- The £3.6m project was led by Avid Technology based in North East England
- RED Marine Limited and Royston Power, also based in the North East, and France’s Enogia S.A.S also worked on the project
- The 26 month project aimed to deliver a cost effective waste heat recovery system for all types of ships which was demonstrated on an offshore support vessel
The £3.6m project was led by Avid Technology who are based in Cramlington, North East England.
They worked alongside RED Marine Limited of Hexham, Newcastle-based Royston Power and Enogia S.A.S. based in Marseille to deliver a cost effective waste heat recovery system for use across all types of ships.
The 26 month project saw the waste heat recovery system installed on an offshore support vessel by end of 2018 ahead of a further six months of testing.
In 2019, unlike the power and heat sectors and other forms of transport there wasn’t a credible alternative to fossil fuels to power vessels, so in the medium to long term, the best potential would be to achieve substantial CO2 reductions is by reducing fuel consumption.
Fuel efficiency in shipping could be improved by reducing the electrical load provided by the ship’s generators, through recovering heat energy from the exhaust stream, in addition, substantially reducing the temperature of the exhaust gas by converting the heat to electricity.