas approval and notations for its hybrid solutions. Now, 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 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.

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Given the current and future environmental regulations, these types of systems provide a flexible solution to answer current and future demands of customers.

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

In combination with ABC’s largest engines – the DL series, which will shortly include a sixteen-cylinder V-type with a power output of up to 12 MW – the company can offer hybrid arrangements of 15 MW through a single drivetrain.

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.