Diesel electric propulsion and station keeping facilities are also used in vessels for operations in more shallow waters,
such as dredgers and construction vessels, wind mill installation vessels, etc.
Maneuvering and fuel economy with Diesel Electric Propulsion on Dredgers
Accurate maneuverability with improved fuel economy, in combination with a need to move working place frequently are typical performance criteria that are beneficial for electric propulsion in these applications.
In ships with a large ship service electrical installation, the power plant can also be utilized better by combining the plants for ship service and propulsion power generation and achieve better redundancy and utilization of installed power capacity.