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AKA to Provide DC-Link System for Battery-Hybrid Operation of McAsphalt’s New Bitumen Tanker

Published: janvier 25, 2022

Aspin Kemp & Associates Inc. (AKA) has secured a contract from China’s Wuhu Shipyard to supply the DC-Link system including shaft generators and batteries for McAsphalt Marine Transportation’s new green vessel delivering in Q3 2023.

With an overall length of 140 meters, molded width of 23.75 meters and depth of 11.7 meters, the vessel will be used to support the company’s asphalt trades throughout the Canadian Great Lakes, St Lawrence and Atlantic coastal regions. The DC-Link system with batteries will allow to reduce fuel consumption, reduce emissions and allow for excellent reliability.

Counting over 90 years of total vessel running time with battery-hybrid propulsions and a continual stream of innovative power equipment deliveries around the world, AKA is honored to have been selected for this project. “This project is perfectly aligned with the three pillars upon which AKA was founded: reliability, fuel efficiency and reduced carbon footprint,” said Jason Aspin – CEO and founder of Aspin Kemp & Associates.

About Aspin Kemp & Associates (AKA)
With 25 years of experience delivering complete solutions from small scale to large power plants over 50 MW, AKA is a world leader in power and propulsion technology. AKA offers a full spectrum of integrated products and services including; systems integration, new product development, engineering, manufacturing, testing, installation, commissioning, life cycle support, field services, integrated documentation and training. Our solutions incorporate several patented and innovative technologies including: Advanced Generator Protection (AGP), AKA Hybrid Propulsion Solution and Hybrid Drill Floor for ultra-deepwater drillships.

AKA is dedicated to bringing every industry it is involved with to the next level in terms of reliability, fuel efficiency and carbon footprint. Some of AKA achievements include the world’s first hybrid powered harbor assist tug boat, world’s first hybrid offshore drilling system, as well as being a pioneer and world leader in highly reliable and efficient closed bus solutions for vessels utilizing dynamic positioning systems. Over the last 25 year of operation, AKA has shifted the paradigm by offering the world’s most reliable and efficient power and propulsion systems; radically reducing the cost, the environmental footprint and the risk associated with marine operations. Our 100 000 ft2 manufacturing facility in Prince Edward Island, Canada includes a state-of-the-art mechanical fabrication shop, an electrical assembly area and a medium voltage test bay.