Viking Shiptech Develops 80 Knot Propulsion
Air transport has 80 times higher CO2-emissions than shipping, and it is also 80 times more expensive, says propulsion invention company, Viking Shiptech. If cargo can be moved from airplanes to ships, the eco winnings are bigger than any other measures. Viking Shiptech aims to deliver cargo by ship with the same delivery time as air transport.
The company has developed patent pending turbines based on gyro stabilization technology that then transfers torque force into the sea. Combined with a submersible swath solution, this provides 100 percent stability at all speeds in waves up to 10m, says the company.
An increased platform width prevents inclining and distributes the cargo to lower the vessel’s center of gravity.
Two jet engines in front of the platform reduce the air resistance, and then supply the subsea surface with an air layer to minimize shear forces. High speed combined with a torque controlled pressure distribution ensures the efficiency of air lubrication in all seas and weathers.
Extensive CFD studies indicate fuel savings of around 37 percent compared to traditional, slow moving ships.
Where a fleet of four of today’s ships requires a crew of about 100 workers, our 80 knots ship just require one fourth, says Viking Shiptech.
Even if only three percent of the cargo from airplanes were transferred to ships with this propulsion, the reduction in CO2 emissions would be more than 80 percent with current fuels, says the company.
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