Weighing in at 48.7 tonnes and measuring more than 8m in diameter, the state-of-the-art ship propeller that was situated in the plaza of Hamburg’s fair complex during SMM has been installed on the 275m container ship MSC Lorena, replacing the vessel’s original propeller.
The propeller is the official symbol of SMM, the leading international maritime trade fair, which took place in Hamburg, Germany from 6-9 September.
The model that was on display this year, made by Mecklenburger Metallguss, is a high-efficiency propeller. Manfred Urban, the company’s chief executive, explained: “The new propeller will be delivered with a finned boss cap which enables further energy savings and helps reduce the ship’s CO2 emissions. Assuming a consumption of 100 tonnes of heavy fuel oil per day, the new propeller will cut the CO2 emissions by 1 tonne per hour travelled. This is equivalent to the amount emitted by a passenger car travelling 6,500km.”