06/02/2017 Hybrid ship propulsion systems: Liebherr and Sandfirden agree on cooperation

Hybrid ship propulsion systems by Liebherr.

Hybrid ship propulsion systems by Liebherr.

Liebherr and the Dutch gen-set supplier, Sandfirden Technics, enter into partnership for the development of hybrid ship propulsion systems. Sandfirden is a specialist in diesel and gas gen-sets, with a long tradition in the maritime industry. Within the framework of the invisioned cooperation, the Dutch company will assume the role of the primary point of contact for customers, and provide a complete one-stop solution.

As a part of the agreement, Liebherr will provide complete propulsion systems starting from 200 kW power per drive and including generators, electric motors, control cabinets, frequency converter technology and the complete Power Management System to supply the drives. A control panel with display of the system-relevant information and an electric storage unit will round off the offer.

Components and system solutions by Liebherr have already been deployed for decades in the maritime sector, primarily in ship, offshore, port gantry and ship-to-shore cranes. In the mining industry, Liebherr diesel-electric drive systems are daily in use under the harshest conditions, contributing significantly to the machines' success.

The experience and know-how of Liebherr in these branches and applications, combined with the expertise of Sandfirden in the field of maritime transport, form a solid basis for successful collaboration.