Finnish companies deliver energy efficiency solutions for world’s first LNG handysize bulk carriers

Finnish companies deliver energy efficiency solutions for world’s first LNG handysize bulk carriers

May 13, 2016
Energy & resource efficiency
Marine & shipping

WE Tech Solutions (WE Tech), a leading energy efficiency solutions provider in the marine industry, has received an order to deliver its direct-drive permanent magnet shaft generator solution to two new 25,600 dwt dual-fueled handysize bulk carriers, with an option for two more. The Switch, a technology specialist of megawatt-class permanent magnet (PM) machines for advanced marine drive trains, will deliver the PM shaft generators to be used in the solutions provided by WE Tech. 

The vessels are owned by the Finnish ship owner ESL Shipping Ltd., and built at Qingshan Shipyard of Sinotrans & CSC SBICO in China. ESL Shipping Ltd. is the leading carrier of dry bulk cargoes in the Baltic Sea region. The ship owner chose PM shaft generator technology to support its sustainability strategy and start a new era in green shipping within pollution-sensitive seaways.

These new, ice-class 1A ships will be the first LNG dual-fueled handysize bulk carriers in the world, representing the latest in technology and innovation. The aim of these new-build vessels is to raise the bar when it comes to energy efficiency and sustainability.

"With the active front-end low harmonic drive technology (WE Drive™) and the permanent magnet shaft generator technology in our solution, the energy efficiency of the machinery reaches unmatched levels in the marine industry," says Martin Andtfolk, Sales Manager of WE Tech.

"The market has now recognized that a PM shaft generator is the most energy-efficient way to generate power in a vessel," Mika Koli, Business Development Manager from The Switch says. 

"Our vision is 30% less fuel consumed in the global shipping industry by 2030," says Mårten Storbacka, Managing Director of WE Tech.

Image: The Switch

Source: The Switch


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