In January 2016, WE Tech Solutions Oy received an order for the delivery of the Permanent Magnet Shaft Generator solution to a LNG carrier with 45,000 cubic meter cargo capacity, with an option for one more. The vessel is owned by Saga LNG Shipping Pte. Ltd., and built by China Merchants Heavy Industry Co., Ltd. The equipment delivery from WE Tech will commence in October, 2016. WE Tech is a leading energy efficiency solution provider with global presence in the marine industry.
“With our WE DriveTM and the Permanent Magnet Shaft Generator technology, the energy efficiency of the machinery reaches unprecedented levels in the marine industry,” says Mr Martin Andtfolk, Sales Manager, WE Tech. With its active front-end low harmonic drive technology the WE DriveTM allows the shaft generator to operate over the full main engine speed range, while generating electricity for the vessel’s electrical network with high efficiency over the entire range. This feature is particularly prominent in electrical part loads – the normal electrical load condition in any ship.
WE Tech is also to deliver its Efficient Power Distribution solution with a WE DriveTM and a Permanent Magnet Shaft Generator that can provide the vessel’s electrical network with up to 1200 kW electrical power in Power Take Out (PTO) mode. The solution also offers the Power Take In (PTI) mode for Take-Me-Home: the WE DriveTM is used as an auxiliary propulsion drive when the Main Engine is out of operation. Furthermore the solution utilises the common DC-link of the WE DriveTM technology to enable energy efficient DC power distribution for the bow thruster.
“Our vision is 30 % less fuel consumed in the global shipping industry by 2030,” says Mr Storbacka, Managing Director, WE Tech.