Windship Technology has announced that its Zero Emissions solution for shipping has been independently assessed by classification society DNV.
By using data provided by Windship Technology – a British innovation company – DNV has performed an independent computer-based analysis of the concept’s emissions abatement potential.
Simon Rogers, technical director of Windship Technology stated: “Today everything changes. The world now has a True Zero Emission solution for the shipping industry with technologies that are available today and a commercial case rooted in economic sustainability. It’s a significant inflection point for the shipping industry. From a technical standpoint, Windship Technology is now proven.”
DNV’s analysis of Windship Technology’s True Zero Emission solution for shipping was extensive and thorough, based on a holistic approach factoring sound scientific practices and the data provided by Windship Technology.
Using the COSSMOS analysis modelling suite for the drivetrain and based on the information provided, DNV assessed that Windship Technology’s solution captures 100 per cent of the CO2 generated whilst providing 49% fuel savings.
Per Marius Berrefjord, senior vice president and business development leader at DNV Maritime, said: “After extensive testing and modelling, the results from our analysis of Windship Technology’s innovative solution confirm that this design can provide a zero-emission system with the capability to save 49 per cent of the expected fuel consumption of an Aframax Tanker.”
In due course, Windship Technology will issue a further information on its cost-efficiencies in relation to future fuels with evidence showing a comparative cost but with zero CO2 emissions, NOx, SOx and particulate matters and VOC (volatile organic compounds) with a clean exhaust emitting non-toxic nitrogen, oxygen and water, further bolstering the economic case and providing solutions for commercial fleet operators, shipbuilders and charterers.