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Switching on frequently 02/2020: Next wave of new energy

Dear friends,

This is my first opportunity to write in our newsletter as the Division President of Yaskawa Environmental Energy (EED) and Chairman of the Board of The Switch. Needless to say, I am pretty excited about this new and challenging role at the company.

Miika Reinikka
Division President & Chairman of the Board

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Get eco-friendly power to boost profits

Today, the number of projects involving hybrid solutions or alternate energy sources is exploding. Now, there are plenty of hybrid solutions with proven install bases, and the accessibility and ROI potential of hybrid solutions is starting to get within acceptable parameters.
But what will the future bring?

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Were things really better before coronavirus?

Normal before coronavirus was not working. Large cities had not seen a blue sky for decades. Now, we can finally see blue sky and clear water again. If we go back to the way things were, we will lose a valuable lesson that the last months have shown us – normal wasn’t working.

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The savings, reliability and compactness of PM machines

Low CapEx/OpEx, high reliability and compactness. These are the three most important criteria our clients think of when considering adding electric machines to a new or upgraded vessel. But is it possible? Yes, with increasingly popular permanent magnet technology.

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Miika Reinikka as next CEO

Miika Reinikka has been selected as the next CEO of Yaskawa Environmental Energy / The Switch to take over the role from Jukka-Pekka Mäkinen from July 1, 2020.

“I am honored – and really excited and motivated.”
‒ Miika Reinikka, CEO, Yaskawa Environmental Energy / The Switch.

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High-speed motor for turbo applications – setting the new standard

We have delivered thousands of high-speed motors in serial production to several world leaders for their specialized turbo pump and compressors applications. Now, the same technology is introducing motors paired with drives, offering unrivaled cost and size advantages in powers of 100 to 630 kW and speeds of 6,000 to 20,000 rpm.

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Milla Häggblom appointed Division Controller / VP Finance, EED

We are pleased to announce that Milla Häggblom has been nominated Division Controller / VP Finance for the Environmental Energy Division (EED) / The Switch of the YEU Group.

“I have worked for EED / The Switch now for over 12 years. This is the next step for me, being responsible for the whole package.”
‒ Milla Häggblom, Division Controller / VP Finance, EED, The Switch

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Meeting the power challenge in Asia

In the latest Motorship story, Carlo Cecchi shares his thoughts on how the Asian shipping industry is meeting the IMO’s emissions reductions objectives with modern hybrid solutions.

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Cat Twin-Fin

Cat® chooses The Switch technology for Twin Fin bulk carriers

Yaskawa Environmental Energy / The Switch has signed a contract with Caterpillar® (Cat) to deliver an innovative package of electric drive train technology for a series of bulk carriers.

“By working as partners with customers such as Cat, we can help deliver a combination of performance, efficient power and environmental advantages for forward-thinking owners.”
‒ Ville Parpala, Director, Product Marketing, Marine, Yaskawa Environmental Energy / The Switch.

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North Sea Giant

North Sea Giant: Instant battery power at all times

When North Sea Giant was delivered to North Sea Shipping in 2011, it was the world’s most advanced offshore construction vessel. The Switch DC-Hub solution is one of the reasons why this was the case. Read the full expert story from DNV GL.

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Ocean Insights with Ville Parpala

In this Nor-Shipping’s Ocean Insights interview, Ville Parpala shares his vision of the road ahead.

“We think the next generation shouldn’t be looking at cleaning onboard pollution with expensive equipment, but rather adopting new technology that doesn’t pollute in the first place.”
‒ Ville Parpala, Director, Product Marketing, Marine, Yaskawa Environmental Energy / The Switch.

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