Another green award for Environship
Rolls-Royce plc has received the Green Ship Technology Award for its Environship concept – a revolutionary design solution for cargo ships that reduces CO2 emissions by up to 40% compared to similar diesel powered vessels.
The Environship, which can be adapted for different ship types, incorporates a range of Rolls-Royce technologies to deliver efficiency savings for ship owners. These include a Bergen engine powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG), the Promas combined rudder and propeller, a hybrid shaft generator to optimise use of electrical power and an innovative wave-piercing hull design.
Tony Wood, president-marine, Rolls-Royce, said: “We’re delighted to receive this award for our Environship concept, another endorsement for our belief that only a combination of technologies will maximise environmental and efficiency gains. With a number of Environship vessels already in build, 2013 will be an exciting year, as this awarding winning concept takes to the seas.”
The first vessel built to the Environship standard is a fish-feed transporter currently under construction at the Vard Aukra shipyard in Norway, for the Eidsvaag shipping company. The vessel is due for delivery in May this year.
In October, the first of two cargo ships for the Norwegian company Nor Lines, will be delivered by the Tsuji Heavy Industries (Jiangsu) Co Ltd in China.
Gas powered passenger ship designs are also under development under a teaming agreement with Italian company Lauro Shipping.
In 2011, Environship received the Next Generation Ship Award at the Nor-Shipping exhibition.
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