DFDS is a member of the Green Ship of the Future Retrofit Series project
A new report shows the large potential for energy optimisation with a payback of less than three years.
In a project under Green Ship of the Future (GSF), 20 partner organisations have identified potential double-digit savings through retrofittable solutions with an ROI of less than three years.
In the Retrofit Series project, which began in 2019, GSF and 20 partners examined the potential for optimising existing vessels, thereby reducing their fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. The report shows potential achievable savings of up to 27% through technology that is available today and can be retrofitted with an ROI of less than three years. In addition, the report points to some general areas, which based on the case studies of three different vessels, show potential for large energy savings.
The project analyses three different high-volume vessels – two MR tankers from Hafnia and Maersk Tankers, and a ropax ferry from DFDS. By applying data from the vessels and their operational profile, the partners analysed the three cases for potential savings.
GSF explained “The purpose of the report is to investigate what we can do with the large part of the global fleet that is not up for renewal anytime soon and therefore will continue to emit the same large amount of greenhouse gases as today, unless we equip them with new technology. The project is part of GSF’s mission to find a sustainable way to reduce emissions from the maritime industry.”
DFDS project superintendent Rune Jørgensen Daae said, "In DFDS we believe the report and project results speak for themselves. Projects like this are welcome eyeopeners for potential retrofits that can lower our environmental impact and present a good business case. It is positive to see there are still large savings to be made. We must continue to optimise our vessels to become even more sustainable, reduce operational costs and stay competitive, but also to ease the change to alternative energy sources. We hope this project will bring concrete saving potentials and inspire others to optimise their vessels."
Partners in the project are: Hafina, DFDS, Maersk Tankers, Alfa Laval, MAN Energy Solutions, Wärtsilä, CC Jensen, Dansk Energirådgivning, BOS Global, Norsepower, Kongsberg, MS Engineering, Bureau Veritas, DNV GL, Greensteam, Optimum Voyage, DESMI, Royston, DEIF, Clorius Controls and HEMPEL.
Green Ship of the Future is an independent non-profit collaboration driven and financed by its members from across the maritime industry.
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