Shipbuilder HD Hyundai Heavy Industries (HD-HHI) has invested €2.5m (US$2.65m) to implement Climeon’s waste heat recovery technology on board a series of six A.P. Moller – Maersk (Maersk) 17,200 TEU capacity, methanol-fueled container ships.
The solution, named HeatPower 300, is intended to improve energy efficiency. According to Climeon, it has a comprehensive and robust design for seaworthiness and optimal efficiency from low-temperature heat produced by marine engines. Leveraging the company’s waste heat recovery technology to increase onboard energy efficiency provides shipyards and shipowners with a cost-effective way to reduce fuel consumption and decrease subsequent carbon emissions.
These ships will be built at HD-HHI’s South Korean shipyard and equipped with dual-fuel engines that can operate on green methanol. Climeon’s marine waste heat recovery technology will be applied to decrease fuel consumption on board the advanced eco-friendly fleet. Climeon’s HeatPower systems will be delivered to HD-HHI’s shipyard in Korea in 2024.
Lena Sundquist, CEO of Climeon, said, “It is encouraging to see the considerable efforts made by the maritime industry to implement innovative technologies to achieve climate-neutral shipping. Our latest waste heat-to-power technology, HeatPower 300, has been developed to meet the requirements of the shipping industry and to support the industry’s green transition. We are proud to see that our HeatPower technology has been validated by esteemed industry leaders such as Maersk and HD-HHI, and we are honored to be entrusted with this step forward in energy-efficient shipping.”
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