The gearbox OptixDrive lower fuel consumption with up to 25% for ships with shaft generator - Enabling main engines to run on variable (optimal) rpm instead of fixed rpm


  • Tests show that OptixDrive can lower fuel consumption with as much as 25% (700 ton fuel per ship and year) through enabling the main engine to run on "combination mode"
  • 95% of all blackouts onboard will be eliminated since OptixDrive gives you the buffer time needed to start your emergency generator before the ship goes pitch black
  • In average OptixDrive is estimated to save 500 ton fuel per ship and year, meaning lowering emissions with as much as 1500 ton CO2







   How does it work?

  • Transmission is installed between the Power Take Out (PTO) and the shaft generator
  • Gearbox uses hydraulic power to compensate for reduced primary speed and adjusts the secondary speed to the generator's prefered rpm
  • Your shaft generator can be connected from idling up to maximum rpm - saving hundreds of tons of fuel annually & lower emissions of CO2, NOx & SOx
  • 95% of all "blackouts" onboard are eliminated through the rpm compensation continuing below idling rpm - resulting in the buffert time needed for starting auxiliary generators taking over electrical power production onboard
  • Optixdrive is provided in different models (e.g. 1,0 / 1,2 / 1,5) with a power range up to 3,5MW
  • Installation is adaptive and can fit your specific vessel with no docking or "off hire" needed during the job that takes approximately 24h


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Optixdrive is estimated to save as much as 1 500 tons of CO2 per ship & year

To give an overview of the potential environmental impact, imagine the effect of the world wide fleet of 7 000 ships using shaft generators:

  • 1 500 ton less CO2 per year x 7 000 ships = 10 500 000 ton CO2

We believe that Optixdrive has the possibility to have a serious positive effect on the shipping industry's total emission of CO2, NOx & SOx.







Swedish company specialised in marine powertrain efficiency

  • The OptixMarine Team belive that the shipping industry has a sustainable furutre and together we have more than 25 years experience in marine technology
  • OptixMarine's goal is to provide the best plattform for saving the environment, reducing annual running costs & increasing safety onboard
  • Long term, we want to use this technology to help our customers to reduce CO2 emissions with 375 thousands tons annually by the end of 2019

We are proud to be backed by The Swedish Innovation Agency VINNOVA along with The European Commission that has chosen OptixMarine AB for the SME Instrument Phase 1 program, or as they refer to it: "Champions league among smaller companies based on highest growth potential, a program that give them every chance to succeed."


 OptixMarine welcomes you onboard







2017 May - The world first OptixDrive 1.5 is now produced

The world first OptixDrive is now produced, just in time for the Norshipping fair in Oslo
Visit us in OptixMarines booth T03-05a  at Norshipping 2017


2017 April - The first gearbox housing is ready for assembly

The casting of the first aluminum housing is done and processed. It is now on its way to
our workshop for assembly.

2017 March - OptixMarine team increases

We welcome Marcus Lagestrand to the team. Marcus takes the seat as Sales manager. He comes previously from Bosch Rexroth and Consilium.

2017 February - OptixMarine will launch a new product at the Nor-Shipping fair in Oslo

Optixmarine will present yet another revolutionary aid for shipowners to optimise their ships. Fuel reductions up to 5-10% and return of investment under 1 year. This product can be used combined with all other optimisation systems and results in lower exhaust temperatures, higher ME power output and lower maintenance costs.

2017 January - OptixMarine will attend the Nor-Shipping fair in Oslo

Optixmarine will attend the Nor-shipping fair in Oslo may 30th through june 2nd. Visit us in the Swedish pavilion in hall T.

2016 December - Team OptixMarine say thank you all for this year

2016 Has been a interesting and prosperous year for OptixMarine Ab and our product OptixDrive. We wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy new year!  

2016 November - OptixMarine receives The SKAPA Foundation's National diploma of Honor

OptixMarine´s CTO Torbjörn Lundh Received the Diploma of Honor during a gala in Stockholm on September 10th.

We also welcome Johannes Forssén to the team. Johannes takes the seat as Process control manager.

2016 October - OptixDrive winner of Stena Line Propeller Prize 2016

We are proud to announce that our CTO Torbjörn Lundh on 13 October received the marine technology award "Stena Line Propeller Prize 2016" at Näringslivsdagen in Karlskrona.

2016 September - OptixMarine celebrates a successfull fair at SMM in Hamburg

We could not have imagined the amount of positive response that we received from shipping and chartering companies. The customer book is now full with new leads and we would like to thank every that visited us during the fair.

2016 August - OptixMarine moves in to new office at Lindholmen Science Park

OptixMarine will have a new visiting address (from October 2016) in Gothenburg and you will find us at Lindholmen Science Park - An international collaborative environment for innovation, research and education within Transportation and other relevant industries.

2016 June - OptixMarine will Exhibits on SMM in Hamburg 6-9 September

Meet OptixMarine on SMM in Hamburg 6-9 September in Hall B3.OG stand 113. Contact us for setting up a meeting during the fair.

2016 May - OptixMarine receives The SKAPA Foundation's Innovation Award for region west

OptixMarine´s CTO Torbjörn Lundh has been chosen as a finalist from region west in The SKAPA Foundation's award "SKAPA Utvecklingspris" - the national final will be held in November in Stockholm, were the total winner will be announced.

2016 April - Preparations for installation onboard Astoria progressing

We have since the beginning of the year expanded Team OptixMarine and been working intensely with preparing the installation onboard Astoria. Along the way several design improvements have been done, for enabling even higher efficiency at the main engines optimal rpm. Production has started and installation is planned during Q2 2017.

2016 March - OptixDrive shortlisted for Green Ship Technology Award 2016

We have received the information that OptixDrive has been shortlisted for The Green Ship Technology Award 2016 and the winner will be announced at the price ceremony 16 March at Admiral Hotel in Copenhagen.

2016 February - The European Commission  invests in OptixMarine AB

The European Commission has chosen OptixDrive for their SME Instrument as one of the breakthrough innovations with a promising potential to contribute to EU’s environmental program ”Horizon 2020”, helping the global shipping industry with lowering their fuel consumption and environmental impact. Together we believe that the shipping industry has a sustainable future, you are welcome to join us.

2016 January -  Jakob Johansson joins Team OptixMarine

We are very happy to have recruited Jakob Johansson, product development specialist with hands-on experience from developing front end technology within the Norwegian offshore industry, that will take lead on OptixDrive's roadmap.

2015 December - Sweden's Innovation Agency VINNOVA Invests in Optixmarine AB

We are glad to announce that VINNOVA has decided to invest in OptixMarine AB, supporting the implementation of OptixDrive on ships world wide.

2015 November - OptixDrive is Now Ready for Sale in The Range 1,0-1,5 MW

Other models, e.g. the 3,5 MW version, will be ready for deliver during 2017. Contact us if you would like a template for calculating your ROI.

2015 October - OptixDrive Awarded Innovation of The Year by Gothenburg Inventor Association

Our CTO Torbjörn Lundh proudly received the award for Innovation of The Year by Göteborgs Uppfinnarförening during a ceremony held at Chalmers Lindholmen in Gothenburg, Sweden. We are very grateful for this award and would like to thank everyone that has been working together for arranging the ceremony.

2015 September - OptixMarine at Donsö Shipping Meet 1-2 September 2015

Donsö Shipping Meet 2015 is now over and together with almost 1150 participants we are very pleased with the prosperous planning of the convention. Many contacts have been made and a great interest have been shown for OptixDrive. All eyes are, from now and forward, pointing towards the upcoming installation onboard Veritas Astoria (AB veritas tankers).

2015 August - OptixMarine Welcomes The Veritas Tankers Fleet to The Optixdrive Family

We are proud to announce that Rederi AB Veritas Tankers Donsö have chosen OptixDrive on all their vessels, installations is planned for 2017.





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