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We Tech Solutions receives repeat order for vessel energy storage solutions

20 Mar 2020

Finland-based maritime energy efficiency solution provider WE Tech Solutions on Friday (20 March) said it has received a repeat order from Jiangnan Shipyard Group Co. Ltd., China to deliver its Solution Four: Efficient Power Distribution for the new third generation PCTC vessel of United European Car Carriers (UECC). 

In 2019, WE Tech was contracted by Jiangnan Shipyard Group Co., Ltd, China to deliver the same solution to a series of two PCTC vessels of UECC.

The WE Tech Solution Four includes WE Drive, Direct Drive Permanent Magnet Shaft Generator, DC-link power distribution, Energy Storage System (ESS) and the Energy Management System (EMS). 

This tailored solution will place UECC’s new vessels beyond IMO’s target for a 40% reduction in carbon intensity by 2030. 

It will also meet the IMO Tier 3 NOx emissions limitations entering into force in the Baltic and North Sea from 2021 keel lays.

“We take this repeat order as shipowner and shipyard’s acknowledgement of our reliable and highly environmental-sustainable solutions”, says Martin Andtfolk, Sales Manager of WE Tech Solutions.

“The Efficient Power Distribution Solution together with ESS will make vessel electric power generation even more efficient and cost-effective.”

In Power Take Off (PTO) mode, the vessel’s electrical power distribution will be supplied from a Permanent Magnet Shaft Generator. 

Together with the WE Drive, the power from the Shaft Generator will keep stable frequency and voltage independent of the Main Engine’s revolutions. Thus, allowing the Propulsion System to always operate in the most efficient way.

The ESS is a remarkable step forward to save even more fuel. It provides both Main Engine and Auxiliary Engines peak shaving, further increasing the energy efficiency of the vessel, according to We Tech.

The battery-based solution also improves flexibility and reliability via providing an energy reserve for blackout prevention so that the Auxiliary Gensets can be stopped without causing any blackout risk.

As the operating hours of the Auxiliary Generators are reduced there will be significant savings in service and maintenance costs. 

During manoeuvring or while in port, the solution reduces emissions when the vessel can also utilise the power stored in the ESS.

“WE Tech is proud to be a pioneer to supply the most energy efficient solutions. With our proven technology, we take our customers to success in terms of energy efficiency, fuel consumption and green values”, concludes Andtfolk.

Photo credit: WE Tech Solutions
Published: 20 March, 2020

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