TechTalk: The Engine Room

Thursday, 10 December 20201:30 PM - 2:35 PM
SYP Stage

The Clean Engine Room – Efficiency and the Environment

There is always a question of how much power is needed to actually run a yacht, not just to push it along, but to operate all of the systems, even while in port. This session will explore how we can focus on the requirements and calculations to reduce the need for too much power, that sometimes goes to waste or operates inefficiently.


The session consists of a 30 minutes TechTalk  and a 15 minutes AfterTalk. The TechTalk is open to everyone, however the number of attendees in the AfterTalk is limited. Therefore make sure to secure your spot by registering on the METSTRADE Connect platform. 


This TechTalk is produced in association with The Superyacht Group and is brought to you by KOHLER.


Martin Redmayne

Moderator: Martin Redmayne

Martin Redmayne is the Chairman and Editor in Chief at The Superyacht Group. Established in 1992, The Superyacht Group is widely recognised as the global leader in delivering business-critical information, journalism and event programming for the superyacht market. Redmayne has spent time on over 1,000 yachts, interviewed hundreds of owners and designers, and gained a rare insight into the market by chairing conferences and events around the globe.



Speaker: Tobias Kohl

Tobias Kohl is the Senior Manager Yacht Applications, Rolls-Royce Power Systems. Tobias studied industrial engineering at the University of Applied Sciences in Ravensburg-Weingarten. Since joining MTU in May 2007, he’s engaged with propulsion systems and complex customized solutions for the yachting industry. Over the past few years he has been involved in numerous yacht projects with hybrid drive systems and exhaust gas aftertreatment solutions.



Speaker: Dr. Peter Riegger

Dr. Peter Riegger is the Vice President of PowerLab, Rolls-Royce Power Systems. Peter studied Physics at University of Stuttgart and holds a Master’s Degree in Science from École Centrale Paris and obtained a doctorate in Electrical Engineering. After more than nine years of experience at Robert Bosch, he joined MTU in 2008, where he held several positions in the context of technology and systems engineering.



Speaker: Ivo Veldhuis

Ivo is the Technical Manager at Mayfair Marine and is a highly experienced Chartered Naval Architect and Marine Engineer with 25 years in the industry. Ivo is also a renowned academic and has successfully completed a Doctorate in Engineering at the University of Southampton, specialising in the use of hydrogen as a marine fuel and he also completed his MBA at Koç University, Istanbul. He has published several academic papers about renewable energy and alternative fuel sources for ships. Ivo’s knowledge is highly sought after and he advises on various committees including EU projects for Horizon 2020 and the new maritime working group for Hydrogen Europe.



Speaker: Jan-Willem Vissers

Jan-Willem Vissers is the Director Marine Commercial Europe at Volvo Penta. With a family background in Inland water way shipping, Jan-Willem started working @ Volvo Penta in 2001. It felt like passion and profession merged into one. Vissers is responsible for marine engine sales and driving new developments for professional marine users in Europe with a high interest for hybrids, alternative fuels, after treatment, local collaborations. His motto is “Think outside the box, be creative and find solutions, driven by facts and passion for shipping”.