BITZER has signed a five-year deal with German shipbuilder Fassmer to develop CO2 refrigeration systems for ships.
Fassmer designs and builds specialist vessels, including lifeboats and tenders. The co-operation agreement, initially for five years, will see the compressor manufacturer and Fassmer focus on both shipbuilding and refrigeration technology.
Organic Rankine cycle systems, which generate energy from waste heat, will be part of the collaboration, which will also look at further developing ships and refrigeration systems with the lowest global warming potential and emissions possible.
Holger Fassmer, Managing Director of Fassmer, said: "Developing and using forward-looking, eco-friendly technologies is an essential part of what we do. Working with BITZER and bundling our expertise and knowledge, we’ll be able to reduce CO2 emissions even further in future."