About the project
In 2016, the International Maritime Organisation (IMO), which governs international shipping, decided to cut sulphur limits in marine fuel from 3.5% to 0.5% in 2020.
GREENing the BLUE presents the full-scale demonstration of a tiltable patented suction sail (eSAIL) which reduces fuel use and pollutants emissions of the maritime transport sector by an average of 30%.
This is critical for an industry looking for more efficient propulsion systems and emissions reduction.
The solution is suitable for both retrofitting and new builds and almost every type of vessel, it does not require additional crew and is tiltable, allowing its implementation in vessels in which other less efficient solutions cannot be installed. The generated savings allow payback of 3 years, never reached before by any other solution. The solution is completed with a user-friendly automated monitoring and control system and a route optimization software.
In the GREENing the BLUE project, we have implemented bound4blue’s novel turnkey solution on a merchant vessel, La Naumon®, which will navigate in Europe and worldwide following Ferdinand Magellan route in its 500 years from the round the world trip.
Photo: La Fura dels Baus.