Japan’s NYK Line has released an initial exploratory design for its NYK Super Eco 2030 concept, an energy-efficient Teu ship expected to emit far fewer carbon dioxide emissions than current vessels.
The design was created by MTI, a wholly-owned NYK subsidiary charged with making use of advances in technology, along with Italian ship design firm Garroni Progetty Srl and Finnish marine technology consultant Elomatic Marine Oy.
The ship, says NYK, will make use of progressive technologies that have the potential of being relised by 2030. Propulsive power can be reduced by decreasing the weight of the hull and reducing water friction and it can be suplemented through the use of LNG-based fuel cells, solar cells and wind power. all of which will lead to a reduction of CO2 by 69% per caontainer carried.
Comparisons of the NYK Super Eco Ship 2030 with a conventional 8.000 TEU container vessel (in parentheses) are as follows: loa x breadth x draft 353m x54.6m x 11.5m (338m x 45.8m x 13m): main fuel – LNG fuel cell/40 MW (C heavy oil/64 MW), natural power – solar 1-2 MW + wind 1-3 MW (none); CO2 emissions – 62g/TEU-miles (195 g/TEU-miles).

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