WE Tech Solutions Oy, the leading energy efficiency solutions provider, has received an order to deliver its Solution One Economical Operations to six 174k LNG Carriers for Hyundai LNG Shipping. The vessels are to be built at Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. Ltd. and the equipment delivery from WE Tech to the shipyard will commence in October 2022.
The Economical Operations Solution package featured with innovative Direct Drive Permanent Magnet Shaft Generators and WE Drives™ are the benchmarking solution of today’s LNG Carriers. The solution delivered decreases fuel consumption and this way operational cost by improving the energy efficiency of the vessel. In Power Take Out (PTO) mode, the electrical power distribution will be supplied from shaft generator alone via the WE Drive™ and thus the auxiliary generators can be stopped. WE Tech’s full scope of supply for the Hyundai LNG Shipping’s new vessels also includes engineering, project management, commissioning and after-sales services.
“With this contract the number of vessels with WE Tech’s solution onboard grows beyond one hundred. This exciting number demonstrates WE Tech’s leading role and underlines the paradigm shift taking place in the industry, which is to utilise variable speed shaft generator solutions as the main source of electrical power,” Mr Mårten Storbacka, Managing Director of WE Tech Solutions notes. “WE Tech always aims at delivering highly efficient solutions that minimise the impact on the environment.”
WE Tech Solutions was growing rapidly in the past few years despite the global coronavirus pandemic. The current order book together with present market outlooks promises a continuous strong growth in 2022 and forward. WE Techs strong growth is also an indicator of the industry’s trust and recognition of the variable speed shaft generator solutions delivered by WE Tech Solutions.