WE Tech Solutions has received a repeat order from Hyundai Heavy Industries in South Korea to deliver its Solution One: Economical Operations for two new 174,000 cbm LNG carriers for Knutsen OAS Shipping.

Two 174,000cbm LNG carriers newbuildings will feature WE Tech energy efficient solutions (credit: Knutsen OAS)

Two 174,000cbm LNG carriers newbuildings will feature WE Tech energy efficient solutions (credit: Knutsen OAS)

The vessels will be chartered to Polish Oil Mining and Gas Extraction S.A.

The delivery package includes two sets of Direct Drive Permanent Magnet Shaft Generators, variable speed frequency drives and Dedicated Power Management System (DPMS). The Economical Operations Solution supplies the vessels electrical power distribution from shaft generators allowing for the auxiliary generators to be stopped.

“Our state-of-the-art variable frequency drive technology, together with permanent magnet generators which have the market's highest efficiency over the full speed and power range, can fully satisfy gas carriers’ needs” says Peter Lindström, Sales Manager of WE Tech.

The order is the fifth major order from a South Korean shipbuilder for WE Tech's variable speed shaft generator solution to gas carriers since WE Tech entered the Korean market in 2019.

Mårten Storbacka, Managing Director of WE Tech Solutions commented that “the repeat orders are proof that our solutions offer the best value for money, highest reliability and superior efficiency, strengthening WE Tech’s position as the leader in the variable speed shaft generator solution business.”

The equipment delivery from WE Tech will commence in October 2021.

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