Hyundai Global Service (HGS), the tracking division of shipbuilder and engine manufacturer Hyundai Heavy Industries, has partnered with ABB Turbocharge to provide a Partial Engine Load Optimization (EPLO) service to shipowners looking to reduce their emissions in accordance with IMO requirements.
Prior to the entry into force of regulations relating to the Energy Efficiency Index of Existing Vessels (EEXI) and Carbon Intensity Index (CII) in 2023, many vessel owners are considering limiting the power of vessels. engines as a solution. Optimizing engines for part-load operation is a reliable and economically feasible solution to minimize the environmental impact and improve the operational efficiency of ships. EPLO can help shipowners find the optimum power range for their engine power limitation, optimize combustion in the reduced load range and reduce fuel consumption, emissions and maintenance costs.
HGS and ABB will provide a complete turnkey package covering engines, turbocharger modernization solution and NOx certification (in conjunction with classification societies), supported by digital solutions to monitor in-service performance of engines and turbochargers . Companies can offer several forms of optimization targeting specific customer needs and vessel operating profile. This ranges from installing pressure relief valves to derating the engine or shutting down the turbocharger. In each case, ABB and HGS can manage the project completely autonomously.
The service also enables shipowners to continuously optimize operations with the inclusion of ABB Ability Tekomar XPERT, an engine diagnostic solution. The tool offers personalized advice based on real-time in-service data that helps shipowners further reduce fuel costs and CO2 emissions.
HGS Green Engineering Sales General Manager Sung Ki Ahn said, “This strategic technical alliance in response to new IMO regulations will provide excellent value to our shipowner customers as they aim to reduce emissions and to improve efficiency. We are delighted to be able to take advantage of ABB’s vast experience and understanding of turbocharging and engine tuning.
Dirk Balthasar, Global Head of Turbocharging Sales at ABB, said: “We consider partial load optimization to be an important part of maximizing the benefits of engine power limitations and ensuring that the engine system performs optimally. at his new charge. With HGS’s engine technical service capabilities and project management experience, along with ABB’s turbocharging know-how, upgrade capabilities and unique software solutions, this partnership offers a holistic solution which will be difficult to find elsewhere.