Becker Mewis Duct Claims Massive CO2 Reduction
Golden Becker Mewis Duct at SMM 2014 claims its top-selling product has already cut CO2 by 900,000 tonnes to date.
A golden Becker Mewis Duct with a large '750“ in the middle will be one of SMM 2014’s “head-turners” says the manufacturer.
“This is how we are celebrating the 750th unit of our top-selling product,” said Dirk Lehmann, Managing Director of Becker Marine Systems. More than 800 units of the highly efficient nozzle for reducing energy consumption have now been sold. According to Lehmann, “All of the nozzles delivered thus far have already been able to reduce CO2 emissions by approximately 900,000 tonnes.“ The million tonne CO2 mark is projected to be exceeded this year.
With the issues of efficiency and sustainability, Becker Marine Systems is in line with the trend at the leading trade fair for the maritime industry. “One focus is on favourably-priced and green systems that lead to lower operating costs and the reduced energy consumption,” said Henning Kuhlmann, Managing Director of the global market leader for high-performance rudders.
This is where Becker Marine Systems is well-positioned with its core products. This applies to both the rudders and the Becker Mewis Duct und Becker Twisted Fin energy-saving devices as well as the Cross Over Rudder, specifically designed for stern optimisation.
For it’s Twisted Flap Rudder TLFKSR Becker Marine Systems was recently awarded six new orders for 12,500 dwt multipurpose ships. Two orders are from Krey Schifffahrt and four additional orders from the Briese shipping company – both companies are headquartered in the East Frisian city of Leer.
The Hamburg-based company is forecast to increase sales by about 20 per cent in the current business year. By the end of the year, the number of employees worldwide will be 230, with 135 in Hamburg. Becker Marine Systems has recently opened its own Houston (USA) office.