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Yara Acquires Lean Marine

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July 6, 2021

Dr. Thomas Koniordos, CEO, Yara. Photo courtesy Yara

Dr. Thomas Koniordos, CEO, Yara. Photo courtesy Yara

Yara Marine Technologies acquired Lean Marine, a company, a company which provides automated fuel-saving, performance management, and reporting solutions, today installed on more than 200 vessels.

In a release announcing the deal, it was touted that Lean Marine systems can help cut fuel consumption and CO2emission up to 25 percent. The FuelOpt system optimizes a vessel’s propulsion line in real-time based on the commands from the bridge, enabling automated control of vessel speed and fuel consumption, and avoiding fuel overconsumption. On vessels with controllable pitch propellers, FuelOpt acts as a dynamic tuning system controlling the propeller’s pitch and RPM automatically to produce the most amount of thrust with the least amount of power. Its second main product, Fleet Analytics, turns the vessel’s data into knowledgee.

Lean Marine will continue to offer FuelOpt and Fleet Analytics as part of Yara Marine’s portfolio of green technologies for the maritime industry, and these offerings will be backed by Yara Marine’s global service and support infrastructure.

Fleet Analytics - Smart Performance Management and Reporting. Photo courtesy Lean Marine

“The purpose of our work is to make this industry greener, and we do that by continuously introducing new solutions," said Thomas Koniordos, CEO, Yara Marine Technologies. "Lean Marine’s innovative vessel efficiency technologies is our next important step on that journey. We have spent more than a year analysing dozens of system providers, but no one comes close to what we found at Lean Marine. The savings offered by their technologies made our engineers’ hearts skip a beat. In addition, their experience in propulsion control systems, customized marine engineering, and hydrodynamics really put fast-moving digital developments into good use.”

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