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The Switch has announced that it is applying its wind energy permanent-magnet generator technology to the marine and shipbuilding sector.

Combining The Switch's permanent magnet and frequency converter technology, the company says it has launched next-generation drive trains for energy-efficient power generation and propulsion of merchant vessels.

"Soaring fuel prices, global overcapacity and lower profit margins are forcing shipbuilders to rethink conventional power configurations. This has opened the way for advanced technologies that are revolutionizing the way ships generate and use energy for the good of the environment," says Jukka-Pekka Makinen, president and CEO President of The Switch.



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