The CBO Flamengo will be the first vessel in Latin America to be fitted with a battery pack for hybrid propulsion. This is expected to improve the vessel’s energy consumption and reduce its carbon footprint.
The Wärtsilä hybrid system to be installed on the vessel complies with the DNV GL’s ‘Battery Power’ class notation, allowing the ship’s engines to run more efficiently by operating with fewer engines at a higher load.
The hybrid system is expected to provide redundancy power and reduce intermittent load increases (peak shaving), thereby saving fuel and reducing exhaust emission levels. Also, because the engines will operate for fewer running hours, maintenance requirements and costs will be reduced, Wärtsilä claimed.
The scope includes the power conversion, project services, the hybrid solution delivery, and commissioning. Delivery of the Wärtsilä equipment is scheduled for April 2021. CBO will install and integrate the equipment.