ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL RETROFIT PROJECT

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During last year VICUSdt collaborated in different retrofits projects with European Shipowners. One of them has been recently announced by Carbon War Room (CWR) as a successful retrofit project after a fruitful cooperation between the shipowner Hammonia Reederei from Hamburg and the charterer Intermarine from New Orleans.

The three sister vessels from Hammonia are expected to show a 25% fuel consumption reduction after the retrofit.

For this retrofit project, VICUSdt has designed the new optimized bulbous bow and a bulb for the existing rudder, furthermore we carried out trim optimization calculations for the new configuration. We finally delivered 3D geometry of the modified hull to the yard and steel drawings for the rudder modification.

Carbon War Room awarded Hammonia a US$120,000 grant to install continuous monitoring software to measure, verify, and publicise the fuel and carbon savings. The data will be analysed by University College London (UCL) over a five-year period, with initial results being released to the industry six months post-drydock.

Galen Hon, shipping operations manager, Carbon War Room commented: “This deal showcases how to overcome the split incentive between owners and charterers, and delivers hard proof of the fuel savings from deep retrofits. These first movers will inspire more owners and charterers to follow in their footsteps.”

VICUSdt offers shipowners a key-turn approach for ship performance improvement across their entire fleet, delivering proven and affordable solutions.

You can find some details and pictures about this interesting project in the following links:

http://www.motorship.com/news101/shiprepair-and-conversion/innovative-retrofit-project-slashes-fuel-consumption

http://www.marinelink.com/news/retrofit-ship-fuel406421.aspx

http://shipandbunker.com/news/world/659092-vessel-shows-25-bunker-reduction-from-efficiency-retrofits

 

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