WE Tech Solutions has delivered its energy management system to Hyundai Heavy Industries shipyard in South Korea for two 174,000-m3 LNG carriers under construction for Norway-based Knutsen
WE Tech has delivered its energy management package to the shipyard in South Korea which is constructing LNG carriers for Knutsen. This is part of a deal WE Tech received to provide propulsion to a series of eight 174,000 m3 capacity LNG carriers with an option to extend the contract to an additional six vessels.
The package delivered to the two Knutsen LNG carriers includes two sets of direct drive permanent magnet shaft generators, variable speed frequency drives and the dedicated power management system. The package includes the economical operations solution, which supplies the vessels’ electrical power distribution from shaft generators allowing for the auxiliary generators to be stopped.
“Our state-of-the-art variable frequency drive technology together with permanent magnet generators which have the markets’ highest efficiency over the full speed and power range, can fully satisfy gas carriers’ needs” said WE Tech Solutions sales manager Peter Lindström. “With our solution, the energy efficiency of the machinery reaches unprecedented levels.”
Knutsen OAS Shipping project manager Oliver J Smith said, “Environmental sustainability has always been one of the fundamentals in our business development. We are glad to work together with WE Tech Solutions to build the most advanced and eco-friendly LNG carriers. The utilisation of WE Tech’s energy efficient solutions keeps Knutsen the frontrunner in technical innovations as we always strive to be.”
"This is the fifth major order from South Korean shipbuilding for delivering our economical operations solutions to gas carriers since WE Tech stepped into the South Korean market," underlines WE Tech Solutions managing director Mårten Storbacka.
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