Emissionsreduzierung, Energieeffizienz, Green Shipping, ECA, MRV – viele Schlagworte begleiten aktuell die Schifffahrt und die Intensität wird voraussichtlich zunehmen. Windgestützte Schiffsantriebe, basierend auf dem Prinzip des Flettner Rotors, können einen Beitrag zur Erreichung des Ziels einer Sauberen Schifffahrt leisten.
Emission reduction, energy efficiency, green shipping, ECA, MRV … these are just a few of the key words that are currently floating around the shipping industry, and their number will most likely increase in the future. Wind-assisted ship propulsion, based on the principle of the Flettner rotor, can make a substantial contribution to the goals of green shipping.
As part of the Interreg Europe’s MariGreen project, abh INGENIEUR-TECHNIK GmbH is one of the partners in the subproject “Windship Engineering and Design.” In a previous project, a newly developed rotor has already proven its capability to save fuel in principle. The rotor was installed in June 2018 on the “Fehn Pollux” of the Fehn Ship Management in Leer, Germany, to show its efficiency in practice.
The project tasks of abh INGENIEUR-TECHNIK GmbH include these work packages:
- Design and stability
- Integrity of the steel structure
- Ship safety plans.
In addition to the technical proof of concept, the project results are expected to convey economic key figures, which will allow shipping companies to make an informed investment decision.