Switching on frequently 02/2019: The summer is on

The summer heat is on

Finland’s spring has warmed up to a hotter-than-usual summer up here in the North. Likewise, our fiscal year is proving to be warmer than anticipated. Thanks to several significant orders, we are heading toward a good year. And even as we move into our main summer months, our production will be running to make sure we are delivering our products according to schedule.

J-P
President and CEO 


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NEWS

Breezing through production

In 2018, the offshore wind market grew by 0.5% to 4.49 GW of new installations, and the total installed wind capacity saw an increase of 9.6% compared to the end of 2017. So, what kind of effect this had on our ongoing production efforts?

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4,000th marine power module produced and tested in Norway

On Friday, June 14, marine power module number 4,000 was successfully produced and tested in Stord, Norway. It is now ready for delivery to the vessel with a golden nameplate.

marine power moduleThe group around module number 4,000. Hans Willy Ottesen, who assembled most of them, is also in the picture. 

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Large drive test center construction starts in Lappeenranta

Construction of the large drive test center has now begun in Lappeenranta, Finland. The new test center will primarily be used for the testing of large drives and product development. It will also enable the serial production of large multi-megawatt-class equipment for wind and marine business units. Construction began on May 5, 2019, and the estimated date of completion is at the end of February 2020. 

“The new large drive test center will enable us to meet the demands of the market by making it possible for us to develop and test larger drives.”
Matti Nikkinen, General Manager, Lappeenranta, Yaskawa Environmental Energy / The Switch.

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Multi-country tour of Yaskawa Environmental Energy

In the beginning of June, a special international delegation from Yaskawa came to visit four Yaskawa Environmental Energy facilities across two countries to become more familiar with our company and what makes us so unique.

“It was quite impressive to see the high level of R&D work going on here.”
Bruno Schnekenburger, President & CEO, Yaskawa Europe.

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Power Play: clean, green power for the future

Asbjørn Halsebakke, Product Manager of Marine Drives, Yaskawa Environmental Energy / The Switch, discusses Poseidon Power.


Presenting Poseidon Power at Nor-Shipping

This year, the marine buzz was louder at Nor-Shipping in Oslo. Approximately 1,000 companies at 17 different national pavilions exhibited their latest portfolios to 35,000 delegates. It was a true meeting point for partners, services, innovations and expertise, giving an international flavor of key markets and marine clusters. The world has woken up to the environmental hazards at sea. Now more regulations are being put into effect, forcing all types of vessels to clean up their act.

“It was good to see that PM technology is now generally accepted by the marine market.”
Juha Reinilä, Key Account Manager, Marine, Yaskawa Environmental Energy / The Switch.

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Congratulations to two winners of Marine Propulsion Awards 2019!

Congratulations to our partners WE Tech Solutions and Wärtsilä who were both recognized at the Marine Propulsion Awards 2019. The award ceremony was held in Amsterdam during the Sulphur Cap 2020 Conference.

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EVENT

Maritime Hybrid & Electric Conference

Date: September 4−5, 2019
Venue: Bergen, Norway
About: This two day conference will discuss the latest innovations in hybrid and electric technologies and how they can provide significant reductions in fuel consumption, maintenance costs and emissions. For more info, go to: www.hybridelectricship.com
We will be there too and will be happy to meet with you.

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