Although the components for an emission-free propulsion system are already available, there is as yet no integral application for seagoing vessels. Shipbuilders want to know whether the propulsion system will meet their requirements, whether it can handle all types of maneuvers and weather conditions, and whether it’s economically feasible. That is why MARIN is building a Zero Emission Laboratory.
The Zero Emission Lab integrates power and the hydro propulsion system and enables the representative coupling of the propulsion hydrodynamics with the power supply. ZEL is a unique test facility worldwide for the research and testing of future marine propulsion and power systems, applying realistic, dynamic operating profiles.
For more information contact Moritz Krijgsman.