SMM Hamburg

Going green at SMM

For the first time, we showcased our complete DC-Hub, electronic bus link (EBL) breaker and Power Drive at SMM 2018 in Hamburg from September 4–7.

Our proprietary technology, The Switch DC-Hub, based on our Power Drives and electronic bus link (EBL) breaker, is the smartest solution for a multi-megawatt DC power system that combines various DC system sources and loads.

No one knows what energy sources will be the best to power the maritime industry towards a green future and clean, blue seas. Still, amidst the debate, Yaskawa Environmental Energy / The Switch was busy showing our solution to many visitors at the stand: our DC-Hub.

What’s for sure: changing a ship’s power distribution from AC to DC delivers better fuel and cost savings – along with unrivaled reliability.

This solution provides far-reaching benefits for shipowners and operators.

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