Becker Marine’s energy saving developments
Becker Marine Systems has developed new digital product enhancements which can monitor ship operation and detect wear early on.
These developments include the Becker Intelligent Monitoring System (BIMS) which enables energy-saving autopilot operation and improves the effectiveness of ship operation.
“Our main Manoeuvring Systems and Energy-Saving Devices divisions continue to develop in a positive way,” said Dirk Lehmann and Henning Kuhlmann, managing directors of Becker Marine Systems, “especially in the field of energy-saving solutions, demand continues to rise strongly, as energy efficiency plays an ever increasing role as a result of rising fuel costs and stricter environmental regulations in future.”
In the current year, Becker Marine Systems has multiple new orders for the Becker Mewis Duct and Becker Mewis Duct Twisted, including a Becker Flap Rudder Twisted with rudder bulb for an 80,000 cbm LPG carrier built by the Hyundai Heavy Industries shipyard.
The same South Korean shipbuilder has placed orders for 16 Becker Mewis Duct Twisted to be installed on a number of different ULCV (Ultra Large Container Vessels) new builds.
In addition, further developed Becker Twist Rudders with rudder bulbs for two 2,500 TEU ships owned by the Pasha Group at American shipyard Keppel AmFELS as well as Becker Twist Rudders for 16 ships of the BangkokMax class (1,800 TEU each) will be installed at the Hyundai Mipo Dockyard shipyard in South Korea.
Additional Becker Twist Rudders have been ordered for five 12,950 teu Costamare container ships from the Jiangsu New Yangzi shipyard.
“Besides this, we are currently developing a new Becker Mewis Duct for twin screw vessels that can lower energy consumption by up to four per cent”, reported Mr Lehmann and Mr Kuhlmann.
Product developments such as the Becker LNG PowerPac, currently in use at the Port of Hamburg to demonstrate that LNG can be effectively used to supply electricity to ships at berth, and the COBRA product line, the Compact Battery Rack system based on lithium-Ion cells, are also helping the company contribute towards a more sustainable shipping industry.
The COBRA system is currently undergoing type approval by the Bureau Veritas and DNV GL classification societies.
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