Danfoss and TESYA will jointly accelerate the marine electrification of the Mediterranean region
Danish industrial machinery manufacturing company Danfoss Power Solutions and Italian site solutions provider TESYA Group have signed a cooperation agreement to accelerate the electrification of the maritime industry in Southern Europe.
The agreement, signed between the Editron division of Danfoss and TESYA, comes as the Mediterranean region is experiencing growing demand for hybrid and fully electric vessels.
While the Mediterranean Sea is one of the busiest waterways in the world, carrying 20% of maritime trade, only a fraction of it is currently low-carbon. Moreover, maritime transport is a driving economic force in the region, generating an annual gross value added of 27 billion euros and employing more than half a million people.
However, the ambition of the European Union to become the first climate-neutral continent by 2050 will encourage the Mediterranean maritime industry to accelerate its decarbonization.
Danfoss’ Editron division and the TESYA Group share a common ambition to transform the maritime sector through sustainable solutions, and this partnership will see them cooperate closely on projects in Southern Europe. Leveraging their strengths, the two companies will create solutions for hybrid and all-electric vessels for their local customers. The joint offer will include a diesel generator set, batteries, inverters and propulsion motors, propeller systems and all necessary controls.
The duo will begin the partnership focusing on the electrification of yachts, passenger ships and workboats.
Danfoss’ Editron division will combine its hybrid-electric marine propulsion system with TESYA Group’s products, which include CAT diesel engines, propellers and control systems. The Editron division will support the electrification projects of the TESYA Group by supplying its electrical machines, its converters and transformers, its compact and approved DC links and other equipment necessary for the operation of hybrid and 100% electric ships.
Meanwhile, TESYA Group will provide energy efficient marine engines, shaft systems and other heavy marine propulsion equipment.
“We are delighted to officially partner with TESYA Group. Mediterranean countries are increasingly developing their naval industry, while looking for alternative and more sustainable marine solutions. By combining our skills and technologies, we will be able to offer our local customers a turnkey solution for the best possible operation of their vessels. We are ready to provide hybrid and fully electric solutions that will help decarbonize the maritime sector,” Philip Fedorovdirector of marine sales for the Editron division of Danfoss, commented.
“The Mediterranean region is one of our traditional markets and we are delighted to help it accelerate its sustainable transition. Our customers, primarily shipbuilders, will continue to focus on efficient hull construction, design and delivery of ships. Meanwhile, our joint offering will solve the challenges of integrating different power and control systems for new and retrofitted vessels,” Enrico Darimarine sales director of TESYA Group, said.