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  • Writer's pictureMert Doganli

Advantages of Ship Electrification

The world is currently looking towards new solutions for green transition in maritime transport. The Maritime Industry is responsible for 3% of CO2 emissions and this number will increase as we move towards 2030. As per the IMO regulations, ships that are not electrically powered or use a combination of fossil fuels and electricity will be banned from entering ports by 2033.

The IMO regulations will be effective by 2030 and therefore companies are working on alternatives to meet this target while ensuring economic viability.


Realising this goal, we have to look into all means of renewable energy solutions and different new technologies.


Realising this goal, we have to look into all means of renewable energy solutions and different new technologies.

It’s not a secret that electricity powered ships are the future for maritime industry, but it is more than just an alternative way to power the ship. It can also be used for propulsion and auxiliary power.


Electrification is one solution that can reduce carbon footprint and save fuel consumption in maritime industry.

Maritime industry is one of the most important industries in the world. It includes maritime shipping, ports and other marine-related industries such as offshore oil and gas drilling. With increasing demand for global energy resources, there is a need for conservation of energy sources in this industry. One solution that can reduce carbon footprint and save fuel consumption in maritime industry is electrification.

The advantages of electric power for ships are obvious: the efficiency of electric motors is much higher than that of steam engines or combustion engines; the use of electricity instead of fossil fuels reduces greenhouse gas emission, air pollution and particulate matter emissions; it also decreases sulfur oxide emissions by up to 90%; eliminates noise pollution caused by propeller operation; eliminates exhaust emissions from the engine room; improves ship handling characteristics due to reduced weight on deck when no diesel-powered generator sets are installed; reduces maintenance costs compared with traditional propulsion systems because there are fewer parts in an electric drive system, less frequent overhauls required due to lower operating temperatures (up to 40% reduction) and fewer mechanical bearings used in an electric drive system than those found with diesel engines (up to 95%).


This enables them to provide better services while also reducing negative environmental impact to a minimum.


The most important advantage for the maritime industry is that electrification reduces fuel consumption, which improves efficiency and lowers costs. This is good news for both customers and society at large. For example, a reduction in particulate matter emissions has very clear health benefits, particularly for asthma sufferers who may be affected by increased air pollution.


Electrification also means that ships can operate more independently while reducing their environmental impact to a minimum because they are not dependent on fossil fuels or liquid natural gas (LNG). It opens up new opportunities for shipping companies to become more environmentally friendly without sacrificing their capacity or performance:


Conclusion


Electrification is one solution that can reduce carbon footprint and save fuel consumption in maritime industry. By saving fuel costs, companies can become more cost-effective and competitive at the same time. This enables them to provide better services.


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