GE Vernova’s Power Conversion business to host panel session at DSEI 2023 on navies’ future energy demands

  • The session, Greased Lightning: Exploiting the speed and power of electricity to enable technology transition for future missions, discusses energy as an enabler for future generation mission systems.
  • Power Conversion’s, Nick Smith, Global Systems, Product and Technology Leader, will lead the panel session at the DSEI Naval forum, which explores how agile acquisition can help navies operate with cutting edge technology.

Power Conversion will host the discussion: Greased Lightning: Exploiting the speed and power of electricity to enable technology transition for future missions at the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) 2023 event in London Sept. 12-15.  The session will be moderated by Nick Smith, Global Systems, Product and Technology Leader, as part of the Naval Forum. Nick will be joined on the panel by naval and industry experts, Gavin Rudgely,  Naval Ships Future Projects Chief Engineer, BAE Systems, Captain Andy B "Big Tuna" Berner, Commanding Office, Office of Naval Research Global (ONR) and Captain David Goldsmith, Ships Acquisition – IFC – Future Systems, Royal Navy.

The session will consider power and energy demands of future vessels and the link to mission capability and military advantage. Bringing together the perspectives of navies, shipbuilding and energy specialists, topics will include how machine-speed operation, system of system connectivity and AI could be better enabled through electrical networks, and the operational challenges and opportunities of energy and technology transition.

Power Conversion, part of GE Vernova, brings capability from its extensive electric naval ship system references in a wide range of applications, from the largest warships to the latest support vessels.

Smith explained: “Power Conversion brings specialized naval engineering expertise for the most demanding specifications, but with the application of a commercial marine mindset. The result is the delivery of electrical architectures that are practical across the fleet.”

Smith continued: “Through integrated electrification, energy management, automation and control, power contained within the ship’s electric grid can simultaneously supply high-energy defense and mission systems and propulsion.  Energy-efficient electric architectures also serve as an effective way to integrate new, cleaner, energy sources as they emerge, and host digital technologies to implement more autonomous systems.”

Power Conversion will also be hosting a customer forum alongside DSEI with a more in-depth look ahead to its new technologies.

If you’re attending DSEI and are interested to learn more about Power Conversion's specialist naval engineering expertise that's trusted by the world's leading navies and coast guards, contact [email protected] to schedule a meeting with the team.

About Power Conversion, a GE Vernova business

Power Conversion, part of GE Vernova, applies the science and systems of power conversion to help drive the electric transformation of the world’s energy infrastructure. Designing and delivering advanced motor, drive and control technologies that help improve the efficiency and decarbonization of energy-intense processes and systems, helping to accelerate the energy transition across marine, energy and industrial applications. Power Conversion is at the heart of electrifying tomorrow's energy.

About GE Vernova

GE Vernova, a dynamic accelerator comprised of our Power, Renewable Energy, Digital and Energy Financial Services businesses, is focused on supporting customers’ transformations during the global energy transition.

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