WE Tech Solutions Oy has received an order to deliver its permanent magnet shaft generator solutions to a series of two 12,000 dwt RORO vessels. They are to be built for the Australian shipping company Toll Shipping in Sinotrans & CSC affiliated Jinling Shipyard in China. The equipment delivery from WE Tech will commence in August 2017.
WE Tech expands its business to Australia
“With this deal, WE are further expanding our business and I feel very proud that WE Tech have now reached Australia! WE continue serving our customers globally with energy efficient solutions”, says Mårten Storbacka, Managing Director of WE Tech. The vessels will operate between Burnie of Tasmania and Melbourne of Victoria in Australia.
Making marine energy systems smart
“WE Tech is widely known for making marine energy systems smart and regarded as the leading solution provider within the industry”, says Martin Andtfolk, Sales Manager of WE Tech.
The solution used in these new vessels enables the main engine to operate in variable speed – with both shaft generators online and generating power for the ship’s electrical network up to 3400 kW. “Thanks to WE Drive™, the propulsion machinery can be operated at optimal duty points at all vessel speeds. This saves tons of fuel and substantially decreases environmentally harmful emissions”, says Mr Andtfolk. The solution also efficiently distributes power to the bow thrusters.
Saving fuel is also achieved when the vessels are in the harbour. This solution provides up to 3000 kW of cleaner and cheaper shore power to vessels electrical network, further decreasing the need of using auxiliary generators.
Improved environmental performance
“We play an important role in connecting Tasmania to our vast Australian & Global network. The new RORO vessels include WE Tech’s variable frequency drive technology PM shaft generator solution to decrease fuel consumption, operational costs and improve environmental energy efficient performance”, says Ross Duncan, General Manager Operations at Toll Shipping. The new vessels will be available in late 2018 and will replace Toll’s existing ships.