Peter De Vos Appointed Marine Propulsion Course Trainer

MarineLink.com
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Photo: HME

The ninth edition of the international HME Marine Propulsion training series starts in September. It will be a new experience for Peter de Vos, Assistant Professor of Marine Engineering at Delft Technical University (TU Delft). As the latest addition to the team, De Vos will work closely with Professor Douwe Stapersma in modules 1, 3 and 5.

Peter De Vos graduated cum laude in 2008 on the modeling of a fuel processing plant for the application of fuel cells onboard vessels in the Ship Design, Production and Operation section of the Marine Engineering department at TU Delft. At the time he had been working as a student assistant in the same department for several years, and decided to accept the offer to stay on as a researcher after graduating. That was five years ago. “I have been involved in academic education in the field of maritime platform systems for four years now, and started my doctoral research with the aim to accelerate and improve the design process of these systems,” De Vos explained. Meanwhile, De Vos was named Best Lecturer of 2012 by his second-year students. 

De Vos is looking forward to acting as a trainer during the Marine Propulsion Course. “I hope to convey some of my enthusiasm for the subject to the participants and share some insights I’ve discovered along the way. In my opinion, maritime propulsion systems and all auxiliary systems are what make a vessel successful or not. These are the platform systems; systems that are required if other mission-related systems are to function as they should, enabling the vessel to fulfill its mission. In view of this ‘secondary position’, it is no surprise that things go wrong in the design, maintenance or operating of these platform systems. The complex interactions between the systems and/or their functioning outside of the design conditions are especially difficult to understand.

“The Marine Propulsion Course addresses this complex material. Participants will learn about the various systems, their components and their functioning outside the design conditions. With these new insights, participants can better estimate the functioning of these vital systems and be able to design them better. The course therefore supports the maritime industry in building successful vessels.”

The Marine Propulsion Course contributes to a better understanding of the specific characteristics of a vessel, its propulsion chain and the alignment thereof, including the sub-systems and components. The course is held at a university level in which theoretical laws and design rules are related to practical applications.

The Marine Propulsion Course is intended for designers, engineers, project managers and salespersons working at system integrators, propulsion suppliers (engines, propellers), shipping companies, yards, marinas and design companies.

The Marine Propulsion Course consists of the following five modules, which can each be taken separately:
•    Propulsion Plant Concepts and Basic Ship Hydrodynamics (September 19, 20)
•    Marine Propulsors: Characteristics (October 10, 11)
•    Diesel Engines and Gas Turbines: Characteristics (October 31, November 1)
•    Electrical Drives: Characteristics (November 14, 15)
•    Matching Propulsion Engine and Propulsor (December 12, 13)

The course is provided by experts from the maritime sector. In addition to De Vos, Professor Douwe Stapersma (TU Delft and Royal Netherlands Naval College), Teus van Beek (Wärtsilä Propulsion Netherlands BV), Paul Bracké (Bakker Sliedrecht Electro Industrie BV) and Edwin Bonsen (Voith Turbo BV) will provide interesting and educational two-day modules.

www.hme.nl

Maritime Reporter January 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Marine Propulsion

Wärtsilä to Power LNG-fueled RoPax Ferry

A ferry being built for Sweden’s Rederi AB Gotland will be fueled by LNG, featuring a Wärtsilä integrated solution which includes a complete LNG powered propulsion- and fuel storage and supply system,

First Container for LNG Hybrid Barge

The HUMMEL (bumblebee) LNG Hybrid Barge will enable Becker Marine Systems to supply low-emission power to cruise ships lying at port in Hamburg. The first container

IntelliJet: Cleantech Propulsion for High Speed Applicatios

IntelliJet Marine, Inc. will present a paper on propulsion and computer simulation for sustainable high speed boats and ships at ASNE Day 2015.   Jeff Jordan

Education/Training

Naval EXPO Coming to Washington

For the first time ever, the general public will be admitted free to the Naval Future Force Science and Technology EXPO general exhibit hall Feb. 4-5 where they

Kongsberg Expands Louisiana Office, Training Facility

Kongsberg Maritime has purchased approximately 5.2 acres for new construction on an 82,980 sq ft office and training facility. Construction on the James Business

31 ARENA Projects Completed

ARENA has invested $1 billion in more than 230 projects, fellowships and scholarships that are paving the way for a more diverse energy future for Australia.

News

Zamakona, Finnish GS-Hydro Ink Deal

The presentation ceremony of the Finnish multinational leader in water services GS-Hydro, new partner of Zamakona Yards in Canarias was held yesterday (January 29th at 7 p.

Naval EXPO Coming to Washington

For the first time ever, the general public will be admitted free to the Naval Future Force Science and Technology EXPO general exhibit hall Feb. 4-5 where they

Adani Group Revamps Businesses

Adani Enterprises Limited together with its subsidiaries Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Limited (“APSEZ”) and Adani Power Limited (“APL”) today announced

 
 
Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Maritime Standards Offshore Oil Port Authority Salvage Ship Electronics Ship Repair Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.2074 sec (5 req/sec)