Recent developments open the way for cruise ships to enhance energy efficiency using waste heat energy, energy storage and fuel cells, according to Foreship. Development in battery technology gives the ability to the cruise sector to exploit hybrid power.Read More »
Author: Jan Erik Rasanen
Jan-Erik Räsänen has been appointed as the Head of New Technology at Foreship. Formerly with ABB, Räsänen is an acknowledged expert in shipboard energy optimisation whose breadth of experience in shipboard battery power and fuel cell development would be hard to better. Foreship is an independent, highly respected ship design and engineering company, which has provided a broad range of services to the shipping industry since 2002. With more than 70 employees located in offices in Finland and the US, its team of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers specialize in challenging conversions (with 1000+ projects managed to date), as well as in new-building outline and concept designs. Customers include the world’s largest cruise lines, and ship-owners in the passenger, cargo and offshore sectors. Well known for its expertise in maximizing vessel performance, Foreship offers industry-leading experience in a range of disciplines that include advanced CFD and hydrodynamics analysis to optimize efficiency, ‘in-wave’ performance simulations, hull and appendage design, and model test supervision. Foreship has also developed an air lubrication system which is in operation on some of the world’s largest cruise ships and has been proven to offer significant fuel savings.