Accelleron and Hyundai optimize engines in partial load operation


Baden AG/Busan – Accelleron and Hyundai offer solutions for optimizing engines in part-load operation. A contract was signed with the Greek shipping company Neptune Lines to equip four car carriers.

Turbocharger specialist Accelleron Industries AG and HD Hyundai Marine Solution, based in the South Korean port city of Busan, are working together to provide so-called EPLO services, according to a press release. EPLO stands for Engine Part Load Optimization or optimization of engines in partial load operation. This is of particular interest for marine engines to reduce fuel costs and environmentally harmful taxes. According to the press release, the two companies have been working together since October 2023. Hyundai has now signed a contract with the Greek shipping company Neptune Lines in Piraeus to equip four car transporters with the Accelleron solution.

In terms of technology, the Acceleron press release states that most marine engines are built to offer optimum fuel efficiency and performance. According to the regulations of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), more than 60 percent of ships of 400 tons or more in operation worldwide must meet energy efficiency and greenhouse gas emission reduction requirements. To this end, many shipping companies have opted to limit engine power. EPLO, on the other hand, is a solution that increases combustion efficiency by adapting the turbocharger to the new load requirements. This improves engine efficiency and reduces carbon emissions.

“With EPLO, Accelleron supports the maritime industry not only in increasing the competitiveness of its ships, but also in achieving its medium-term decarbonization goals,” Matthias Reichmann, Global Product Manager Upgrades at Accelleron, is quoted as saying. ce/gba