Energy Efficiency White Paper

This paper presents a survey-level look at current ship energy efficiency methods. This includes strategies such as design, technology, devices, and operational practices. Individual efficiency measures, be it a technology, an operational practice, or something else, are summarized in five broad areas: Savings potential, Technology Stage, Lifecycle Cost, Retrofitable, and Compatibility. Each technology is described at a high level, so as to be easily understood and quickly digested. The paper can also serve as an evaluation tool, for operators to understand and compare the relative merits of various technologies. Stakeholders can leverage the information in the paper to launch a detailed cost analysis of their project once one or more technologies have been selected. For each efficiency measure, various critical issues are discussed: What is the potential for fuel savings? How does it work? What is the applicability to various vessel types? Is it best for new-builds or retrofits? What is the level of the technology development? What is the relative lifecycle cost? Sections include: Hull; Propellers and Appendages; Renewable Energy Technologies; Mechanical and Electrical Systems; and Operational Practices.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 115p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01608718
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Contract Numbers: Job 15099.01, Rev A
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 26 2016 2:37PM