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MPC Container Ships retrofits scrubbers for 2020
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MPC Container Ships retrofits scrubbers for 2020

MPC Container Ships has confirmed the purchase of five scrubbers for compliance with the IMO’s 2020 global 0.5 per cent sulphur cap. The scrubbers will be installed across five separate vessels. The agreement also includes the option for scrubbers for a further 50 vessels for installation in 2019 and 2020. MPC Container Ships will evaluate...

Viking Line selects ABB marine automation system
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Viking Line selects ABB marine automation system

A Viking Line cruise ferry is to be fitted with an ABB Ability System 800xA marine automation system, providing complete power, propulsion, and vessel management under one platform. The marine automation system enables crew and onshore teams to get a comprehensive overview of all the information needed to operate the vessel safely and efficiently. The...

ForSea converts diesel ferries to battery power
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ForSea converts diesel ferries to battery power

ForSea (formerly HH Ferries Group) has converted two of its diesel powered ferries to battery propulsion technology. Tycho Brahe and Aurora have been retrofitted with ABB 4160 kWh batteries as well as battery racks, energy storage control systems and ABB’s Onboard DC Grid power distribution technology. The vessels will continue to operate along the 4km...

Kongsberg and Leclanché offer hybrid battery solutions
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Kongsberg and Leclanché offer hybrid battery solutions

Kongsberg Maritime has partnered with Leclanché, an energy storage solution company, to provide batteries and energy storage solutions to the marine industry. Leclanché’s batteries will be integrated into Kongsberg’s hybrid solutions. Leclanché will deliver battery systems for 9 vessels totalling 45MWh. The first project to be jointly executed will be Yara Birkeland, the world’s first...

Polar research vessel fitted with Optimarin BWTS
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Polar research vessel fitted with Optimarin BWTS

The Norwegian Polar Institute’s newbuild research vessel Kronprins Haakon has been fitted with an Optimarin ballast water treatment system (BWTS). The United States Coast Guard (USCG) type approved system is based on UV technology. The chosen BWTS for the Kronprins Haakon has a flow rate of 167m3/h. The BWTS will eliminate all organisms carried in...

TORM shows support for scrubbers
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TORM shows support for scrubbers

TORM has committed to the installation of scrubbers on up to 39 of its vessels following a joint venture with scrubber manufacturer ME Production and Guangzhou Shipyard International (GSI). The joint venture, ME Production China, will manufacture and install scrubbers in China and deliver them to a range of maritime industry customers for both newbuildings...

Babcock Schulte Energy takes delivery of LNG supply vessel
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Babcock Schulte Energy takes delivery of LNG supply vessel

Babcock International has completed and delivered a first of its kind liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunker supply vessel to meet the growing demand for LNG powered ships. The vessel Kairos, which has been delivered to Babcock Schulte Energy (BSE), a 50:50 joint venture between Babcock and Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (BSM), will be deployed to the...

MAN pledges incentives for LNG propulsion
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MAN pledges incentives for LNG propulsion

MAN Energy Solutions has pledged to stimulate decarbonisation of the shipping industry by subsidising shipowners that convert their engines to gas derived fuel up to EUR 2 million. Wayne Jones OBE, chief sales officer and representative for MAN Energy Solutions at a conference held in Greece confirmed: “MAN Energy Solutions believes fully in its technology,...

Holland America upgrades vessels with shore power connectors
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Holland America upgrades vessels with shore power connectors

Holland America Line has announced it will retrofit three of its vessels with ABB shore power connectors to enable the ships to plug into the electrical grid when in port. The ABB shore connection technology allows ships to turn off all engines and switch to electricity generated in a power plant on shore. This both...

Scorpio Bulkers opts for scrubbers for 2020
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Scorpio Bulkers opts for scrubbers for 2020

Scorpio Bulkers has agreed letters of intent with suppliers, engineering firms, and ship repair facilities to cover the purchase and installation of marine scrubbers. The scrubbers will cover all of Scorpio Bulkers’ owned and finance leased Kamsarmax and Ultramax vessels between the second quarter of 2019 and the third quarter of 2020. The Scrubbers and...

Stena confirms 21 scrubber deal with Bluesoul
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Stena confirms 21 scrubber deal with Bluesoul

Stena Bulk has signed a turnkey scrubber solution agreement with Chinese Bluesoul to equip fifteen of its Suezmax and IMOIIMAX fleet vessels with scrubbers. The agreement includes the option for 6 further installations prior to 2020. The shipping company says that scrubbers will ensure its fleets are well equipped for compliance with the IMO’s 2020...

Thordon strengthens distribution network for cleaner seas
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Thordon strengthens distribution network for cleaner seas

Thordon Bearings has signed sales and distribution agreements with St. Petersburg-based Industrial & Marine Projects (IMPRO) and Tallinn’s Marine Ecology Equipment (MEE) as the company anticipates the introduction of more stringent pollution rules for European waterways. New distributors of Thordon’s products across Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Russia and Azerbaijan coincides with concerns that more should be...