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Self-excited generators are the most popular voltage sources installed onboard of modern ships. Because of fuel savings on some specialized vessels (PSV, cable layers etc.) varying revolutions drives are used and this trend seems to increase. Very interesting issue is use of such type of alternator working with inverter acting as rectifier in DC grid system. As the control method most suitable to use is modified field oriented control known from induction machines. This control method involves decoupling of currents and control voltages to flux and torque components and keeping them in optimal (orthogonal) condition. Theoretical background of inverter and synchronous generator adopted FOC control method along with experimental results obtained in laboratory of such system were presented.