11 Jan 2018
GLOBAL ENERGY TRENDS
In a world with growing population, urbanisation, mechanisation and thus increased energy demands in the future, in combination with the influence of fossil energy resources on global warming, the 21st century has already brought – and will continue to bring – many different challenges. The awareness of the need for efficient use of any kind of energy source in combination with further developments and research of renewable energy and energy sources has also reached the maritime industry.
DEVELOPMENTS IN THE MARITIME INDUSTRY
In line with global trends, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) is introducing energy and emissions regulations which have become progressively stringent. In order to prepare for the anticipated changes, Royal IHC as well as maritime suppliers worldwide have been developing technologies to reduce the fuel consumption of its vessels, as fuel saving is translated into cost savings for dredging operators.
THE DREDGING VESSEL OF 2050
The project Joint Operations for Ultra Low Emission Shipping (JOULES) was initiated to develop advanced ship concepts and methods to access the efficiency and environmental performance of those concepts. An article in the latest Terra et Aqua, Towards a Green Maritime Technology by Bernardete Castro and Leo W. Van Ingen, describes the work executed, conclusions drawn from the JOULES study and a statement for the possibilities and impossibilities in the coming decades and in year 2050.
Download the article
Click here to download the article and read Terra et Aqua’s article Towards a Green Maritime Technology by Bernardete Castro (IHC MTI) and Leo W. Van Ingen (Royal IHC).