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PPG hull coating proves vessel power efficiency in new study
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PPG hull coating proves vessel power efficiency in new study

PPG has announced results from a study that concluded vessels using its fouling release and antifouling coatings show improved speed and power performance. The study, which was conducted in collaboration with DNV GL, used the classification society’s hull performance analysis methodology to analyse the performance of various major vessel types. These included liquified natural gas...

Wes Amelie retrofit plans to run on synthetic natural gas
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Wes Amelie retrofit plans to run on synthetic natural gas

MAN Energy Solutions and Wessels Marine have announced a technical showcase whereby the 2017-retrofitted Wes Amelie, a 1,036-teu feeder containership, will use liquefied Synthetic Natural Gas (SNG) produced from renewable electrical energy as drop-in fuel. The companies are cooperating on the Wes Amelie project with Nauticor, the LNG transportation company, and Unifeeder, the charter company....

MAN’s new controller platform passes type approval test
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MAN’s new controller platform passes type approval test

MAN Energy Solutions’ electronic ‘ME’ engine portfolio has announced that its ‘Triton’ platform recently passed its TAT (Type Approval Test) in Japan. Triton is a new controller platform that will be introduced as a fully localised product, beginning from 2020. It provides increased engine flexibility for improved performance due to higher computational power and more...

Shell Marine signs fleet wide lubricants contract with CCCC Dredging
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Shell Marine signs fleet wide lubricants contract with CCCC Dredging

CCCC Dredging (Group) of China has signed a contract with Shell Marine for the supply of marine lubricants and technical services for the Chinese company’s fleet. Shell Marine will provide a comprehensive all-in-one service, reliably supplying lubricants and technical services around the clock wherever they are needed. In addition to the supply of Shell Marine’s...

ExxonMobil launches high-performance lubricant oil for modern gas engines
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ExxonMobil launches high-performance lubricant oil for modern gas engines

ExxonMobil has launched Mobil Pegasus 610 Ultra, a high-performance lubricant formulated for use in modern medium- and high-speed four cycle gas engines operating on fuels containing corrosive materials such as hydrogen sulphide and halogens. The oil was developed and tested in collaboration with Infinis, one of the UK’s largest renewable power generators. Landfill and biogases...

CWind Taiwan rolls out Reygar remote monitoring across CTV fleet
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CWind Taiwan rolls out Reygar remote monitoring across CTV fleet

CWind Taiwan has adopted Reygar’s advanced remote monitoring system, BareFLEET, onboard its fleet of crew transfer vessels (CTVs). The BareFLEET system has been connected to each vessel’s existing systems and collects data to track health and performance, informing the crew and operations team of potential maintenance issues before they become serious and result in unscheduled...

Fischer Panda to supply electric propulsion system for autonomous ship
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Fischer Panda to supply electric propulsion system for autonomous ship

Fischer Panda UK has announced a contract to supply, install and commission a complete electric propulsion system for the Mayflower Autonomous Ship (MAS) project. The installation includes motors, batteries, diesel generators and associated power and control electronics, which will help the vessel successfully achieve its unmanned Atlantic crossing, scheduled for September 2020. The voyage, from...

Maersk harnesses wind power to cut fuel consumption by 8.2%
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Maersk harnesses wind power to cut fuel consumption by 8.2%

A Maersk Tankers product tanker has achieved fuel savings of 8.2 per cent in a one-year period by harnessing wind power. A joint project including Maersk Tankers, Norsepower, the Energy Technologies Institute (ETI), and Shell International Trading and Shipping Company, fitted the product tanker Maersk Pelican with two Norsepower Rotor Sails in August 2018. From...

German RoPax to receive Wärtsilä retrofit to improve environmental efficiency
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German RoPax to receive Wärtsilä retrofit to improve environmental efficiency

A RoPax ferry owned by German operator Aktien-Gesellschaft ‘Ems’ (AG Ems) is undergoing a retrofit by Wärtsilä to reduce the vessel’s environmental footprint in the Wadden Sea, a UNESCO World Heritage listed area in the south eastern end of the North Sea. The retrofit will enable the ‘Münsterland’ to utilise liquefied natural gas (LNG) as...

Wärtsilä and Norsepower partnership to strengthen wind propulsion market
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Wärtsilä and Norsepower partnership to strengthen wind propulsion market

Technology company Wärtsilä and wind propulsion systems provider Norsepower have signed a service cooperation agreement enabling Norsepower to order service work from Wärtsilä and for Wärtsilä to pursue and sell Norsepower Rotor Sail projects with support from Norsepower. Under the collaboration, Norsepower will be able to work at scale and further strengthen its customer service...

MOL joins the International Windship Association
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MOL joins the International Windship Association

Tokyo headquartered MOL O.S.K. Lines has announced that it is joining the International Windship Association (IWSA) as a full member. The news comes following the recent AIP approval for the Wind Challenger, wind-assisted vessel design by Class NK. As an IWSA member, MOL will bring substantial experience and industry know-how on wind-assisted and primary wind...

Norwegian OSVs secure Wärtsilä hybrid propulsion package
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Norwegian OSVs secure Wärtsilä hybrid propulsion package

Norway-based operator Atlantic Offshore has confirmed it is to convert two of its offshore supply vessels (OSVs) to hybrid propulsion using Wärtsilä’s battery hybrid packages. The conversion will help the vessels reduce fuel consumption and environmental impact. 746 kWh battery hybrid systems will be installed on the ‘Ocean Star’ and ‘Ocean Art’. Both ships were...