Electrical Drive Systems
The use of electrical AC drive systems is rapidly increasing in the maritime world. These systems offer great advantages over conventional systems.
On modern vessels electronic drive systems power a broad range of maritime applications such as propulsors, (HVAC) ventilators, winches, tensioners and pumps. The speed of the electrical motors can be reduced when the load is less than maximum. By doing so, you will consume less energy.
The combination of all drive systems on a vessel introduce a number of technical issues to cope with, like harmonic distortion, dynamic responses and regenerative energy. Imtech Marine & Offshore’s consultancy group uses sophisticated simulation facilities to ensure an overall design that complies with class requirements (ABS, Lloyds, GL, etc.)
Imtech Marine & Offshore has delivered electrical drive systems for a wide variety of vessels and applications including the Heerema Thialf, Hermod and Balder, the biggest offshore construction vessels in the world, the pipelayers Allseas Audacia, Solitaire and Lorelay and numerous dredgers and other special vessels. Imtech Marine & Offshore designs and delivers tailor made drive solutions for each individual drive application.