Yara Marine Technologies invests in solutions for automated fuel-saving, performance management, and reporting by acquiring full ownership of the Gothenburg-based firm Lean Marine. Yara Marine Technologies, a front-runner in the development and implementation of emissions reduction technologies in the maritime industry, has acquired Lean Marine, a company at the cutting edge of automated fuel-saving, performance management, and reporting solutions for vessels.
Lean Marine’s intelligent software and hardware solutions have already been installed on more than 200 vessels worldwide. Lean Marine offers a unique combination of direct, real-time fuel optimisation and data analysis over time. This improves operational efficiency, with potential fuel consumption and CO2 emission savings of up to 25 percent.
Their FuelOpt system optimises a vessel’s propulsion line in real-time based on the commands from the bridge, enabling automated control of vessel speed and fuel consumption, and avoiding fuel overconsumption. Additionally, on vessels with controllable pitch propellers, FuelOpt acts as a dynamic tuning system controlling the propeller’s pitch and RPM automatically to produce the most amount of thrust with the least amount of power.
Their second main product, Fleet Analytics, turns the vessel’s data into knowledge to improve decision-making and achieve operational excellence. The great savings provided by these solutions ensure a short payback time and strong business case for customers. Lean Marine will continue to offer FuelOpt and Fleet Analytics as part of Yara Marine’s portfolio of green technologies for the maritime industry, and these offerings will be backed by Yara Marine’s global service and support infrastructure. Stricter emissions regulations are on the horizon.
The International Maritime Organisation is targeting a 40 percent reduction in CO2 emissions by 2030, which leaves the shipping industry under growing pressure to implement technologies that facilitate significant emissions reductions. Mikael Laurin, Chief Executive Officer, Lean Marine, said: “Yara Marine has consistently demonstrated its ability and dedication at providing commercial shipping operators with technologies that reduce maritime emissions, and they have the capacity to scale and implement new solutions quickly. We strive towards the same goal – a greener maritime industry – and that made us a natural match. We are now ready to move our solutions into the next phase of rapid expansion, in a global market, where the frontrunners will show the way.“ “Moving forward, the time is right for our technologies to be offered to ship-owners and operators worldwide with the help of Yara Marine’s extensive network and experience.”
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