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Using the forward movement of a container ship navigating in the Arctic to air-cool a marine organic Rankine cycle unit


  • Suárez de la Fuente, Santiago
  • Larsen, Ulrik
  • Pawling, Rachel
  • García Kerdan, Iván
  • Greig, Alistair
  • Bucknall, Richard


Ice coverage in the Arctic is declining, opening up new shipping routes which can drastically reduce voyage lengths between Asia and Europe. There is also a drive to improve ships energy efficiency to meet international emissions design regulations such as the mandated Energy Efficiency Design Index. The organic Rankine cycle is one thermodynamic cycle that is being actively examined to improve the design and operational efficiency of ships.

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  • Suárez de la Fuente, Santiago & Larsen, Ulrik & Pawling, Rachel & García Kerdan, Iván & Greig, Alistair & Bucknall, Richard, 2018. "Using the forward movement of a container ship navigating in the Arctic to air-cool a marine organic Rankine cycle unit," Energy, Elsevier, vol. 159(C), pages 1046-1059.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:energy:v:159:y:2018:i:c:p:1046-1059
    DOI: 10.1016/

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