|Professor Lee Gui-Ju, Department of Naval Architectural Ocean Engineering, Chosun University of South Korea and his research team successfully developed a fuel-saving device for ship.|
Professor Lee and his team won 'Development for ship energy saving device' project from SPP Shipbuilding, with KRW 350m (about $0.3m) of research expense provided.
After a year and a half of research, they succeeded developing Crown Duct, which converts propeller's rotational energy into propulsion energy.
It is proved by SSPA Sweden, which provides vessel testing service, that crown duct saves 4.5% of fuel. Also, it is easy to install between the hull and propeller.
Professor Lee said that about KRW 120m can be saved for a large vessel in a year.
Published : January 12, 2012