[Photo by Hyundai Electric & Energy Systems Co.]
South Korea’s Hyundai Electric & Energy Systems Co. said on Thursday it has won an order for two engine mounted shaft generators, which will be fitted to two 91,000 cubic meter LPG carriers from 2022. The finished vessels will be delivered to an unnamed European ship owner.
The vessel generator was locally developed by Hyundai Electric in cooperation with Korea Shipbuilding & Offshore Engineering and Hyundai Heavy Industries. This is an eco-friendly engine that uses its rotational force from the shaft for propulsion to produce the power needed for the ship, reducing fuel consumption and exhaust emissions.
With the engine, the ship’s energy efficiency design index (EEDI) proposed by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) can be improved by 3 to 5 percent, Hyundai Electric said.
The engine integrated into the front part of a large engine also offers a 40 percent reduced footprint over the previous model, leading to fuel cost savings.
The outlook for the sustainable shaft generator market remains bright as the IMO significantly tightened the upper limit on sulfur oxide content from 3.5 percent to 0.5 percent, effective in January 2020, while requiring that greenhouse gas emissions from ships should be cut to 50 percent or less compared to 2008 by 2050.
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