Revolutionary System Replaces Diesel-Powered Generators


By MarEx 2016-09-07 15:25:10

Imagine a system that does away with the diesel-powered generator on work vessels. A system capable of dramatically reducing fuel consumption and carbon emissions because you no longer have to run a second engine to produce electrical power. A system that further reduces operating costs by negating the maintenance costs associated with running a second engine. Stop imagining. It’s here!

Erling Skaar is a trained engineer and vessel master with more than 40 years’ experience operating commercial fishing and merchant marine vessels. He has invested his life savings to develop Gentech, enlisting an international team of software, marine, and electrical engineers to build, perfect and assess the technology. After more than a decade of testing and refinement, Skaar has determined that the Gentech system now meets the highest standards for reliability under rugged conditions at sea, and that it steadily saves money on all three vessels that have participated in Gentech’s multi-year field trials.

Gentech has spent more than a decade developing, refining, and field-testing an ultraefficient, high-reliability technology for generating electrical power on working vessels. The Gentech system skips the noisy, fuel-consuming auxiliary diesel engine that drives typical marine gensets, instead tapping into the main propulsion engine to drive a small hydraulic pump; a computerized controller adjusts hydraulic pressure to spin the generator at optimal RPM to produce stable power, even as the main engine RPM fluctuates. The Gentech system provides stable cycles under all operating conditions (unlike other gensets driven by main engines). It also avoids the fuel consumption, maintenance burden, and noise normally produced by auxiliary diesels that provide frequency-stabilized electric power on most workboats.

Developed for work boat applications, each Gen-Tech System is custom-designed for a vessel’s specific needs. Fishing vessels, tugs, research, cargo and even luxury vessels can be retrofitted with the system or our engineers can design a system for new constructions. Typical fuel savings on vessels that operates a minimum of 5,000 hours annually will pay for the system in approximately two years.

The products and services herein described in this press release are not endorsed by The Maritime Executive.