Christian NadeauChristian Nadeau is an experienced and polyvalent electrical engineer with a solid multi-disciplinary project management expertise as well as sales and estimation experience in the manufacturing industry/engineering consultancy areas. Skilled in electrical and automation engineering as well as overseas commissioning. He also has a Masters in Project Management from Université du Québec à Rimouski. Passionate about the challenge of transport electrification, Christian begins his involvement with feasibility studies for the use of batteries on a ferry in 2011. Since 2018, he has been involved in all projects involving hybrid technologies at Techsol Marine, from the consultation stage with the architects to the design phase.
Going Electric: The Paradigm Shift is Now!
Electrification is not the future, it’s now, and it’s for everyone. Ships are built for a while and whatever is built today will need to be ready for tomorrow even if we don’t know yet which alternate source will become dominant. That means an electric propulsion so your ship can harness those alternate sources whichever ends up on top. Even if today’s sources don’t seem to meet your requirements, it’s highly probable they can, but Diesel engine use optimization, operations coverage and charging infrastructure are the key challenges to meeting GHG reduction targets. A few creative approaches are possible and some of them will be presented.