Aquarius Eco Ship - A Sustainable Ship Design Concept

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Aquarius Eco Ship with Aquarius MREAquarius Eco Ship by Eco Marine Power

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The Aquarius Eco Ship is a sustainable ship design concept by Eco Marine Power (EMP) which incorporates patented Aquarius MRE technology along with other fuel & emission reduction technologies including the Aquarius MAS computer system. This combination of technologies could lead to an annual fuel reduction of 40% or more plus significantly lower noxious gas & carbon and particulate matter emissions.

Aquarius MRE incorporates patented EnergySail technology developed by Eco Marine Power and energy storage modules, marine-grade solar panels and control & management systems. Aquarius MRE is fully automated, requires little attention from the ship's crew and provides a means to help shipping lines and/or ship owners comply with emission reduction regulations.

This image shows an Aquarius Eco Ship concept applied to a bulk carrier or bulker, however the Aquarius Eco Ship concept could be applied to other types of vessels such as oil tankers, cargo ships, cruise ships offshore support ships & passenger ferries.

Impression of EnergySail Array on Aquarius Eco ShipEnergySail Array on Aquarius Eco Ship

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The EnergySail is a innovative rigid sail device designed by Eco Marine Power which can be used either as a stand-alone unit or in an array as shown. The EnergySail can be positioned automatically by a computer system or manually controlled via the ship's crew. This computer system is know as the EnergySail ACS and is being developed jointly by EMP and KEI System in Osaka, Japan.

The flexibility of the EnergySail design means that it can be installed on a wide variety of ships including bulk carriers, cargo ships, passenger ferries, cruise ships and even unmanned surface vessels.

The EnergySail can also be used when a ship is in port or harbour which is a major advantage over traditional & rigid sail designs.

A typical Aquarius MRE solution would include several EnergySail devices along with energy storage modules & solar panels either mounted on the sails or elsewhere on the ship.


Aquarius Eco Ship - Renewable Energy for Shipping (Video Clip)



Please Note: Aquarius MRE, Aquarius MAS, EnergySail ACS & EnergySail are trademarks of Eco Marine Power.

Aquarius Eco Ship concept by Greg Atkinson and Eco Marine Power. Copyright 2012 - 2018. All rights reserved.


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Hybrid marine power solutions including solar power save fuel, reduce pollution and are cost effective. Eco Marine Power is at the forefront of developing low emission & fuel saving solutions for ships, Our computer systems also provide a control interface between renewable energy & other systems on-board ships.
Eco Marine Power is at the forefront of providing innovative marine renewable energy technologies for shipping that harness the power of the sun & wind. These solutions include Aquarius MRE, EnergySail & Aquarius Marine Solar Power. These reduce fuel consumption, lower noxious gas emissions and deliver cost benefits.
Aquarius Management & Automation System or Aquarius MAS is a cost effective alarm handling, monitoring & data logging platform suitable for a wide range of ships. The system is based upon the reliable KEI 3240 Data Logger and is class approved. Aquarius MAS can also monitor fuel use & calculate vessel emissions.
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