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Benefits of a DC-based power
electrification of vessels, it is also important to look at all aspects
of integration of the electrical systems. A DC-based power system
enables simple, flexible, and functional
integration of energy sources such as variable speed gensets and shaft
generators, batteries, and fuel cells. A DC and power-electronics based
power system also provides a unique platform for digital solutions
onboard a vessel. Equipped with sensors and communication
infrastructure, data is transmitted between systems in an instance.
This gives access to information that enable the bridge to monitor and
optimize their performance. And, better connectivity between ship and
shore mean that performance management is taken to the next level.
Learn more about our Onboard DC Grid™ in this short video.
Maid of the Mist - Modern ferries
after 175 years of tradition
Did you know that
he first Maid of the Mist ferried passengers between Canada and the United States
back in 1846? The amazing journey from a side-wheel steamboat to a
fully electric and zero emission operations, the Maid of the Mist
ferries have long tradition of innovation.
Seeking a sustainable platform for their next generation of tourist
ferries, Maid of the Mist found a natural solution in the all-electric
option. President Christopher Glynn shares their reasons for
going electric, learn more about the process of electrifying the
ferries in an exclusive interview:
Futureproof tugboat: efficient,
sustainable and automated
What are the
appropriate steps to take now to prepare for the vessel of the future?
Many tug owners and operators are now looking into new technologies to ensure their vessels are safer and more
efficient, while meeting new and more strict regulations. But
there isn’t a one size fits all, and the best approach is to work
together with designers and technology providers to find best fit for
In this article you will learn how to prepare for the changes to come
and futureproof your tugboat now.
Electrifying tugs and
towboats across America - Meet Dave Lee
With over 20 years
of experience, Dave started his ABB career in 2018 and he was ready to
take on the challenge to electrify tugs, towboats, and dredges.
Responsible for the named short distance shipping segments, Dave Lee is
also managing the development of the offshore wind initiative in the
Americas. “These segments haven’t embraced the hybrid and electric wave
yet but big things are coming to America in the near future” Said Lee
in an recent interview.
And it is indeed coming, this year alone
Dave was sought after by many trade publications for interviews and
attendance during panel discussions addressing the electrification of
tugs and towboats as well as decarbonization and sustainable operations
of offshore wind vessels.
Prior to joining ABB Marine & Ports, Dave spent 10 years at
Michelin North America; and an additional 10 years combined at Jeffboat
shipyard and parent company American Commercial Barge Lines.
Dave currently lives in Charlestown, IN with his wife Christa and his
daughter Mya (who is 10 years old), and his son Kian (7 years old). “I
have lived in the same area in Southern Indiana my whole life (right
across the Ohio River from Louisville, KY). I grew up on a farm and
with that I enjoy doing all kinds of stuff such as construction,
vegetable & flower gardening, woodworking, working on cars,
grilling, etc.” said Dave.
Dave loves working and relaxing outside (when the kids aren’t playing
Roblox online with their friends 😊).
Hanging out around the fire pit with his family making smores is one of
their favorite activities. The Lee family also enjoys the beach,
and every year they vacation in the Gulf Coast of Florida.
Dave graduated from Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN where he acquired
his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology and
Associate of Science in Computer Integrated Manufacturing Technology.
He tries to get back to campus once a year to see a football or
basketball game as he is a big sports fan and follows his Purdue
Boilermakers, Indianapolis Colts and Cincinnati Reds closely.
You can contact Dave Lee at anytime to discuss electrification and
hybridization of tugs and towboats, as well as the development of
offshore wind industry in United States via David Lee firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to also connect with Dave via LinkedIn
to learn more about his latest
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