Tag: Yaskawa Environmental Energy

Switching to a DC grid to solve the power challenge
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Switching to a DC grid to solve the power challenge

A big weakness of conventional AC electrical systems on ships is that they´re generally cumbersome, inefficient and potentially expensive to maintain, says Carlo Cecchi, director, business development, Yaskawa Environmental Energy / The Switch. Switching to a DC grid based on state-of-the-art modular technology offers a unique degree of flexibility, improving energy efficiency and helping to...

Cat chooses Yaskawa Environmental Energy / The Switch electric drive train tech
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Cat chooses Yaskawa Environmental Energy / The Switch electric drive train tech

Finland-headquartered Yaskawa Environmental Energy / The Switch has signed a contract with Caterpillar (Cat) to deliver an innovative package of electric drive train technology for a series of bulk carriers. The ships will feature Cat Marine’s Twin Fin concept, offering optimal reliability, efficiency and performance. In total, The Switch will be providing deliveries of two...

The Switch opens renewable energy test centre in Finland
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The Switch opens renewable energy test centre in Finland

The featured video reveals the vision and drive behind the project, detailing the importance of the centre to the special industries, the company’s ambitious business strategy and the wider Lappeenranta area. Yaskawa Environmental Energy / The Switch is putting the finishing touches to a unique facility in Lappeenranta, Finland, enabling the testing and serial production...

Yaskawa Environmental Energy consolidates relationship with LUT university
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Yaskawa Environmental Energy consolidates relationship with LUT university

Yaskawa Environmental Energy / The Switch and the Finnish Lappeenranta-Lahti University of Technology (LUT) have signed a Key Account agreement to strengthen cooperation and formalise the two-decade partnership between the organisations. The move will lead to closer collaboration on joint research projects, technology testing, thesis opportunities for students, and greater recruitment visibility for The Switch....

Yaskawa / The Switch constructs large drive test centre in Finland
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Yaskawa / The Switch constructs large drive test centre in Finland

Yaskawa Environmental Energy / The Switch has begun the construction of a large drive test centre in Lappeenranta, Finland to test large drives and assist in the production of multi-megawatt class equipment for wind and marine business units. The new building will comprise of the test centre and an assembly line. Lifting capacity will be...

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...