Innovative Solutions for Lower Emission & Sustainable Shipping

Data Logging | Marine Solar Power | Marine PV Panels | Marine Batteries | Ship Renewable Energy Systems

Eco Marine Power (EMP) offers a range of sustainable shipping related products and services.  Our products include renewable energy systems for ships and offshore applications, fuel oil consumption (FOC) monitoring and automated emissions logging computer systems, class-approved batteries & marine-grade photovoltaic (PV) panels. We also offer consulting and design services including renewable energy surveys of ships for both new-builds and existing vessels.

 

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Aquarius MAS - Data Logging, Emissions Calculations & Performance Monitoring

Compact & reliable computer platform for ships and vessels

mas_fuel_consumption_trend_640x428The Aquarius Management & Automation System or Aquarius MAS™ is a marine computer system developed jointly with KEI System which can perform a variety of roles including data logging, performance monitoring and alarm management.

The system can also monitor fuel oil consumption (FOC), calculate vessel emissions (CO2, NOx, SOx) and be scaled to suit most types of vessels from small passenger ferries and offshore support vessels to large ocean going bulk carriers, passenger ferries, tankers and cargo ships.

This highly flexible system is pre-configured before delivery, easy to install and can be upgraded to monitor additional systems later if required.

The Aquarius MAS can also be integrated with renewable energy devices such as solar panels, wind power devices and EMP's EnergySail technology. Read more...

 

Aquarius Marine Solar Power - Unique Solutions with Lightweight Solar Panels

Solar power systems for shipping including energy storage & MPPT charge controllers

Marine Solar by Eco Marine PowerEMP offers a range of marine solar power solutions for ships integrated with and managed by our Aquarius Management & Automation System (MAS). Using solar power on ships helps reduce fuel costs and airborne emissions such as Sox, Nox & CO2.

In co-operation with our strategic partner, Solbian Energie Alternative of Italy, we can also offer flexible high quality solar panels which are designed to withstand the harsh marine environment. These unique solar panels are also lightweight and thin which makes them ideal for use on ships ranging from large cargo vessels and cruise ships to smaller passenger ferries and even recreational boats such as yachts.

We are also able to supply battery packs via our strategic partner - The Furukawa Battery Co, Ltd of Japan. These battery packs are integrated with and managed by the Aquarius MAS.

Our integrated marine solar power systems also include MPPT charge controllers and monitoring software. In addition EMP can provide a full-turn key solution including site engineering and installation. Read More...

 

Marine Batteries, Energy Storage Solutions for Shipping, Offshore and Marine

High performance batteries for renewable energy solutions and back-up power

Furukawa Battery FCP-500 In co-operation with The Furukawa Battery Co. Ltd. of Japan, Eco Marine Power is able to engineer and supply a range of battery packs or energy storage solutions for use with Aquarius Marine Solar Power or Aquarius MAS + Solar solutions.

These battery packs or sets include the FCP series which has a modular design for superior vibration resistance and longer life. The mounting unit has a space-saving design that reduces installation and maintenance time.

A range of battery units are available ranging from 24V 220Ah (FC-38) to 48V 4000Ah (FCP Series).

Other voltages and larger capacity battery packs are also available plus individual batteries for marine or UPS use can also be supplied.

Furukawa Battery also manufacture batteries for auto-mobiles, motorcycles, electric powered vehicles, stationary use, trains, aircraft, portable use and solar power generation systems. Read More...

 

System Design, Marine Renewable Energy Surveys and Consulting Services

Low emission vessel concepts, system design, renewable energy surveys & technology management

Impression of Tonbo Hybrid Solar Ferry at PierTrying to work out which environmentally friendly power or propulsion system is best for a particular boat, ship, ferry or vessel etc can be a daunting task. Not only is there are a wide range of options available, but the cost of these systems also varies considerably.  In addition, the environmental and cost benefits of these solutions are difficult to assess and compare against similar traditional systems.

Eco Marine Power can assist ship owners, shipyards, ferry operators & cruise lines to navigate through this maze of data and propose solutions that will best meet their needs. Our services include design support, installation surveys, technology management and the survey of vessels and ships to assess their suitability for renewable energy solutions.

We can also help with advice on various technologies such as energy storage, solar panels and marine computer & automation systems. Read more...

 

Marine Computer & Automation Systems - Flexible & Innovative

Proven & type approved solutions

aquarius_control_system_web_smallWorking together with KEI System, EMP has developed a number of innovative marine computer management and automation systems which facilitate the monitoring of equipment on ships, log performance data, control equipment and manage renewable energy systems plus carry out other functions.

The Aquarius Management and Automation System or Aquarius MAS is the first of these systems to be released and allows for the performance of marine renewable energy systems to be monitored along with other equipment on the ship including main engines and generators.

This system and others to be released such as the EnergySail Automated Control System (ACS) are based upon the robust and reliable KEI 3240 computer platform which has proven itself on-board hundreds of ships in service today. Read more...

 

Flexible Solar Panels and Frame Kits for Ships & Marine Applications

Emissions free power

flex_panelsEMP is able to supply globally marine grade solar panels for shipping and marine applications. Marine solar panels are designed to withstand the harsh conditions at sea & are suitable for all vessels ranging from small pleasure craft to ocean-going passenger ferries & cargo ships.

These high quality solar panels are also incorporated into our Aquarius Marine Solar Power and Aquarius MAS + Solar solutions.

In co-operation with Teramoto Iron Works special marine mounting frame kits are also available for ship photovoltaic (PV) installations or for coastal PV facilities.

For more information please see Marine Solar Panels

 

 

Aquarius MRE® - Renewable Energy for Shipping

Integrated wind & solar power system for shipping

Aquarius Eco Ship by Eco Marine PowerThe patented Aquarius MRE® is an advanced integrated system of rigid sails, solar panels & energy storage modules that will allow ships to tap into renewable energy by harnessing the power provided by the wind and sun. The array of rigid sails will be automatically positioned to best suit the prevailing weather conditions and can be lowered and stored when not in use or in bad weather.

The array of rigid sails are based on EMP's EnergySail technology and can even be used when a ship is at anchor or in harbour.

It is expected this system will provide annual savings of between 10-20% on large ships and up to 40% on other ship types. Read more...

 

EnergySail® - Wind & Solar Power for Sustainable Shipping

Advanced & innovative rigid sail design with integrated computer control

EnergySail rigid sail for shipsThe patented EnergySail is an innovative rigid sail device being developed by Eco Marine Power linked to a computer control system which automatically positions it to be suit the prevailing weather conditions. The EnergySail can be fitted with marine grade solar panels or other devices and used either as a stand-alone unit or as part of an array.

The EnergySail is suitable for a wide range of ships including ferries, bulk ore carriers, oil tankers and offshore support vessels.

The computer control system for the EnergySail has been developed in co-operation with KEI System of Osaka and can be integrated with other marine computer systems such as the Aquarius MAS or KEI 3240 IAS.

A variation of the EnergySail can also be used on Unmanned Surface Vessels (USV's). Read more...

 

 

Please note: Aquarius MRE® and EnergySail® are registered trademarks and Aquarius MAS™ is a trademark of Eco Marine Power.

 

See also: Technologies and KEI Computer Systems

Working Towards a Greener, Lower Emission Future for Shipping

Green ships, Eco ships and vessels that use the power of the wind and sun will play an important role in the decades ahead as world shipping takes measures to decarbonize and reduce fossil fuel consumption and CO2, NOx and SOx emissions.

Eco Marine Power YouTubeEco Marine Power (EMP) is at the forefront of developing solutions to meet this challenge and is involved in a number of research & design related projects to help make shipping more environmentally friendly. Our focus is on the use of renewable energy technologies to reduce fossil fuel consumption plus reduce airborne pollution and greenhouse gas emissions (GHG).

Our current R&D related activities and projects are listed below.

 Aquarius Innovation Lab

R&D facility focused on developing sustainable shipping technologies

Training at Aquarius Innovation LabAquarius MAS TrainingOur R&D activities are conducted at a number of locations including at our design office in Fukuoka, Japan and also at the Aquarius Innovation Lab which is located in Osaka, Japan.

The Aquarius Innovation Lab is focused on the testing and development of technologies that will allow ships to reduce fuel consumption, lower noxious gas emissions and tap into the clean limitless energy of the wind & sun or marine renewable energy.

Current projects ongoing at the lab include testing of wind power solutions, development of battery management software, evaluation of marine solar panels and testing of additional functions for the Aquarius MAS (Management & Automation System).

The Aquarius MAS lab is also used for technical training and product familiarisation courses.

 

Onomichi Marine-Tech Test Center

Test and innovation facility focused on marine & ship technologies

Onomichi MTTC at Teramoto Iron WorksTermoto Iron WorksThe Onomichi Marine-Tech Test Center or Onomichi MTTC is located at the Teramoto Iron Works Chojahara Workshop in Onomichi, Japan.

The center includes a large outdoor evaluation area that allows for innovative devices such as EMP's EnergySail to be tested.

In addition other marine renewable energy technologies are evaluated at the center including Aquarius marine solar power solutions. marine grade mounting frames for solar panels, battery racks for ships and wind power devices. The TM-600 jack-up rig is also located at the center.

A number of companies are involved in activities at the Onomichi MTTC including The Furukawa Battery Company and KEI System Limited.

 

The Aquarius Project

Innovative project developing a range of renewable energy solutions for shipping

In mid 2010 a project was started in Japan to develop a commercial system for utilizing wind power and solar energy on-board ocean going vessels. This project and the system have been named "AquariuAquarius Eco Ship CFD Studys" and the product development involves a number of different companies and subject matter experts in several countries. A major focus of this project is the development of Aquarius MRE. (MRE = Marine Renewable Energy)

Aquarius MRE (Patented) will allow ships to utilise wind power and solar energy in order to reduce fuel consumption and lower noxious gas emissions. In addition ship owners and operators will be able to reduce the carbon footprint of their fleet and employ the system on a variety of ships and vessels.

Aquarius MRE is also being designed so that it will require little attention from the ships crew, will be relatively easy to install and offer an attractive ROI (Return on Investment) for shipping companies. The system will incorporate EMP's EnergySail technology,  a data logging, control and monitoring computer system (Aquarius MAS), marine grade solar panels plus energy storage modules. A prototype version of the system is currently being tested.

For more information please follow this link to the Aquarius Solar and Wind Marine Power System webpage.

 

Blue Star Delos Renewable Energy Innovation Project

Evaluation of renewable energy systems & fuel saving technologies

The Blue Star Delos Renewable Energy Innovation Project is a major step forward towards making shipping more sustainable through the use of renewable energy and fuel reduction solutions on-board ships.

The project is evaluating a number of innovative solutions developed by Eco Marine Power (EMP) and its strategic partners on-board the "Blue Star Delos" – a modern high speed passenger and car ferry owned and operated by the multi-award winning Greek shipping company - Blue Star Ferries of Athens, Greece - a member of Attica Group.Aquarius Marine Solar Power on Blue Star DelosAquarius MAS + Solar Power on Blue Star Delos

During the initial stages of the project and in a world first on-board a ship, a marine solar power system using flexible lightweight marine grade panels was integrated with the Aquarius MAS and real time performance monitoring of the solar power array will be conducted.

In addition the fuel oil consumption of the vessel will be logged and emissions data calculated using the Aquarius MAS.

The Blue Star Delos is currently fitted with a Aquarius MAS + Marine Solar Power trial and evaluation configuration - this includes a KEI 3240 CPU/AGU, ILS hardware, fuel consumption monitoring & emissions calculation software, MPPT charge controllers, a class approved marine battery pack and marine-grade solar panels.

The evaluation of the system is being undertaken by Blue Star Ferries technical team in co-operation with Eco Marine Power and further R&D activities as part of the Blue Star Delos Renewable Energy Innovation Project are planned.

In addition to BLocation of equipment on Blue Star DelosLocation of equipment on Blue Star Deloslue Star Ferries and Eco Marine Power other companies involved in the project include: Triad Ltd (Greece), The Furukawa Battery Company (Japan), Solbian Energie Alternative (Italy), KEI System (Japan) and Teramoto Iron Works (Japan).

For more information about Blue Star Ferries and the domestic routes they operate in Greece please visit their website: Blue Star Ferries

A research paper related to the trials on-board Delos has also been published and can be accessed via:

Analysis of marine solar power trials on Blue Star Delos - Journal of Marine Engineering & Technology. Volume 15, 2016 - Issue 3

 

Aquarius Eco Ship

Low emission vision of future ship design incorporating a range of fuel saving technologies

The EnergySail Array on Eco ShipAquarius Eco Ship by Eco Marine PowerAquarius Eco Ship is a revolutionary design concept which combines EMP's Aquarius MRE and EnergySail technologies with other fuel saving and emission reduction technologies (such as air lubrication) into an integrated solution for ships such as bulk carriers, oil tankers, cargo ships, passenger ferries & survey vessels.

This combination of technologies including computer control & management systems developed by EMP & KEI System are expected to deliver annual fuel savings of around 40% (depending on the vessel type and route) and significantly reduce the emission of harmful & greenhouse gases from ships including particulate matter.

Variations of the Aquarius Eco Ship design concept can also be applied to other vessels such as container ships, RoRo ferries, naval vessels, car carriers, cruise ships and un-manned surface vessels.

The Aquarius Eco Ship is the pathway to cleaner, lower emission shipping!

For further details please see our Aquarius Eco Ship webpage.

Tonbo Solar Hybrid Marine Ferry & Medaka Eco Commuter Ferry

Low emission water transport solutions for sustainable cities

The 'Tonbo' design project aims to bring together the latest in hybrid marine power (HMP) systems with the latest solar panel, power management and battery technologies. The vessel would also be fitted with the Aquarius Management & Tonbo Solar HMP FerryTonbo Solar HMP FerryAutomation System (MAS).

The pre-study project was started in late 2010 and the detailed design phase of this project is currently underway.

The Tonbo HMP solar ferry will be suitable for operation on rivers, bays or lakes and be capable of cruising at low speeds purely on solar-electric power alone.

For more information about the Tonbo please follow this link to the Tonbo Solar Hybrid Propulsion Ferry webpage.

The 'Medaka' is a eco-solar ferry being developed for urban waterways with the aim of producing a cost effective commuter vessel that can operate emissions free.

For more information about the Medaka please follow this link: Medaka Eco Solar Ferry

 

Aquarius Unmanned Surface Vessel (USV)

Renewable energy powered USV for multiple missions

Aquarius Unmanned Surface VesselAquarius USV by Eco Marine PowerEco Marine Power is currently working on applying its Aquarius MRE System technology to an Unmanned Surface Vessel (USV) concept.

The Aquarius USV will utilise a range of renewable energy technologies in order to allow the vessel to stay on at sea longer or operate in stealth mode if required.

A variation of the design will also include EMP's EnergySail technology.

Typical missions or roles for this unmanned vessel may include marine surveys, port patrols, surveillance of marine parks and clean-up of urban waterways.

To read more about this innovative vessel please see the Aquarius USV webpage

 

 

Please note: Aquarius MRE, EnergySail, Aquarius MAS & Aquarius USV are trademarks of Eco Marine Power Co. Ltd.

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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.
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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.
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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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Our design & consulting services include green ship & eco ship concept designs, renewable energy surveys, renewable energy systems design & consulting support for new ship and retrofit projects. We work with ship owners, ship managers and ship yards to develop the right renewable energy solution for their needs.
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