Wärtsilä has launched the Wärtsilä HY for Dredger based on the company’s hybrid propulsion technology. The product was presented and demonstrated at a Future Dredge Day event held at Wärtsilä’s Hybrid Center in Trieste, Italy.
The Wärtsilä HY for Dredger features a combination of different power sources, including the engines and energy storage systems, the power distribution equipment and the Energy Management System (EMS). The EMS ensures instant load taking and dynamic power demand and has the capability for intelligent tuning to optimize performance.
Full integration of the various systems enables smooth and continuous operations in all conditions, allowing the engines to always run at optimal load. This increases energy efficiency saving on fuel consumption. Sustainability is enhanced with reduced emission levels in all modes, with zero emissions when running in full battery mode.
This latest hybrid product development represents a further step in Wärtsilä’s smart marine ecosystem vision, where the development of smart technologies will create greater efficiency, higher safety and better environmental performance.