When: 4:00pm – 6:00pm, August 25, 2016
Where: T-Room, 1360 Barrington Street, Halifax
There is a long history of electric propulsion use in Marine Vessels and over the past 20 years the industry has seen a surge of interest in diesel electric propulsion and electric thrusters. Dr. Molloy will talk about where the industry stands right now regarding electric and hybrid electric vessels in general and then discuss how the recent progress can be applied to small vessels. There are many exciting applications for small vessels from the AKA Tugs to ferries in Norway and as more renewable energy becomes available, electric options will be looked at more seriously in the marine sector. We will discuss what can be done now and in the near future and learn which obstacles need to be overcome to make electric propulsion a real option in fishing.
Sue Molloy, PhD, PEng, MEng, BEng, BSc, based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, is a consulting engineer, researcher and adjunct professor in Ocean Engineering, specializing in Marine Renewable Energy, Eco-Ships and sustainable engineering. Sue’s doctoral work focused on ship propulsion; investigating powering through modelling and scaling through experiments on diesel electric podded propulsors. Sue is regularly invited to speak to engineering organizations and institutions around the country. She is the international convener for the International Electrotechnical Committee TC114 River Turbines ad-hoc committee and a Canadian delegate on the Design subcommittee of IEC TC114 Marine Energy and is a board member of Marine Renewables Canada. Sue has taught sustainable engineering and turbomachines for Dalhousie University, Faculty of Engineering and has taught sustainable design and renewable energy at OCAD University in Toronto. Sue is an adjunct professor in the Faculty of Engineering at Dalhousie working on a range of tidal turbine research projects. Sue’s consulting clients include ocean related SMEs, tidal power project developers, non profits, academia and government.