Baumüller pools maritime know-how in Norway

Caption: With its participation in Marine Hybrid Solutions AS (MHS), Baumüller is strengthening its marine activities in Norway: The Board of Directors of the new company (from left to right) Geir Pedersen (Anlegg og Marine Service), Thomas Scholz (Baumüller Anlagen-Systemtechnik GmbH & Co. KG), Børge Nogva (CEO Marine Hybrid Solutions AS) and Trond Olsen (Anlegg og Marine Service & Chairman Marine Hybrid Solutions AS) © Baumüller

Baumüller founded the company Marine Hybrid Solutions AS (MHS) in Norway with two partners for the development of low-emission ships.

The headquarters of MHS is located approx. 80 km south of Oslo in Tønsberg/Vestfold in Norway. The CEO of the new company is Børge Nogva, who has many years of experience in shipbuilding. [ds_preview]

Marine Hybrid Solutions AS focuses on marine propulsion systems with all-electric solutions and diesel-electric hybrid drives in Norway. MHS has reportedly set itself the goal of bringing new and improved solutions to the market in order to meet the increasingly stringent requirements for ship operation.

Baumüller relies on fuel cells and batteries

The ships of the future will be able to access multiple energy sources such as fuel cells, batteries, solar cells, wind turbines and engines powered by alternative fuels. Another focus is on digitalization. Cloud-based IoT solutions paired with intelligent automation solutions and artificial intelligence (AI) are intended to make ship operations more efficient and sustainable.

“Our partners’ many years of marine expertise help us to offer additional targeted solutions for the marine sector. The joint venture enriches us enormously,” says Thomas Scholz, Head of Sales and Member of the Executive Board at Baumüller Anlagen-Systemtechnik.

CEO Børge Nogva holds a stake in MHS as part of Nogva Holding and is CEO of the start-up. He has held various positions at companies such as Ulstein, Rolls-Royce, GE and Høglund and has a Master of Business Administration (MBA) as well as a degree in electrical engineering from Gothenburg University of Technology.

Anlegg og Marine Service (AMS) holds a majority stake in the newly founded company and specializes as a supplier and service company for diesel engines. AMS is a sales partner for marine engine manufacturers such as Caterpillar, Cummins, Yanmar, MTU, Detroit Diesel and Volvo Penta.

The experts at Baumüller have already successfully converted numerous workboats, tugs, inland waterway vessels and yachts to hybrid and all-electric drive systems.

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