H860 - Marine power plant basics for technical staff

Upon completion of this course the participants will have an understanding of a marine power plant’s design and function and an understanding of the ABB propulsion system.

Learning objectives

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

  • Communicate effectively with other technical staff.
  • Identify the components of a marine power plant.
  • Explain the limitations of a marine power plant.
  • Troubleshoot fault conditions within a marine power plant.
  • Critically assess the marine power plant in terms of efficiency and relevant actions.


  • Marine power plant overview.
  • Regulation principles.
  • Frequency convertors.
  • Motors and generators.
  • Basic electrical occupational safety and risk assessment.
  • Azipod® system overview (if required).


  • Lectures and demonstrations.
  • Workshop exercises on simulator console.
  • Visits to machine factory and Azipod® assembly factory if required.

Course outline

General Information

Duration: 3 days (plus 1 day for Azipod® if required)
Venue: Helsinki, Finland
Genoa, Italy
Rotterdam, Netherlands


Additional information: Minimum 6, maximum 12 participants
On-site training is available on request
Student profile:

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

Download: Course description as a pdf

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