Orcan Energy AG with new orders in marine market

  • Orders for WHR (waste heat recovery) from shipping company Ruijven
  • Strategic partnership with Berger Maritiem

Munich, 01. June 2017 Orcan Energy AG has received an order from shipping company Ruijven B.V. for the manufacture of three ORC systems for their marine fleet. The Dutch shipping services company was formed in 2002 and provides consulting services, turnkey construction of ships, trades in the second-hand ship market, as well as offering transportation services with its own fleet. Orcan Energy develops and sells waste heat recovery systems (abbr.: WHR) which utilize waste heat from the ship's engines. Instead of emitting heat to the ambient as a waste product, this potential energy can be used to lower the fuel consumption of the engines. The systems are installed by Scheepstechniek Drechtsteden in Dordrecht, the Netherlands. The Orcan Energy waste heat recovery system can be used for both existing and new internal combustion engines in ships, including all fuel types (e.g. biofuels, LNG/CNG, GTL, methanol, MGO, dual fuel and HFO). The WHR system converts the waste heat into electricity or mechanical power. Orcan Energy is making this technology, hitherto only used in large oil tankers or in the field of power stations, also available for small vessels in the 0.5 to 5 megawatts segment. Benefits include fuel savings of 6-9% as well as ‘green efficiency’ certification for shipping. For the marine market this is an attractive energy efficiency opportunity, which helps to increase economic efficiency while decreasing a ship’s carbon footprint.

The order placed with Orcan Energy by shipping company Ruijven arose in cooperation with a new sales partner in the Netherlands: Orcan Energy has recently concluded a collaboration deal with Berger Maritiem. Berger Maritiem is a modern trading and consulting company with a clear focus on sustainability. With the expertise of Orcan Energy in the field of waste heat recovery, an ideal partner has now been found to harness the ORC technology (Organic Rankine Cycle) for marine engines. Kees Berger, owner of Berger Maritiem, sees the partnership as a big boost for his company: "Based on a very clever conceptual design and backed by the huge amount of knowledge and German engineering expertise from Orcan Energy, we can now offer our trusted clients a unique green-solution that has the potential of a game changer".

Marcel Flipse, Head of Marine and Power Generation at Orcan Energy AG, is delighted about the new partnership: "Energy efficiency and fuel conservation are increasingly important areas in the marine market – in the Netherlands alone, we see potential amounting to several hundred ships. We thus enable significant improvements in carbon footprints – which brings advantages to shipowners in terms of port charges and taxes. In Berger Maritiem, we have found a strong partner for the marine market. The global market is extensive and still largely untapped – we will be welcoming more partners on board."

In addition to the marine sector, Orcan Energy already operates successfully in agriculture (biogas), industry and the market for stationary and rental power generation with its ORC-based heat recovery technology.

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Photos: Vessels of the shipping company Ruijven, Copyrights: Fleetmon, free for use

Orcan’s waste heat recovery system for the marine market

Orcan Energy – The Efficiency Company:
Orcan Energy supplies products, components and all-round solutions for converting waste heat into electricity for the industrial, marine, mobility, power generation and the biogas sectors. The CleanTech company was spun off the Technical University of Munich in 2008 and is headquartered in Munich, Germany. Today, it employs about 65 people. Its portfolio includes unprecedented integration solutions ready for production (waste heat exploitation as a component) and complete, second generation Organic-Rankine-Cycle modules that convert waste heat to zero-carbon electrical power. Orcan Energy has sold more than 70 units to customers in Germany, Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Austria, Lithuania, England, Vietnam and, currently, offers its services all over the world.

Ruijven Group: 
For the last decade Ruijven has been the port of call for services related to shipping, surveying and quality control of new build projects, and guidance in the realisation of these contracts. Years of co-operation with leading shipyards mean that the company can guarantee quality and timely delivery. Complete build management supervision is available, with Ruijven also assuming the role of delivery agency. The company is able to oversee construction of all floating materials including turnkey projects, as well as handling the purchase and sales of all types of vessels including pontoons, barges, inland and coaster vessels, tugs, and multipurpose workboats.

Berger Maritiem:
A modern trading and consultation company gives expert advice in sustainability for ship or fleet. Berger Maritiem strives to come up with “green” solutions that not only lower the environmental footprint but the ones that also lower the operational cost and finally contribute to a better competitive edge. Over the years Berger Maritiem has carefully put together a comprehensive package of sustainable solutions and become specialists in energy efficiency, efficient propulsion, emission reduction and sustainable ship recycling.