Techsol Marine uses PPM 300 to ensure safety at sea – and save the planet
Headquarters: Québec City, Canada
Activities: marine electrical engineering including system design, installation, and service
Employees: approx. 76
The DEIF PPM 300
Designed for applications in the marine and offshore industry, the innovative PPM 300 is a versatile and intelligent controller platform for power management and generator control.
Electrical expertise and customer focus
Techsol Marine is headquartered in Québec City on the banks of the St. Lawrence River in eastern Canada. The company’s services include automation, electrical integration, power distribution, and field service for a wide range of ship types, from ferries and fishing vessels to icebreakers and bulk carriers. The company mostly works with shipowners including ferry companies and the Canadian Coast Guard, and it cooperates with a string of Canadian shipyards.
“What sets us apart is our focus on the electrical side and on customising solutions,” explains Rémy Rodrigue. “We are specialists in marine electrical engineering, and we have no standard products on the shelf: Each time, we do the engineering to adapt our solution to the client. And to do that, we stay in close, direct contact with the customer.”
Helping the first mate enjoy his coffee
One project that Rémy Rodrigue is very proud of is a complete power management retrofit on a US fishing vessel working in Alaska. After 10 years of operation, the original system was unreliable; load-sharing and synchronisation did not work very well.
“The client was unable to run multiple generators online without having a load sharing fault during normal operation. He needed to sync and control them manually because the automatic load sharing and synchronisation module were not efficient and reliable,” explains Rémy Rodrigue. “After we replaced the original power management system with a new PPM 300, the client saw a big difference. Before, he needed to do a blackout before he could connect to the shore. Now he just needs to press the sync button, and everything goes online – he can just sit in his chair and sip his coffee. The guy is happy!”
Improved convenience, of course, is not the most important thing: The new system is safer than the old one, and for someone who works in high seas fishing, this is the most important thing.
Sometimes we can replace analogue meters with the PPM 300.
It’s one less thing to worry about for our team in the workshop.
Rémy Rodrigue, electrical engineer, Techsol Marine
Chad M. Muffoletto
Sales Director – Marine Power