- Diesel Generators – multiple next generation ultra efficient clean burning engines with lightweight generators. Engine fuel type options from low sulphur fuel oil, bio-fuel, LNG. Weight reduction saves fuel, engine efficiency saves fuel, fuel and engine type reduce emissions. Multiple units allow cut-in/out to allow engines to run at close to optimum efficiency at all times.
- Digital Algorithm-based Control System – the brains of the system that allows real-time optimisation ensuring everything runs at, or as close as possible to, peak efficiency. This fine tuning by continual micro-adjustment benefits with fuel savings, improves ride comfort and reduces emissions.
- Electric Propulsion Pods – two integrated serial electric propulsion pods with controllable pitch propellers allow thrust vectoring, much increased manoeuvrability, dynamic braking. Their micro-control allows dynamic adjustment with reaction times in milli-seconds all contributing to the efficient running and increased safety of the system.
- Overall System – multi-redundancy, a comprehensive testing programme, analysis of validated numerical models, careful material and equipment selection have reduced risk, reduced maintenance whilst improving safety and reliability.
Early adoption of EcospeedMarine’s configurable and scalable LEAP® system will enable ship owners and operators to achieve looming IMO efficiency and emission targets with early payback of the capital investment due to fuel efficiencies and emissions reduction of at least 50%.