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Congratulations National Council Scholarship Recipient for 2020

Congratulations to Guillaume St-Yves, the recipient for the 2020 National Scholarship.  We are excited to support Mr. St-Yves’ education as a mechanical engineer at at l’École de Technologie Supérieure.  Below is the thank you note from Mr St-Yves describing his initiatives.

As a mechanical engineering student at l’École de Technologie Supérieure, I have always been motivated to learn and innovate. It’s for this reason that I quickly got involved within the university’s submarine scientific club, Omer.

 

It’s during our human-powered submarine projects that I was able to apply the knowledge and theories acquired in class and develop a passion for marine engineering. I aspire to continue to thrive and learn every day, from design adapted to underwater conditions to computed fluid analyses (CFD).

On our latest complete project, Omer 11, I’ve had the opportunity to do a lot of optimization. This was the first hybrid submarine in the world championship and it had the chance to display it’s innovation at the eISR and ISR (International Submarine Race). In fact, Omer 11 has two propulsion systems that can be interchange between races. The first system is a standard propeller and is equipped with precambered blades with an electrical variable pitch. It is also equipped with a non-prop system, similar to those used on sea kayaks. This propulsion called mirage has been completely redesigned in order to integrate a scotch yoke system and allow a circular motion to the pedals.

The current prototype, Omer 12, will be powered by a Voith-Schneider system. The design of the system is based on technologies already in the industry, but adapted to the power of two pilots. In addition to leading the team for almost two years, I had the opportunity to improve my knowledge of fluid dynamics. It has been useful in the design of an effective hull geometry and in my actual special project. It consists in optimizing the profile of our fins with biomimetism based on animal fins with bumps.

I would like to personally thank CIMarE for this recognition award! This contribution allows me and will allow me not to worry about my university tuition fees in order to put all my energy in the Omer project. I will understand even more about manufacturing methods and underwater conditions. I will be able to learn through the activities of CIMarE and pass on to my colleagues the possibilities offered by the organization.

These experiences and achievements within this branch of engineering inspire me to follow similar academic paths and opportunities.

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Historical Events

Vancouver Island Branch Meeting and Technical Presentation

 

Thursday’s presenter will be Klaus Kreye from BC Hydro.

He’ll be speaking about power supply to Vancouver Island and particularly to the challenges of providing cold-ironing capability at the Ogden Point piers.

He’ll welcome all questions, not just particular ones to the topic above, recognizing that his expertise and ours overlaps in the field of shorepower requirements of large cruise ships. and there are a wide range of interesting electrical issues in play on our Island.

The meeting will use CIMarE’s GoToMeeting software as its platform

It’s an easy platform to use  (trust me on this……….I’ve had no problems using it, and I’m no computer whiz……)

The site will open at 1900; the first 30 minutes are the equivalent of the friendly conversations prior to our in-person meetings, and can also provide time to salt down minor procedural glitches.  The presentation will start at 1930 from your favorite browser, log into the members only area and view the event to get the GoTo Meeting Link.

Our Web Meeting Coordinator, Brian Merz, will be onsite to support us if there is a hiccup, and can be reached by phone at 236-562-4738 once the site opens.

This new media platform will widen the scope of future potential presentations and it will enable us to stay in contact with one another both visually and audibly.

Our first few virtual Branch meetings  have been excellent.

I hope that all who can will partake of this opportunity to be part of a significant step forward in the Vancouver Island Branch’s future.

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Technical Presentation: Schoenrock Hydraulik Marine Systems – Access in Motion

C.I.MAR.E.    ST. LAWRENCE BRANCH INVITES YOU TO JOIN THEM FOR AN INFORMATIVE WEBINAR

DATE: TUESDAY, January 12th 

TIME: 12:00 pm EST (9:00 am PACIFIC, 1:00 pm ATLANTIC, 1:30 pm NFLD)

Schoenrock Hydraulik Marine Systems – Access in Motion

Abstract: Water ingress caused by a damage of the ships hull is next to fire the second main threat for the life of crew members of a ship and the vessel itself. To keep the vessel afloat and control the effects of such an ingress is therefore a vital task of ship designer, crew members and finally supplier of equipment against this impact. Integrity stability calculation and damage control can save the vessel against sinking and so the crew of getting into a serious, probably lethal situation. Schoenrock Hydraulik Marine Systems is with their products part of the solution to keep damaged vessels at the water surface and to secure it against a worst-case scenario.

The presentation should give a view to the state-of-the-art technology of modern watertight door systems as well as watertight shell doors and hatches. The focus will be at the sliding door solutions, available drive concepts and actual developments how to get the doors tight up to 50m water column. Finally, some special designs like combined A60 fire rated watertight doors and shock-approved door solutions will be shown.

The presenter:

Dr. Ing. Volker Behrens, Managing Director, Schoenrock Hydraulik Marine Systems

Dr.-Ing. Volker Behrens is working since more than 12 years for Schoenrock. Staying 12 years in the German Navy as a technical and damage control officer and a later position as sales manager for air-conditioning and fire-fighting systems are a perfect background to understand not only the technology of watertight doors and hatches, but also consider the whole aspects of protecting vessels against damages with water ingress.

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Canadian-Finnish cooperation on New Arctic Marine Technologies

Presentation by Team Arctic Finland

Date: December 2nd, 2020, at 9:00 am to 11:15 am Eastern

Team Arctic Finland and Embassy of Finland in Ottawa are happy to invite you to join the webinar “Canadian-Finnish cooperation on New Arctic Marine Technologies”. 

Registration is not compulsory, but to enable further networking, you may provide your personal data voluntarily and give your approval to share this data among the webinar participants afterwards.

 You can register yourself here.

You can also forward this invitation within your organization.

The webinar will be organized in Teams. Please use the link below to join the webinar.

For Q&A, please use the Teams chat.

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Should you have any questions, please contact Anu Vaahtera, Project Manager of Team Arctic Finland (email: anu.vaahtera@gaia.fi, SMS or WhatsApp +358 50 563 0326).

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Technical Presentation by GE Power Conversion: Harry DeWolf-Class AOPS

C.I.MAR.E.    ST. LAWRENCE BRANCH INVITES YOU TO JOIN THEM FOR AN INFORMATIVE WEBINAR

DATE: TUESDAY, DECEMBER 8th 

TIME: 12:00 pm EST (9:00 am PACIFIC, 1:00 pm ATLANTIC, 1:30 pm NFLD)

GE Powering the RCN’s first All Electric Vessels: the Harry DeWolf-Class  Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship

Learning Objective: to inform the Canadian Marine Industry about GE’s technology embodied in the modern  electric propulsion systems for ice class ships, with a focus on the RCN’s newest Class, the Arctic and Offshore  Patrol Ships (AOPS).

Abstract: The first AOPS, HMCS Harry DeWolf, was delivered to the Royal Canadian Navy on July 31, 2020, in  Halifax. This lead ship is the first of six vessels for the RCN with two variants to be built for the Canadian Coast  Guard. At 103 metres and 6,615 tonnes, HMCS Harry DeWolf is the largest RCN ship built in Canada in 50  years. All eight ice class vessels will be built by Irving Shipbuilding Inc. in Halifax, Nova Scotia. They are  powered by GE Power Conversion’s integrated full-electric propulsion system, with the engines, shaftlines  and propellers provided by GE’s consortium partner MAN Energy Solutions – Canada. 

This presentation will describe the key characteristics of GE’s recent high voltage and low voltage solutions  for IACS Polar Class 5 vessels including “Active Front End (AFE)” and “Diode Front End (DFE)” variable  frequency drive configurations. GE provided low voltage AFE propulsion for the Chilean Antarctica now  under construction by ASMAR, high voltage AFE propulsion for South Africa’s Antarctic vessel S.A. Agulhas II,  and high voltage DFE propulsion for the eight AOPS.

Presenters

 Gene Joelson, P.Eng., CD1, M.Eng., M.Sc., M.B.A.

Manager Business Development, GE Energy Power Conversion Canada Inc.

Mr. Joelson spent several years at sea in senior engineering positions in the ships and submarines of the  RCN. He holds advance degrees in engineering and business management. Gene is responsible for the  development of GE Power Conversion’s marine business in Canada. Based in Mississauga, Ontario, he  works closely with Power Conversion’s technology centres in the US, UK and France to bring GE’s world  class electric ship propulsion technology to Canada.

Please RSVP with the St. Lawrence Branch if you are interested in attending. st.lawrence-branch@cimare.ca 

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Vancouver Island Member Meeting – November

C.I.MAR.E.    VANCOUVER ISLAND BRANCH INVITES YOU TO JOIN THEM FOR AN INFORMATIVE WEBINAR

DATE: THURSDAY, November 19th, 2020 

TIME: 19:00 PACIFIC (22:00 EASTERN, 23:00 ATLANTIC, 23:30 NFLD)

HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED WHAT IT TAKES TO MOOR A LARGE SHIP? – QUITE A BIT! 

A presentation with a blend of construction diagrams, history, objectives and sea stories leading up to descriptions of the new dolphin project at Odgen Point, BC

Presenter

Mark Crisp, Director, Infrastructure,

Greater Victoria Harbour Authority

Mark is responsible for planning and implementation of Asset and Capital works programs/projects for Greater Victoria Harbour Authority.

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Technical Presentations: Overview of HALIFAX Class Frigate Diesel-Electric Generators Replacement Project

C.I.MAR.E.    ST. LAWRENCE BRANCH INVITES YOU TO JOIN THEM FOR AN INFORMATIVE WEBINAR

DATE: TUESDAY, November 10th 

TIME: 13:30 pm EST (10:30 am PACIFIC, 14:30 pm ATLANTIC, 15:00 pm NFLD)

Overview of HALIFAX Class Frigate Diesel-Electric Generators Replacement Project

The paper will primarily focus on Navy’s technical requirements and technologies utilized to meet the demands for vibration and shock isolation, as well as an overview of the shock trial process.

Presenters

Michael Janes, Technical Project Manager, Commercial Engine Division

Toromont Inc. Nova Scotia

Mr. Janes is in-charge of directing the Engineering Group towards a technical solution of the HALIFAX Class DG Replacement Project. He has 23 years experience in the marine field and has been with Toromont for 15 years.

 

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