WEBINAR - CHEK Decarbonising Shipping

Join the first webinar presenting the EU Horizon 2020 funded project CHEK – decarbonizing sHipping by Enabling Key technology symbiosis on real vessel concept designs. The webinar will highlight the CHEK aim, approach and initial results. The webinar is open to the public via Zoom at: https://wmu.zoom.us/j/64675919935

Decarbonizing long-distance shipping is the aim of the Initial IMO Strategy to fully phase out greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from international shipping before the end of this century. The project aims to demonstrate a combination of innovative ship design and technologies operating in symbiosis. Sail power, hydrogen propulsion, waste heat recovery, battery electric power, hull air lubrication, innovative anti-fouling technology and digital operational improvements, will be used in combination to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 99%, achieve at least 50% energy savings and reduce black carbon emissions by over 95%. The technologies will be demonstrated at full scale with two, first-of-their-kind vessel concept designs (Kamsarmax bulk carrier and Meraviglia class cruise ship) based on real operational profiles.

The CHEK consortium consists of the University of Vaasa (coordinator), WMU, Wärtsilä, Cargill, MSC Cruises, Lloyds Register, Silverstream Technologies, Hasytec, Deltamarin, Climeon, and BAR Technologies. For more information about the project, visit the CHEK website.