Collaboration is the key ingredient driving shipping’s decarbonisation

news item image
Wärtsilä’s participation in a recent test using 100% biofuels to fuel a cruise ship’s engine was as much a demonstration of the power of collaboration as it was a technical milestone for the industry.
We worked with GoodFuels and Holland America Line (HAL) to complete the cruise industry’s first multi-week test of biofuels. The 20-day test was conducted onboard the Volendam at the Port of Rotterdam.
For five days, HAL’s vessel used a mix of 30% sustainable biofuel – supplied by biofuel pioneer GoodFuels - and 70% marine gas oil (MGO) in one of its engines – the Wärtsilä ZA40 engine - before then using 100% biofuel for the remainder of the trial.
During the subsequent 15 days, the vessel reported a minimum of 78% decrease in lifecycle CO2 emissions compared to fossil-sourced marine gas oil emissions.
The partnership marks the first testing by Wärtsilä on a cruise ship operating with 100% biofuel.
Our scope included preparation of the testing protocols, evaluation of the fuel testing and lube oil testing results, supervision of the tests and post-testing analyses, including engine inspections, performance evaluation and...

To continue reading this article you need to be logged in. Register for free or log in here.

224 queries in 1.474 seconds.