ENERGY SAVING TECHNOLOGY
MOL is working to improve operational efficiency and reduce CO2 emissions by adopting wind power as the vessel's propulsive force and various types of energy-saving equipment.
MOL Group’s Pathway to Net Zero GHG Emissions
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) has developed the Wind Challenger, which converts wind energy directly to a vessel propulsion force through an extensive use of the latest technologies. Wind energy is clean and unlimited. We aim to drastically reduce greenhouse gas emissions by converting wind energy to propulsion force for ships. In October 2022, the 1st vessel, “SHOFU MARU” was delivered and started operation.
We have decided to build the 2nd vessel and it is planned to deliver in 2024.
PBCF (Propeller Boss Cap Fins)
PBCF is the energy-saving device focusing on recovering energy lost due to the propeller hub vortex.
It breaks up the hub vortex generated behind the rotating propeller, reducing the ship’s fuel consumption and in turn cutting CO2 emissions. Regardless of vessel type and size, it demonstrates a reliable energy saving effect of about 5% and easy installation.