Calnetix signs manufacturing deal for marine heat recovery system

(CERRITOS, Calif.) — Calnetix Technologies has signed an exclusive manufacturing agreement with Tokyo Boeki Machinery Ltd. for the Hydrocurrent organic rankine cycle (ORC) 125EJW shipboard heat recovery system.

Under the agreement, Calnetix will supply the Carefree integrated power module (IPM) and other proprietary components, and Tokyo Boeki’s Energy Industries Division will manufacture the finished Hydrocurrent systems. The product will be sold and supported by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Marine Machinery and Engine Company (MHI-MME) through its worldwide distribution channels.

Introduced in 2014, the Hydrocurrent system was developed jointly by Calnetix and MHI-MME. It uses an ORC heat recovery process and Calnetix’s patented turbo power conversion technology to convert thermal energy from jacket water in the ship’s engines into electric power.

The first commercial Hydrocurrent system was installed and commissioned in March 2016 on the A.P. Moller containership M/V Arnold Maersk, and has been in continuous service since.

The Tokyo Boeki Machinery Energy Industries Division provides worldwide electricity, gas, petrochemical, and other energy industries with loading arms (fluid loading and unloading equipment) and other related equipment. These contribute to the stable supply and security of LNG and petroleum energy sources. The division develops, produces, sells, and maintains plant and machinery parts, and has constructed a worldwide operations service system. Tokyo Boeki Machinery is a part of the Tokyo Boeki Group, which has 17 subsidiary companies in Japan and around the world.

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By Professional Mariner Staff