The Switch, a specialist of megawatt-class permanent magnet (PM) machines for advanced marine drive trains, has been selected to deliver its PM shaft generator for an LNG carrier with a 45,000 cu m cargo capacity, allowing the vessel to gain greater efficiency over its entire speed range. This order is part of a complete energy efficiency system being delivered by WE Tech Solutions (WE Tech) of Finland to Saga LNG Shipping Pte Ltd. The vessel will be built by China Merchants Heavy Industry Co., Ltd.
Earlier this year, The Switch received a PM shaft generator order with an option of one more from the energy-efficient solution provider WE Tech for an LNG carrier owned by Saga LNG Shipping Pte. Ltd. Deliveries are scheduled to commence in October 2016. ´The optimised PM shaft generator system using WE DriveTM allows unprecedented levels of energy efficiency in the marine industry,´ said Mika Koli, Business Development Manager of The Switch. WE DriveTM is WE Tech´s variable frequency drive for shaft generator applications.