The bulk carrier in the CHEK project uses aerodynamically optimised wing sails to capture the forces of the wind in propelling the ship forward using renewable energy. The resistance of the vessel travelling through the water is reduced by deploying a carpet of microbubbles beneath the hull. This reduces friction, lowering the vessel’s fuel consumption and emissions. The vessels are further optimised using automated vessel routing and weather predictions to minimise energy use and work in synergy with the engine and wind propulsion systems.
Technologies applied on the CHEK’s bulk carrier: solid wing sail, air lubrication system, ultrasound antifouling system, waste heat recovery system, gate rudder, automated route optimization.