In the marine industry, it is important to know how to select sustainable solutions. With increasing vessel lifecycles, special attention must be paid to the system maintenance. As the systems become obsolete faster than before, their maintenance also becomes more difficult. In addition, climate agreements oblige to control emissions of shipping.
The shipping revolution requires renewal
Problems that will arise if the latest and carefully selected technology is not used:
Correctly selected system solutions reduce maintenance and operating costs
By selecting the right technology, it is possible to facilitate the maintenance and expansion of systems during the vessel’s lifecycle. When the systems communicate with each other, it is not necessary to renew the entire system. This will enable a better availability of spare parts, modernizations split in parts and less emissions via upgrades.
The international maritime organization IMO has estimated that greenhouse gas emissions in shipping must be halved by 2050.
The poor energy efficiency of old systems causes extraordinary costs. By utilizing the latest technology, such as hybrid solutions, it is possible to save in maintenance and operating costs.
Modernizations can help improve the level of automation of the vessel to match with the latest technology. A modernization split in parts enables the distribution of maintenance costs to a longer period of time and a longer lifecycle for the systems of the vessel.
Renewal is important for the different vessel types:
Vessels navigating in ice-covered waters and icebreakers
Other special vessels
Passenger ferries and vessels
Reliable solutions for new constructions and modernizations for different vessel types at international level
We can design cost-efficient solutions for different vessel sizes taking into account their individual needs. We carry out total deliveries, integrations and consulting. As a brand-independent operator, Protacon can carry out projects using reliable components and technologies that are already familiar to the customer. Our solutions bring savings in operation and maintenance costs to the shipping company and operator and improve the availability of spare parts.
Experiences with Protacon’s marine industry services
Rauma Marine Constructions
Rauma Marine Constructions is a shipbuilding company founded in 2014. We specialise in the construction and maintenance of multi-purpose icebreakers, car and passenger ferries, and vessels for use by the armed forces.
+120 shipbuilding experts
Turnover EUR 29.7 millions (2018)
Replacement of a diesel propulsion system with a hybrid drive in the Aranda research vessel owned by the Finnish Environment Institute SYKE. The technology of the vessel was obsolete and the spare part availability was poor. Environmental concerns and requirements on a better fuel economy were also putting pressure on the modernization. In addition, the research vessel needed to be able to operate as silently as possible in order not to disturb the research instruments.
- Protacon’s delivery to Aranda included the main distribution board, liquid-cooled electric drives, propulsion engines and a propulsion battery accumulator
- An electric propulsion system had a significant effect on reducing emissions and the noise level. A lower noise level is beneficial in seabed echo sounding, for example.
- The vessel can operate relying on mere electrical power as long as for 45 minutes and the capacity of the battery accumulator can also be increased thereby increasing the silent operating time