New Ship Shape Claims 60% Fuel Savings

By Greg Trauthwein
Friday, September 20, 2013
(Photo: http://www.ladeas.no)

The designer claims potential fuel and emission savings of 60% and 80% respectively

 

Norway is no stranger to maritime innovation, as the small Scandinavian country with a population just north of five million (according to most recent statistics from the World Bank) has a strong historical and current affinity towards anything to do with the sea. In addition, Norwegians are traditionally a population that considers environmental matters a top concern, so it’s little surprise to see continued commercial maritime innovation emanating from Norway.


Vindskip from Lade AS is a patented hybrid merchant vessel designed for sustainable sea transport. The designer claims potential fuel and emission savings of 60% and 80% respectively, courtesy of the highly unusual hull shape that is designed to essentially act as an air foil.


It’s designer claims, through information available on its website at http://www.ladeas.no that the design meets all MARPOL Annex VI regulation requirements, as well as the new chapter 4 to Annex VI on regulations pertaining to energy efficiency.


 


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