A new vessel is built to last for up to 40 years. It's important to select a solution that can be modified and upgraded to new technologies with as little impact as possible on the structural design. This is more important now as reduced and zero emission solutions are being introduced to the maritime industry.
This is actually a very important topic. Vessel systems have changed from mechanical to electrical in a short period. Academies, authorities and other institutions must also follow up the technology changes. Future engineers will, no doubt, face more electrical challenges than mechanical.