Transworld to begin decarbonisation modelling for bulk carriers

Transworld Group is to partner with Wärtsilä to apply decarbonisation modelling technologies to evaluate fuel reduction options for the fleet of bulk carriers operated by Orient Express Lines of Dubai, owned by Transworld Group and managed by Transworld Ship Management (TWSM), an Indian ship management firm.

The aim of the project is to provide decision-making support by simulating the impact of efficiency upgrade technologies on the environmental performance of one of its vessels, the ‘TBC Prestige’.

By creating and validating a digital model of the ship based on measured real-life data, various technology systems can be simulated and assessed. The technology simulations will indicate their impact on emissions profiling and on the ship’s Carbon Intensity Indicator (CII) rating, and will also deliver Return on Investment (ROI) calculations.

“We are determined to explore all options for decarbonising our fleet operations,” said Sanjiv Kumar, Chief Executive Officer, Transworld Group.

“Wärtsilä’s modelling capabilities will allow us to determine the best way forward for achieving our sustainability ambitions in the most cost-effective and efficient way possible. The ‘TBC Prestige’ was chosen for this project as we have ten similar bulk carrier vessels in our fleet.”

Among the technologies to be examined in this project are a new optimised propeller, an energy-saving propeller cap, shore power, and a shaft generator system.

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