Rocking the boat at Electric & Hybrid 2017

On June 6–8, The Switch had a very prominent position at the Electric & Hybrid Marine World Expo in Amsterdam. This highly specialized event, arranged for the fourth time in the Netherlands, is dedicated to emerging and hybrid propulsion technologies. 

The global event was a great place for The Switch to make a splash with its own large stand, which attracted the attention of designers, shipowners and operators and many more in the related marine segment. The main focus was on showcasing and discussing the very latest hybrid marine propulsion technologies, components and solutions that have an impact on reducing or eliminating emissions from vessels.

Speaking out on our technologies

In addition to the stand, The Switch also made great appearances as speakers. Peter Reindl, Director of Engineering for The Switch in North America, gave a presentation on the advantages of the DC-Hub.

Shortly later that same day, Mika Koli, Business Development Manager for Marine, gave a review of direct-drive permanent magnet technology. Both speakers drew good crowds and the discussions continued with those interested at the stand after the presentations.

Peter Reindl, Director of Engineering for The Switch in North America, giving a presentation on the advantages of the DC-Hub.

A peek into future power

The Switch Power Drive was also very visible on the front corner of the stand. As visitors walked by, they often paused to open the doors and have a peek inside.

“In just a short time, the interest in electric and hybrid solutions has increased tremendously. It’s clear that shipowners and operators are under more pressure to meet regulations. Still, there’s an overall increase in awareness that our advanced solutions help vessels be more energy efficient, which then leads to greater overall profitability,” says Mika Koli.

“It’s our mission that we’re on at The Switch to help the marine sector change to smarter and more environmentally friendly ways of operating,” he sums up.

The Switch Power Drive was very visible on the front corner of the stand. Visitors often paused to open the doors and have a peek inside.

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