Ektank has cooperated with Lean Marine and implemented the new and innovative FuelOpt solutions in their strive to increase their competitiveness and modernize their vessel operation
M/T Ekfjord, owned by Ektank AB, has since April 2015 been operating with the Lean Marine FuelOpt system. Up to now M/T Ekfjord have had an average fuel saving of 15%.
Ektank AB decided to utilize the possibilities with FuelOpt to its maximum and installed a frequency converter between the shaft generator and the main switchboard (engineered by Lean Marine). The system was commissioned in September 2016 and so far there is an additional saving of another 5%.
The installations by Lean Marine on board M/T Ekfjord have given Ektank a vessel that has lowered the environmental impact significantly as well as lowered the fuel consumption with approximately 20%.
"Besides the actual savings that Lean Marine's solutions offer, we must also highlight their responsiveness and ability to implement features that provides even more
enhanced usability to our specific needs. We highly recommend Lean Marine to shipping companies that takes fuel saving seriously.” - Fredrik Farsén, Technical Manager at Ektank AB.
Lean Marine is a proud supplier helping Ektank in improving their competitiveness within the intermediate product tanker segment.
Stena Saga - reduced fuel consumption by using FuelOpt
MS Stena Saga is operating in a route between Oslo, Norway and Frederikshavn, Denmark.
In May 2016 MS Stena Saga was retrofitted with a complete new Lean Marine propulsion control system in order to increase the operational reliability. As well with FuelOpt system for increased efficiency and sustainably. The confirmed fuel saving is about 7% compared to previous operation in combinator mode.
Third delivery of propulsion control and FuelOpt system for Salén Ship Management - Improved efficiency and reliability
Salén manage expedition and destination cruise ships at a very high standard. The fleet of Salén is on long-term charter to Noble Caledonia, a London-based travel company specialized in adventure ship cruising. Noble Caledonia provides unique cruises to remote destinations and the reliability and uptime is therefore a prioritized part of the Salén technical operation.
The vessels are MS Island Sky, MS Hebridean Sky, and MS Caledonian Sky. MS Caledonian Sky is the final vessel in the series that will be retrofitted and it will be done later this year in New Zeeland.
The Salén Ship Management fleet (photo credit Rick Tomlinson)
From left: Andreas Jensen (Service and Application Manager - LM), Linus Ideskog (Business Development Manager - LM), Per Flodberg (Head of Operations - Salén), Aron Leth (Technical Superintendent - Salén), Helena Hedström (Purchasing - Salén)
Interview, full article in SJÖFARTSTIDNINGEN NR 4, 22 April 2016, with captain Joakim Jonsson on the Swedish-flagged tanker ship Astina (Veritas Tankers) carrying diesel and petrol in northern Europe.
“- We are constantly working on how we can reduce fuel consumption. Now we have recently installed a system from Lean Marine to optimize the main machine versus speed and consumption, and it has reduced our fuel consumption by up to 15 percent. It has worked beyond expectation, says Joakim “
Lean Marine is now a member of Clean Shipping Index Network.
Clean Shipping Index provides the most holistic and qualitative environmental index of its kind and constitute an indispensable tool for cargo owners intending to evaluate and lower their environmental footprints from transportations. Undoubtedly, the index is also a way for high quality ship owners to gain competitive advantage by being transparent on environmental performance and to show their ambitions for healthier oceans and cleaner air. Clean Shipping Index increases the demand for quality ship operators. A win-win situation is created for cargo owners, high-performing carriers and, most importantly, the environment itself.