High power demand shore-to-ship solution.
We received a request from a European company specialising in Superyacht Refits, they had a 140 meter Superyacht, worth $300 million, coming into dock to undertake important required works and needed to convert shore supply to be able to carry out the project. They needed to convert shore supply at 400V, 50 Hz to 440V, 60 Hz with a total demand of 1200Amps continuous during full load periods. Furthermore, this had to be built, tested and shipped to site (in France) within a 4-week lead time to accommodate the vessel coming into dry dock for its required works.
Converting shore mains instead of using Diesel Generators have several benefits, including; more cost effective, greener and cleaner (no air pollution), quieter (no diesel engine noise), no fuel storage required and a more stable and reliable solution for the work required.
Quantum Controls were the only company worldwide that could carry out the request in the proposed time scale. We were able to supply all the equipment required from our own extensive hire fleet (largest known in Europe) utilising our 1200KW VSD and sine filter solution, combined with step up transformer to convert the shore supply to ship demand. The 40ft container housing the system was designed and built by our own engineers offering a full Turnkey in house solution, this included a housing container to make it not only weather proof, but shore / dock proof, also with our unique forced cooling and ingress protected design to suit the further potential harsh sea salt conditions.
The unit was designed, built, tested and ready for its journey (in excess of 1000 miles) within the lead time requested, finally reaching site in time for the vessel requiring mains power in the dry dock. During the 7 month hire period, Quantum Control continue to offer 24/7 emergency support and planned site visits to offer maintenance of the system whilst on hire, giving the customer not only peace of mind but a robust and professional service required for such prestigious projects.
Quantum Controls have an extensive range of hire equipment, not only Weatherproof Variable Speed Drives up to 4.5MW power rating, we have a fleet of; electric motors, mains cables, data loggers, flow meters, transformers, generators and harmonic filters. Our hire fleet are available 24/7 through our Quantum Prime service. One call to 0330 9000 247, day or night, and we will have any piece of equipment in transit within 30 minutes of your call.
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