2011: Ulstein Hybrid Propulsion


The hybrid solution in ‘Olympic Hera’ and ‘Olympic Zeus’ was nominated for the Green Ship Technology Award 2011.

The concept “Ulstein hybrid propulsion system” in the ‘Olympic Zeus’ and ‘Olympic Hera’ has taken the potential of the rather complex hybrid propulsion concept to completely new levels of performance, and reduced the environmental impact.

The concept combines the best properties of both DE (diesel electric) and DM (diesel mechanic) into one system. This includes DM attributes of higher efficiency and better performance at high loads, along with the DE trait of excellent fuel consumption at low loads. Hybrid propulsion is therefore the perfect match for the operation profile of anchor handling vessels like the ‘Olympic Zeus’ and the ‘Olympic Hera’.