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Ocean Connector: Charging Forward
February 17 @ 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Marine decarbonization through vessel electrification is a quickly moving industry globally. Advancements in technology are supporting the electrification of ferries, tugboats, workboats, and fishing vessels. In parallel, technology developments are underway for hydrogen and ammonia powered vessels to support the decarbonization of larger vessels.
Join us on Thursday, February 17th at 3:00 PM (AST) for a panel discussion with four leaders in the marine electrification sector. The panel will discuss the future of marine electrification in Nova Scotia and across Canada, global market opportunities, and charging infrastructure requirements.
Meet our speakers:
Bruce MacDougall is a Senior Project Manager at COVE. Bruce is a computer engineer, tech entrepreneur, and business leader, and has held several senior positions in the ICT sector, most recently as the Regional Vice President of Rogers Communications. Originally from Quebec, Bruce has an engineering degree from McGill and an MBA from Queens University.
Dr. Sue Molloy holds a Ph.D. in Naval Architectural and Ocean Engineering. She is the CEO/President of Glas Ocean Electric (GOE), a Nova Scotia-based company seeking ways to electrify marine assets to reduce emissions during operation and provide vehicle to grid opportunities. In 2021 Sue and her team won the Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Excellence in Engineering.
Trevor Hennigar is the Chief Operating Officer at Rimot. Trevor has previously helped develop and integrate renewable energy projects into the Nova Scotia electricity grid and has been involved in the technology development community through his work as an Associate for the Creative Destruction Lab-Atlantic.
Kamen Stoyvok is the Director for Business Development and Marketing at Vard Electro Canada and has extensive experience in the maritime industry. Before joining Vard Electro Canada, he spent ten years at MAN Canada as both a Technical Manager for power plants and as the Sales and Project Manager on marine projects. He has been involved in recent Canadian naval projects and many commercial projects for the ferry and fishing industry on the East and West coast.