WE Tech Solutions Oy provides energy efficient hybrid solutions for the global shipping industry.

WE Tech is a leading energy efficiency solution provider with a global presence in the shipping industry. The company specialises in supplying solutions based on variable frequency drives, permanent magnet generator technology, DC-link power distribution and dedicated power management systems. Our solutions, suitable for new buildings and for retrofits, bring numerous benefits to the shipping industry worldwide.

Benefits

WE EQUIP YOUR SHIP FOR SUCCESS

  • Less installed power thanks to increased efficiency and flexibility of the electrical system.
  • Reduced weight of the electrical system.
  • Smaller Main Switch Board footprint and less copper in cabling and bus-bars due to limited fault currents in the DC-link power distribution.
  •  Lower THD (Total Harmonic Distortion) in the electrical system thanks to Low Harmonic AFE (Active Front End) drive technology.
  • Reduced electric power generation costs as the Shaft Generator is driven by the Main Engine in variable (optimal) speed.
  • Reduced fuel and maintenance costs with stopped Auxiliary Generators.
  • Reduced losses in electrical power distribution.
  • Propulsion machinery and/or electrical power generating machinery are always operating at optimal duty point.
  • Take Me Home/Take Me Away operating modes.
  • Safe return to port with Auxiliary Propulsion Drive.
  • Boost modes: Low-load optimisation/Ice-boost mode.
  • Black-out prevention with battery packages connected to DC-link power distribution.
  • Dual or quad split of electrical power distribution.
  • Lowered fuel consumption.
  • Reduced emissions (CO2 + NOx + SOx + PM) thanks to improved efficiency of propulsion machinery, electrical power generation and distribution.
  • Our smart solutions remove traditional design limitations and ensure that propulsion machinery, cargo handling and electrical power distribution are always operating with maximum efficiency.
  • Power dense permanent magnet technology cuts down machinery size and weight.
  • The WE DriveTM generates at least 50 % cheaper shore power compared to electricity generated on-board the vessel.
  • Vessels are not dependent on various voltages and frequencies of national power grids worldwide.
  • Cost savings and reduced environmental footprint due to stopped Auxiliary Generators at the port.
  • Battery packages connected to DC-link power distribution systems.
  • Energy reserve for electrical load peak shaving and black-out prevention.
  • Stable electrical load. When connected to variable speed Auxiliary Generators, battery packs prevent generator load surging during electrical load steps. This way you can generate sets to stay within your optimal operation window.
  • Substantial fuel savings in DP (Dynamic Positioning) operations.

WE Tech solutions examples for your vessel

WE Tech hybridisation in shipping

  • Save fuel and cut costs by using a variable speed shaft generator for economical operations.
    Solution One
    Economical Operations

    Save fuel and cut costs by using a variable speed shaft generator for economical operations.

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  • Shaft Generator as a motor for Take Me Home and Auxiliary Propulsion Drive (APD).
    Solution Two
    Take Me Home

    Shaft Generator as a motor for Take Me Home and Auxiliary Propulsion Drive (APD).

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  • Shaft Generator as a motor for boosting the Main Engine in demanding conditions or low load optimised Main Engine.
    Solution Three
    Boost Mode

    Shaft Generator as a motor for boosting the Main Engine in demanding conditions or low load optimised Main Engine.

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  • Efficient power distribution via the DC-link of WE Drive™ to heavy consumers such as bow thrusters, pumps and compressors.
    Solution Four
    Efficient Power Distribution

    Efficient power distribution via the DC-link of WE Drive™ to heavy consumers such as bow thrusters, pumps and compressors.

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  • Ship wide DC-bus power distribution with variable speed shaft and auxiliary generators.
    Solution Five
    Hybrid DC Machinery

    Ship wide DC-bus power distribution with variable speed shaft and auxiliary generators.

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  • Ship wide DC-bus power distribution with variable speed shaft and auxiliary generators.
    DC Electric Propulsion

    Ship wide DC-bus power distribution with variable speed shaft and auxiliary generators.

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News

  • Open Application to WE Tech Solutions
    Jan 20, 2023

    At WE Tech Solutions, we are always happy to welcome talented new people to the WE Team! If you cannot find an open position that you'd like to apply for, submit an Open Application by filling up the application form or sending your application to recruitment@wetech.fi!

  • WE Tech paves the way towards zero-emission
    Jan 17, 2023

    Because of its positive economic and environmental impact on vessels, the shaft generator is rapidly becoming the baseline solution to meet IMO’s EEDI and CII for newbuilds. It is also one of the key means for current vessels to improve their efficiency rating on the IMO’s EEXI. Over 120 vessels sailing today are benefiting from WE Tech’s shaft generator solution. Whether new builds or retrofits, WE Tech always has a solution for your pathway towards zero-emission!

  • WE are looking for a quality intern!
    Dec 29, 2022

    WE are now looking for an intern to join our Quality Department! Complete the application form below or send your CV directly to recruitment@wetech.fi by 31.01.2023. If you have any questions please get in touch with Kimmo Syvänen at 040-8371489, kimmo.syvanen@wetech.fi.

  • WE Tech Supports Donsötank’s Decarbonisation Ambition
    Dec 21, 2022

    The hybrid solution from WE Tech Solutions, including a series of future-proofed technologies, such as Permanent Magnet Shaft Generators, ESS (battery packages) and Shore Connection, is crucial for Donsötank to reach the goal of Fit for 55.