From a historical perspective, maritime transport has played a crucial role in facilitating global trade of goods, accounting for approximately 80% of the world's trade volume. Forecasts suggest that maritime transport is set to double in the coming decade. The rising trend in maritime transport is driven in part by the fact that production of goods and their ultimate consumers are located on different continents. As prosperity grows, so does the interest in recreation through cruises and other water-based activities. Furthermore, global political tensions drive a constant modernization and construction of naval warships. Beyond these areas, it's important to highlight the significance of bulk transportation of gas, accounting for around 20% of all maritime shipping. An increased gas transport to Europe is expected due to shifting attitudes towards Russian gas.
While the expected market upswing occurs, it's crucial to emphasize the maritime sector's connection to global economic fluctuations and individual events. Without trade, transport needs decrease, and during economic downturns, demand for leisure cruises diminishes.
In terms of ship production, Asia and the Pacific lead the way. However, many systems and components still originate from the USA and Europe. Both regions are at the forefront of innovative technology.
Technologically, significant emphasis is placed on environmental considerations, and new initiatives arise through collaborations between shipping companies and environmental technology firms. A notable area is hybrid propulsion, where machinery is complemented by electric motors and batteries. Batteries are charged during the day, and their stored energy is used at night, reducing reliance on traditional fuels. Environmental progress is driven by overarching goals, including a discussed reduction of CO2 emissions by 40% by 2030 and a decrease in sulfur content in fuel from 3.5% to 0.5%.
Elektromontage AB has been operating internationally within marine automation for both civilian and military purposes for many years. Our products often require various certifications and classifications. During testing, the equipment is connected, and functional tests are conducted on the entire system along with PLC if necessary. Everything is verified through meticulous document checks and product inspections at our facilities. We undertake to arrange the tests at one of our production units and to handle the certifications. For our customers, we serve as a professional and knowledgeable partner when it comes to technical support, production, and delivery of marine-classified products.
The most common classification societies are: LRS, GL, BV, DNV, RINA, and ABS (USCG, IEEE45), but we have classified our products with CCS, RMRS, and Class NK as well. We also have extensive experience in producing equipment for marine applications that meet shock and/or ATEX requirements.
Elektromontage often delivers complete control systems for managing specific equipment. These control systems are used in a variety of applications, ranging from controlling a self-loading/unloading concrete equipment on a ship to a complex cooling system or even controlling a single pump.
Our expertise spans from design to manufacturing the finished cabinets and commissioning the systems on-site. A typical delivery includes not only control cabinets and motor control centers (MCCs) but also PLCs, operator panels, programming, and commissioning of the equipment at the shipyard. Our customers come from commercial, offshore, and military sectors, where we can provide starting equipment, motor control centers, and control equipment for all markets.
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Elektromontage works with several large, international motor manufacturers. This arrangement offers our customers significant benefits in terms of project coordination and delivery precision.
In partnerships with Italian Electro Adda, German Wölfer and French Leroy Somer, we supply marine class motors to European bow propeller manufacturers in the size class 350-2000kW/380-6600V.