Innovative diesel-electric system for Dutch cargo ships

The VG6000-E cargo ship design, applied to three Dutch newbuilds, uses a diesel-electric system with a direct current (DC) bus (Vuyk Engineering Groningen)

Dutch-based designers and technicians have developed a cost-effective diesel-electric power and propulsion system based on the use of a DC (direct current) bus instead of the usual AC (alternating current) board; David Tinsley explains.

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