ZF presents hybrid marine conversion module
ZF has presented a “plug-and-play” hybrid marine conversion module, which is to simplify the electrification of new and existing ship platforms. The hybrid module was presented at the Nor-Shipping trade fair (June 6-9 in Oslo).
With its new marine hybrid module, ZF enables the uncomplicated electrification of new and existing ship designs. The highlight of the overall solution is a patented support frame, which means that neither a separate foundation for the electric motor nor an offset-compensating coupling is required.
According to ZF, this “plug-and-play” approach saves installation space and considerably simplifies the installation of the module and the maintenance of the e-motor. In the new marine hybrid module, ZF combines its ZF 3300 PTI transmission, which can cover a power range of up to 1,940 kW at 2,450 rpm, with an application-specific electric drive system in the power stages 150 kW, 200 kW and 300 kW.
“This enables our customers to respond comparatively quickly and easily to dynamic market demands or new emission regulations,” Alexander Thum, Product and System Development Hybrid Drives at ZF. “Customer feedback also confirms that we’re on the right track with this strategy,” added Wolfram Frei, Head of Sales Commercial and Fast Craft at ZF. The first concrete orders from two European yacht builders attest to this successful strategy.