Electrical installations are present in any ship, from powering of communication and navigation equipment, alarm and monitoring system, running of motors for pumps, fans or winches, to high power installation for electric propulsion.
Electric propulsion is an emerging area where various competence areas meet. Successful solutions for vessels with electric propulsion are found in environments where naval architects, hydrodynamic and propulsion
engineers, and electrical engineering expertise cooperate under constructional, operational, and economical considerations.
Optimized design and compromises can only be achieved with a common concept language and mutual understanding of the different subjects.
The objective of this section is to give an introduction to electro-technology in general, and put special emphasis on installations for electric propulsion.
It is the aim to give engineers with marine competence and background
the necessary understanding of the most important electro-technical subjects used in design and configuration of ships with electric propulsion.