Green Technology by Imtech Marine nominated for Maritime Innovation Award 2012.
The intelligent energy management system by Imtech Marine is one of the four nominees for the Dutch Maritime Innovation Award 2012. This system, developed by Imtech Marine, controls the allocation of hybrid energy sources and energy consumers by means of intelligent automation and continuously realises the optimal energy efficient, lowest emission and cost efficient sailing profile. This way the user will be able to completely focus on the sailing tasks, without worrying about the usage of the available energy sources and energy consumers.
The deployment of the energy management system will lead to fuel savings from 20% to a maximum of 25% using the hybrid solution. In addition the system will be capable to make maximum use of renewable energy sources en will ensure an optimal lifespan of the batteries and generators. Also, through the use of this system the diesel-generator sets will be able to run at an optimal speed, which will reduce the wear and tear, significantly decreasing required maintenance. Besides the mentioned cost reduction the system will also considerably reduce emissions. The system will be supplied to two Scottish ferry’s for CMAL (Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd) which will operate on the Clyde and Scottish Hebrides.
The HME Maritime Innovation Award is awarded yearly to the most innovating maritime supplier in the Netherlands and is presented during the Maritime Awards Gala on Thursday 8th November 2012.