Pacific Gas opts WE Tech’s solution for its new builds

Pacific Gas opts WE Tech’s solution for its new builds
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WE Tech has received a new order from CSSC Jiangnan shipyard, China to deliver its Solution One Economical Operations with Direct Drive Permanent Magnet Shaft Generator to two 98,000 cbm very large ethane carriers (VLECs) for the Chinese shipowner Pacific Gas (Hongkong) Holdings Limited.

This is WE Tech’s first order from Chinese shipowner, which witness its business expanding to the Chinese shipowners’ market. The equipment is scheduled to be delivered to the yard commencing in 2021.

Mr Martin Andtfolk, Sales Manager of WE Tech Solutions, says:

“Our solution is very compact and fits perfectly to this type of gas carriers. With the variable speed frequency drive and the Permanent Magnet Shaft Generator technology the energy efficiency of the solution reaches unmatched levels in the marine industry.”

In Power Take Out (PTO) mode, WE Drive enables propulsion machinery to operate in combinator/variable speed while the Direct Drive Permanent Magnet Shaft Generator produces electrical power for the vessel’s electrical network. Significant savings can be achieved by drastically decreasing the operating hours of auxiliary generators, as well as reducing the need for maintenance.

Mr Peng Hui, the Deputy Project Director of Pacific Gas, comments:

“We see WE Tech’s solution both an environmentally friendly and operationally powerful solution. For Pacific Gas, with an acknowledged commitment to safe, efficient and green shipping, it is the perfect customized solution that delivers reliable, cost-effective, flexible, and environmentally conscious performance. Our new VLEGs include WE Tech’s variable frequency drive technology with PM shaft generator solution to decrease fuel consumption, operational costs and improve environmental energy efficient performance”.

Mr Mårten Storbacka, Managing Director of WE Tech, says:

“As an energy efficient solution provider, we always focus on developing advanced solutions that deliver high efficiency, lower fuel consumption, and optimal environmental sustainability. We are glad to work with Chinese shipowners for the development of environmentally-friendly global shipping”.