Of all the onboard systems, the propulsion system has the biggest influence on performance, security and cost-effectiveness. Fuel consumption, as the greatest single cost item, holds the biggest cost-saving potential for a ship’s operation.
Moreover, the choice of a suitable propulsion system influences a whole host of other factors. For instance, quiet operation with low vibration will heighten onboard comfort. Power reserves and manoeuvrability will increase the vessel’s potential commercial value. And a modular, space-saving drive design will afford more flexibility when planning the layout of your ship.
Highly-efficient propulsion technologies are the key to long-term competitiveness and therefore to protecting your investment.