H868 - HV Power Distribution System - General

The major objective of the course is to provide the participants with in-depth theory, and train them for safe operation, maintenance and testing of switchgears, breakers and relays.

Learning objectives

Upon completion of this course the participants will be able to:

  • Have a comprehensive background of the marine power plants.
  • Operate, maintain and work safely with circuit breakers (SF6, Vacuum, Emax), contactors and relays. 
  • Have detailed theoretical coverage alongside practical exercises for better understanding of switchgears and Emax breakers.


  • Introduction to marine power plants.
  • Safety procedures while working with switchboard.
  • Power distribution systems (transformers, generator and motors).
  • Protection systems.
  • Voltage and frequency regulation.
  • Droop control.
  • Power management.
  • Switchboard.
    - Components, accessories and inter locks.
    - Installation activities.
    - Assembly procedure.
    - Maintenance and periodical checks.


  • Practical demonstrations on various switchboard models.
  • Hands-on experience on device operation.
  • Visit to production facility.

Course outline

General Information

Duration: 5 days
Venue: Genoa, Italy
Rotterdam, Netherlands
Houston, USA

Marine Power Plant Basic for Technical Staff in ABB propulsion and Marine High Voltage Safety or similar knowledge is advisable

Additional information: Minimum 6, maximum 8 participants
Modified on-site training on request
Student profile:

Marine engineers and electro-technical personnel at the operational and management level

Download: Course description as a pdf

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