The technology, the benefits and how they’re realised?
Ecospeed’s LEAP system is a hybrid (or full electric) propulsion system that is digitally controlled by a unique 4th generation algorithm based control system delivering enhanced efficiencies and performance
Utilising multiple ultra high efficiency diesel generators it provides power to a new generation of integrated thrust-vectoring podded electric propulsion units providing a reduction in fuel consumption, emissions and improvements in performance
Multi-redundant micro-control systems ensure the LEAP system runs at peak efficiency making constant finite adjustments to achieve real-time optimisation, maximising efficiencies across the system
Benefits of maximised efficiency are increased range and speed, improved vessel response and manoeuvrability which in turn greatly enhances safety and reduces risk
Efficiences accrued throughout the system reduce fuel consumption and emissions by at least 50%
Early adoption of EcospeedMarine’s configurable and scalable LEAP® system will enable ship owners and operators to achieve looming IMO efficiency and emission targets with early payback of the capital investment due to fuel efficiencies and emissions reduction of at least 50%.
Diesel Generators – multiple next generation ultra efficient clean burning engines with lightweight generators. Engine fuel type options from low sulphur fuel oil, bio-fuel, LNG. Weight reduction saves fuel, engine efficiency saves fuel, fuel and engine type reduce emissions. Multiple units allow cut-in/out to allow engines to run at close to optimum efficiency at all times.
Digital Algorithm-based Control System – the brains of the system that allows real-time optimisation ensuring everything runs at, or as close as possible to, peak efficiency. This fine tuning by continual micro-adjustment benefits with fuel savings, improves ride comfort and reduces emissions.
Electric Propulsion Pods – two integrated serial electric propulsion pods with controllable pitch propellers allow thrust vectoring, much increased manoeuvrability, dynamic braking. Their micro-control allows dynamic adjustment with reaction times in milli-seconds all contributing to the efficient running and increased safety of the system.
Overall System – multi-redundancy, a comprehensive testing programme, analysis of validated numerical models, careful material and equipment selection have reduced risk, reduced maintenance whilst improving safety and reliability.