A new low-cost alternative to heavy fuel oil recently came successfully through further tests on the 2-stroke marine diesel engine of a Maersk Line container ship, an engine fairly typical of a type to be found on modern ships. The tests were carried out in late 2012 by A.P.Møller-Mærsk and a leading marine engine manufacturer.
Maersk Triple-E Class Container Ship: Image credit Maersk Line
On the back of this test, innovators Quadrise anticipate that commercial volumes of their Marine MSAR®2 bunker oil will be produced progressively from mid-2013, with a full commercial roll-out the following year.Quadrise was formed in the 1990’s by a group of former BP specialists who developed new technology to produce MSAR® (MulPphase Superfine Atomised Residue), from a variety of heavy hydrocarbons with superior combustion characteristics. In 2004 a long term alliance agreement was established with AkzoNobel, a world leader in surface chemistry.MSAR® Fuel Techn... [More]
Maersk Line has ordered 10 of the record breaking 18,000 TEU container ships from Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., Ltd. Korea for delivery 2013 to 2015. This new, giant container vessel class will be known as Triple-E, based on the three main purposes for their creation: Economy of scale, Energy efficiency, Environmentally improved. The dimensions of the new Class is LOA 400m, beam 59 m and height 73 m. The Triple-E Class is designed to reduce CO2 emissions and features Waste Heat Recovery equipment that will produce 50 percent less than the industry average on the Asia-Europe trade lane. Compared to the present largest container ships of around 13,000TEU, the Triple-E Class will offer a fuel saving of approximately 35 per cent per container. [More]