Volvo Penta is allowance actuate abyssal bartering professionals into the approaching with the latest technology in the fields of sustainability, automation, electrification, and connectivity. The aggregation aims to accomplish and transform – acclimation the development of today’s technology with approaching solutions for the abyssal bartering professional. This will be accomplished by admiration and exploring the challenges of today and the needs of tomorrow.
In band with the Volvo Group’s new ambitions, Volvo Penta has accelerated its sustainability aims. The Volvo Group afresh appear its appetite to be a net-zero emissions aggregation by 2050, at the latest. And the Group is now committing to the Science-Based Targets Initiative (SBTI) – with targets and roadmaps to be accustomed during 2021. To abutment these sustainability goals, Volvo Penta is accelerating its efforts to ability aught emissions – through fossil-free, renewable fuels, electric, and amalgam technology.
“We accept to accomplish and transform – in parallel,” says President of Volvo Penta, Heléne Mellquist. “We will accomplish by convalescent our accepted portfolio, based on accepted chump and bazaar needs. At the aforementioned time, we are attractive ahead; admiration approaching needs, and applying avant-garde technologies to advance and transform accordingly. Acclimation the development of today’s technology and approaching solutions is a ambitious but alarming challenge.”
Perform: Putting the Abyssal Bartering able first
Volvo Penta has already amorphous to abate emissions and access ammunition ability through its accepted artefact ambit – such as its different Volvo Penta Inboard Achievement Arrangement (IPS) and IMO III technology, both of which enables ample reductions in emissions. Volvo Penta has additionally fabricated commitments appear a annular abridgement access through remanufactured articles accessible beyond our abyssal ambit – including the IPS. The aggregation is additionally leveraging the allowances of years of R&D in renewable fuels, electromobility, and hydrogen ammunition cells, as able-bodied as new partnerships. The new charge to SBTI will advance these efforts.
“As allotment of the company’s ‘fit for use’ approach, we put focus on the operator,” says Mellquist, “looking into their assignment environment, added efficiency, uptime, productivity, etc.”
Volvo Penta IPS is one of the company’s success belief in this area. The IPS delivers above appearance to today’s barter while actuality Approaching Proof – accordant with new abstruse advances in automation, connectivity, electrification, and aught emissions. The aggregation afresh accomplished a key anniversary of 30,000 IPS units in the market.
Transform: Attractive to the future
Volvo Penta has been alive in the abyssal automation, connectivity, and electrification fields for a few years. These innovations can advice to advance the ambiance and acquaintance for the operator.
Automation and digitalization advice operators focus on the assignment at duke in a safe way. There are already appearance on the bazaar like the Dynamic Positioning Arrangement – onboard a cardinal of argosy about the world.
“It is about designing an acquaintance with ease, precision, and assurance in mind,” explains Mellquist. “The Volvo Group is additionally accretion its automation focus, area we accept we can account and apprentice from the bartering carriage area and administer best practices for use at sea.”
Additionally, added digitalization and connectivity will accessible possibilities for agile management. The acute and affiliated barge delivers allowances like safety, as able-bodied as added ability and productivity. Which is why, aloof aftermost week, the aggregation appear its Easy Connect App for abyssal bartering professionals. The abstracts from this app helps operators, agile managers, and account providers adviser ammunition savings, routes, and advance all-embracing operation. The app will be continuously adapted and accord to both affluence of acquaintance while additionally creating a acceptable alive environment.
Finally, and conceivably the best agitative acreage of development in the adventure to zero-emissions, is electromobility. Architecture on the Volvo Group’s ability of electrification in the bartering carriage area Volvo Penta is now adapting this technology for abyssal applications.
“We are attractive into applicable business cases and acquirements and testing,” explains Mellquist. “We are architecture on our absolute absolutely chip arrangement access – but to accomplish this we charge assignment carefully with ally and customers,especially in the aboriginal development phases. A contempo archetype is a accord with Danfoss Editron and Danish abettor MHO & Co.”
Overcoming the challenges and learning
As the aggregation tests and learns it will ascertain solutions to key problems and challenges adverse the approaching abyssal bartering industry – e.g., charging basement capabilities, new business models for services, casework growth, etc.
“In the future,” says Mellquist, “marine bartering professionals can apprehend a connected focus on acceptable addition from Volvo Penta. We accept in abounding means the able bazaar will pave the way for leisure markets – actuality the aboriginal to accept electrification, avant-garde discharge performance, and blame the envelope for new features. Accord is key to abduction opportunities beyond the industry. We will abide to assignment carefully with abyssal bartering professionals – to ensure we bear the best solutions now and in the future.” ABOUT VOLVO PENTAVolvo Penta, with about 3,500 dealers in over 130 countries, is a world-leading and all-around architect of engines and complete ability systems for boats, argosy and automated applications. The agent affairs comprises agent and gasoline engines with ability outputs of amid 10 and 1000 hp. Volvo Penta is allotment of the Volvo Group, one of the world’s arch manufacturers of abundant trucks, buses and architecture equipment.