Eco Marine Power Unveils Aquarius Eco Ship Concept - 30th January 2012
Eco Marine Power Co. Ltd. (EMP) today unveiled a concept ship design incorporating its Aquarius Marine Renewable Energy (MRE) System. This concept design is called the Aquarius Eco Ship and is part of Eco Marine Power's ongoing development efforts aimed at moving shipping towards a more sustainable future.
The Aquarius Eco Ship is the result of a comprehensive study project which focused on optimising the design of a large ocean going ship such as a bulk carrier or oil tanker to harness the power of the wind & sun by using the Aquarius MRE System.
The Aquarius MRE System is an innovative fuel saving and emission reduction technology that incorporates a variety of elements including solar panels, energy storage modules, a computer control system and an advanced rigid sail design.
This green shipping focused solution has been designed to be highly flexible and configurable so that it can installed on variety of ship sizes and types. Applications for the system include bulk carriers, oil tankers, survey ships, passenger ferries & even unmanned surface vessels.
In addition to the Aquarius MRE System, a future Aquarius Eco Ship would also be fitted with other fuel saving measures such as an advanced electrical propulsion system, an optimised hull design and waste heat recovery technologies.
This combination of technologies could lead to fuel savings of 40% or more and also dramatically reduce the emission of noxious gases such as Sulphur Oxides (SOx) & Nitrogen Oxides (NOx). In addition the use of renewable energy would reduce the vessels carbon footprint.
Ohori Capital will assist in the further development of this innovative design and will work with Eco Marine Power to find additional strategic partners and investors for this exciting project.
For more information please see: Aquarius Eco Ship