Windship Technology said that its zero-emissions solution for shipping has been assessed by classification society DNV, which verified the system from a technical standpoint.
The zero-emission concept combines wind power, an efficient electric drive train, carbon capture and vessel optimisation. Using data supplied by Windship, DNV performed a thorough independent computer-based analysis of the concept’s emissions abatement potential. Using the COSSMOS analysis modelling suite for the drivetrain and based on the information provided, DNV assessed that Windship Technology’s solution captures 100 percent of the CO2 generated whilst providing 49 percent fuel savings.
Per Marius Berrefjord, senior vice president and business development leader at DNV Maritime, said: “After extensive testing and modelling, the results from our analysis of Windship Technology’s innovative solution confirm that this design can provide a zero-emission system with the capability to save 49 percent of the expected fuel consumption of an Aframax tanker.”
Simon Rogers, technical director of Windship Technology, stated: “Today everything changes. The world now has a true zero-emission solution for the shipping industry with technologies that are available today and a commercial case rooted in economic sustainability. It’s a significant inflection point for the shipping industry. From a technical standpoint, Windship Technology is now proven.”