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The Switch DC-Hub for multi-megawatt power systems


Overview of our Large Drive Test Center


Information about our Large Drive Test Center in Lappeenranta.

The Switch PM machine: A closer look


In this video Michiel Bosch, Customer Project Engineer, provides us with a closer look on The Switch permanent magnet machine.

Large Drive Test Center for environmental energy


The large drive test center, set to open during spring 2020, will be capable of testing drives up to 15 MW from the start, with an advanced assembly line and lifting capacity of up to 80 tons. It will be one of the largest renewable energy test centers in the world, helping The Switch satisfy growing market demand for increasingly powerful drive train technology. The test center will serve customers in the wind, marine and turbo industries.

PM technology – reliable and eco-friendly

1.1.2019LNG Industry

Jussi Puranen and Ville Parpala outline the benefits of diesel-electric propulsion over diesel-mechanical propulsion for LNG vessels.

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Yaskawa to supply The Switch DC-Hubs for Teekay and Wärtsilä dual-fuel shuttle tankers

6.9.2018Tanker Shipping & Trade

Yaskawa Environmental Energy/The Switch signs largest marine contract to date to supply DC hubs and frequency converters for innovative Teekay and Wärtsilä shuttle tankers

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Odins Eye & the Quiet Trawler

1.6.2018Maritime Reporter & Engineering News

When it was time for France Pelagique to start renewing its fleet, an electric-power alliance of Dutch and Scandinavian yard interests formed up and delivered. The result was the first installation aboard a trawler of NES's, Odin's Eye, a DC grid solution to integrate another first for trawlers - quiet-running permanent magnate, or PM, propulsion.

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Yaskawa ups investment in The Switch

22.5.2018Maritime Reporter

Yaskawa Corporations said it will make a multimillion-euro investment to strenghten the R&D capabilities of The Switch and purchase new equipment at the company's factory in Lappeenranta, Finland.

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The sound of silence: permanent magnet machines for silent vessels

1.5.2018The Naval Architect

PM motors represent a simple and reliable mechanical solution for achieving quieter vessels, argues Jussi Puranen of Finnish technology firm The Switch

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The Switchille miljoonien eurojen investointi

12.2.2018Etelä Saimaa

Yaskawa-konserniin kuuluva The Switch laajentaa toimintaansa Lappeenrannassa. Jatkossa The Switch muodostaa konsernin sisällä kokonaan oman uusiutuvaan energian hyödyntämiseen ja ympäristötekniikkaan keskittyvän divisioonan.

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Robust new propulsor utilises eco-friendly PM motor

1.9.2017International Tug & OSV

A new Steerprop CRP ECO LM propulsor featuring permanent magnet (PM) technology from The Switch has been unveiled. Especially suited to harsh environment operation, the lightweight, compact unit offers vessel owners a combination of efficiency, power, easy installation and maintenance, as well as reduced lifetime costs.

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Generator firm sees opportunities in marine sector

1.5.2017International Tug & OSV

The Switch, a specialist in advanced drive train technology, saw a sharp jump in growth last year. The company increased its net sales by 80 per cent from €40m to more than €72m. Moreover, profitability also returned after a few previous years of losses.

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