Japanese shipping firm NYK has deployed a binary cycle power generation system on a new coal carrier Pirika Mosiri Maru that it will own and operate to transport coal for Hokkaido Electric Power Co. Inc. (HEPCO).
The system will generate electricity from the exhaust heat emitted by the marine engine's air cooler. It serves as an auxiliary power and will reduce CO2 emissions by up to 2.3% by decreasing fuel consumption.
The binary cycle power generation system for ships was jointly developed by Kobe Steel, Ltd., Miura Co. Ltd., and Asahi Shipping Co. Ltd.
It has received an approval as “environmental equipment” from Japan’s ship classification society Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (ClassNK).
Pirika Mosiri Maru is a third generation vessel built to transport coal from Australia and Indonesia to the Tomato-Atsuma Coal Power Station of HEPCO 's thermal power plant.
The first two generation vessels performing the same role are Sapporo Maru (delivered in 1984) and Shin Sapporo Maru (delivered in 2002).
Photo credit: NYK
Published: 25 January, 2019
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