Post Panamax Solar Hybrid Supertanker

By Keith Henderson at November 29, 2011 05:17
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Sauter Carbon Offset Design (SCOD) presented earlier this month, their latest project, Emax
Deliverance - a DynaWing Solar Hybrid Supertanker. The 330,000 dwt tanker is designed to
pass through the larger locks of the post 2014 Panama Canal. The hull is slender and uses a
Mitsubishi Air Lubrication System (MALS) that reduces resistance and therefore delivers higher
efficiency. Propulsion is by a twin arrangement of a pusher propeller with a counter rotating
puller propeller on steerable pod, powered by W„rtsil„ dual fuel LNG engines with additional
power coming from a Solbian solar power generating array, in addition there are twenty masts
supporting DynaWing sails. A nett benefit is claimed to be a reduction in GHG emissions of
between 70 to 85 per cent equating to a total reduction of CO2 of 3 million tons over the 25 year
life of the vessel. [More]

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