Safe, reliable and competitive offshore vessel solutions

Increasingly more sophisticated and competitive offshore vessels serve offshore industries such as wind energy, oil and gas production, seismic exploration, and fishery. From cable and pipe layers to oil rigs, jack-up rigs, offshore platform supply vessels and subsea vehicles, offshore vessels are equipped with complex systems where all functionalities are integrated via an AC and/or DC bus. Therefore, when optimizing performance and efficiency, it is not enough to consider individual components only. We help you to assess the total impact and make informed choices on that basis.

In every corner of the ship, from the engine room to the ventilation system, from the cargo deck to the accommodation quarters, we consider the big picture. Then we can give concrete advice on the specific motor controls to optimize performance of the propulsion thruster, pump, winch, compressor or fan. No matter what the application, Danfoss can help you improve efficiency, safety and reliability for offshore vessels.

Clean cost-effective propulsion

The marine and offshore industry is always looking for ways to reduce consumption of diesel oil and minimize emissions. A move from diesel and diesel-electric propulsion towards using cleaner fuels like liquefied natural gas (LNG) is already in place. The future will be a move towards the operation of fully electric vessels. In the meantime, shipyard and vessel owners are investing more and more in marine hybrid systems to increase flexibility in design and installation, optimize operational performance and minimize environmental impact. Currently, all vessel types from small shuttles to huge flight carriers can utilize hybridization technology for a more efficient and cleaner performance. Danfoss offers solutions which improve performance and reduce cost for all forms of vessel propulsion, traditional and new.

Improve performance with hybrid battery energy storage

Offshore vessels run increasingly on hybrid power. A typical example is a fully electric powered propulsion using electric azimuth thrusters and tunnel thrusters. The power is generated by variable speed gen-sets. This topology is often used for both ferries and offshore vessels. The additional hybrid energy storage system offers peak shaving and facilitates smaller and more efficient gen-sets. This type of hybridization technology is well-suited to LNG powered vessels.

Learn more about Danfoss hybridization solutions

Electrification

Integrated electric propulsion for new and converted marine vessels. We work with vessel owners, operators and shipyards to deliver custom hybrid and electric powertrain systems around the world. In a revolutionary approach for smaller vessels, we offer a DC-grid hybrid propulsion solution that is highly flexible and easy to manage. Danfoss systems are capable of meeting impressive weight, size and fuel consumption targets, allowing marine owners and operators to benefit from lower costs and longer lifetimes without compromising on customer experience.

Learn more about Danfoss electrification solutions

Read on to discover how Danfoss helps you in a wide range of offshore applications.

On deck

  • Winches
    Winches

    Winches are used for a range of applications all over the world. Danfoss hydraulics deliver smooth, safe control.

  • Drives for marine winches and cranes

    By running winches and cranes on an electric motor you can achieve energy savings, low noise operation and no risk of hydraulic oil overheating or leaks.

  • High-Pressure Pumps for Fire Fighting Danfoss
    Fire fighting

    Danfoss offers high-pressure pumps and valves for fire fighting, fire suppression and fire protection, designed for more efficient fire extinguishing.

  • Fire fighting systems for marine and offshore
    Fire safety systems for marine and offshore

    Complete fire fighting systems for marine and offshore provide optimum fire safety on board ships for passengers and crew, while protecting the assets and keeping downtime to a minimum.

Thrusters and propulsion

  • Thrusters
    Thrusters

    For strong thruster performance, Danfoss has developed a range of propel systems and intelligent controls. Today, fast and efficient docking is a much easier job.

  • Drives for marine propulsion and thrusters

    For more efficient operation and greater freedom in ship design, consider an electric-based main propulsion with engineering from Danfoss.

  • Highly Efficient Propulsion Systems Danfoss
    Propulsion system

    Convert the power from the marine engine to cut down energy consumption with dedicated and marine approved pressure and temperature controls from Danfoss.

  • High-Pressure Pumps for Fire Fighting Danfoss
    Fire fighting

    Danfoss offers high-pressure pumps and valves for fire fighting, fire suppression and fire protection, designed for more efficient fire extinguishing.

  • Fire fighting systems for marine and offshore
    Fire safety systems for marine and offshore

    Complete fire fighting systems for marine and offshore provide optimum fire safety on board ships for passengers and crew, while protecting the assets and keeping downtime to a minimum.

Power generation

  • Drives for marine power conversion and generation
    Drives for marine power conversion and generation

    Draw upon expertise from Danfoss to optimize energy storage solutions on board vessels, and shore power supplies for quieter and cleaner harbors.

  • Reliable Pressure and Temperature Control of Main and Auxiliary Engines Danfoss
    Engines

    The engine is the heart of the ship. Reliable and efficient engines rely on precise control of pressure and temperature - that is what Danfoss products ensure.

  • Exhaust Gas Treatment Systems that Meet all Environmental Standards Danfoss
    Exhaust gas treatment

    The environment in exhaust gas systems is extremely harsh, and only the most robust components survive - this is what Danfoss marine products are d optimized for.

  • High-Pressure Pumps for Fire Fighting Danfoss
    Fire fighting

    Danfoss offers high-pressure pumps and valves for fire fighting, fire suppression and fire protection, designed for more efficient fire extinguishing.

  • Fire fighting systems for marine and offshore
    Fire safety systems for marine and offshore

    Complete fire fighting systems for marine and offshore provide optimum fire safety on board ships for passengers and crew, while protecting the assets and keeping downtime to a minimum.

  • Total machine management
    Total machine management

    Our PLUS+1® platform delivers the software application development power you need — and doesn’t require specialized programming skills.

Auxiliary system

  • Drives for marine pumps and separators
    Drives for marine pumps and separators

    For reliable operation, reduced emissions, and long life of marine pumps and separators, draw upon engineering knowhow from Danfoss.

  • High-Performing Fuel, Oil, and Water Treatment Systems
    Fuel, oil and water treatment

    Safe operation onboard the vessel requires vital support systems, e.g. cooling water and fuel oil. Danfoss marine products can support all of these funcions.

  • Optimizing Marine Pump Systems
    Pump systems

    Dedicated marine approved products for optimized pumps systems on marine vessels. Essential elements to ensure optimized safety systems on-board the vessels.

  • Products for maritime air compressors Danfoss
    Air compressors on ships

    Danfoss offers a full package of pressure and temperature controls for compressed air systems, ensuring all time available air for safe journeys on the vessel.

  • High-Pressure Pumps for Fire Fighting Danfoss
    Fire fighting

    Danfoss offers high-pressure pumps and valves for fire fighting, fire suppression and fire protection, designed for more efficient fire extinguishing.

  • Fire fighting systems for marine and offshore
    Fire safety systems for marine and offshore

    Complete fire fighting systems for marine and offshore provide optimum fire safety on board ships for passengers and crew, while protecting the assets and keeping downtime to a minimum.

Accommodation

  •  Drives for marine fans and ventilation
    Drives for marine fans and ventilation

    Variable frequency fan control saves energy and reduces noise in technical rooms and refrigeration systems throughout your vessel.

  • High-Pressure Pumps for Fire Fighting Danfoss
    Fire fighting

    Danfoss offers high-pressure pumps and valves for fire fighting, fire suppression and fire protection, designed for more efficient fire extinguishing.

  • Fire fighting systems for marine and offshore
    Fire safety systems for marine and offshore

    Complete fire fighting systems for marine and offshore provide optimum fire safety on board ships for passengers and crew, while protecting the assets and keeping downtime to a minimum.

Coastal base

  • Drives for movements
    Drives for industrial crane and hoist movement

    To optimize crane performance, Danfoss offers flexible control strategies combined with energy efficiency, operating within stringent safety requirements.

  • Drives for marine power conversion and generation
    Drives for marine power conversion and generation

    Draw upon expertise from Danfoss to optimize energy storage solutions on board vessels, and shore power supplies for quieter and cleaner harbors.

  • Crane and material handling
    Crane and material handling

    Cranes and other large handling machines are required to operate within very specific load ranges. Danfoss provides pressure transmitters that supply load limiting systems with crucial data, safeguarding your equipment, your load, and your operator.

  • Total machine management
    Total machine management

    Our PLUS+1® platform delivers the software application development power you need — and doesn’t require specialized programming skills.