In a research partnership with NAPA, Norsepower and Sumitomo Heavy Industries Marine & Engineering announced the results of phase one of their joint simulation project looking at the fuel saving and emissions reduction potential.
Norsepower Rotor Sail™ can deliver emissions reductions of 28%, on average, on the Atlantic route between New York and Amsterdam.ccording to the first phase of the project (from December 2022 to March 2023) found that the combination of NAPA Voyage Optimization with the
Of these average CO2 emissions savings, the contribution of NAPA Voyage Optimization can be estimated at 12%.
The joint simulation project leveraged insights from NAPA’s ship performance model and its voyage simulation tools, as well as Norsepower’s actual performance data.
Focusing on the annual voyages of six popular trading routes, the study evaluated the tankers’ estimated CO2 reduction and potential fuel saving with NAPA Voyage Optimization and Norsepower Rotor Sails™, and compared these with using only NAPA Voyage Optimization.
As informed, looking at results across all six routes, the study found an average CO2 reduction of 19% when using NAPA Voyage Optimization alongside Norsepower Rotor Sails™, with NAPA Voyage Optimization contributing 10% of these emissions reductions. The study also explored how to predict vessel performance at the design stage, testing how the ship could handle varying sea and weather conditions.
Furthermore, phase two of the research project (May 2023 onwards) is designed to build on phase one and enhance the performance of vessels with Norsepower Rotor Sails™.
The study will conduct advanced performance analysis to improve operational performance and explore new optimization strategies. The project is part of SHI-ME’s plan to develop a new proof of concept for wind-assisted ships, which will be equipped with Norsepower Rotor Sails™.
At a time of growing international regulatory and public pressure to save fuel and reduce the industry’s environmental impact, this performance data on the benefits of adopting clean technologies will give the industry the necessary confidence to invest in decarbonization.
..said Jukka Kuuskoski, CSO, Norsepower.
SHI-ME’s vision is to deliver innovative and state-of-the-art vessels for shipping’s decarbonization.
..said Yuji Arai, Senior Engineer, Sumitomo Heavy Industries Marine & Engineering.