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Alconza takes part again this year in Hydro 2019, the most important trade fair of the sector

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One more year Alconza will take part in Hydro 2019, the reference event in the sector and compulsory meeting point for all companies specialised in hydroelectric energy.

During this gathering, which will take place at the Congress Centre Alfândega in Porto, October 14th to 16th, Alconza will showcase its capabilities as an electric generator and engine provider for companies in the hydroelectric, automotive, marine and industrial sectors in more than 80 countries.

For its 26th edition, the trade fair returns to Portugal, a country with vast experience in hydroelectric industry with approximately 7,200 MW of installed hydroelectric capacity, who already hosted the 2004 edition in Porto and 2010 in Lisbon.

Hydro 2019 will be attended by around 180 companies with whom we will share experiences, technical knowledge and promote networking that will help Alconza reinforce its position as a solutions manufacturer for the hydroelectric industry.

The meeting will include technical workshops, roundtable discussions and several keynotes, as well as other activities that will enable attendees to reinforce their experience and share knowledge.

We will be delighted to see our customer and companies interested in the hydroelectric energy field at stand 143.

More information:

https://www.hydropower-dams.com/hydro-2019/exhibitors/

Shipbuilder Benetti trusts Alconza with its new luxury mega yacht

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The Basque enterprise has installed two propulsion motors in the vessel and has carried out the sea trials

Alconza adds a new professional success, this time with shipbuilder Benetti, with the installation of two propulsion motors, each of 2,900 Kw at 300RPM, for its latest project: the luxury mega yacht Lana-Benetti 277. Moreover, Alconza has also carried out the sea trials to deliver the vessel this summer in top operating condition.

The 107-metre yacht is the largest built to-date in Italy and it is equipped with every luxury, like a large swimming pool up on the deck, a spa with Turkish bath or a heliport. Nowadays, Benetti is the only private shipbuilder in Italy, and one of the few in the world, with the capability to build yachts larger than 80 metres of length. Indeed, in order to work with the best in the sector, the Italian shipbuilder decided to trust Alconza, a company with renowned prestige, to provide the two motors, connected directly to the propulsion line without needing to use reduction units. With its 3,800 tonnes, the vessel can reach 18.5 knots thanks to its propulsion system, which is a great achievement for a ship of its type.

Due to the most demanding standards delivered in this type of project, the propulsion motors sourced from Alconza meet all required specifications, like low noise emissions, both acoustical as well as structural.

No-one better than the professionals who design and manufacture the motors, to provide as well any maintenance requirements. Therefore, also in this occasion, Alconza’s technical team has been responsible for the sea trials along the coast of Livorno, city where Benetti has its facilities. For that purpose, they have registered all the operating parameters of the motors, including those with full load. Additionally, they have carried out the final adjustments to all monitoring systems associated to the motors.

This task represents a fundamental step in the setup and fine-tuning of any vessel, given this work offers total guarantee to the client of their propulsion system, one of the most critical parts in the operation of the ship.

In any case, Benetti knows that Alconza will respond to any requirement related to its motors in the fastest and most effective possible way, always with expert professionals in the matter. Once more, Alconza has earned the trust and satisfaction of a shipbuilder, this time joining in one of today’s most impressive luxury yachts. This drives them to continue to commit to quality products and services that will earn them this and future accolades.

Alconza, through its Customer Service, offers clients an integrated and flexible solution for all its range of generators and motors in the marine, hydroelectric and industrial sectors, providing technical support, maintenance and training during the full life cycle of its products.

Alconza’s Customer Service is a dynamic service that adapts to the clients’ needs, minimising stops, both during preventive, as well as during corrective maintenance. Comprised of a team of highly experienced qualified technicians, its objective is to achieve top customer satisfaction and continuous improvement of products and services, using the latest diagnostic systems and providing international and offshore support.

The specific maintenance programmes of Alconza’s Customer Service allows warranty conditions to be extended up to 60 months from the date of delivery of the product.

Alconza’s magnet motors for a cleaner world

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Vilja, the world’s most powerful icebreaker tug of its size with hybrid-electric propulsion, has started its sea tests at the harbour of El Musel.

Built in Gondan (Asturias, Spain) following the design of Canadian manufacturer Robert Allan Ltd., the vessel is equipped with an innovative hybrid propulsion system that includes energy storing batteries, diesel main engines and two Alconza´s shaft generator/motors PTI/PTO that provide great operating flexibility, which translates into significant fuel, emissions and maintenance savings.

The tug will be sent to the Swedish port of Lulea, where it will carry out escorting, assistance, tugging and fire extinguishing tasks at the highest environmental standards, as classified by Lloyd’s Register.

The vessel boasts a hull structure that amply surpasses the Finnish-Swedish legal requirements and it has been designed to perform its tasks in water with constant presence of ice, being able to break a 1-metre layer at a 3-knot speed.

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Alconza’s electric permanent magnet motors, each of 1200kW, are directly connected to the propulsion shaft line and are able to withstand the transmission torque of the diesel engines, successfully exceeding the incline requirements, as well as the additional forces affecting their bearings when holding the weight of the whole shaftline.

The Vilja tug, in which Alconza partakes, is the pilot project in the marine sector for Wartsila’s HY Hybrid System, where Alconza’s permanent magnet design and their improvement in size and efficiency are the core of the implemented solution. Among the improvements, the project includes a Green mode to operate in silence and with zero emissions, a Power Boost that provides more strength than any other tug of its size, as well as a smokeless operation work mode.

Vilja was delivered to the shipowner at the end of June 2019 with a team of Alconza’s Service experts on board that guaranteed the success of its start-up and sea tests. This project ultimately represents the company’s commitment to its customers in the marine sector, from design and manufacturing of engines and generators, to the maintenance and management of original parts of any of its products, contributing at the same time to protecting the environment with the designed solution.

Alconza, through its Customer Service, offers clients an integrated and flexible solution for all its range of generators and engines in the marine, hydroelectric and industrial sectors, providing technical support, maintenance and training during the full life cycle of its products.

Alconza’s Customer Service is a dynamic service that adapts to the clients’ needs, minimising stops, both during preventive, as well as during corrective maintenance. Comprised of a team of highly experienced qualified technicians, its objective is to achieve top customer satisfaction and continuous improvement of products and services, using the latest diagnostic systems and providing international and offshore support.

The specific maintenance programmes of Alconza’s Customer Service allows warranty conditions to be extended up to 60 months from the date of delivery of the product.

Alconza Customer Services: the most reliable and fastest solution for shipowners

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The technical assistance demonstrates Alconza’s commitment to offer their customers an end-to-end service

Alconza’s Customer Services is the most effective and fastest solution to any potential issues that may arise with their electric motors and generators. This service offers the demonstrated ability to provide totally reliable repairs on board of vessels. Since Alconza designs and manufactures their own electric motors and generators, this makes their engineers the most suitable individuals to provide maintenance and repair services, accommodating any vessel or project circumstances, be it on dry dock, moored, in a harbour o even during offshore operation.

Alconza technical assistance is also characterised by the provision of speedy solutions to their customers, which is critical for any shipowner. The company’s service engineers can solve any issue related to its generators or electric motors, without creating any major inconveniences in the engine room and enabling the rest of activities on board to continue seamlessly.

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The Customer Services goes beyond the set-up of the affected generators and includes the inspection of any other electric motor or generator provided by Alconza, guaranteeing the inspection and repair is carried out by professionals of the manufacturing company. Alconza’s Technical Service chooses the most adequate method and always uses original components and materials in the repairs.

Shipowners that have deposited their trust in Alconza have shared their great satisfaction with the results of the Customer Services and they particularly value the short leeway required to complete the servicing, minimising the vessel inactivity period. The service can see to any issues upon shipowners request and also offers a preventive maintenance option, which provides a better way to avert possible inconveniences with the equipment.

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From the moment the maintenance service team receives a call to action, their professionals will travel to the required location in the shortest possible time to determine the scope of damages and assess the most adequate solution, in order to minimise the repair time and mitigate any negative impact. In this regard, although onsite assistance is much faster, it also represents higher complexity, mostly because of the limited space in the engine rooms. In any case, Alconza is prepared to provide the service in these conditions and it is quite common to carry out the repair directly on the vessel. The optimal decision is always agreed upon with the shipowner in order to minimise the negative impact in the vessel activity.

It is critical to carry out the engineering process, the materials supply and the equipment and tools design required for the repairs always taking into account the logistics of each situation. Once the materials and equipment are supplied, a team of qualified professionals will travel to the location and carry out the required improvements in the minimum possible length of time.

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Alconza’s Customer Service represents in essence the end-to-end commitment towards their clients in the marine, hydroelectric and industrial sectors, from design and manufacturing of rotating machines (electric motors and generators), to the maintenance and management of original replacement of parts for any of their products.

Alconza will participate at the “Electric & Hybrid Marine World Expo 2019”

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The international trade fair will take place in Amsterdam on 25th, 26th and 27th of June at the Amsterdam RAI Exhibition and Convention Centre.

The event will bring together exhibitors and visitors from all over the world to demonstrate the latest technological developments in electric propulsion and hybrid systems for the marine industry. The specialisation and the level of the exhibitors make this fair a must-attend event for shipowners, shipyards, marine companies and architects, port operators, etc.

Alconza invites all attendees to visit their stand, E6079, to show their electric propulsion for ships (OFSV, PSV, LNG, icebreakers, oceanographic ships, AHTS, dredgers, ferries, defense vessels, cable-layers, etc.) and different types of platforms (oil and gas oil drillers and extractors, etc.).

Taking part in this important event, Alconza reinforces its commitment with the technological innovation that has turned it into a reference in motor and generator manufacturing in the marine, hydraulic and industrial generation and electromobility sectors.

Additionally, Alconza will be present at the Tech Presentation Area on Tuesday June 25th at 11.30 am, demonstrating its experience in “Integrating Electric Motors in Hybrid Systems”.

https://www.electricandhybridmarineworldexpo.com/en/register.php

We look forward to seeing you there.