SWATH Cetus and SWATH Perseus

Nederlandse Loodswezen selected D&A® Eprop®  for their SWATH vessels mid-life upgrade. Key to selecting D&A® Eprop® are an unrevealed accelleration of the ship and a higher speed.    

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

- 2 D&A® main switchboards with D&A® Eprop® (PS and SB)  

- 1 D&A® DPMS power management system

- 2 D&A® static converters for the normal board net of 50kVA each

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

- 2 electric motors for propulsion





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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