Ektank Chem Tankers to Sport Hybrid Propulsion
The Switch received an order from WE Tech to deliver its
permanent magnet (PM) shaft generators to two 18,600 dwt chemical
tankers currently under construction for Sweden's Ektank AB.
Sweden's Ektank AB is family-owned with a modern fleet of five
chemical tankers in size ranging from 13,700 DWT to 17,000 DWT.
The PM-based shaft generator is a powerful proposition for
today's cost and environmentally conscious shipowners. This deal
is an example of how PM technology is set to revolutionize the
"We see huge potential in marine, and the decision of respected
shipowners such as Ektank to invest in in PM machines
demonstrates that our belief is well founded. We'll be looking to
build on this momentum going forwards and raise awareness of the
transformative effect of The Switch technology throughout the
industry. We believe this is just the start of something akin to
an on-board energy revolution," Koli continues.
"We only entered the marine segment in 2013, but we have already
received over 30 orders for our technology, most of them thanks
to WE Tech," said The Switch Business Development Manager Mika
WE Tech has also recently placed orders for The Switch PM shaft
generators for two Toll Shipping 12,000 dwt RoRo vessels and a
series of four Stena RoRo ROPAX ferries. The Switch is now
targeting growth of 200% within the marine segment in the next
Apr 18, 2017