Northern Lights, the manufacturer of marine-diesel generators, Lugger propulsion engines and Technicold marine systems, is redefining the traditional engine room with a hybrid-marine solution.
The company will combine its high-performance Lugger propulsion engines with BAE Systems’ HybriDrive Propulsion System. In service in over 3,500 applications worldwide, this is the world’s most successful series hybrid.
The system uses a Propulsion Control System (PCS) to efficiently direct power produced from the electric generator for immediate use, or holds it in the Energy Storage System (ESS) to provide clean, quiet power without the engine, while the propulsion motor provides power to the prop
The system can be customised to fit a myriad of marine applications and is designed to be clean, quiet and environmentally responsible.
The hybrid-marine solution is designed for continuous duty usage and will reduce both energy waste and fuel costs.”
Because its components are fully scalable, the NLI hybrid-marine system provides far greater flexibility in engine room layout. It will run not only as a standard electric propulsion system, but can be configured into an auxiliary power kit to provide all of the ship’s service AC power without the waste and pollution associated with underloading. The hybrid system can even be outfitted for accessory power for modern vessels’ complex systems of thrusters and winches.