Research & development
Vuyk Engineering Rotterdam supports the global shipping industry to achieve goals towards sustainable shipping. We provide our expertise to significantly reduce and minimise emissions and optimize efficiency. Not in 30 years, not in 10 years. But starting today. Our aim is to make a targeted contribution to solving your maritime challenges. This is Vuyk Green.
What is the potential of the maritime industry, when it comes to green technologies? In a time when actions against climate change and global warming are at the top of the global agenda, and where emission limits are becoming increasingly stricter, our focus is on reducing your environmental footprint.
The impact of the current ways of generating energy become more visible. Shipowners are increasingly aware of their responsibilities. Not only because regulations are forcing them, but also because of their own sustainability policies. Your maritime challenges have resulted in our roadmap on minimising emissions, improving energy efficiency and sustainable processes. Vuyk Green aims for a greener future.
The debate about climate change and awareness of global warming is increasing, with greater numbers of people now convinced that this is one of the most challenging issues of modern times. The shipping industry has obviously always been a polluting business, due to the requirement of moving massive floating structures around the globe.
Shipowners are becoming increasingly aware of their responsibilities and are looking into alternatives to conventional ship designs – not only because regulations are forcing them to do so, but also because of their own sustainability policies. In recent years, this has resulted in a new focus on minimising emissions and improving the energy efficiency of vessels.
As part of IMO’s 2050 emission reduction goals for the maritime industry, a variety of fuels are now available in the market and whilst alternative to traditional fossils fuels’ availability is expected to grow gradually over time, their application interest to existing vessels and future ready solutions is growing at a faster pace. We have specialist technical knowledge of such applications giving us the capability to offer highly customized solutions for both, existing as well as new vessels.
Waste heat recovery
One of the solutions to reduce emissions and improve efficiency is to reuse heat from exhaust gases, otherwise known as waste heat recovery. This process not only reduces emissions, but also brings a financial benefit to businesses through improved energy efficiency. In this specific case, exhaust gases are evaporating water to (superheated) steam, resulting in a significant power recovery from the exhaust heat.