Alternative Energy Carriers in Naval Vessels

J.E. Streng*, A.A. Kana, J.H. Verbaan, I.P. Barendregt, J.J. Hopman

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In order to reduce fossil fuel consumption of the Royal Netherlands Navy (RNLN) by 70% in 2050, the use of alternative fuels on the large naval surface vessels is examined. This paper examines the implications for the design and operational effectiveness of these vessels by performing two case studies of the Zeven Provinci¨en air defence and command frigate (LCF) and the Johan de Witt landing platform dock (LPD). In the case studies an operational analysis, a parametric design study, and an effectiveness assessment are performed on multiple proposed designs. Results showed that it is possible to reduce the fossil fuel consumption of the RNLN by almost 70%. This does affect the design of the vessels, however. It was also concluded that the LPD is more suitable for the application of low-energy-density fuels than the LCF, due to its missions requirements. Both the LPD and the LCF show a significant increase in displacement and fuel cost, but it is possible to reduce effects on the operational effectiveness to a minimum.
Original languageEnglish
Article number69
Number of pages14
JournalProceedings of the International Naval Engineering Conference
Publication statusPublished - 2022
Event16th International Naval Engineering Conference and Exhibition incorporating the International Ship Control Systems Symposium, INEC/iSCSS 2022 - Aula Congress Centre, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands, Delft, Netherlands
Duration: 8 Nov 202210 Nov 2022
Conference number: 16



  • Naval Vessels Design
  • Alternative Fuels
  • Energy Carriers
  • Marine Engineering
  • Ship Design


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