Volvo Penta has now supplied 30,000 Volvo Penta IPS solutions across the marine sectors.
IPS units deliver a unique user experience with up to 30% reduced fuel consumption and 30% less CO2 emissions compared to traditional inboard shafts.
Volvo Penta IPS was a revolution in marine technology when it was first launched to the in 2005. The system’s innovative and unique design has forward-facing, twin counter-rotating propellers that sit below the hull for incredible ‘grip’ of the water. Individually steerable IPS drives are linked to the onboard Joystick Docking function. The joystick makes docking – which is considered one of the most stressful aspects of boating – easier. Volvo Penta IPS provides a range of benefits that vary depending on the type of installation.
Increasing the use of Volvo Penta IPS for Marine Commercial use was one of the company’s commitments to the WWF Climate Saver program – which it has been a part of since 2014. With 30,000 IPS units installed, all with a decrease of up to 30% in fuel consumption and a typical reduction of 15-20% – sometimes up to 30% – of CO2, one can imagine the savings in CO2 emissions that Volvo Penta IPS has helped realize.
Although the numbers are good, Volvo Penta’s Environmental Director, Cecilia Gunnarsson knows more can still be done.
“As we celebrate this milestone, we also remind ourselves that supporting our environment is a continuous commitment,” says Cecilia. “This is why we have worked to make our systems compatible with renewable fuels such as HVO. Additionally, we have our IMO III package for IPS, for the marine sector, which meets the strictest global emission standards.”