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EMP publishes key findings from five-year ship solar power study
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EMP publishes key findings from five-year ship solar power study

A five-year study led by Eco Marine Power (EMP) has found that an on-board solar power system combined with DC loads such as lighting can be an effective way to reduce system cost, lower power losses and simplify the overall design. The study, which tested EMP’s Aquarius Marine Solar Power system on-board the high-speed RoRo...

MAN to deliver propulsion systems for LNG-fuelled containerships
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MAN to deliver propulsion systems for LNG-fuelled containerships

MAN Energy Solutions has won the order to provide propulsion systems for two liquefied natural gas (LNG) fuelled containership newbuildings. The order for the 2,535 TEU containerships includes a 7S80 ME-GI Mk 9.5 main engine, 3 × MAN 6L35/44DF GenSets and an MAN Alpha FPP propeller system. Both vessels will operate fully on LNG to...

I-Tech to ramp up production of Selektope in Europe
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I-Tech to ramp up production of Selektope in Europe

Swedish bio-technology innovator I-Tech plans to evaluate the potential for large-scale production of its organic, non-metal antifouling ingredient across Europe. Selektope, chemically known as medetomidine, has been used in the pharmaceutical industry as a sedative in drugs for humans and animals. The molecule was first developed by the University of Gothenburg and Chalmers University, and since then...

Eco Marine Power launches hybrid battery packs
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Eco Marine Power launches hybrid battery packs

Eco Marine Power (EMP) and its partners, Furukawa Battery and Teramoto Iron Works, have launched two UB-50-12 hybrid battery packs for ship, offshore, and land-based renewable energy projects. The battery packs are available in 2.4kWh and 3.6kWh configurations. The batteries include UltraBattery technology, supplied by The Furukawa Battery Company and a battery rack system developed...

WinGD celebrates 100th order of dual-fuel engine
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WinGD celebrates 100th order of dual-fuel engine

WinGD has secured an order for its 100th X-DF marine engine, five years after it was first launched. The low-pressure dual-fuel X-DF engine has been selected by GasLog to reduce NOx and greenhouse gas emissions and comply with the IMO’s 2020 global sulphur in fuel cap. Richard Sadler, chief operations officer, Gaslog said: “When we...

GTT to supply LNG tanks for hybrid cruise icebreaker
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GTT to supply LNG tanks for hybrid cruise icebreaker

GTT has signed a contract with Norwegian shipyard VARD for the supply of liquefied natural gas (LNG) tanks for an expedition Icebreaker that will be the first electric hybrid cruise icebreaker with LNG propulsion. The vessel, which will be operated by PONANT, will be equipped with GTT’s Mark III membrane technology, which optimises the payload...

XALT Energy battery granted type approval by DNV GL
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XALT Energy battery granted type approval by DNV GL

XALT Energy’s XPAND battery system has been granted type approval by DNV GL for application to marine vessels. The XPAND Battery Systems consist of lithium-ion cells, including high-power, high-energy, and ultra-high-energy versions, providing a wide range of performance capabilities to meet specific operational demands. The battery packs are controlled by XALT’s proprietary Battery Management System...

Volvo Penta unveils hybrid propulsion concept for small vessels
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Volvo Penta unveils hybrid propulsion concept for small vessels

Volvo Penta has unveiled a hybrid concept for its Inboard Performance System (IPS). The hybrid configuration will enable small vessels, such as ferries, pilot and supply boats, as well as yachts, to operate using an electric-only mode, completely eliminating emissions, and reducing noise and vibrations. The hybrid configuration includes a lithium-ion battery pack that can...

ABB and Ballard Power Systems to develop zero-emission fuel cell power system
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ABB and Ballard Power Systems to develop zero-emission fuel cell power system

ABB and Ballard Power Systems have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to develop a next-generation fuel cell power system for the shipping industry. The fuel cell power system, which will be jointly designed, developed and validated by ABB and Ballard Power Systems, will have an electrical generating capacity of 3MW (4000 HP) and will...

California port invests $16.8m in electrical infrastructure
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California port invests $16.8m in electrical infrastructure

The Port of Long Beach, California, has confirmed a $16.8m project to build infrastructure for a direct current fast-charging system for the seaport and to support electric-powered, zero-emissions cargo-handling equipment. The Port Advanced Vehicle Electrification (PAVE) Project will design and build charging outlets for almost 40 pieces of electrical terminal equipment at Total Terminals International’s...

ABB to power Virgin Voyages newbuilds
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ABB to power Virgin Voyages newbuilds

ABB is to supply a complete electric power and propulsion package to Virgin Voyages’ new fleet. The first of three 110,000 GT vessels for Virgin Voyages, due for delivery in 2020, will feature an ABB Azipod propulsion system, which has proven to cut fuel consumption up to 15 per cent compared with traditional shaftline propulsion...

ABB to deliver power and automation packages to Indian ferries
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ABB to deliver power and automation packages to Indian ferries

ABB has signed a contract with Cochin Shipyard to deliver an integrated power and automation package to an Indian shipowner for two new passenger ferries. The 1,200 passenger vessels, to be delivered in 2020 will feature generators, main switchboards, transformers, the power management and propulsion control systems, propulsion motors and drives, and an integrated alarm,...