The Use of Alternative Energy Sources for Shipping Vessels

Wee Sing, Cheng (2013). The Use of Alternative Energy Sources for Shipping Vessels Honours Thesis, School of Engineering, The University of Queensland.

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Author Wee Sing, Cheng
Thesis Title The Use of Alternative Energy Sources for Shipping Vessels
School, Centre or Institute School of Engineering
Institution The University of Queensland
Publication date 2013
Thesis type Honours Thesis
Supervisor Lydia Kavanagh
Total pages 93
Language eng
Subjects 0913 Mechanical Engineering
Formatted abstract
Trade by shipping transportation is critical to island nations such as Australia. Shipping vessels carry more than 70% of Australia’s exported and imported goods, which collectively  represents a value to the national economy in excess of $300 billion a year. The Australian and  global seaborne trade is predicted to continue growing during the next few years as the global  population and demand for goods increases (Pond, 2012). As a result of these increased demands, two  major driving factors for sustainability are emerging: pollution from shipping and the increased  demand for fossil fuel resources. A feasibility study into the applicability of alternative energy  sources to replace or supplement traditional fuel sources on shipping vessels was therefore  undertaken.

This research examined a 1000 TEU catamaran Container Vessel (CV) as these classes of vessel are able to be modified easily and also highly characteristic of current energy efficient  shipping designs being deployed for ocean transportation (Veldhuis and Richardson, 2007). The case  study was assumed to have travelled a distance of 4838 nm and a travelling time of 194 hrs. The  estimated energy requirements for the catamaran CV is as follows:

• Fuel consumption of approximately 150 t/d ; and
• Electrical demand of up to 2145 KW with turbines / shaft engaged.

Keyword Alternative Energy Sources

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