Shipowners are now facing many different and new challenges, stricter regulations, rising fuel prices and a demand for green shipping from both regulators and customers alike.
The need for adoption of a more environmentally friendly and cost-effective energy solution is urgent.
2020 sulphur cap
In about one and a half years from now, the International Maritime Organization’s regulations on sulphur emissions are coming into force. The current limit of allowed sulphur content in the exhaust gases will have to reduce from 3.5% to 0.5%.
Increased fuel costs
If you are not going to install a scrubber on your vessel, you are left with one other option – switch to lighter and more expensive fuel –liquefied natural gas, marine gas oil or marine diesel oil.
With the more expensive fuel types taking over, energy efficiency is crucial for shipowners in order to save money. Even more so when it is hard to predict if fuel prices will rise in the future.
Globally there is growing concern about the state of our oceans and a great deal of attention is directed at the maritime industry. For both commercial and cruise shipping it is important to convey that sustainability and energy efficiency is high on the agenda.
Creating electricity out of waste heat
Ships and vessels generate large amounts of waste heat from the engines, most of it in the lower temperature range. This waste heat can be found in the jacket cooling water and the exhaust gases.
Climeon can generate clean electricity from this otherwise wasted heat. The process is simple and works for retrofit, newbuild and for all fuel types.
The Climeon Heat Power system exploits the temperature difference between hot and cold water to generate clean electricity which reduces fuel consumption and the CO2 emissions.
The technology operates at low pressure levels compared to traditional heat power solutions – which are both larger in size and less efficient at low temperatures.
At these low temperatures Climeon delivers up to 50% higher efficiencies than other solutions on the market.
The system's low pressure levels allow a compact and modular design, making it easily scalable from 150 kW modules up to 2 MW systems for larger installations.
A Climeon Heat Power system, producing 2 MW of clean electricity, enables shipowners to reduce the annual CO2 emissions by more than 7,000 tonnes – this equals in 2,300 tonnes of saved fuel every year. 2 MW of electricity can cover up to 20% of a cruise ship’s hotel load.
Shipowners like Virgin Voyages, Viking Line and Maersk have already recognised the advantages of Climeon Heat Power.