Integration of Energy Systems

The integration of new energy systems in ships requires a multidisciplinary approach that encompasses aspects of ship design, energy distribution and regulatory requirements. Several shipbuilding aspects need to be considered. Firstly, the physical integration of the energy systems into the existing ship design must be taken into account. Finally, the space available on board the ship is also an important factor. Seamless coordination of the systems is necessary to enable efficient and flexible utilisation of energy across different ship systems.

Another important aspect is the impact on the stability and performance of the ship. The integration of new energy systems can change the weight and weight distribution of the ship, which in turn can affect the stability and manoeuvrability of the ship. It is therefore important to carefully assess these factors and make appropriate adjustments to ensure the safety and performance of the vessel. Integrated energy systems can lead to a more efficient and environmentally friendly energy supply, making the operation of ships more sustainable.

Maritime energy systems are exposed to extreme conditions, ranging from strong vibrations and shocks to high temperatures and humidity. The integration of new energy systems into ships therefore requires the development of reliable and robust systems that can withstand these conditions and the long service life of ships. This also includes the development of new methods for evaluating reliability and ship integration.