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BLACK MAGIC - As oil continues to decline, perhaps even disappearing within 50 years, larger bulk carriers may transition to solar and hybrid technology. The "Black Magic" concept tanker is a 125m long solar hybrid vessel that would cut greenhouse gas emissions by 75 to 100% - harnessing energy from the Sun, wind and waves to charge a lithium-ion storage system.

 

 

 

 

Black Magic is a 4,000 ton Solar Hybrid Vessel from Sauter Design Circa 2010 that reduces GHG emissions by 75 to 100% by harnessing energy from the Sun, Wind & Waves.

It features Mercedes Benz & Daimler DD16 Bluetec power plants to deliver the cleanest propulsion system to date.

The currently available Green Technology present in Black Magic includes:

- Mercedes Benz & Daimler DD16 Bluetec diesel electric power generation

- Hydro & Aerodynamic advances in wave piercing pentamaran hull design.

- Azimuth counter rotating CLT high torque propeller system.

- State of the art fully rotational wing sails.

- KER & Power sailing regeneration.

- Maximum solar cell deployment (2,000 square meters)

- Energy efficient equipment; including AC & refrigeration waste heat recovery.

 

- Computerized energy management, maintenance & guidance systems.

 

- Lithium ion UPS.

Solar cells, Power sailing regeneration, Ker and Plug-in power sources charge a lithium ion UPS storage system that runs all hotel services

The same UPS allows Black Magic to navigate harbors and inland water ways with Zero Emissions.

Combine the above with 300 to 900kws of Wing Sail Propulsion to arrive at virtually unlimited Zero Carbon Cruising at an average speed of 10 knots. 12 knots, with optional Sky Sails.

 

 

 


Specification Black Magic Bluetec Solar Hybrid Tanker

Displacement 4,000 tons,
Length 125m
Beam 21m
Draft 6m
Service speed 12knts
Max speed 14knts
Green power installed.
MB & Daimler Bluetec diesel power generation 1,200kws
Wing Sail power generation 300 to 900kws
Solar cells 200kws
Ker & Power sailing regeneration up to 100kws

Black Magic is a 10,000 ton per year Certifiable Carbon Offset Project, equivalent, to the annual Carbon Footprint of 2,500 people across the globe.

 

 

Zero carbon cargo vessel ZEV for Pacific Islands Copyright Bluebird Marine Systems Ltd

 

SUSTAINABLE CONTAINER SHIPS - This 50m concept vessel may be doubled and quadrupled without too much trouble. You'd need to up-scale by a factor of 8 to match the 400 meter ships that operate today to carry 960 standard containers. See our top ten list below. That is nowhere near the capacity of a heavy bunker fueled giant, but it is a formula for eventual 100% zero carbon transportation that is theoretically workable. We believe that such a system could eventually replace bunker fuels and eliminate the need for liquid fuels that may be potentially dangerous.

 

 

CARGO CONTENDERS A list of the top ten fossil fueled leaders that could benefit from solar and wind assistance. You may notice from the specification of these vessels that we are in the right ballpark for power to cargo ratio when comparing DWT to installed engine power:

 

 

RANKED

SHIP NAME

No. BUILT

LOA

TEU

KW/TON/DWT

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-

-

-

-

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1.

MSC GULSUN

5

399.9

23,756

0.379 (0.50hp)

2.

OOCL HONG KONG

5

399.9

21,413

0.316 (0.42hp)

3.

COSCO Shipping Universe 

3

400.0

21,237

N/A

4.

CMA CGM Antoine de Saint Exupery

2

400.0

20,954

0.368 (0.49hp)

5.

Madrid MAERSK

10

399.0

20,568

0.3    (0.4hp)

6.

Ever Golden

10

400.0

20,388

N/A

7.

MOL Truth

1

399.0

20,182

N/A

8.

MOL Triumph

3

400.0

20,170

0.427 (0.57hp)

9.

COSCO Shipping Taurus

4

399.8

20,119

N/A

10.

Barzan

5

400.0

19,870

N/A

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-

-

-

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00 (Proto)

BMS ZECV 1

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50.0

6

0.37  (0.49hp)

 

 

 

Solar Sailor, BP sponsored passenger ferry, Sydney Harbour, Australia

 

 

The concept of using wind and solar power together on ships is no longer science fiction, nor is it decades away. There are a number of interesting concepts under development. In our view the first practical application of combined wind and solar power was with Solar Sailor, where sails were also solar panels that could be aimed. Before this, in the 1980's several Japanese ships were fitted with rigid sails with the aim of reducing fuel consumption, driven largely by the oil crisis in the 1970's which resulted in oil shortages and the price of oil soaring. When the crisis passed and oil prices fell again, the viability of rigid sails in terms of cost was undermined.

Despite this ships such as the 'Shin Aitoku Maru' and 'Usuki Pioneer' were fitted with JAMDA (Japan Marine Machinery Development Association) rigid sails that reportedly proved rigid sails reduced fuel consumption by approximately 10-30%. The search continues for the best combined wind system, and that is where we come in.

 

 

 

 

A - Z SAIL AND SOLAR ASSISTED BOATS & SHIPS

 

ARCHINAUTE

ASHINGTON

AQUARIUS

BLACK MAGIC

ENERGY OBSERVER

IWSA - WINDSHIP ASSOCIATION

JAMDA

SOLAR SAILOR

VINDSKIP

VPLP

WALKER WINGSAILS

WIND CHALLENGER

 

 

LINKS & REFERENCES

 

http://www.sautercarbonoffsetdesign.com/black-magic3.html

https://seaportgame.fandom.com/wiki/Save_the_oceans_-_Ships

https://www.seatrade-maritime.com/news/americas/new-coalition-to-push-for-zero-carbon-emission-shipping-by-2030/

https://www.mol.co.jp/en/pr/2019/19065.html

https://www.j-l-a.com/press_releases/classnk-grants-aip-related-to-wind-challenger-project/

https://shipandbunker.com/news/world/148606-solar-and-wind-powered-cruise-ship-to-sail-in-2020
https://www.ecomarinepower.com/en/wind-and-solar-power-for-ships

 

 

 

 

 

TRANSFERABLE TECHNOLOGY - The design of the Climate Change Challenger might be adapted to Cargo, Container, Cruise and Ferry designs, without needing to radically alter port facilities. The designs above are not representative of adaptations of the concept, but serve to illustrate the thinking of other design houses.

 

 

 

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