Motoryacht Ark Angel

By Keith Henderson at March 22, 2011 10:43
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Sauter Carbon Offset Design recently introduced the superyacht Ark Angel with a design claiming to be faster and far greener than any megayacht in her class. The 78 m hull and decks are of Carbon/Kevlar composite construction, beam is 10 m and draft 2.4 m (at 50 per cent load): the superstructure is aluminum giving a displacement of 450 tons. The total propulsive power of the ship is 4,000 kW, split between three electric pods with counter rotating propellers (CRP).
The main engines ares four 400 kW diesel electric gensets powered by Daimler Bluetec Turbo Compound DD16 engines. BlueTec emission technology is a fully automatic system used for automotive applications to comply with the more stringent (than marine) emission regulations. A generous battery capacity of 3MWh permits propulsion solely on battery electric drive, electric power generation is also by solar cells Motion Damping Regeneration.
Sauter Carbon Offset Design recently introduced the superyacht Ark Angel with a design claiming to be faster and far greener than any megayacht in her class. The 78 m hull and decks are of Carbon/Kevlar composite construction, beam is 10 m and draft 2.4 m (at 50 per cent load): the superstructure is aluminum giving a displacement of 450 tons. The total propulsive power of the ship is 4,000 kW, split between three electric pods with counter rotating propellers (CRP).
The main engines ares four 400 kW diesel electric gensets powered by Daimler Bluetec Turbo Compound DD16 engines. BlueTec emission technology is a fully automatic system used for automotive applications to comply with the more stringent (than marine) emission regulations. A generous battery capacity of 3MWh permits propulsion solely on battery electric drive, electric power generation is also by solar cells Motion Damping Regeneration. [More]

Record ship size for SkySails towing kite.

By Keith Henderson at March 10, 2011 06:48
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World trader and major charterer of dry bulk freight Cargill Inc., has entered into an agreement with German based SkySails GmbH & Co. KG to use wind power technology to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the shipping industry. A SkySail SKS C 320 kite of a 320m2, will be installed on one of Cargill’s long term chartered handysized (25,000 and 30,000 dwt) vessels to become operational during early 2012. The kite is connected to the ship by a large rope to effect the tow, and according to the manufacturers, produces a propulsive power equivalent to more than 2 MW. Based on this estimation, it could save daily, up to 10 tons of fuel, 32 tons of CO2 and reduce both SOx and NOx emissions.. [More]

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