Marine Electrical Design & Engineering

From initial concept through to production, Vard Electro Canada provides innovative and specialized marine electrical designs for all types of vessels. We are proud to support ship building programs as well as maintenance, repair, upgrades, and retrofit activities. Our experienced and diverse team designs and integrates custom solutions tailored to the requirements and needs of the ship and the end-user.

Engineering Services
  • Short circuit analysis
  • Load flow and voltage drop study
  • Protection and discrimination study
  • Electrical system analysis including:
    • Transient studies
    • Arc-flash
    • Harmonics
  • System-level energy modelling
  • Engineering drawings
  • Equipment specifications
  • Electrical distribution design
  • System test agendas and test planning
  • Cable management and routing services
  • Lighting system
  • Advanced Time-Domain system analysis

Integrated Logistics Support (ILS):

  • Supply support
  • Technical documentation
  • Training and training equipment
  • Packaging, handling, storage, and transportation (PHS&T)
  • Software support
  • Obsolescence management
  • Configuration management
  • Disposal planning

Installation & Commissioning:

  • Pre-installation design support
  • As-built drawings and configuration management
  • Setting to work
  • Acceptance events:
    • Harbour trials (HAT)
    • Sea trials (SAT)
    • Factory tests (FAT)
  • End to End Acceptance from Requirements to System Handover
  • Warranty Support

Concept Development & Other Specialty Services

In addition to our engineering services, we offer various concept development and specialty services to fit the needs of the project.

Concept Development Services
  • Architecture selection and optimization:
    • Single line diagram development
    • Preparation of load list and electrical load analysis
    • Electrical power system operation and philosophy
  • Requirements development
  • Techno-economic trade-off studies for CapEx and OpEx
  • Functional documentation (Regulatory and Class Approval)
Specialty Services
  • Data collection and energy auditing
  • Technology assessments and feasibility studies
  • Vessel-grid integration for battery electric vessels
  • Production design/build-to-print electrical packages
  • Life cycle analysis
  • Research and development
  • Integrated Logistics Support (ILS) services
  • Supportability
  • Technical purchase specifications
  • EMC/EMI analysis
  • Systems engineering
  • Safety engineering

The above services can be provided individually or packaged as complete turnkey solutions, and we have experience working as part of integrated project teams in shipyards.

Marine Procurement

We offer long lead items (LLI) support and much more
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System Integration Services

Includes hybrid power & propulsion for vessels
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