Magnet shaft generator9月 4 2016 By hengyi_admin
WE Tech Solutions has received an order to deliver its direct-drive permanent magnet shaft generator solutions.
The delivery is for two new 25,600 dwt dual-fuelled handysize bulk carriers, with an option for two more.
“With the active front-end low harmonic drive technology (WE Drive) and the permanent magnet shaft generator technology in our solution, the energy efficiency of the machinery reaches unmatched levels in the marine industry,” said Martin Andtfolk, sales manager of WE Tech.
Technology specialist, The Switch will deliver the PM shaft generators to be used in the solutions provided by WE Tech.
The vessels are owned by the Finnish ship owner ESL Shipping and built at Qingshan Shipyard of Sinotrans & CSC SBICO in China.
WE Drive enables propulsion machinery to operate in variable speed while the direct-drive permanent magnet shaft generator produces electrical power up to 700 kW for the vessel’s electrical network.
Significant savings can be achieved by drastically decreasing the operating hours of the auxiliary generators, as well as reducing the need for maintenance.
Using the Power Take In (PTI) mode, WE Drive converts auxiliary generator power to propulsion power by employing the direct-drive permanent magnet shaft generator as an electrical motor.
Mika Koli, business development manager from The Switch, added: “The market has now recognized that a PM shaft generator is the most energy-efficient way to generate power in a vessel.”
The delivery from WE Tech is scheduled for March 2017 and vessels will begin operation in the Baltic Sea in early 2018.