MV Nukumi named Bulk Ship of the Year

Canada Steamship Lines (“CSL”), a division of The CSL Group, announced that its latest newbuild self-unloading vessel, MV Nukumi, was named Bulk Ship of the Year 2022 last Monday evening at the prestigious International Bulk Journal (“IBJ”) Awards in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Yaskawa Environmental Energy / The Switch is pleased to have had a part in providing CSL with an…

Active magnetic bearings for industrial applications

Until now, active magnetic bearings (AMBs) have been typically used for very critical applications, such as oil and gas, at a premium price. But Yaskawa Environmental Energy / The Switch has made it possible for long-standing industrial applications to enjoy all the advantages that AMBs provide. Runtech’s 1 MW vacuum blower is one reaping rewards.…

Controlling megawatt plants on ships

Yaskawa Environmental Energy / The Switch featured in Norwegian Elektronikknett on Tuesday, October 11. Read the English version here. Original Norwegian version: https://www.elektronikknett.no/fra-elektronikk-kraftelektronikk-skip-og-offshore/styrer-megawatt-anlegg-pa-skip/3156332 The R&D department of Yaskawa Environmental Energy / The Switch in Trondheim is well equipped with lab and test facilities. In this photo, William Gullvik and Terje Rogne present the new generation…

Techsol Marine signs partnership agreement with Yaskawa Environmental Energy / The Switch

Canadian marine electrotechnology specialist Techsol Marine has teamed up with world-leading power electronics supplier Yaskawa Environmental Energy / The Switch to further develop its smart electrical distribution system for ships. As part of the agreement, both partners are committed to co-promoting a cutting-edge direct current (DC) distribution system for the North American market. “We are…

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…