Hyundai Heavy develops new multi-power grid system for big boxships

South Korea’s Hyundai Heavy Industries has developed a multi-power grid system for 15,000+ teu ships, which will slash emissions.

The system, which has received an approval in principle, splits bog boxship power systems in two:essential loads, required to operate the ship and service loads, needed to keep reefers at the right temperature among a host of other necessities.

HHI says the elimination of voltage conversion brings savings of about $320,000 per vessel per year.

“We will continuously work on the research and development towards better ship efficiency for other types of vessels as well,” an HHI official said.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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