Delivery

BC Ferries opts for SCHOTTEL propulsion units
Post

BC Ferries opts for SCHOTTEL propulsion units

Four newly built road ferries for Canadian operator BC Ferries are to be fitted with two high-efficiency Twin Propellers from German propulsion manufacturer, SCHOTTEL. These 81-metre vessels will be built to Damen’s Road Ferry 8117 E3 design and known as the Island Class vessels and will be capable of carrying up to 300 passengers and...

MSC Cruises selects Wärtsilä package for dual fuel newbuilds
Post

MSC Cruises selects Wärtsilä package for dual fuel newbuilds

Two new MSC Cruises vessels will feature Wärtsilä’s integrated solutions designed to support and enhance efficiency and environmental sustainability. Wärtsilä will supply French shipyard Chantiers de l‘Atlantique with the package of solutions. Each vessel will be provided with five 14-cylinder Wärtsilä 46DF dual-fuel engines fitted with nitrogen oxide reduction (NOR) units, two Wärtsilä LNGPac fuel...

Dutch short-sea shipper opts for LNG-fuelled newbuilds
Post

Dutch short-sea shipper opts for LNG-fuelled newbuilds

Four new next-generation short-sea cargo vessels ordered by Wijnne & Barends Chartering based in the Netherlands, an affiliate of the Dutch Spliethoff Group, will feature liquefied natural gas (LNG) propulsion and storage systems provided by the technology group Wärtsilä. The ships, which are currently being built at the WuHu Shipyard in China, will be among...

Joint industry report assesses battery safety in ships
Post

Joint industry report assesses battery safety in ships

In collaboration with the Norwegian, Danish and US maritime authorities, battery manufacturers, system integrators, suppliers of fire extinguishing systems, shipyards and shipowners, DNV GL has released a new report on battery safety in ships. The report assesses explosion and fire risks in maritime battery installations and the effectiveness of fire extinguishing systems in the event...

NTNU launches zero-emission waterbus concept, Zeabuz
Post

NTNU launches zero-emission waterbus concept, Zeabuz

The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) has announced the launch of a new company, Zeabuz, that will build mobility solutions to reduce emissions of vehicles using waterways. The climate crisis means that there will be great demand for smart, climate-friendly mobility solutions worldwide. NTNU has been researching ship control and autonomy for many...

Shell to retrofit LNG carriers with Silverstream air lubrication system
Post

Shell to retrofit LNG carriers with Silverstream air lubrication system

Silverstream Technologies has signed a landmark framework agreement for retrofit installation of the Silverstream System on some of the vessels in the Shell International Trading and Shipping Company LNGC fleet. The agreement will see Shell and Silverstream develop a close working relationship for the design, engineering, procurement, and execution of the Silverstream System for Shell’s...

MOL and e5 Lab launch study on hydrogen hybrid pure car carrier
Post

MOL and e5 Lab launch study on hydrogen hybrid pure car carrier

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) and e5 Lab have concluded a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to conduct a joint study of a hybrid pure car carrier (PCC) equipped with a hydrogen fuel cell system and large-capacity batteries. The companies aim to develop a hydrogen hybrid PCC that has no CO2, sulphur oxides, nitrogen oxides or particulate...

CSSC and DNV GL agree to future-proof shipping solutions
Post

CSSC and DNV GL agree to future-proof shipping solutions

Shipbuilding group CSSC has entered into a new strategic partnership with DNV GL to focus on developing future-proof solutions and competencies for shipping in areas such as alternative fuels, environmentally friendly technologies, new vessel designs to meet the IMO greenhouse gas targets, digitalisation and cybersecurity. Other areas of research and exchange include the design and...

Nippon Paint Marine sees growth in coatings business
Post

Nippon Paint Marine sees growth in coatings business

Nippon Paint Marine has announced that the number of its hull coatings at dry-dock increased by 9 per cent this year compared to the company’s 2018 figures. In the 12-month period to June 2019, the marine coatings supplier, a division of Japan’s Nippon Paint, registered increased applications across all ship sectors, with growth in supply...

ABB completes electric propulsion delivery for advanced icebreaking fleet
Post

ABB completes electric propulsion delivery for advanced icebreaking fleet

ABB has completed delivery of electric propulsion systems to the final vessel in a 15-ship series, which will enter service for the Yamal liquefied natural gas (LNG) project. Yakov Gakkel, owned by joint venture between Teekay LNG Partners and China LNG Partners, joins a fleet of 15 specially designed tankers transporting LNG year-round from one...

Wärtsilä and Chinese shipbuilder to jointly develop hybrid vessels
Post

Wärtsilä and Chinese shipbuilder to jointly develop hybrid vessels

Wärtsilä has signed a strategic five-year agreement with Chinese state-owned shipbuilder CSSC Huangpu Wenchong Shipbuilding Company Huangpu Wenchong to develop a hybrid powered dredger, which could possibly extend to other hybrid vessels as well. The purpose of the agreement is to build a cooperation framework and working mechanism for the research and development of hybrid...

Spliethoff selects Wärtsilä to power fuel efficient newbuilds
Post

Spliethoff selects Wärtsilä to power fuel efficient newbuilds

Netherlands-based shipping company Spliethoff has selected Wärtsilä to supply a comprehensive package of solutions for two new state-of-the-art vessels being built for the shipping company at the Fujian Mawei Shipbuilding yard in China. The two DP2-B-type ships have been designed to include the intake of a multi-purpose vessel with Dynamic Positioning station-keeping ability. This makes...