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Switching on frequently 03/2020: Fast-forward into fall

Dear friends,

I feel that I wrote my last newsletter intro just recently. Still, it seems to be already more than 3 months ago. I must say time is flying fast 😊! But then again while looking back, I can see that a lot has happened since July.

Miika Reinikka
Division President & Chairman of the Board

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cut fuel costs

5 ways to cut fuel costs and emissions

Today, we are on a mission to help transform the marine industry to cut fuel costs and emissions by creating energy sustainably, containing energy effectively and consuming energy responsibly. Here are five technologies that our system integrator and OEM partners can use to do so.

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It’s time to consider a permanent magnet (PM) shaft generator

COVID-19 has slowed down the world. The marine industry is slow to begin with – and now even slower. Still, some progressive bulk carrier and oil tanker companies are placing orders for future vessels. Why? Read in this new marine blog.

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DC-Hub is the best solution for cost efficiency

What kind of shipowner are you? Are you the type to simply go around switching off the air conditioning and laying off employees to keep costs in line? Or are you determined to lower costs through investments in the best technology?

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A historical day for our Large Drive Test Center

August 26 marked a huge next step for our Large Drive Test Center in Lappeenranta. The first factory acceptance test for three marine permanent magnet (PM) shaft generators started off.

“It’s a historical day – and a huge step forward along our journey to provide proven large drive testing services to customers.”
‒ Matti Nikkinen, VP Operations, Yaskawa Environmental Energy / The Switch

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Erna Solberg

Taking action on green shipping

Yaskawa Environmental Energy / The Switch is one of four companies in Norway to push green shipping forward by taking action in the Norwegian Catapult’s program to develop test centers.

“The marine industry needs to take action now to reach the goals of reducing greenhouse gas by 50% compared to 2008 levels. One big open question is – what will be the fuel of the future?”
‒ Paul Atherton, General Manager, The Switch Norway

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Shipyards miss a trick in focusing on the upfront price of ships

In the latest TradeWinds from September 23, Asbjørn Halsebakke urges shipbuilders to look beyond capex to achieve long-term opex and sustainability.

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The Switch’s lead story in EME Outlook

Yaskawa Environmental Energy / The Switch is featured as one of the lead stories in the latest EME Outlook magazine, one of the largest and most respected business publications in the Europe and Middle East region.

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“The most sustainable way in the future seems to be to generate energy with renewables, storing the energy when you can and using it as needed.”
‒ Miika Reinikka, Division President & Chairman of the Board, Yaskawa Environmental Energy / The Switch