Canadian marine electrotechnology specialist Techsol Marine has teamed up with power electronics supplier Yaskawa Environmental Energy/The Switch to further develop its smart electrical distribution system for ships, reports Bunkerspot.
As part of the agreement, both partners will promote a direct current (DC) distribution system for the North American market.
Direct current (DC) distribution system
Techsol Marine will also provide system integration for The Switch components in North America. To achieve this, Techsol Marine’s team will be trained by Yaskawa Environmental Energy/The Switch specialists in Finland.
In recent months, Techsol Marine and Environmental Energy/The Switch have collaborated on a first integrated project to maximise the efficiency of Canadian shipowner CSL’s new bulk carrier, MV Nukumi.
Techsol Marine was responsible for the total power management and integration of the electrical distribution systems powering the driveshafts. Yaskawa Environmental Energy/The Switch provided the permanent magnet propulsion motors, The Switch DC-Hub, including the Electronic Bus Links (EBL) and Electronic DC Breakers (EDCB) protective devices.
Decarbonising shipping sector
François Lessard, President and CEO of Techsol Marine, commented on the new partnership: ‘We are happy to combine forces with Yaskawa Environmental Energy/The Switch. Their ability to produce high-performance systems makes them a key partner in our journey to decarbonize the shipping industry.’
‘Their innovative technology is making a measurable difference in the conversion of marine systems to electric technology to reduce ship fuel consumption and thereby lower emissions.’
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