Alberto Van Meenen
We are working towards the next generation transport solutions, which is very relevant in today’s ever-changing world. I am very proud to have been selected as an engineer at Solar Boat Team! I dedicate a full year to make this exciting and ambitious hydrogen powered racing boat become reality. This is because we are not just part of the transition to sustainable energy but because we are also part of the solution. We prove that nothing is impossible with a strong team and bright minds. What I love about my position is the people I meet and interact with, discussing topics and socialising together. We learn much from each other and I am happy to be able to share my knowledge with others. This way we keep pushing our own boundaries and bring out the best of each other!
Within the team, my task as a driveline engineer is to ensure the vessel can propel itself at speeds as high as 50 km/h. For this purpose, I design, optimise and assemble the motor, transmission and propeller to perfectly fit to our boat. As such, my goal is to attain a driveline that is highly reliable and lightweight at very high efficiency. This allows us to sail on as little energy as possible and stand out at the world championship. I can’t wait to show the world what our boat is capable of!