Tag: The Switch

EBL improves energy performance of North Sea Giant
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EBL improves energy performance of North Sea Giant

  The world’s first Electronic Bus Link (EBL) from Yaskawa Environmental Energy / The Switch has been successfully commissioned on the North Sea Giant, providing complete redundancy, enhanced efficiency and significant fuel savings. The technology connects the 18,151 GWT subsea construction vessel’s DC-Hubs, enabling the vessel to conduct demanding operations using just one engine, instead...

Yaskawa/The Switch to supply DC-Hubs for Wärtsilä and Teekay hybrid tankers
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Yaskawa/The Switch to supply DC-Hubs for Wärtsilä and Teekay hybrid tankers

Yaskawa Environmental Energy / The Switch, a specialist in advanced drive train technology, has signed a contract to provide 16 DC-Hubs and 32 frequency converters for a new shuttle tanker concept developed by Teekay and Wärtsilä. Each of the four tankers, which will be built by Samsung Heavy Industries in South Korea, will feature eight...

The Switch calls for industry to combine advancing technologies for true sustainability
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The Switch calls for industry to combine advancing technologies for true sustainability

The maritime industry needs to adopt a realistic approach and utilise a range of technological advancements to meet the challenges of sustainable shipping, says The Switch, a Finnish headquartered firm that works with electrical drive train technology for renewable and industrial applications. While there are many ways to increase the sustainability of shipping, there is...