WEG Supplies New Fuel-Efficient PSV Petrel

Monday, April 19, 2010
Photo courtesy WEG Electric Motors (UK) Ltd

WEG electric motors, generators, transformers, electrical switchboards and an automation system for energy management are all providing optimized operation on the first of a new generation of more fuel efficient cargo vessels built by Wilson Sons UltraTug Offshore, a joint venture between Wilson Sons and Magallane Navegação of São Paulo state in Brazil.

The PSV Petrel is equipped with diesel-electric propulsion, costing around $25m, and with a local build content approaching 60%, the vessel will operate for oil-major Petrobras, providing the capacity to transport up to 3,000 tons of cargo on each voyage.

The equipment package supplied by WEG for the PSV Petrel comprises propulsion motors of 1,500 kW each, two 600kW motors for the bow thrusters, four 1,100 kW generators coupled to the diesel groups that supply the vessel, and two dry transformers. All are connected to WEG electrical switchboards, where the energy and alarm management system ensures both optimized operation and maximized security.

The PSV Petrel underwent its naming ceremony in January of 2009 in Rio de Janeiro. The vessel is the latest in a long list of marine projects undertaken by WEG; a list that, most recently, includes Petrobras- 53, which is one of largest floating oil platforms (FPU) in the world. The P-53 platform relies heavily on WEG HV electric motors, inverters and generators for its continuous reliable operation in the worst of environmental conditions.
 

Maritime Reporter August 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

Hapag-Lloyd Adds 6,000 Reefer Containers

In order to profit from the growing reefer markets in South America and Asia, Hapag-Lloyd has ordered 6,000 cutting-edge reefer containers – more than ever before in the company’s history.

Imtech Germany to Be Sold in November

The German unit of bankrupt Dutch engineering services company Imtech is expected to be sold in November, according to Imtech Germany's insolvency administrator.

Neander Deal Sees Yanmar Return to Diesel Outboards

Marking its return to the diesel outboard market, engineering company Yanmar Marine International (YMI) has reached an agreement for exclusive distribution rights

Vessels

Arctic Cruise Ship Brings High-tech, Green Design

A new vessel has been designed as a luxury expedition cruise vessel for worldwide operation including Arctic and Antarctic regions for itineraries up to 21 days with 300 passengers aboard.

AET Names DP Shuttle for Statoil Charter

Petroleum tanker owner and operator AET today named its newest vessel, a 120,000 DWT DP2 shuttle tanker, Eagle Bergen.    Eagle Bergen is the second of two vessels

Mississippi River Closed Due to Collision, Spill

A unified command team continues its response Friday to an oil spill in the Mississippi River following a collision between two towboats at mile marker 937 in Paducah

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Naval Architecture Pipelines Pod Propulsion Salvage Ship Electronics Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.4040 sec (2 req/sec)