Electric power generation and electromechanical power transmission specialist Vert Energy MD Grant Robertson notes that reliable power supply is a top priority in shipping. Therefore, Vert Energy has tailored its capability to assist vessel owners – not only with routine maintenance programmes, but also in emergency breakdown situations – without interfering in the daily activities of the vessel.
The company works closely with the marine and offshore sector, offering quality branded components and the support of a comprehensive repair and maintenance service.
Vert Energy’s field services comprise reassembly, installation and commissioning; inspections and diagnostics; as well as on-site maintenance and repair.
Recent projects include the rewinding of a 750 kVA exciter stator, an electric generator, on site below deck and on board a vessel out at sea near Mozambique. “There were no interruptions to the normal operation of the ship,” says Robertson. Vert technicians have also installed and commissioned the retrofitment of new generators on a vessel in Namibia. “These units were tested under various loads and operating conditions out at sea,” he says.
Meanwhile, the company has been appointed the exclusive distributor in sub- Saharan Africa for the sale and support of power control solutions provider DEIF’s generator controls.
DEIF power management systems encompass diesel, gas and hydro control technology for offshore vessels and on offshore platforms, as well as commercial, military and leisure vessels. Special vessel applications include dredgers, fishing vessels, heavy lift ships and pipe laying vessels.
DEIF notes that the company’s safe and reliable systems ensure optimum performance, high accuracy, minimal maintenance requirements and reduced downtime. The company’s ‘green technology’ focuses on energy efficiency, fuel optimisation and reduced emissions.
Its products for marine and offshore applications include analogue instrumentation, single- and multifunction controller platforms and engineered solutions for the offshore oil and gas industry’s ships and rigs.
These controller platforms are user friendly and, therefore, eliminate the need for external controllers. DEIF points out that the controllers also encompass advanced load-dependent stop/start controls, integrated remote control for alarm and monitoring systems, long-time parallel operation diesel and shaft generators and combined emergency and harbour generators.