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Stena Line continues eco-drive by mounting wind turbines on ferry

23 Jun 2011

Copyright © Christer Ehrling

Stena Line announced today its plan to mount two wind turbines on one of its passenger ferries in order to supply energy and reduce fuel consumption.

‘Within our Energy Savings Programme, we are currently pursuing 200 environment improvement projects and this is yet another very interesting project. Stena Line has a tradition of leading when it comes to the development of different types of new solutions,’ said Robert Akerlund, Director Technical & HR at Stena Line.

The design plan includes two turbines mounted on four metre tall masts on the prow of the ship. The turbines will supply energy to the ships grid and also contribute to reduction in air resistance.

‘The two turbines will generate about 23,000 kWh per year, equivalent to the domestic electricity consumption of four normal homes during one year,’ said Akerlund.

Between an 80 and 90 tonne reduction in fuel consumption is also anticipated from the project.

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