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Decarbonizing Long-Distance Shipping – Kicking Off the CHEK Research Project

On June 3rd and 4th Climeon joined the esteemed group of Maritime players to kick-off the EU funded Horizon 2020 research project, CHEK - deCarbonizing sHipping by Enabling Key technology symbiosis on real vessel concept designs.

The consortium consists of the University of Vaasa, The World Maritime University, Wärtsilä, Cargill, MSC Cruises, Lloyds Register, Silverstream Technologies, Hasytec, Deltamarin, BAR Technologies and Climeon. The project objective is to reach zero emission shipping by disrupting the way ships are designed and operated today.

The consortium will develop a unique future-proof vessel design platform incorporating sail power, hydrogen propulsion, waste heat recovery, battery electric power, hull air lubrication, innovative anti-fouling technology and digital operational improvements. The combined technologies are aimed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 99%, achieve at least 50% energy savings and reduce black carbon emissions by over 95%. The project will develop two vessel designs – a wind energy optimized bulk carrier and a hydrogen powered cruise ship.

Climeon’s role in the project is to model and demonstrate the performance of a waste heat recovery system at operating points identified within the project. The results will help form a new waste heat recovery strategy and improve the understanding of system and component behavior under the studied operating conditions. 

We are thrilled to have the opportunity to contribute to this project. Stay tuned for more project updates!

Read more about the CHEK Kick-off

Learn more about Climeon’s Maritime Waste Heat Recovery Technology