About the Talking Point

Finding it hard to recall your electricity basics? The Switch Senior Manager, Marine Concepts, Asbjørn Halsebakke explains the difference between AC and DC current, the clear advantages of DC power distribution as the optimal future-proofing alternative onboard ships and how the company’s own DC-Hub combined with its suite of ultrafast protection devices can ensure smooth sailing amid the push for more sustainable and safer operations.

Topics discussed:

  • Regulating voltage
  • Why DC has superior efficiency
  • Future-proofing for new energy sources
  • AC vs. DC system

Senior Manager, Marine Concepts

Asbjørn Halsebakke

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Asbjørn Halsebakke is leading his team in engineering marine drive solutions, frequency converters and rotating machinery, which are in use today with the utmost reliability on vessels throughout the world. Before joining The Switch, Halsebakke worked for Aker Kværner Elektro AS in Norway to develop frequency drives and perform sea trials and commissioning. Halsebakke graduated from Narvik University College with a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering. He also attended the University of Bergen, where he studied elementary physics and mathematics.