Hybrid ship propulsion: further tests by DNV GL show improved energy efficiency

hybrid-Viking-Lady-2“The battery hybrid installation has been tested in sea trials, which showed that a 15 per cent reduction in fuel consumption, 25 per cent reduction in NOx emissions and 30 per cent reduction in GHG emissions can be realised in practice, especially for [Dynamic Positioning] DP operations”, said DNV GL in a statement on November 2014.

The news follow suits announcements received in recent years about other tests and actual feed-back from hybrid engine installations by Foss Maritime and others on tugs, oil&gas field assistance vessels and large yachts.

Related post (in Italian) about the hybrid marine engine sector >> here.

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