As presented in the infographic above, Foreship suggests some ways according to which the shipping sector can achieve a 25% energy saving.
As such, the maritime industry can accomplish:
8% savings via hull and optimisation: Hull form and optimisation will contribute to the correct speed and conditions;
- Appendage optimization;
- Air resistance;
- Air lubrication;
- Propulsion system;
- Optimization of thruster tunnels;
- Energy Advisory.
5% savings via HVAC: Chiller plant and air conditioning optimisation;
- Absorption chillers;
- VFD driven AC chillers;
- LNG cold recovery to CW;
- Air Handling Unit technology;
- Optimized galley ventilation;
- Chilled beam in cabins;
- CFD simulation for air conditioning.
3% savings from thermal energy utilisation: Maximized energy utilization onboard with waste heat recovery technology;
- Two stage exhaust gas boilers;
- Steam turbine;
- Thermal energy storage;
- Sliding steam pressure;
- Common WHR circuit.
5% savings in hotel and electrical: Improve base processes onboard for higher efficiency;
- Fresh water production;
- Power plant configuration, variable speed main engines;
- High efficiency pumps and fans;
- Energy management.
5% savings from alternative energy resources: Alternative energy resources to improve efficiency and environment.
- Feasibility studies for Battery Energy Storage;
- Feasibility studies for Fuel cell technology and fuel alternatives.