Volvo Penta and Danfoss’ Editron division have signed a partnership agreement that will drive the transformation towards sustainable power solutions within the marine industry. The two companies share a visionary mindset to take the marine sector to the next level through this electrification partnership.
By leveraging their combined strengths, the two companies will work to optimise offerings to provide electromobility solutions for the marine industry. By cooperating on research and development activities, they seek to rapidly deliver robust, reliable, and efficient electrification packages to a broader part of the marine commercial market.
By working together from the design phase right through to installation, commissioning, and aftermarket support, the desire is to secure a totally seamless experience of the delivery of vessels.
Kimmo Rauma, vice president of Danfoss’ Editron division: ‘The marine sector urgently requires zero-emission solutions that offer ultimate manoeuvrability, precision, and comfort capable of operating in robust commercial marine environments. Together, the two companies have the winning combination of skills and technology to create unique solutions and drive sustainability in the industries they operate in.’
New electric marine propulsion solutions
Danfoss’ Editron division is one of the leading manufacturers of electric and hybrid powertrain systems for heavy-duty and commercial vehicles and machines. Its Marine Business Unit focuses on delivering electric systems to ferries, workboats, and superyachts in the marine sector. While Volvo Penta is a world-leading supplier of power solutions to marine and industrial applications.
Danfoss’ Editron division and Volvo Penta have already teamed up on several world-first projects in the marine sector – including one of the UK’s first hybrid crew transfer vessels for long-term Danish customer MHO-Co and windfarm operator Ørsted, and the first-ever fleet of commercial autonomous exploration vessels for marine robotics company, Ocean Infinity.
‘We want to drive sustainability across the industries we operate in,’ adds Rauma.’Combining our – market-leading – unique products with Volvo Penta’s state-of-the-art power and propulsion systems will help achieve this goal. This agreement will set a new industry standard in electric marine propulsion solutions for the marine sector and enable us to increase our presence in the market even further.’
Picture: Volvo Penta and Danfoss Editron working together on MHO&Co’s new Hybrid CTVs.