Today, shipping accounts for almost 3% of all greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, according to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) – and these emissions would also triple if the sector doesn’t make changes.
There are new initiatives to encourage greater efficiency. At the beginning of this year, for example, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) launched the Energy Efficiency Existing Ship Index (EEXI). Vessels are also required to report their annual Carbon Intensity Indicator (CII) rating.
A straight-forward way to improve a vessel’s energy efficiency is through the selection of the right generator technology.
In the recent edition of The Naval Architect, Juha-Pekka Kivioja, Global Product Manager for ABB's Large Motors and Generators explains how ABB's solutions that use permanent magnets (PMs) are smaller, lighter, simpler to install and – most importantly – more efficient, helping the shipping industry meet these IMO regulations.
For more than half a century, The Royal Institution of Naval Architects’ principal publication, The Naval Architect, has been covering the latest advances in ship design, construction and technologies, providing independent technical information and insight on commercial shipping’s ongoing evolution.
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