The decarbonization of maritime transport or how to reconcile energy sobriety and economic performance?
While maritime transport accounts for about 3% of global CO2 emissions and could account for 17% by 2050*, many projects are being developed to decarbonize this mode of transport. HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) equipment and refrigeration systems are the leading source of energy consumption on land and the second largest at sea after propulsion on board ships.
AXIMA Marine, an entity of the EQUANS group, works for the naval, civil and military industries. It designs, builds and maintains HVAC and refrigeration solutions that play a major role in the decarbonization of maritime transport. AXIMA Marine is a specialist in HVAC and refrigeration, as well as fire safety for all types of ships, with over 140 years of experience in the field.
Thanks to its leading position, AXIMA Marine's teams support major shipbuilding companies in their international projects, and also have offices around the world. These teams, passionate about the maritime world and aware of the crucial issues surrounding global warming, are very involved in the development of new technologies and products that are more environmentally friendly.
*According to a study by the European Parliament
How to decarbonize maritime transport?
Limit sea veteran speed* (33% of the fleet).
*Slow steaming : "A 12% reduction in average forward speed leads to a 27% decrease in daily fuel consumption and therefore to lower GHG emissions".
Friendly alternative fuel
Friendly alternative fuel
Switch to a more environmentally friendly alternative fuel (LNG - Hydrogen).
Shore connection; Smoke filtration systems ("scrubbers") or water treatment; smart steering; waste heat recovery.
Turn to "clean" propulsion processes.
Inventing sustainable, low-carbon maritime transport
From the design phase called "Eco-design", AXIMA Marine offers its customers equipment and services that combine energy consumption control, technical feasibility and customer needs.
From eco-design to energy efficiency audits, to the design and operation of low-carbon HVAC and refrigeration solutions for ships, AXIMA Marine has a wide range of expertise that gives it great legitimacy.
Its expert refrigeration teams develop refrigeration solutions using natural and low-carbon refrigerants. In addition, our innovative test facilities, climatic test bench, allow our teams to test and qualify all our developments.
Our decarbonated marine refrigeration solutions.
Climatic test bench
Our innovative test facilities: the climatic test bench.
A service offer resolutely oriented towards sustainable transport
Focus on the levers of decarbonization of ships according to Axima Marine
Our expertise is dedicated to your needs in heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) and refrigeration. Aware of the challenges of global warming, our expert teams work daily with our suppliers to develop more environmentally friendly products. Axima Marine intervenes on different levels of actions to reduce energy costs step by step:
Some of our achievements
Optimization of the propulsion architecture and energy production to limit consumption.
Optimization of the energy-consuming passenger cabin air treatment system.
NAVAL Group – FREMM Programm
Equip 10 FREMM with a more energy-efficient, reliable and high-performance HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) and CBRN (nuclear, radiological, biological and chemical) protection system.