BITZER and the Fassmer company have formed a partnership and will examine CO2 refrigeration systems on ships, with a focus on both shipbuilding and refrigeration technology.
Organic rankine cycle systems, which generate energy from waste heat, will also be a component of the collaboration.
The companies have signed an initial five year agreement.
Fassmer designs and builds special vessels and is a global market leader in the construction of lifeboats and tenders while BITZER provides cooling products specifically for marine applications.
The agreement will have a particular focus on developing ships and refrigeration systems with the lowest global warming potential and emissions possible, taking into account applicable safety and environmental regulations as well as cost efficiency.
BITZER sales director of AC, marine and process, Mathias Layher, said the two companies will work together for the purpose of developing eco-friendly solutions for all kinds of refrigeration systems in shipbuilding.
Fassmer managing director, Holger Fassmer, said developing and using eco-friendly technologies is an essential part of what they do.
“Working with BITZER and bundling our expertise and knowledge, we’ll be able to reduce CO2 emissions even further in future,” Fassmer said.