The Switch hoists the sail at Marintec China 2017

Marintec China, a biennial exhibition, is Asia’s leading and largest maritime conference and exhibition. From December 5 to 8, Marintec China 2017 took place in Shanghai, bringing together maritime experts from around the world to attend conferences, visit company stands and network with top decision-makers.

The Switch participated this year with our permanent magnet generator solution at a co-stand with WE Tech, which was part of the Finland Pavilion. And also, together with CSIC/711, The Switch introduced its innovative DC-Hub solution on a cruise ship to around 80 designers, shipowners and operators and many more in the related marine segment.

“CSIC/711 is strong with customer relationship, design and system integration. The Switch has a good portfolio of products and technologies as well as wide reference base. Combining the advantages from these two companies, we will aim to get a win-win result,” says Reijo Takala, Vice President of The Switch, at the opening of the cruise ship seminar.

Asbjørn Halsebakke, Managing Director of The Switch Norway, gave a presentation on the advantages of the DC-Hub. When the guests heard that there were more than 1,000 power drives sailing all over the world, which were designed and commissioned by Asbjørn’s team, they were very impressed. Immediately after the presentation, Asbjørn got an invitation from a shipowner to visit their shipyard the day after the seminar to talk about how to use the DC-Hub solution on their ships.

“Electric propulsion system and smart ships were the two hot topics at the exhibition. We are pleased to present our Power Drive and PM technology to the China market, which could perfectly pave the way for enhanced efficiency, sustainability and reduced operational costs,” says David Zhao, China Country Manager at The Switch.

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

Gang Ai from CSIC/711 at DC-Hub seminar

The cruise ship for DC-Hub seminar


Top photo caption: From left to right: Gang Ai, Vice President of CSIC/711, Asbjørn Halsebakke, Managing Director of The Switch Norway, Carlo Cecchi, Director of Business Development at The Switch