EPD and Siemens Form Solutions Partnership for ELFA Systems

Published Jan 26, 2011 3:34 PM by The Maritime Executive

Electronic Power Design, Inc. and Siemens Industry, Inc. Drive Technologies Form Solutions Partnership

Electronic Power Design, Inc. (EPD) and Siemens Industry, Inc. Drive Technologies have formed a solutions partnership for Siemens ELFA R hybrid propulsion systems. Siemens recently released its newly designed ELFA hybrid propulsion system, which offers considerably enhanced fuel consumption, range, redundancy, and maneuverability.

The Siemens ELFA successfully closes the gap between large merchant vessels and small recreational and commercial crafts traditionally powered by mechanical propulsion solutions. The standardized plug and operate solution further reduces the time/effort required for installation and integration into the vessel.
Siemens Hybrid Control Software enables realization and control of different operational modes on a vessel:
• Diesel electric mode
• Pure electric mode
• Hybrid mode

“EPD continues to demonstrate its technological competency for Siemens products being a Solutions Partner for almost twenty-years,” said John Norwood EPD’s Vice President of Business Development. “EPD has maintained an excellent relationship with Siemens and has continued to provide the technological and specific applications expertise utilizing Siemens products worldwide.”

EPD will integrate the ELFA system components with engines, gearboxes, the vessel control system and stored energy devices as needed and tailored for the customer’s application. EPD will also be responsible for system engineering, service, programming and implementation of Siemens Industry ELFA R propulsion system.

EPD is recognized worldwide for its innovative electric power control systems and systems integration for the marine, drilling, power-distribution, petrochemical, steel, paper, plastics and solar and wind energy sectors. EPD is a leader in designing and servicing all type of commercial electrical equipment with an emphasis on total power system integration and automation.
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