Orcan Energy installs marine waste heat solution on river cruise ship A-ROSA SENA
Munich, 29.09.2022 – Leading cleantech company Orcan Energy has installed its solution for the use of waste heat for the first time on a river cruise ship. Currently the largest Rhine cruise ship, A-ROSA SENA, owned by A-ROSA Flussschiff GmbH, has installed one of Orcan Energy's ORC modules, designed specifically for the marine market. The E-Motion ship, with a hybrid propulsion system consisting of a diesel engine and an electric motor, can now convert the waste heat from the ship's engines into electrical energy, reducing its fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. The waste heat module provided by Orcan Energy represents an effective and cost-saving measure for the A-ROSA river shipping company to meet its sustainability requirements.
The installed Orcan Class M 50.100 module is a space-saving, flexible solution that can generate electricity from a wide variety of heat sources on board. These include, for example, exhaust gas waste heat, steam or thermal oil, but also liquid sources with lower temperatures, such as engine cooling water.
The waste heat solution is used alongside other sustainability measures. These include an optimized hull and a battery storage system that enables peak shaving. With the help of the energy stored in the battery storage, the A-ROSA SENA can also dock in cities purely electrically, avoiding local emissions. The E-Motion ship will serve as a model for the rest of the fleet and help A-ROSA reduce CO2 emissions in the future. It recently received the "German Award for Sustainability Projects 2022" for its environmentally friendly technologies, including waste heat modules from Orcan Energy.
"We are proud that our solution is being used on a river cruise ship for the first time. Our powerful and flexible modules will help ship owners save fuel and significantly reduce their vessels CO2 emissions, putting them on a forward-looking course," said Dr. Andreas Sichert, CEO of Orcan Energy. "The new solution will make a crucial contribution when it comes to the industry's common goal of becoming CO2 neutral."