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Boomsma Shipping signs contract with Econowind for VentiFoil installation
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Boomsma Shipping signs contract with Econowind for VentiFoil installation

Boomsma Shipping has announced a collaboration with Netherlands-based eConowind that will result in the installation of two wind-assist VentiFoil units on one of Boomsma’s vessels. The eConowind-units are both integrated in a specially designed Flatrack from which a folding VentiFoil can be deployed, these are ridged aspirated wing profiles acting as sails. The Flatrack is...

Stena Bulk tests tanker on 100 per cent biofuel
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Stena Bulk tests tanker on 100 per cent biofuel

During the coming weeks Stena Bulk will perform a test running an MR tanker on 100 per cent biofuel. The fuel is the MR1-100 biofuel oil, produced from used cooking oil and supplied by Dutch company GoodFuels. The 183 metre long Stena Immortal bunkered 250 tonnes of the biofuel while docked in the port of...

Gasum to supply Preem with renewable marine fuel
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Gasum to supply Preem with renewable marine fuel

Nordic gas sector and energy market expert Gasum has entered into an agreement with Sweden’s largest fuel company Preem to supply their tankers with a new fuel blend consisting of liquefied natural gas and 10 per cent of renewable liquefied biogas. This is the first agreement that involves Gasum delivering a blend containing renewable fuel...

MAN Cryo develops liquefied methane terminal in Swedish port
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MAN Cryo develops liquefied methane terminal in Swedish port

OxGas, a company fully owned by the Port of Oxelösund in Sweden has commissioned MAN Energy Solutions to act as “owners engineer” in the development and construction of a multi-functional terminal for liquefied methane-based fuels in the port of Oxelösund. The terminal will be designed to feed both liquefied natural gas (LNG) and green methane...

Gaslog opts for Nippon hull coating
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Gaslog opts for Nippon hull coating

Piraeus-based gas carrier vessel operator Gaslog has opted to apply Nippon Paint Marine’s A-LF Sea hull coating as part of its current drydocking programme.  Gaslog said that it strives to limit the impact of its operations on the marine environment and pursue optimal operational efficiency across its fleet. With this in mind, anything proven to...

Wärtsilä delivers simulation technology to Finnish university
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Wärtsilä delivers simulation technology to Finnish university

Wärtsilä has delivered a navigation simulator and specific mathematical models to the Satakunta University of Applied Sciences (SAMK) in the city of Rauma, Finland. The simulator and model will be used as an essential enabler in the Intelligent Shipping Technology Test Laboratory (ISTLAB) project, which aims at creating a technically precise testing environment for remotely...

Chugoku launches solvent-free epoxy coating for ballast tanks
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Chugoku launches solvent-free epoxy coating for ballast tanks

Following years of extensive prototype trials in field tests, Chugoku Marine Paints (CMP) is ready to launch a new solvent-free epoxy coating that can be applied to water ballast tanks (WBT) with standard application equipment that meets new Korean regulations under the Atmospheric Environment Conservation Act for the management of volatile organic compounds (VOCs). CMP’s...

Jotun launches Selektope-containing paint products
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Jotun launches Selektope-containing paint products

Norwegian paint-manufacturer Jotun has commercialised two new marine paint products containing I-Tech’s antifouling active agent Selektope. Selektope is an organic, metal-free antifouling active agent added to marine coatings to prevent barnacles from settling on the coated surface by temporarily activating their swimming behaviour with non-fatal effect. This unique antifouling active agent delivers high efficiency in...

EnergySail demonstration and test unit unveiled in Japan
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EnergySail demonstration and test unit unveiled in Japan

Eco Marine Power (EMP) announced that an EnergySail demonstration and test unit has been unveiled at the Onomichi Marine Tech Test Centre (MTTC) in Japan. This full scale version of an EnergySail is an upgrade of the pre-production unit and represents one of the smaller types of EnergySail that will be put into commercial service....

BC Ferries opts for Wärtsilä LNG dual-fuel electric propulsion systems
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BC Ferries opts for Wärtsilä LNG dual-fuel electric propulsion systems

Wärtsilä has been selected to provide an integrated system consisting of the LNG plant, dual-fuel engines, and electrical propulsion system for the latest addition to Vancouver, Canada based BC Ferries’ series of Salish Class vessels. Three similar ferries, all operating on Wärtsilä engines fuelled by LNG, have already been delivered. As with the previous three...

Windship testing confirms at least 30 per per cent annual fuel savings
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Windship testing confirms at least 30 per per cent annual fuel savings

Industry experts, prospective clients in the shipping, commodities and petrochemical sectors together with UK government officials attended the Mitchell – Wolfson Unit Wind Tunnel at the University of Southampton to view the testing of the most recent Windship Technology model in February 2020. The wind tunnel test findings further validated the results of the latest...

Becker Marine introduces wind power project
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Becker Marine introduces wind power project

Becker Marine Systems has announced that it is joining the growing International Windship Association (IWSA) and bringing its WingSail project online. The WingSail generates significant forward thrust on commercial vessels. The operational profile of the vessel will have to be adapted and weather routing is an important part of it, but for long range operation,...