3.110,82 t
CO2 savings of
Torque Marine Systems

compared to conventional systems

Torque Marine IPS Innovative Propulsion Systeme GmbH & Co. KG

Challenges

Shipbuilding

The coordination of the ship’s shape, the combustion engine and the propelling screw is one of the main difficulties of traditional ship building. A conventional diesel engine only generates the required speed for the ship screw at 50% of its performance. Apart from that, weight and size of the engine influence the necessary buoyancy, and with that the shape of the ship and finally the propeller approach flow.

With a lower space requirement and weight of the drive, the shape of the stern, the propeller approach flow and thus the efficiency of the propelling screw can be increased by up to 20%, according to the DST (Entwicklungszentrum für Schiffstechnik und Transportsysteme, Development Center for Vessel Technology and Transport systems) in Duisburg, Germany.

    Advantages for contemporary ship building:

    • The HTP™ drive system is considerably lighter and space-saving.
    • The reduction of volume and weight leads to an improved shape of the ship.
    • The relation between energy input and actual output is optimized.