38% fuel savings and emission reductions for CMAL ferries

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

CMAL ferries use 38% less fuel than conventional vessels and emissions are reduced by a similar amount.

As part of its commitment to supporting Scotland’s target of achieving a reduction in environmentally damaging emissions by 2020, Caledonian Maritime Assets Limited (CMAL) has developed a groundbreaking diesel-electric hybrid propulsion system for its newest roll-on/roll-off (RORO) ferries.

Equipped with AC drives from Danfoss, this system is achieving fuel savings of up to 38% with a commensurate reduction in emissions.

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