Mårten StorbackaMårten has had a career spanning 24 years in the international shipping industry. With a bachelor’s degree in automation and a master’s degree in leadership, he had a career in the marine business before spinning off and founding WE Tech Solutions Oy in 2010. Under his command, WE Tech has become a market leader in hybridization with a strong global presence. Understanding the market needs and the technologies to apply, he is leading the transition toward a sustainable future in shipping.
Wasaline LNG/battery-hybrid ferry: AC drives in hybrid power generation and propulsion
The cities of Vaasa in Finland and Umeå in Sweden ordered a new ro-pax vessel from RMC shipyard in Finland. The vessel underwent sea trials from June-August 2021 and will begin making regular trips between Vaasa and Umeå in autumn 2021. The vessel will be a clean LNG/battery hybrid with shore power. When entering and leaving the harbor, maneuvering will be battery-electric. The main electric propulsion is 2 x 6MW and battery power is 4 x 1.5MW. This will be a joint presentation by vessel owner Wasaline (optimized vessel), WE Tech Solutions (system) and Danfoss Drives (optimizing 35MW liquid-cooled drive systems).