Yaskawa Environmental Energy / The Switch agrees landmark pact with Corvus Energy

Yaskawa Environmental Energy / The Switch is set to join forces with leading maritime energy storage system (ESS) manufacturer Corvus Energy to continue the development of its smart Battery Short-Circuit Limiter (BSCL) protection device for large-scale battery solutions and advanced DC power distribution. Under the three-year memorandum of understanding (MoU), Corvus Energy becomes the preferred…

LUT awards Jukka-Pekka Mäkinen as one of its honorary doctorates

On May 28, Lappeenranta-Lahti University of Technology (LUT) awarded 16 new honorary doctorates as part of its past doctoral conferment ceremony. Jukka-Pekka Mäkinen, former President and CEO of Yaskawa Environmental Energy / The Switch, is named one of the Honorary Doctors of Technology. “I was very honored to receive this title,” says Jukka-Pekka. “It shows…

“I didn’t know it existed!”

Such was the exclamation from at least 4 different potential customers who visited our stand at ASME in Rotterdam from June 14–16, 2022. “I’ve been looking for such a solution for the past few years – but just couldn’t find anything,” said one, coming up to the stand to start discussing our solid-rotor technology with…

‘Permanent magnet’ makes propulsion technology different

– An interview with Mr. Jonas Nyberg, Managing Director West, Berg Propulsion, and Dr. Jussi Puranen, Head of Product Line, Electric Machines, Yaskawa Environmental Energy / The Switch. English translation of the full published text. For the original Chinese version, see here. By Zhao Bo, Journalist with China Ship Survey Although permanent magnet (PM) machines…

‘Permanent magnet’ makes propulsion technology different

The April issue of China Ship Survey magazine published a five-page article about permanent magnet technology used in the propulsion application. Entitled “‘Permanent magnet’ makes the propulsion technology different,” the article covers the following main topics: Permanent magnet (PM) technology as a simple and efficient solution The importance of joining forces to collaborate and innovate…

LNG and beyond: box ships’ path to decarbonization

On April 13, Jussi Puranen was one of the panelists at Riviera’s Container Ship Tech & Ops Webinar Week. As one of the three panelists, Jussi discussed the potential for fuel savings in container vessels by using permanent magnet shaft generators as one of the ways to meet decarbonization targets. He highlighted the efficiency advantages…

LNG and beyond: box ships’ paths to decarbonizations

On Wednesday, April 13, Yaskawa Environmental Energy / The Switch took part in the Container Ship Tech & Ops Webinar Week organized by Riviera Maritime Media. LNG and beyond: box ships’ paths to decarbonization From LNG and LNG-ready to bio-LNG, ammonia-ready, methanol and fuel saving technologies, container operators are considering an expanding range of fueling…