MS Tharsis


The Cape Coaster Tharsis was launched on the 25th of August 2012. The 88-meters long and 11.40-meters wide vessel was commissioned by Tharsis BV.


D&A® electric was responsible for the design, implementation, commissioning and turnkey delivery of the complete drive system, comprising:

- 1 D&A® main Switchboard for 3 generators

- 1 D&A® DPMS power management system

- 1 D&A® user interface system

- 2 D&A® Eprop panels for the propulsion of 374,5kW each

- 1 D&A® Ebow panel for the bow thruster of 300kW

- 2 D&A® static converters for the normal board net of 120kVA each

- 4 generators  suitable for the D&A® drive network

- 2 electric motors for propulsion

- 1 electric motor for the bow thruster




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Logical solutions... for shipping

The Eprop system is a frequency-controlled diesel-electric drive that allows a normal barge to use up to 40% less fuel without any loss of speed. This result is determined by a different way of looking at the entire vessel, it’s normal sailing behaviour and the desired speed. The propulsion train is adjusted accordingly and shows significantly better fuel returns.

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