Venturing into hybrid propulsion was a bold step for the Vranken family’s dry cargo bulk carrier business. It has paid oﬀ fast, delivering rock-bottom operating costs, thanks to an innovative diesel-electric propulsion system.
In 2009, Viking River Cruises commissioned the MV Viking Legend, the world’s first river cruiser with an energy and drive system based on a highly efficient DC bus. Since then they have built up a fleet of more than 50 hybrid ships.
On board the MS Nadorias, the huge potential in converting to hybrid is no longer a vision but a reality. A hybrid retrofit has given this inland container carrier a huge 15% saving not only in fuel, but also in CO2 emission.
VACON® NXP drives enable multi-purpose icebreaker to efficiently move ahead, astern and obliquely
VACON® AC drives control the temperature, ventilation and humidity levels on board for better air quality and optimized energy consumption.
The main propulsion and thruster utilize VACON® NXC cabinet drives for environmentally friendly variable speed electric propulsion.
VACON Common DC Bus modules help provide precise, reliable and robust winch control.
Main propulsion machinery optimized using VACON® AC-drive technology improves efficiency.
Attica Group use VACON® generator and grid converters as part of a sophisticated and energy-efficient solution for energy production on its Ro-Pax vessels.
J.M.Martinac Shipbuilding uses VACON® NXP in the diesel-electric propulsion system in one of the world’s largest longliners.
The shore power supply system using VACON® NXP drive modules also annually reduces CO2 and NOx emissions by nearly 5,000 tons.
Electric shore supply system using VACON® NXP Air Cooled drives meets peak demands while minimizing baseline power consumption.
Using Danfoss VLT® drives in the seawater cooling and air-conditioning systems reduces energy consumption on board M/V Island Performer.
VLT® AutomationDrive FC 302 and VLT® Soft Starter MCD 500 provide quick and accurate control of high- and low-pressure seawater pumps on the remotely operated trencher laying HVAC subsea cables.
By using VLT® AC drives to adapt the flow rate from seawater cooling pumps to the actual cooling demand, the company has significantly reduced its energy consumption.
VLT® AutomationDrives and VLT® HVAC Drives are used with pumps, compressors, thrusters and steering gear to help this modern fishing vessel save energy and secure the best price for its catch.
VLT® high power AC drives strengthen this new cable-laying vessel’s tunnel thrusters, and active harmonic filters provide high-voltage quality for its 3.2 MW generator.
VLT® AC drives control the fans to ensure a comfortable indoor climate and efficient machine room ventilation. They also control the compressors and pumps in the refrigeration and cargo systems.
VLT® AC drives efficiently control the water pumps and compressors as part of the retrofit of the vessel’s refrigeration system.