Maritime engineers: Building electric competence

Many shipping companies have experienced unexpectedly issues with the electric propulsion system on their ships and need to take several actions to ensure that incidents are properly investigated and that prevention measures are deployed to avoid reoccurrence of similar problems.
One of the actions needed is to enhance the electric competence of the engineers onboard the vessels. The main purpose of such training is to contribute to

  1. closing an identified competence gap in the customer’s current shipboard organizations related to existing electrical propulsions machinery,
  2. bridging the competence gap between engineers and ETO’s and
  3. develop the understanding of each other’s roles and functions.
    Simsea is currently running a training session like this for one of our customers. We run the course in Rijeka to meet the customer’s need for arranging the training nearby where their maritime engineers live. We will pursue such solutions for any customer; identifying course locations that would reduce travel costs.
    The learning objectives is that after the course, participants should have an in-depth understanding of purpose, functionality, interdependence and operation of
    • Generators
    • Switchboards
    • Transformers
    • Converters
    • E-motors
    • Gearbox
    which are the main electrical components in the electric system onboard. Special emphasis will be put on issues primarily related to the variable speed converter system:
    • Connections
    • Ethernet switch
    • Fast Link cable • IGBT
    • LOW Speed Manoeuvring
    • PCB & Capacitor • Relays
    • Rough Sea
    • Snubber Capacitors
    In addition, the Engineers shall be able to handle any emergency and crisis scenarios.

One of the main challenges in running such training is to maintain an operational rather than an engineering terminology and focus during the lectures and to demonstrate professional challenges and solutions by employing realistic simulators. Often, courses held by suppliers of electric solutions do not meet such an operational focus and thus the learning outcome is reduced.

Please contact A Rune Johansen in Simsea at +47 909 30 668  if you would like to hear more about this opportunity.