Technology group Wärtsilä will carry out Decarbonisation Modelling on two vessels in the Corsica Ferries fleet.
A digital model of the two ships will be constructed for the purpose of studying the impact of different decarbonization technologies on their environmental compliance. By implementing the latest technical innovations, accurate evaluation of efficiency gains can be achieved. Wärtsilä secured the order in March 2023.
Two sister vessels, the ‘Mega Express’ and ‘Mega Express II’, boast a length of 176 meters and rely on Wärtsilä engines and propellers. The evaluation of various technologies will include propeller re-blading and hybridisation, as well as Wärtsilä’s energy-saving propeller cap solution, Energoprofin, and Air Lubrication system, which reduce fuel consumption.
“It is a huge benefit to be able to simulate in advance how various products, solutions, and systems will impact efficiency. This will help us in our efforts to decarbonise fleet operations and meet our sustainability goals. We respect Wärtsilä’s experience and capabilities, and are pleased to continue the good relationship between our companies with this modelling programme,”
Nicolò Verrina, Energy Transition Naval Architect & Ocean Engineer at Corsica Ferries.
“The IMO’s Carbon Intensity Indicator (CII) legislation is driving the industry’s move towards greater efficiencies and reduced CO2 emissions,” says Giulio Pacini, Manager Decarbonisation Services, Project Services at Wärtsilä. “Wärtsilä’s Decarbonisation Services provide the means by which companies can attain a detailed understanding of the best way forward before making hit-or-miss decisions on product purchases.”
Wärtsilä’s Fleet Decarbonisation Service is designed to tackle the challenge of environmental regulatory compliance. The service utilizes data-driven assessments along with expert advice and recommendations to assist operators in determining the most efficient path towards decarbonizing their operations through cost-effective investments. This service aligns with Wärtsilä’s strategy for supporting the entire lifecycle of their products and strengthens their reputation as a reliable partner for customers.
News sourced from Wärtsilä.