GT Green Technologies and PEI Tech launch partnership making waves in the maritime shipping sector
As energy prices continue to rise and demand remains high, a shrinking supply forces the largest energy consumers to evaluate how to get more out of less.
During this precarious time in the maritime shipping industry, a new partnership between GT Green Technologies and PEI Tech promises to create technology-based solutions that combine the most promising developments in fuel efficiency, benefiting global shipping operations.
Working together, they will provide advanced wind propulsion technology with turn-key engineered solutions creating greater environmental protection and performance in a single solution while staying ahead of increasingly tighter emissions standards.
“We are pleased to be working closely with PEI upon bringing this technology to the marketplace,” said George Thompson, GT Green Technologies CEO. “Wind propulsion solutions provide both significant fuel saving benefits and carbon emission reductions to vessels at a time when fuel costs are high. It will also provide solutions to maintain compliance under upcoming IMO regulations that are critically needed.”
Using the tech, an operator can expect fuel savings between 10 to 30 percent for retrofitted ships and up to 50 percent for new builds.
“As a team, we can deliver reliable and high-performing wingsail technology to offer shipowners a viable solution that is both highly efficient and un-impactful on cargo operations,” Thompson said.
“We are forming a strong team of partners from manufacturing to sales to deliver this product to the market, and it’s great to have PEI onboard as a key part of this team,” he continued, promising further development announcements in the near future.
Steven Putnam, PEI Tech managing director, said the partnership strengthens the fuel-saving options they provide.
“As the maritime industry moves towards a greener future, we are pleased to move into the wind propulsion sector as part of the GT Green Technologies team,” Putnam said. “In combining our sustainable fuel treatment and global biofuel bunkering technologies along with wind propulsion, PEI is now able to provide a complete hybrid solution to our global maritime clientele for transitioning to meet new standards as the industry pushes to lower emission standards on the path to a zero-carbon future.”
GT Green Technologies is best known for its unique wingsail installations.
The GT Green Wingsail incorporates novel air-flow technology providing an unprecedented amount of thrust per unit size while maintaining a low stowage profile when not in use.
The device is modular and retrofittable above deck, ensuring simple installation to existing vessels.
Further, GT Green Technologies offers complete turn-key engineered solutions from concept to design to class approval to installation to commissioning.
During the wind propulsion selection process, GT Green Technologies guides clients through the selection process as they choose engineered package recommendations for specific vessel types, deck layout, route and operational requirements.
The company utilises a full understanding of the performance of these technologies but also incorporates patented design to address specific practical, operational, and financial requirements.
About PEI Tech
Established in 2013 and headquartered in Houston, Texas, PEI Tech serves the global maritime, cruise, offshore oil and gas and government services industries providing Aderco fuel additives, NSI bunker brokering services, and GT Green Technologies wind propulsion systems.
PEI works closely with its clientele, acting on and behalf of its principals, to meet operational and environmental goals and challenges by improving asset efficiency, reliability, emissions, regulatory compliance and overall bottom-line performance. For more information about GT Green Technologies, visit their website, gtgreentechnologies.com.