Short payback time
In 2016 the Fast Jef, with a container capacity of 114 TEU, had the Wärtsilä EnergoProFin mounted on its fixed pitch propeller. The Wärtsilä EnergoProFin minimises the hub vortex leaving the propeller, by converting rotational energy into thrust that results in an efficiency increase and reduced fuel consumption of one to two per cent. – We think it is essential to minimise our vessels’ impact on the environment and we calculate with a payback time for the investment of one year, explains Mr Vlaminckx. The Wärtsilä EnergoProFin installation on Fast Jef is the smallest Wärtsilä EnergoProFin installation to date, and shows that it is not only suitable for big ships.
The Wärtsilä EnergoProFin not only improves the propulsive efficiency but also reduces propeller-induced noise and vibrations. Wärtsilä’s vast knowledge and experience of the entire ship system warrants for innovative propulsion solutions. – We believe in Wärtsilä’s philosophy – producing energy with as little impact on the environment as possible. The Wärtsilä EnergoProFin has a direct effect on the fuel consumption of Fast Jef. It is indeed reduced by 1 to 2 per cent. Wärtsilä is offering innovative solutions, which is important, because innovations are what we are interested in, concludes Mr Yvan Vlaminckx.