WE Tech of Finland’s energy efficiency package is to be built into the drivetrains of two very large gas carriers (VLGC) under construction at Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries in South Korea
WE Tech Solutions Oy has received an order to deliver its Solution One Economical Operations to two VLGCs being built at Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries in South Korea. The equipment delivery from WE Tech will commence in September 2020.
The energy efficient solution package, including the WE Drive, direct drive dual winding permanent magnet shaft generator, cooling unit and dedicated power management system (DPMS) will reduce fuel consumption, operational costs and improve environmental energy efficient performance of the new vessels.
WE Tech Solutions managing director Mårten Storbacka said “With this prestigious order, WE Tech is further expanding its business and I am glad that WE Tech has now reached South Korea.”
“In power take out mode, the electrical power distribution in the new vessels will be supplied from the permanent magnet shaft generator alone via the WE Drive and thus the auxiliary generators can be stopped”, said WE Tech Solutions sales manager Peter Lindström.
“Thanks to WE Drive, the propulsion machinery can be operated at optimal duty points at all vessel speeds. Substantial fuel savings and operational cost reduction can be achieved from optimising propulsion machinery and reducing auxiliary generator operation”.
“With the DPMS, various operation modes of the ship as well as start/stop sequences can be easily controlled. The DPMS also interfaces with other control systems on board a ship”, said Mr Lindström.
Hyundai Samho’s acceptance of the WE Tech system is an important step forward in the rise of hybrid propulsion systems in shipping. See and hear more at the Maritime Hybrid & Electric Conference in Singapore 27-28 May 2020.