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Siemens to Equip Maersk Container Ships With Eco-Friendly Propulsion And Power Generation System

Maersk Triple-E Class equipped with Eco-Friendly Propulsion The Siemens Drive Technologies Division has been awarded a contract worth tens of millions of Euros from Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) to implement eco-friendly propulsion and power generation system in container ships which will comprehensively reduce transit costs and provide in achieving the best operational CO2 Index in accordance with the International Maritime Organization (IMO).Apart from administering shaft generator motors and a power generation system, Siemens will also furnish the company with expertise in power management and Waste Heat Recovery Control (WHR). This approach will substantially contribute in depreciating the emission of significant air pollutants.Headquartered in Seoul, South Korea, Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) is the second largest shipbuilder in the world. In February 2011 the company entered into a contract with A. P. Moller-Maersk Group (Maersk Line) to build 20 Triple-E class vessels. These triple-E class containers signify economy of scale, energy efficiency and environmentally improved vessels. The first generation of these green container ships will be the largest in the world and they can carry 18,000 containers (TEU). The first ten vessels are scheduled to be delivered in 2013 and 2014 and the second set is expected to ...

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