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ASNE Central Gulf Coast Event
Start Date/Time:
Thursday, January 20, 2022 5:30 PM
End Date/Time:
Thursday, January 20, 2022 9:00 PM
Recurring Event:
One time event
Normal Priority
Section Events


Dear Society members and patrons:

We regret canceling ABB's presentation to have been given on 20 JAN. Still, due to the high OMICRON infection rate, we feel this closure is in the best interest of maintaining the health of individuals.

We hope that ABB will consider a postponement when this pandemic fear ceases. In the meantime, we thank you for your support and interest in attending ABB's praiseworthy custodianship of our delicate environment. We look forward with optimism to your future attendance.

For now, our regrets,

V. Frank Colangelo, Chairman, Central Gulf Coast Section, ASNE



ABB Marine & Ports is at the forefront of driving the evolution of sustainable shipping. Electrical propulsion, data-driven decision support and integrated solutions for ship and shore from ABB are paving the way to a zero-emission marine industry, providing greater efficiency and reliability to shipowners, and preparing vessels to meet the demands of tomorrow. Decarbonization is the combined passion of ABB Marine and Ports.

Therefore, the presentation will begin with a short overview of the decarbonization strategies currently in use by ABB in the marine industry. Solutions discussed will include diesel electric with battery storage, diesel electric with shore power, battery electric and fuel cell electric.

Secondly the presentation will focus on one of ABB’s premier products the Azipod propulsion system. Azipod topics to be reviewed will include ice class operations, general operational efficiencies, maneuverability, reliability, and some of the Azipod history

Mr. Albert “Sim“ Whitehill is a graduate of the Pennsylvania State University, and has over 25 years of combined maritime and industry experience. Notably, in conjunction with Chevron, he developed and designed mooring arrangements for lightering operations off the coast of California. Albert worked with ABS to win approval to conduct U.W.I.L.D.’s with micro ROV’s. Additionally he was able to win ABS approval for robotic ballast tank inspection, eliminating one of the most hazardous manned operation in the shipping industry

Social Hour at 5:30pm
Dinner at 6:30pm
Presentation at 7:30pm

Location: Augie’s Restaurant 6005 Jefferson Hwy. Harahan, LA 70123
Phone: 504-733-3000
Reservations & Questions: Please e-mail to fcolangelo@cox.net

Provide your full name and professional society affiliation; e.g. ASNE, SNAME, ASCE or other Society

• Finally, please state if you desire a PDH credit for attendance.
• Confirmed attendees who are a “No Show,” will still be expected to remit payment.
• Cancellations are accepted up to the registration deadline: Noon, Tuesday, 18 JAN 2022.

Price: Members of ASNE, SNAME and ASCE are $46.
A member can bring one guest for $46

Full Time Student members of SNAME/ASNE are $40
Non-members and walk-in’s (including after-deadline reservations) are $51
Checks payable to “ASNE”, cash, or credit cards are all accepted at the meeting.

Starters: Seafood Gumbo plus House Salad
Entrées: see Menu and served with potatoes & vegetable medley
Dessert: Bread Pudding w/Rum sauce, or Chocolate Cake

Owned by Robert Hand On Monday, January 10, 2022