LR Joins Project to Build World’s Biggest Sailing Cargo Ship | Sowoll
UK-based maritime classification society Lloyd’s Register (LR) has joined the Quadriga sustainable shipping project, an initiative from Hamburg-based Sailing Cargo, which aims to build the world’s biggest sailing cargo ship.
“Wind-assisted propulsion offers one of the few realistic options for introducing renewable power into shipping,” LR said. The IMO target for CO2 emissions requires a 50% reduction in global ship-sourced CO2 emissions by 2020, this means significant changes in the industry are required.
“The big question is whether the technology will be available on the scale needed to achieve the level of reduction required. The consensus is that engineering advances alone and the associated efficiency gains will simply not be enough to meet the IMO target. Fuels will have to change and the Quadriga project provides one of the potential viable alternative solutions.”
Through consultancy during the design and specification stage followed by onsite new construction supervision, LR will help to ensure compliance with technical, safety and environmental standards upon realisation of the project. LR will also verify whether the predicted performance parameters have been achieved.