GE Power Conversion completes its portfolio for marine applications with SEAJETTM Pod*.
SEAJETTM Pods are podded propulsion units, in which the electric motor is housed in the hull mounted pod and directly connected to the propellor, liberate cargo space and improve maneuverability/efficiency.
SEAJETTM Pods are driven by MV7000 PWM drives with a range from 2.5MW to 22MW for various types of vessels, offering flexibility in machinery and vessel arrangement and excellent maneuvering capability. With a customized and focused design, improved performance can be achieved for each individual vessel.
Solution & Scope
SEAJETTM is designed to enhance maintainability and availability and to meet marine rules and IEC standards. It includes induction motor technology that has demonstrated its robustness through a wide range of experience in Naval Merchant and Offshore applications.
GE's induction motor is smaller and features a bilateral cooling system. The ability of the MV7000 PWM drive to operate at very low frequency allows the motor pole number to be optimized and a low resistance squirrel cage designed to increase efficiency and power factor.
- SEAJETTM is available for ice going vessels up to icebreaker 7 ice notation with a power range from 7.5MW to 15MW*
- SEAJETTM is also compatible with transformerless solution, Hybrid variable AC network and Energy Storage DC/DC converter
SEAJET is a trademark of GE Energy Power Conversion France SAS.
*The ice-class range of SEAJETTM is a joint technology development with AETC Sapphire.
Features & Benefits:
- Electrical steering
- Reduced number of internal webs and stringers for optimal man access inside pod
- Advanced bearing technology for long service life
- Anti-pollution seal system for environmentally safe operation
- Safe handling of brake/locking and turning without need of manual access into pod
- Sea proven power and auxiliary slip rings
- Modularized design to provide improved adoption to hull for each project
- Compliant to IEC standards.
- Smaller induction motor with bilateral cooling system.
- Low resistance squirrel cage
For owners and operators:
- Increased propulsion system efficiency
- Reduced total installed power generation
- Reduced total fuel consumption and exhaust emissions
- Reduced noise and vibration levels
- Improved maneuverability
For shipyards and construction:
- Flexible machinery arrangement
- Modularized design
- Simplified vessel machinery installation
- Simplified hull form and structure
- Reduced installation time and cost
- Fewer components