The world leader in combination carriers Klaveness Combination Carriers (KCC) has ordered 3 Wärtsilä EnergoProFin for its CABU combination carriers.
According to reports, the three carriers in KCC’s fleet are “Bakkedal”, “Bangor” and “Bantry”. The carriers are at the same 72,562 DWT and were built at Oshima Yard, Japan. They are mainly operated in the Far East, the Middle East, Australia, Brazil, and North America. The carriers are capable of transporting caustic soda solution, floating fertilizer, molasses, and all types of dry cargo.
Wärtsilä EnergoProFin cap will replace the propeller hubs with the tailor-made cap with fins to eliminate turbulence.
As a result, the EnergoProFin reduces these energy losses and increases overall propulsion efficiency, with average fuel savings of 2%, with a payback time of less than one year.
Wärtsilä’s EnergoProFin contributes to cutting emission levels of ships. This technological innovation has played an important role in effectively controlling ship operating costs by improving the operational efficiency of the existing fleet. Through the improvement of energy efficiency, shipowners not only improve their profitability but meet environmental protection requirements.
The clear outcome of fitted carriers
After being installed on KCC’s ships, the EnergoProFin is expected to bring about 2-3% fuel savings and is compatible with the Becker Mewis Duct planned to be installed on these three ships. The installation will be planned on these ships in 2022 in the dry dock.
It is worth mentioning that KCC has previously installed EnergoProFin on two ships “Barcarena” and “Banastar”. With this order, all 5 carriers are built in 2002-2007 will be equipped with The technology.
In addition to operating 9 CABU ships, KCC also owns and operates 8 CLEANBU-type combined transport ships, which are the world’s most environmentally friendly deep-sea ships. These CLEANBU ships can transport wet and dry bulk cargoes, compared with standard ships, which reduces carbon dioxide emissions by 40% per ton/mile, in line with IMO’s shipping industry 2030 target.
On May 25 this year, KCC received the “Balzani” from Yangzijiang shipbuilding, marking the completion of its CLEANBU new shipbuilding project.