newsletter 02/2021

Switching on frequently 02/2021: Endless summer days

Dear friends,

Summer – the best season in Finland – has arrived bringing us endless days and white nights. This time, due to COVID-19, the cold and dark winter has felt longer than ever before. Luckily, now we seem to be on top of this pandemic, and life is normalizing. People can not only enjoy the slow-paced lifestyle at their summer cottages, but also go out to music festivals and other events.


Miika Reinikka
Division President & Chairman of the Board

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Electrification is for everyone

Diesel and petroleum-powered vessels have for a long time dominated the technology used for maritime transportation. Today, though, the industry is facing an inflection point. Why is it so, and how to be prepared for it? Find out in this latest marine blog post.

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PM machines for powering ships: Why it’s a good idea?

PM machine

Permanent magnet machines have been utilized with great success in numerous fields to date, including distributed power generation, elevators and hybrid cars. Read on to find out what immense benefits PM generators bring also to ships compared to traditional technologies.

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Asbjørn Halsebakke presents in Energy Efficiency Module

energy efficiency module

Shipping is facing a big journey to reach zero-carbon operation by 2050. To find new ways and explore innovative solutions, the BS Group arranged a Ship Propulsion Compliance virtual conference.

“Shipowners need to be prepared to change.”
‒ Asbjørn Halsebakke, Manager, Technical Solutions, Marine

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High-power electrical drive train development research project with LUT

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To further develop high-power electrical drive trains, Yaskawa Environmental Energy / The Switch recently began a research project with Lappeenranta-Lahti University of Technology (LUT).



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A closer look at The Switch PM machine

Switch it up

We’re launching our 15-minute-long “Switch it Up” webinars to enjoy over a cup of coffee as part of our full webinar series! Join “A closer look at The Switch PM machine” webinar on July 1, 2021 at 14.00 EET.


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