Carbon War Room (CWR) used the start of London International Shipping Week to issue a request for proposals (RFP) to shipowners or charterers for a grant that will help finance a single-vessel retrofit with what it described as “a bundle of proven technologies”. The retrofit will result in a minimum fuel savings of 10–15%, CWR claimed.
Up to $200,000 will be granted by CWR to fund the installation of continuous monitoring equipment. CWR will also commission independent, third-party analysis of the collected data, which will verify the benefits of the multi-technology retrofit and provide a ‘proof of concept’ for the entire industry.
The grant will cover a portion of the total retrofit bundle, with at least 50% of the remaining technology costs to be financed by a third party. This project is funded by the Dutch Postcode Lottery, which recently awarded €1,000,000 to Rocky Mountain Institute and CWR to expand their efforts in the shipping industry.
Victoria Stulgis, senior associate at CWR, commented: “This is an opportunity to highlight the savings from a technology-bundle approach through analysis of real, operational data. We’re excited to work with a forward-thinking owner or charterer to deliver a model that can be easily scaled across the industry, save money, and reduce emissions at the same time.”