Onboard trials to measure potential for wind power
Onboard trials to measure potential for wind power to help shipping burn less fuel and reduce emissions
We have joined forces with Totempower and Zodiac to assess the potential of wind-generation devices onboard commercial ships.
Lloyd’s Register’s Strategic Research Group has joined forces with Totempower Energy Systems and Zodiac Maritime Agencies to assess the potential of wind-generation devices onboard commercial ships as the maritime industry steps up its pursuit of viable carbon-alternate fuels.
A fully autonomous wind-monitoring system designed and assembled by Totempower has been installed on the Zodiac-managed bulk carrier Cape Flamingo. Sensors were installed in locations where the best wind conditions and the most relevant environmental data (wind speed, direction and turbulence) could be expected, with consideration given to the potentially most effective locations for onboard wind generation.
The project will identify and measure the potential generating capacity from wind power for the ship’s trading patterns. The data will be used to support the development of computational fluid dynamics-based simulation models that are suitable for predicting the potential energy yields on other Zodiac ships.
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