Decarbonization of the maritime industry

VEM has decades of experience in building electric motors, generators and auxiliary drives for all types of ships. We develop and build customer-specific solutions according to the current rules of the ship classification societies. Even in the project planning phase, VEM is the right partner at your side to find the most efficient and cost-effective solution for your application. We always consider the overall concept of the ship and respond to the needs of our customers.

All common designs and combinable cooling types are available for all machine types.

No matter whether you are looking for an efficient and compact generator, very quiet drives or very special on-deck engines for cable layers or suction excavators; VEM has the right thing on offer. Thousands of references prove the versatility and quality that the name VEM has stood for for almost 140 years.


VEM on the high seas

Millions of VEM low-voltage motors are on cruise ships like the AIDA, on container ships, cargo and fishing ships, tankers, special ships like suction dredgers or research ships, e.g. B. on the research ship “Sonne” of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, in reliable use. Depending on the drive task, the engines drive compressors, anchor and mooring winches, hoists, fans in cooling and air conditioning systems or feed pumps for oils, fuels, process and fire-fighting water.

For operation in potentially explosive areas, VEM low-voltage motors with different types of ignition protection can be used as auxiliary drives. VEM low-voltage motors are used for both essential services and non-essential services drives.

We will be happy to advise you.


Product overview

We offer solutions in a wide range of areas for different types of ships. From auxiliary drives to shaft generators to synchronous propulsion motors, you will always find the right product.

Use our product filter and display the products that are suitable for your ship type.


Sales contact person

Your direct contact with us!

Marco Macion
Phone: +49 351 208 2203

Matthias Pape
Phone: +49 341 917 79 28


Service contact person

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Stephan Lohse
Phone: +49 351 208 2314




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