ESL Shipping, Finland

WE Tech received an order to deliver The Switch direct-drive permanent magnet shaft generator solution to two new 25,600 dwt dual-fueled handysize bulk carriers, with an option for two more. The vessels are owned by the Finnish ship owner ESL Shipping Ltd., and built at Qingshan Shipyard of Sinotrans & CSC SBICO in China.

ESL Shipping Ltd. is the leading carrier of dry bulk cargoes in the Baltic Sea region. The ship owner chose PM shaft generator technology to support its sustainability strategy and start a new era in green shipping within pollution-sensitive seaways.

These new, ice-class 1A ships will be the first LNG dual-fueled handysize bulk carriers in the world, representing the latest in technology and innovation. The aim of these new-build vessels is to raise the bar when it comes to energy efficiency and sustainability. Thanks to the focus on environmental benefits and cost savings that the advanced technology can provide, the vessels will also be more profitable for their owners.

Thanks to WE Tech’s active front-end low harmonic drive technology and The Switch’s permanent magnet shaft generator technology, the energy efficiency of the machinery reaches unmatched levels in the marine industry.

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