ABB TechTalks: Electric Ferries - The New Normal in North America

Recorded webinar


Ferry owners are now more than ever considering sustainable approaches for their vessels, but which technology works best? Is an electric ferry the new normal? The truth is there is not a “one size fits all” solution. Your operational profile will play a big role in selecting your electric propulsion system.

Following the recent success of Maid of the Mist, we have seen customers considering hybrid, battery electric, and even hydrogen powered propulsion systems. But how do you know which one is best for your specific operation? This webinar covered the current market across North America, followed by an in-depth review of the available technologies, as well as a few considerations – and lessons learned – for construction of new vessels.


Bruce Strupp - ABB Marine & PortsBruce A. Strupp Jr.
Ferry Segment Manager
ABB Marine & Ports

Bruce is a Senior Account Manager at ABB, a global leader in maritime vessel and port electrification and automation. In this role, Bruce is responsible for developing and delivering complete propulsion systems that reduce vessel emissions, improve vessel operational efficiency and improve vessel, operator and passenger safety in the North American ferry market. Bruce has over 25 years of combined global maritime industry experience. Bruce is a graduate of the United States Merchant Marine Academy and earned a bachelor’s degree in Marine Systems Engineering. Bruce previously held a Third Assistant Engineer’s License, unlimited tonnage steam and diesel, and has served in the United States Naval Reserve.

Peter Bryn - ABB Marine & PortsPeter Bryn
Technology Manager
ABB Marine & Ports

Peter currently serves as the Technical Solutions Manager for ABB Marine & Ports North America, responsible for designing battery-, fuel-cell-, diesel-, and hybrid-electric marine systems for projects throughout the Americas. Peter’s passion for sustainable solutions was evident during his recent testimony before the US House Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Marine Transportation in a hearing entitled “The Path to a Carbon-Free Maritime Industry.”

John Sicinski - ABB Marine & PortsJohn Sicinski
Head of Engineering and Project Management
ABB Marine & Ports

John has over 24 years of maritime industry experience to include project management, shipyard management and operations general management. He has successfully managed a list of technical newbuild projects in several of the world’s largest shipyards. John currently leads the execution team for ABB Marine & Ports US for all new construction projects.


Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020
2 PM (EST)


1 hour




Free of charge


Ferry industry in North America, including:

  • Naval Architects

  • Vessel Operators

  • Shipbuilders


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