In the marine industry shipbuilders are understandably reluctant to spend money on more expensive, possibly riskier innovative clean technologies and equipment. However, current investment trends are pressuring companies to pay attention to their environmental and social imprint.
The Switch DC-Hub: What efficient power distribution can offer today’s vessels
Power electronics and semiconductors are a key element to having the flexibility to use different energy sources, different energy storages and different energy loads – and you can get all of this with a converter system.
PM machines for powering ships: Why it’s a good idea?
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.
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.
A green rescue for reefers with PM shaft generators
Over the past decades, there’s been a dramatic increase in the amount of sea freight being shipped – now over 80% of all cargo is transported overseas. In increasing frequency, companies need to maintain major energy-consuming vessels to cool and ship meat, fruits and vegetables to global markets.
Trends in the shaft generator business
In the early 2010s, our wind business slowed down and forced us to find new applications for our permanent magnet (PM) technology. We gravitated to marine power generation and propulsion.
Vessels of the future
Green. There are two types of green in the world: money and sustainable technology. Both are important. If you don’t have money, it’s a problem. Whereas if you don’t have green technology to help protect our environment, it’s even more of a problem – an existential problem.
The next generation of superyachts
Today’s superyachts should be ecofriendly, silent, spacious and strong. The Poseidon Power range of PM propulsion systems deliver the kind of clean energy performance that can propel you to ecologically sensitive regions in style.
Regulating shipping efficiency
A study from the mid-2000s showed that ships were 10% less fuel efficient then than they were in the 1990s. Why is that?
The electric revolution – sailing the smart green seas
What are the developments in advanced shipping technology? Will it be possible to curtail not only the environmental damage being done by shipping but also improve shipping transport conditions and lower vessel lifecycle costs? Read on.
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.
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.