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ECO MARINE POWER - An Aquarius Eco Ship could include up to 1 MWp of solar power and enough energy storage modules so that the ship would not need to use auxiliary diesel generators whilst in port.


Aquarius MRE (Marine Renewable Energy) is a solution developed by Eco Marine Power that combines sail power (using rigid sails) with solar power. This patented wind and solar solution is designed so that the practical limitations of using rigid sails and solar panels on ships are overcome.

A ship fitted with Aquarius MRE such as a passenger ferry, cruise ship, bulk carrier, survey vessel or tanker will be able to tap into the limitless power of the wind and sun.

These hybrid powered ships will use wind and solar power together as a source of energy and propulsion (along with the ship's main engines) in order to reduce harmful emissions and lower fuel consumption.

On a large ship, 1000 tonnes or more of bunker fuel could be saved annually by using Aquarius MRE and CO2 emissions reduced by approximately 3000 tonnes.

An on-board solar power array can either be mounted on the sails or on deck areas of the vessel (or both). The solar panel array(s) will in turn charge batteries or the power can be fed into the DC or AC power distribution system. The energy stored in the batteries could also be a useful source of emergency or back-up power. For a typical system, hybrid

At the centre of Aquarius MRE is a patented rigid sail technology called the EnergySail. This innovative device can incorporate a number of renewable energy technologies and can be installed on a wide variety of ships. The EnergySail can be used as a stand-alone device or as part of an array and is positioned automatically by a computer control system developed jointly by Eco Marine Power and KEI System Ltd of Osaka, Japan. This computer system is known as the EnergySail Automated Control System (ACS). In addition to control functions the EnergySail ACS will also incorporate a management interface and a data logging capability.

 

 

Eco Marine Power Aquarius solar sails assisted cargo tanker

 

 

ABOUT THE COMPANY

 

Internationally focused marine technology company focused on innovative fuel and emissions reduction technologies for shipping. Technologies include the patented Aquarius MRE (Marine Renewable Energy) System, EnergySail (patent pending) and Aquarius Marine Solar Power.

 

With strategic partners Eco Marine Power (EMP) can also provide marine computer control systems, data loggers, flexible marine-grade solar panels, fuel flow meters & high quality batteries for ships and marine use.

 

These products & technologies are suitable for passenger ferries, cargo vessels, bulk carriers, cruise ships, coastguard vessels, car carriers, RoRo vessels, product tankers etc and for marine/offshore applications.

 

PRODUCTS & SOLUTIONS: 

 

Aquarius MAS - Fuel Consumption Reporting, Data Logging, Emissions Calculations & Performance Monitoring

 

Aquarius MAS Compact - FOC. NOx, SOx & CO2 monitoring & logging.

 

Aquarius Marine Solar Power - Unique Solutions with Lightweight Solar Panels

 

Energy Storage & Battery Solutions for Shipping, Offshore and Marine Applications

 

System Design, Marine Renewable Energy Surveys and Consulting Services

 

Marine Computer & Automation Systems

 

Flexible Solar Panels for Ships & Marine Applications

 

Fuel Flow Meters for Ships

 

Marine Grade Installation Frames for Solar Panels

 

Aquarius MRE - Integrated Renewable

 

Energy System for Shipping EnergySail - Wind & Solar Power Device Shipping 

 

 

エコマリンパワー(EMP)社は、化石燃料の消費量を減らし汚染を低減する、さまざまな船舶用の環境にやさしい動力と促進力ソリューションを設計および開発、促進する事に献身する革新的な技術系企業です。そのソリューションには、風力、ソーラー電力、ハイブリドマリンパワー(HMP)、そして風力ソーラーパワーを動力とする船舶設計があります。また、当社独自の船舶用再生可能エネルギー技術を使ったエコシップや、持続可能な環境にやさしい船舶コンセプトを開発しております

 

 

 

 

ECO MARINE POWER CONTACTS

 

Greg Atkinson (Chief Technology Officer)

Eco Marine Power Co., Ltd.
Aqua Hakata 5th Floor

5-3-8, Nakasu

Hakata-ku

Fukuoka, 810-0801

Japan.

 

1-chome, 220-53. Chojahara.
Onomichi, Hiroshima 722-02, Japan

6 Fukaehamamachi, Higashinada Ward
Kobe, Hyōgo 658-0023, Japan

1, Kanari Str
Piraeus, Greece

Phone:+81 92 287 9677

Fax: +81 92 287 9501

 

 

SAIL & SOLAR HISTORY

 

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.

 

 

 

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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-

-

-

-

-

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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-

-

-

-

-

00 (Proto)

BMS ZECV 1

-

50.0

6

0.37  (0.49hp)

 

 

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

 

SOLAR SAILOR - Was the first wind and solar combined energy electrically propelled boat from 2001.

 

 

 

 

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

 

https://www.linkedin.com/company/eco-marine-power

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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