We Tech Solutions to supply chemical tankers
We Tech Solutions has received an order for the delivery of its cleantech solutions to two chemical tankers being built for Swedish shipowner Ektanks, with an option to supply another two.
The Finnish cleantech company‘s solution is based on variable frequency technology (WE DriveTM) and the direct drive Permanent Magnet Shaft Generator, which allows the main engine to run at variable speed while the Shaft Generator generates the electrical network, resulting in considerable fuel savings.
The solution also allows the tankers to use cleaner shore power when they are at harbour, reducing emissions both at sea and port.
“The solution from WE Tech is important for us to build the next generation chemical tankers, in terms of energy efficiency and sustainability,” says Jörgen Johnsson, managing director of Ektank, according to Cleantech Finland. “These vessels will meet all known future demands from governments, the industry and from our customers.”
The tankers are being built by China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) at the Chengxi Shipyard, whom We Tech Solutions will supply with its energy efficient solutions starting in October 2017.