Yara Marine Technologies buys Lean Marine

Yara Marine Technologies, a provider of scrubbers and emissions reduction technologies for the maritime industry, has announced the acquisition of Lean Marine, a developer of vessel performance management systems, to add to its ‘green’ portfolio.

Lean Marine’s software and hardware technologies are already installed on approximately 200 vessels, used for real-time fuel optimisation and data analysis to improve operational efficiency and reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.

Its FuelOpt system adapts a vessel’s propulsion line in real-time based on commands from the bridge, enabling automated control of vessel speed and fuel consumption. Additionally, on vessels with controllable pitch propellers, the technology acts as a dynamic tuning system controlling the propeller’s pitch and RPM automatically.

Following the acquisition, Lean Marine will continue to offer its products as part of Yara Marine’s range, backed up by Yara Marine’s service and support infrastructure.

“The purpose of our work is to make this industry greener, and we do that by continuously introducing new solutions. Lean Marine’s innovative vessel efficiency technologies are our next important step on that journey,” said Thomas Koniordos, Chief Executive Officer, Yara Marine Technologies.

“We have spent more than a year analysing dozens of system providers, but no one comes close to what we found at Lean Marine. The savings offered by their technologies made our engineers’ hearts skip a beat. In addition, their experience in propulsion control systems, customised marine engineering, and hydrodynamics really put fast-moving digital developments into good use.”

“Since we first began discussions with Lean Marine, we’ve been increasingly impressed with the scope of their technology, as well as their commitment to continue to refine and develop their offerings. We’re very much looking forward to including their digital platforms in our expanding portfolio of technologies.”

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