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GREEN MARINE • Propulsion von Berlepsch, Managing Director Fleet opportunities to convert part of its ? eet conversion costs of around 25 to 30 mil- The new propulsion system

Management at Hapag-Lloyd. “It is a for the use of natural gas. There is talk lion dollars per ship, this would result in The 368 x 51 m SAJIR, which was unique pilot project from which we hope of a further 16 container ships that have a total investment of around 400 million put into service in 2014 and comes from to learn for the future and pave the way already been built “LNG-ready.” With dollars. the ? eet of the Arab shipping company for the conversion of large ships to this alternative fuel.”

SAJIR is one of 17 “LNG-ready” ves- sels in Hapag-Lloyd’s ? eet already de- signed during the newbuilding phase.

With the conversion of the SAJIR,

Hapag-Lloyd is implementing a techni- cal option for reducing the exhaust emis- sions of large ships. The company is thus reacting to the tightened sulfur limits in fuel which will come into force next year and lead to considerable additional costs for all shipping companies.

The conversion of two-stroke engines for the use of natural gas enables consid- erable emission reductions. According to MAN ES, the CO2 emission reduc- tions are between 25 and 30% compared to HFO and MDO. NOx reductions are around 30% (far below the TIER II lim- its). The most signi? cant reductions are in sulfur dioxide and particulate emis- sions, at more than 90%.

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