Collaboration On MVDC Power Systems For Ships

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ABS, HD Korea Shipbuilding & Offshore Engineering Co., Ltd. (HD KSOE), and HD Hyundai Heavy Industries, Co., Ltd. (HHI) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to explore the technical feasibility of medium-voltage direct current (MVDC) power systems for ships. This collaboration aims to advance the design, technology qualification, and development of guidelines to ensure technical and safety standards are met.

Advancing Marine Electrification

The partnership will focus on assessing MVDC power system designs and developing new technology qualifications. This initiative is crucial for the maritime industry’s transition to clean energy, aiming to support the industry’s goal of achieving net-zero emissions by 2050. ABS Senior Vice President Patrick Ryan emphasized the importance of electrification in reaching these sustainability targets.

Leadership in Electric Propulsion

Byoung-Hun Kwon, head of HD KSOE Electrification Center, highlighted the necessity of MVDC technology for the electrification of large ships. Building on its success with low-voltage direct current (LVDC) systems, HD KSOE aims to expand its technology to MVDC systems, positioning itself as a leader in the electric propulsion market. This collaboration continues the long-term relationship between ABS and HHI, focusing on innovative solutions such as ammonia carriers, autonomous navigation, and green hydrogen production.

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