Posted on 22 June 2022 17:11 by

The Maritime Executive







[By: Oldendorff Carriers]


Nearly 50 fuel saving devices have been purchased by Oldendorff Carriers over 50 years. We have also launched many other initiatives to reduce fuel consumption and emissions, which you can see in the other stories. The purpose of fuel saving devices is not only to reduce our fuel consumption but also to reduce our greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.


In the early 1980’s, OLDENDORFF CARRIERS was the first dry bulk shipping company to invest in wake equalization (WED) ducts, when we installed ‘Schneekluth’ fuel saving ducts on our new buildings Panamax of 74,000 tdw “Ludolf Oldendorff” and “Helga Oldendorff”.


Many other fixtures have been added over the years, and last week we ordered Becker “Mewis” ducts and rudder bulbs for another 12 ships (7 Babycapes and 5 Post-Panamax), which will be installed over the course of in the first half of 2023. In our existing fleet, we will therefore have WEDs installed on the following 45 bulk carriers:


11 x 209,000 tdw eco Newcastlemaxes, built to 3 meters in China


4 x 208,000 tdw eco Newcastlemaxes, built at Hyundai, Korea


7 x 121,000 tdw Babycapes, built in Sinopacific, China


4 x 115,000 tdw Babycapes, built in New Times, China


2 x 115,000 tdw Babycapes, built in Jiangnan, China


1 x 114,000 tdw Babycape, built in Shanghai SY, China


7 x 93,000 tdw Post-panamax, built to 3 meters in China


6 x 81,000 tdw Kamsarmaxes, built in Jinling, China


1 x 38,000 tdw Handy, built in Avic, China


2 x 36,000 tdw Handies, built in Samjin, China


This means that by next year, 45 of our vessels will be fitted with a wake equalizer duct, which will help achieve better CII ratings, lower fuel consumption and emissions. Additionally, at least 20 of our vessels are fitted with asymmetric fins, rudder bulbs, wing-blade propellers and other fuel-saving devices.


Additionally, since 2019, we have invested over US$300 million in the Exhaust Gas Cleaning System (EGCS), which reduces nearly all sulfur oxide emissions. Compared to ships that burn VLSFO without such systems, our ships emit up to 90% fewer particulates and up to 60% less black carbon than ships burning VLSFO, leading to greenhouse gases. much cleaner exhaust at sea and in port.



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