Hybridization is an attractive option for feeder vessels
The shipping industry must cut GHG emissions. A new joint study demonstrates how hybrid power systems can make a difference.
MAN Energy Solutions, DNV GL and Corvus Energy looked into hybridization options for larger cargo vessels with fluctuating energy needs. The ship chosen for the investigation was a 1,700 TEU diesel-powered container feeder vessel. The study showed that at current market conditions, using batteries as energy buffers would allow the generator sets to operate at optimum load continuously so one generator set could be spared.
Read more about what this study revealed about various scenarios in our slideshow “Hybridization in short-sea shipping”.