Strategic Marine conducts assessment to validate emissions reduction

Strategic Marine conducts assessment to validate emissions reduction

Strategic Marine has commissioned an emissions assessment to evaluate the decrease of greenhouse gas emissions using the Sea Forrest Green Cabin Energy Saving technology, its latest technology developed in conjunction with Sea Forrest.

Sea Forrest was founded in 2011 as a maritime and offshore project management firm, and has since developed to provide customers globally with sustainable and decarbonisation solutions. In 2021, BH Global Corporation purchased Sea Forrest.

The Green Cabin Energy Saving System is a hybrid solution where an energy storage system captures and harnesses energy generated by the main engines to utilise for various applications on the vessel, such as the hotel load.

The Green Cabin Energy Saving System is being used for the first time onboard Fast Crew Boats (FCBs).

The study conducted by the Maritime Energy and Sustainable Development Centre of Excellence (MESD CoE) at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) aims to assess the system’s carbon mitigation potential based on different scenarios and provide recommendations to improve its effectiveness.

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A signing ceremony was held on 10 August to launch the study, the second commissioned by Strategic Marine and conducted by MESD CoE.

Chan Eng Yew, Chief Executive Officer, Strategic Marine, said: “We are excited to present our latest decarbonisation solution and very excited to commission a second study with NTU’s Maritime Energy and Sustainable Development Centre of Excellence to better understand how and when the system offers benefits.”

Professor Chan Siew Hwa, Deputy Centre Director, MESD CoE, NTU Singapore, said: “We are delighted that Strategic Marine has chosen to engage MESD CoE again to conduct energy and emission performance measurements onboard.

“We are grateful for their continued trust in our expertise, and eagerly look forward to fortifying our partnership in this field to actively contribute to maritime decarbonisation.”

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As the Singapore-based specialised aluminium shipbuilder continues to develop green solutions to fulfil the demands of its clients, the introduction of emissions reduction technologies into its products will increase its competitiveness in areas where green regulations are becoming increasingly demanding.

A prior research with MESD CoE evaluated the efficiency of standard diesel-powered crew transfer boats (CTVs) versus hybrid-powered CTVs.

Both types of vessels are often deployed outside of Singapore to service offshore markets and wind projects.

The technology can possibly reduce fuel consumption and emissions by improving the engine’s operational characteristics, such as load and speed, contributing to more sustainable and environmentally friendly running of the FCB.

This is accomplished by matching these parameters to the vessel’s ideal efficiency range, optimising fuel efficiency while limiting energy waste.

In July 2023, the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) and the International Maritime Organization (IMO) updated their plan to reduce GHG shipping emissions.

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