Background and activities

Postdoc Smart Maritime WP4 - Hybrid propulsion, Integrating new power sources for marine power plants.


Torstein I. Bø holds a Master of Science degree in marine technology from NTNU with specialization in marine cybernetics and a PhD in Engineering Cybernetics from NTNU with the title “Scenario- and Optimization-based Control of Marine Electric Power Systems”.


He will contribute with his modelling and control expertise into the power systems and fuel project (WP3). The first milestone will be to establish a model of the hybrid power lab at NTNU, which is a joint laboratory of NTNU, Marintek, and ABB.


This model will be thoroughly verified with data from the lab. The models will be used to investigate the potential in fuel and emission reduction by different hybrid power system solutions. This can be combination of diesel electric and diesel mechanic propulsion, AC and DC distribution, and combinations including energy storage such as batteries.


The models will also be used to establish model based controllers, for optimal load and energy management of hybrid marine electric power plants.


This postdoc is supervised by Associated Professor Eilif Pedersen at NTNU department of marine technology.

Scientific, academic and artistic work

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Journal publications

Part of book/report


  • Bø, Torstein Ingebrigtsen; Johansen, Tor Arne; Sørensen, Asgeir Johan; Skjetne, Roger. (2016) Scenario- and Optimization-Based Control of Marine Electric Power Systems. 2016. ISBN 978-82-326-1434-9. Doktoravhandlinger ved NTNU (2016:47).


  • Skjetne, Roger; Bø, Torstein Ingebrigtsen. (2015) Design and Verification of Control Systems for Safe and Energy-efficient Vessels with Hybrid Power Plants. Tekna DP og forankring av offshore installasjoner 2015 . Tekna; Trondheim. 2015-02-11 - 2015-02-12.
  • Bø, Torstein Ingebrigtsen; Johansen, Tor Arne. (2014) Dynamic Safety Constraints by Scenario Based Economic Model Predictive Control. 9th World Congress of the International Federation of Automatic Control . International Federation of Automatic Control; Cape Town. 2014-08-24 - 2014-08-29.
  • Bø, Torstein Ingebrigtsen. (2013) Bruk av MPC i power management. Servomøtet 2013 . Norsk forening for automatisering; Trondheim. 2013-10-23 - 2013-10-24.
  • Bø, Torstein Ingebrigtsen; Johansen, Tor Arne. (2013) Scenario-Based Fault-Tolerant Model Predictive Control for Diesel-Electric Marine Power Plant. OCEANS'13 MTS/IEEE BERGEN ; Bergen. 2013-06-10 - 2013-06-13.
  • Bø, Torstein Ingebrigtsen; Johansen, Tor Arne; Mathiesen, Eirik. (2013) Unit Commitment of Generator Sets During Dynamic Positioning Operation Based on Consequence Simulation. The 9th IFAC Conference on Control Applications in Marine Systems 2013 ; Osaka. 2013-09-17 - 2013-09-20.