Power Generation

A constant supply of electricity is essential for safe ship and machinery operation therefore, standby or additional capacity is necessary together with emergency supply equipment. Electricity is used for the motor drive of many auxiliaries and also for deck machinery, lighting, ventilation and air conditioning equipment. Electrical power in ships is usually produced by synchronous generators.

Wärtsilä SAM Electronics offers customized solutions for the onboard generation of electricity as well as technology to protect the environment. Our onshore supply system, SAMCon, allows ships to be connected to shore, avoiding emission and noise pollution.

At sea our shaft generators, which are powered by the main engine, produce electrical power. Out of port the auxiliary engines do not need to be operated, thereby saving fuel and reducing emissions. With the new design of PWM converters only two components are used for a complete Shaft Generator system offering a variety of applications.