Energy Solutions still strong after 20 years
Since first supplied 20 years ago, Energy Solutions’ marine generators are still going strong, helping equip young people with essential life skills.
The 12 sets of 673L Northern Lights marine generators were originally supplied for the new steel cutters built for the 2000/2001 BT Global Challenge Race. Four of those vessels were bought by the Tall Ships Youth Trust and are still in use today.
Since becoming part of the trust each of these four yachts has completed around ten transatlantic crossings with adult crews and delivered hundreds more voyages in the Solent and beyond, taking young people aged 12 – 25, many of whom are disadvantaged or disabled, on challenging sail training adventures.
On a visit to the trust, Energy Solutions’ Hugh Cunningham was delighted to see how the units were still performing. “The four generators are excellent examples of what we expect from a Northern Lights set - robust, reliable power,” he said.
“For vessels like these that perform such an important function these generators have really delivered the best performance possible.”
Over the 20 years generators have undertaken 6,000 hours of use, powered each of the yachts through over 200,000 miles of worldwide racing, transatlantic and local journeys and are still going strong.
The Challenge race, started by Sir Chay Blyth in 1989, was held every four years and took a fleet of one-design steel yachts round Cape Horn and through the Southern Ocean taking the westabout route around the world against prevailing winds and currents.
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