WE Tech solution for Wallenius vessels

14 Feb 2014
The WE Drive allows the shaft generator to operate over the full main engine speed range while generating electricity for the vessel’s electrical network

The WE Drive allows the shaft generator to operate over the full main engine speed range while generating electricity for the vessel’s electrical network

Finland’s WE Tech Solutions Oy is to supply four of its Direct Drive Permanent Magnet Shaft Generator solutions for Wallenius Lines’ Post-Panamax Pure-Car-Truck-Carriers (PCTCs).

Each 200m long vessel will have a cargo capacity equivalent to 8,000 cars and will feature WE Tech’s WE Drive and technology to improve the vessels’ energy efficiency levels.

With its active front-end low harmonic drive technology, WE Tech says the WE Drive allows the shaft generator to operate over the full main engine speed range while generating electricity for the vessel’s electrical network with high efficiency over the entire range.

The WE Drive and Direct Drive Generator in Power Take Out (PTO) mode, means the available power for the vessel’s electrical network is up to 1.5 MW, generated by a fuel efficient two-stroke main engine.

In Power Take IN (PTI) mode, the WE Drive converts auxiliary generator power to propulsion power by using the Direct Drive Generator as a motor.

The vessels are being built by Tianjin Xingang Shipbuilding and the WE Tech equipment is expected to be delivered in November 2013.

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