South Korean shipbuilder orders waste heat recovery systems for Maersk newbuildings

South Korean shipbuilder orders waste heat recovery systems for Maersk newbuildings

July 29, 2023

The world’s largest shipbuilder, HD Hyundai Heavy Industries (HD-HHI), has placed a €2.5 million (US$2.75 million) order for Climeon HeatPower 300 waste heat recovery systems to enhance energy efficiency on board a series of six Maersk 17,200 TEU vessels.

The South Korean shipbuilding company will build six methanol-fuelled container ships for the Danish ocean carrier. The vessels are equipped with dual-fuel engines, able to operate on green methanol.

Climeon’s marine waste heat recovery technology will be applied to decrease fuel consumption on board the fleet. The delivery of Climeon’s HeatPower systems to HD-HHI’s shipyard will take place in the next year.

“Our latest waste heat to power technology, HeatPower 300, has been developed to meet the requirements of the shipping industry and to support the industry’s green transition. We are proud to see that our HeatPower technology has been validated by esteemed industry leaders such as Maersk and HD-HHI, and we are honored to be entrusted with this step forward in energy-efficient shipping,” commented Lena Sundquist, CEO of Climeon.

Climeon said its HeatPower 300 has been built with a comprehensive and robust design for seaworthiness and optimal efficiency from low-temperature heat produced by marine engines.

“Utilising Climeon’s waste heat recovery technology to increase onboard energy efficiency provides shipyards and shipowners with a cost-effective way to reduce fuel consumption and decrease subsequent carbon emissions,” noted the company in a statement.

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