Instead of one or more large combustion-engines for propulsion a network of small generator sets is installed which provide power to the electric propulsion motors.
This will realize an advantage in fuel consumption, particularly for ships wich not continuous require full power.
Saving increase significantly because with less requested power one or more generator sets can be shut down.
This aspect provides certainly saving of fuel for guard-, support and standby vessels but can also be useful in other situations.
- Very high thrust-force by high torque
- By presence of generatornet bow-thruster, pumps etc. are also be driven electrically.
This results in less maintenance cost and easy changing of components.