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.
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.
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