WE Tech has received a new order from Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries (HSHI) in South Korea to deliver its Economical Operations Solution with Direct Drive Permanent Magnet Shaft Generator to a series of two 90,000 cbm LPG carriers for the French ship owner Geogas Maritime S.A.S. The equipment is scheduled to be delivered to the shipyard commencing in February 2021.
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The scope of supply consists of the Economical Operations Solution package, including WE Drive (VFD unit), Direct Drive Permanent Magnet Shaft Generator and the Dedicated Power Management System (DPMS). The solution delivers highest electrical efficiency available on the market, resulting in reduced fuel consumption and reduced emissions for optimal environmental sustainability.
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In Power Take Out (PTO) mode, the vessels electrical power will be supplied from the Direct Drive Permanent Magnet Shaft Generator alone via the WE Drive and thus the Auxiliary Generators can be stopped. Significant savings in fuel cost is achieved from electrical power generation by the slow speed Main Engine which has far better efficiency in comparison to the Auxiliary Generator sets. Further savings is achieved by reduced operating hours and hence significantly reduced need for maintenance of Auxiliary Generators.
The Dedicated Power Management System (DPMS) controls various operation modes and start/stop sequences. It also interfaces with other control systems on board.
“Thanks to the WE Drive and the Direct Drive Permanent Magnet Shaft Generator, the electrical network of the vessel is generated with the same high efficiency, throughout the full speed range of the Main Engine – this feature being especially prominent when shaft generator runs on part loads”, says Mr Peter Lindström, Sales Manager of WE Tech Solutions.
“WE Tech is proud to be the market leader in delivering variable speed shaft generator solutions. Our solutions surpass everyone else in terms of reliability and energy efficiency. We, as well as our customers, strongly believe that our innovative solutions are leading the way into the future of variable speed power generation in the shipping industry”, underlines Mr Mårten Storbacka, Managing Director of WE Tech Solutions.