WE Tech to equip Donsötank’s newbuilds with integrated solutions

Jul 05 2019

WE Tech Solution has received an order to supply an integrated package for two new 22,000 dwt chemical/products tankers with an option for another two.

The tankers are being built by Wuhu Shipyard for Swedish shipowner Rederi AB Donsötank.

The package includes propulsion drives, permanent magnet shaft generator, shore connection switchgear, bow thruster motor and DC link. Equipment delivery to Wuhu will commence in April, 2020.

 “WE Tech is proud to be a pioneer to supply the most energy efficient solutions. We, as well as our customers, strongly believe that our innovative technology and reliable solutions are the future for the marine industry,” said Peter Lindström,  WE Tech Solutions sales manager.

WE Tech’s solution is based on variable frequency drive technology (WE Drive) and the permanent magnet shaft generator /motor. This allows the main engine to run at variable speeds and the propulsion machinery can be operated at optimal duty points at all vessel speeds. The electrical network is generated by the shaft generator.

As a result,, there is no need to run the auxiliary engines and generators when underway.

In case the main engine is out of operation or requires additional boost in demanding situations, the solution uses the shaft generator as a motor –  to ensure the vessels’ safe return to port.

Connecting tankers to the port electricity grid also allows the engines to be turned off, which reduces emissions in harbour and creates major savings.

“Donsötank is a forerunner with focus on safe transports and emission reduction. Our new vessels are ice strengthened to Ice Class 1A, LNG driven and shore connection for port operations. Thanks to WE Tech’s energy efficient solution package, the new vessels will achieve flexible and stable operation with energy saving and better environmental performance,” said Ingvar Lorensson, Donsötank managing director.

 “Wuhu Shipyard has a long-standing shipbuilding history dating back 119 years and we always strive for developing our technology to next level. We believe the key to success is in working closely with experienced partners. The unparalleled solutions from WE Tech, as well as their project management capacities and experiences locally in China, is significant and plays a major role in the construction of the energy efficient tankers in Wuhu Shipyard,” said Du Chengchang, Wuhu Shipyard’s Deputy General Manager.

 “Our solutions will ensure the optimised propulsion machinery, electrical power generation and distribution of Donsötank’s new tankers. With our proven technology and reliable solutions, we take our customers’ vessels to the new level in terms of the best energy efficiency and the lowest fuel consumption. That is what makes us a leading solution provider in the global marine industry,” said Mårten Storbacka, WE Tech Solutions managing director.


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