Marine Propulsion Module 4: Electrical Drives Characteristics

Netherlands Maritime Technology

Type: Training / Sector(en): Zeevaart, Offshore, Havens, Jachtbouw, Binnenvaart, Scheepsbouw, Maritieme Toeleveranciers, Maritieme Dienstverlening, Visserij, Waterbouw, Watersport

To understand the main characteristics of electrical transmissions. Physical principles will be used to derive machinery characteristics and a basic overview will be given of electricity and magnetism. The module includes both lectures and practical exercises.

Topics include:

  • Basic electrotechnical components
  • Electromagnetic fields
  • Working of electric motors & generators
  • Power electronic components (diodes, thyristors, GTO, IGCT, IGBT)
  • Working of power electronic converters (converters, rectifiers, choppers, inverters)
  • Control strategy inverters
  • Characteristic of motor inverter combination
  • Transformers (basic working, phase shifting)
  • Development of electric propulsion since 1900
  • Why diesel electric propulsion?
  • Standards & notations, dynamic positioning
  • Influence DP-notation on electrical design
  • Power generation (parallel operation, shortcircuit behaviour)
  • Harmonic distortion, Electro Magnetic Compability
  • Future developments (Fuel cell, superconducting machines)

 Other Modules 

  • Marine Propulsion Module 1: Propulsion Plant Concepts and Basic Ship Hydrodynamics (September 12 & 13)
  • Marine Propulsion Module 2: Marine Propulsors Characteristics (October 3 & 4)
  • Marine Propulsion Module 3: Diesel Engines and Gas Turbines Characteristics (October 24 & 25)
  • Marine Propulsion Module 5: Matching Propulsion Engine and Propulsor (December 12 & 13)


This module is of interest to designers, engineers, and sales engineers working with system integrators, engine transmission, and propulsor manufacturers/representatives, electrical engineering firms, shipyards, navies, design offices and ship owners. Netherlands Maritime Technology organises the module ‘Electrical Drives Characteristics’ in close cooperation with Bakker Sliedrecht Electro Industrie BV. The trainer is ir. Paul Bracké. Thanks to its international setting, the course offers companies in the maritime cluster an excellent opportunity to gain knowledge and to network with colleagues, clients and/or suppliers. This will enable them to position their company even better as a comaker in the shipbuilding process.


Two days, 09.00 – 17.00 hours


14 & 15 November 2016




members € 950,- per module

non-members € 1.200,- per module
These fees include all training materials, catering and lunches (excluding 21% VAT).


To sign up, click here.

For more information, contact Christina Syropoulos via email: or call: +31 (0) 88 44 51 041 

You will receive a confirmation of participation, including a route description and a list of nearby hotels a few weeks before start of the training.