With the Blue Angel Award across the World Natural Heritage Wadden Sea

By Peter Pospiech at October 26, 2012 11:14
Filed Under: Company News, drive systems

The island supply vessel FRISIA VIII fulfills the highest environmental protection standards and receives the Blue Angel Award: The oldest eco-labelling of Europe and challenging maritime emission permit at all. Sponsor is the United Nations. The UN forwarded the eco-label into the hands of the Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety.

The Blue Angel Award

The youngest new ship of the shipping company Norden-Frisia, Norddeich, Germany, the Ro-Ro-Freighter MS FRISIA VIII, has been recently certified with the Blue Angel Award because of its environmental ship design. Already during the planning stage of the new-building project special influence by the shipping company have been done to implement a lot of innovations for the environmental protection. The ship should fulfill a high number of additional requirements, e.g.: a current cathodic protection on the ship hull, a non-toxic underwater painting and sanitation management: sewage water and waste is collected on board and are competent disposed on shore, a safety equipment as well as good human resource management and an environmental friendly refrigerant. And not to forget: the installation of an SCR-system for the NOx-emission reduction on the engines. With this the worldwide valid limit values could be massive reduced by 90%. The SCR-system uses urea as a reduction agent. In addition, these values are far below the NOx limitations in the ECA areas. FRISIA VIII features also a particulate filter system which reduces the particulates of up to 99%!

The new island supply ship FRISIA VIII on its way to the holiday island Norderney

Dimension of the island supplier are of: 58.5 meter long, 11.0 wide and a max depth of 1.60 meter. The ship can load up to 330 to. Main drives are two Diesel engines of type VolvoPenta D16MH with an output of 368 kW@1.800 rpm each. Pre-condition for the application of SCR-systems is the use of low-sulfur or sulfur-free diesel fuel with a maximum sulfur content of max 10 ppm (0,001%) acc to the European Standard EN590. Urea consumption is, acc to the shipping company, about 4% of the diesel fuel consumption.

Ministry Officials present the Blue Angel Award to representativs of the shipping Company Norden-Frisia

Images: PPM News Service


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