Leveraging the capabilities of hybrid propulsion systems to achieve decarbonisation goals
With the maritime industry considered as one of the key economic growth drivers in the UAE and other countries across the GCC, sustainable maritime transport solutions that address climate change have become an important component for the success of the sector. This is amidst targets set by the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) for the shipping industry to significantly reduce its carbon emissions by 40 per cent by 2030, and 50 per cent by 2050, as compared to their levels in 2008.
According to Al Masaood Power Division, which is one of Abu Dhabi’s leading business conglomerates, the development of sustainable power solutions can play an important role in cutting down the carbon footprint of maritime-based transportation such as yachts, boats, ferries, etc.
Facilitating the sectors journey towards decarbonisation
As one of the leading experts in marine propulsion systems and power generation in the UAE, Al Masaood Power Division highlights that there are groundbreaking innovations in the industry that have been developed to enable the sector to sail towards its net-zero targets.
The ambition to navigate through a more sustainable maritime transport system can be achieved with the support of the right technologies. Al Masaood Power Division has been working with industry leaders to bring these developments to the region and has worked in collaboration with global partners such as Volvo Penta and MTU for several years now, which have proposed cutting-edge solutions to the marine engine and propulsion systems market.
A hub for advanced sustainable solutions
During its participation in the Dubai International Boat Show (DIBS), the company showcased its innovative solutions and products that cater to the leisure marine sector. These products are well known to power up leisure boats and ferries in a more energy-efficient manner. At the Boat Show, Al Masaood Power Division showcased the Volvo Penta’s advanced Electronic Vessel Control (EVC) system and a range of MTU products including the Hybrid Propulsion System, its new engine model 12V2000M96L, and its Bluevision New Generation Automation system.
Al Masaood Power Division has always been at the forefront of providing state-of-the-art products and solutions to the leisure marine sector. For instance, the advanced MTU Hybrid Propulsion System particularly caters to yachts, workboats, ferries, and patrol boats with a power range extending from 1,000-4,000 kilowatts per powertrain. The company has also been a front runner in terms of proposing sustainable solutions to drive the industry’s progress towards becoming an environment-friendly sector. In line with its aim of doing so, it has actively made use of hydrogen-powered marine technologies, often regarded as the ‘fuel of the future.’
Al Masaood Power continues to engage with maritime transport experts, leisure boat owners, and industry professionals, in order to ensure that the company leverages the expertise of various leading industry players, to develop advanced solutions that will not only enable the digital transformation of the sector, but also achieve the targets set by the IMO for 2030 and 2050 with the help of innovative solutions.