Höegh Autoliners Secures Fuel Savings And Long-Term CII Compliance

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Hanwha and Accelleron have performed an engine part load optimization (EPLO) for Höegh Autoliners supporting long-term energy efficiency for its 7,850 CEU (Car Equivalent Units) car carrier Höegh Detroit. The success of the project to improve the vessel’s Carbon Intensity Indicator (CII) rating has led to an order for EPLOs on a further seven vessels owned or operated by Höegh.

Sea trial 

At a recent sea trial, EPLO demonstrated fuel saving of 10g/kWh, equivalent to 5% of total fuel consumption. The improvement not only enables the vessel to operate in a high CII rating but also provides substantial operating cost reduction in terms of fuel costs and EU ETS expenses and reduced CO2 emissions.

Hanwha and Accelleron have performed an engine part load optimization (EPLO) for Höegh Autoliners supporting long-term energy efficiency for its 7,850 CEU (Car Equivalent Units) car carrier Höegh Detroit.

Sebjørn Dahl, Chief Operations Officer at Höegh Autoliners, said: “Operating with lower engine power is one of several energy efficiency measures being deployed by Höegh Autoliners as part of our commitment to being a leader in sustainable deep-sea shipping. The fuel efficiency impact of EPLO optimization on Höegh Detroit exceeded our expectations, safeguarding the vessel’s long-term energy efficiency and market value. We are confident of similar success in future EPLO projects.”

More than 60 percent of the world’s ships of 400 gross tons (GT) or more are required to comply with IMO’s CII regulations. The energy intensity criteria are becoming stricter every year driving the decarbonization of the maritime industry. As a result, many shipping companies are investigating and implementing a series of measures to improve the efficiency of their existing fleet to ensure they remain attractive in a highly competitive market.

Accelleron has received orders for more than 20 EPLOs to date, many for multiple sister vessels, as shipowners seek cost-effective solutions to extend compliant service life on existing vessels. EPLOs can be undertaken by Accelleron as the turnkey solution provider or in conjunction with the original engine builder.

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Source: Ajot