Electric Propulsion Drive Systems

Developments in electronic AC drive system technology, improvements in performance and reliability and significant reductions in equipment cost have led to widespread and increasing popularity of electric propulsion.

MJR Power & Automation are Approve UK marine and offshore partners for ABB , Danfoss and Siemens from design, class approval and engineering to construction, installation and commissioning.

Electric propulsion now dominates many vessel types including cruise ships, offshore construction & dive support vessels, drilling vessels, icebreakers and is gaining in popularity for large offshore support vessels and LNG carriers.

Electric propulsion can bring many benefits including…

  • More flexibility in vessel lay out.
  • Improved operational efficiencies.
  • Better levels of redundancy.
  • Lower emissions.
  • Lower levels of noise and vibration.

With our marine drives partner – ABB, MJR can provide complete retrofit and upgrade solutions for Main Propulsion and Thruster Drive Systems including specification, design, installation & commissioning.

We also have the in-house capability to advise on and integrate harmonic mitigation measures into the design to ensure that the drive system does not disturb the main electrical network and cause problems with other sensitive equipment.