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Marine diesel engines

Power testing solutions for the marine industry

The need for reliable backup power in the marine environment is paramount. A loss of navigation or steering can be catastrophic. A backup power supply that is proven to be 100% effective, first time, every time, is critical.

Many vessels built today are all-electric. A single power network is supplied by a primary energy source, which can be multiple units of diesel generators or gas turbines. This integrated power system enables propulsion power to be diverted to onship requirements, such as refrigeration on cargo vessels and weapons systems on naval ships. It is essential for the smooth operation of the complete power and propulsion system that these different loads and the way they interact with each other can be simulated and tested.

Northbridge has many years’ experience in the testing and commissioning of marine generators, from small ferries to super tankers, from conventional engines with propeller shafts to multi-unit all-electric ships. We supply loadbanks to many of the world’s leading shipbuilders and can provide packages of 50MVA and above, including step down transformers, to simulate the most arduous conditions that might be experience in the real environment.