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Cat chooses Yaskawa Environmental Energy / The Switch electric drive train tech
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Cat chooses Yaskawa Environmental Energy / The Switch electric drive train tech

Finland-headquartered Yaskawa Environmental Energy / The Switch has signed a contract with Caterpillar (Cat) to deliver an innovative package of electric drive train technology for a series of bulk carriers. The ships will feature Cat Marine’s Twin Fin concept, offering optimal reliability, efficiency and performance. In total, The Switch will be providing deliveries of two...

WinGD wins type approval for biggest and most powerful dual-fuel engines
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WinGD wins type approval for biggest and most powerful dual-fuel engines

Winterthur Gas & Diesel (WinGD) has received type approval for the biggest and most powerful LNG-fuelled engines ever built. Class society Bureau Veritas (BV) awarded the approval for WinGD’s dual-fuelled 12X92DF engines, the first series of which is currently being built by China State Shipbuilding Corp (CSSC) and will power nine ultra-large container ships (ULCS)...

ExxonMobil introduces multi-fuel marine cylinder oil
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ExxonMobil introduces multi-fuel marine cylinder oil

ExxonMobil is introducing Mobilgard 540 X, the latest addition to its advanced MobilGard cylinder oil range. The lubricant is specifically formulated for use with both 0.1 per cent and 0.5 per cent sulphur fuels and liquefied natural gas (LNG) and will be available from June 2020. Mobilgard 540 X is designed to meet the advanced...

Lubrizol joins the Getting to Zero Coalition
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Lubrizol joins the Getting to Zero Coalition

The Lubrizol Corporation has become the first lubricant additive technology supplier to join the Getting to Zero Coalition. The Getting to Zero Coalition is an international group currently endorsed by 14 governments and composed of more than 100 organisations. It aims to drive the development of commercially viable, zero-emissions deep-sea ships by 2030. This partnership...

Danish operator selects Wärtsilä propulsion solutions for high-speed ferry
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Danish operator selects Wärtsilä propulsion solutions for high-speed ferry

Danish operator Molslinjen has selected Wärtsilä to provide the propulsion solutions for its new 115 metres long high-speed ferry. The vessel is being built by Austal at the Australian shipbuilder’s yard in the Philippines. It will feature four Wärtsilä 31 engines, recognised by Guinness World Records as being the world’s most efficient 4-stroke diesel engine,...

Scandlines installs Norsepower rotor sails on ferry
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Scandlines installs Norsepower rotor sails on ferry

Ferry operator Scandlines has announced the successful installation of Norsepower’s Rotor Sail Solution. This was completed in just hours during a scheduled overnight stop on board the Scandlines’ hybrid ferry M/V Copenhagen. The M/V Copenhagen, a hybrid passenger ferry operating between Rostock, Germany and Gedser, Denmark, was retrofitted with a Norsepower Rotor Sail unit measuring...

New coating makes impact on bulk sector
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New coating makes impact on bulk sector

A new coating developed to deliver greater protection to bulk carrier cargo holds has gained considerable market acceptance with almost 40 applications since its official introduction in August last year. Nippon Paint Marine’s new Neoguard Toughness has already been applied to the holds of 37 bulk carriers operated by various owners. “We developed Neoguard Toughness...

e5 Consortium established to promote zero-emission electric vessel
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e5 Consortium established to promote zero-emission electric vessel

Seven companies have announced the establishment of the “e5 Consortium,” with the goal of establishing new ocean shipping infrastructure services through various initiatives to develop, realise, and commercialise zero-emission electric vessels. The seven companies include Asahi Tanker, Idemitsu Kosan, Exeno Yamamizu Corporation, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance, Tokyo Electric Power Company,...

MOL chooses Wärtsilä solutions for new LNG-fuelled ferries
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MOL chooses Wärtsilä solutions for new LNG-fuelled ferries

Wärtsilä will provide a complete LNG package, comprising the Wärtsilä 31DF engine, gearbox, and LNGPac storage, supply and control system for two new ferries being built on behalf of Ferry Sunflower, a subsidiary of Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL). This newbuild project has been adopted for Japan’s energy conservation rating system for coastal ships, a demonstration...

Japan launches first LNG bunkering vessel
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Japan launches first LNG bunkering vessel

Japan’s first LNG bunker vessel (LBV) has been successfully launched at the Sakaide Works of Kawasaki Heavy Industries. The LBV is scheduled to be delivered at the end of September 2020 and will be the first LBV to be operated in Japan. After the delivery, the LBV will be based at JERA’s Kawagoe Thermal Power...

KOTC retrofits four ships with Wärtsilä Fuel Efficiency Boost
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KOTC retrofits four ships with Wärtsilä Fuel Efficiency Boost

Four vessels owned by Kuwait Oil Tanker Company (KOTC), a subsidiary of Kuwait Petroleum Company (KPC), will have their main engines retrofitted with Wärtsilä’s Fuel Efficiency Boost solution. The modification will reduce fuel consumption and reduce the environmental impact by lowering greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The order with Wärtsilä was placed in the first quarter...

Seaspan opts for Alfa Laval steam solution to support IMO 2020 fuels
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Seaspan opts for Alfa Laval steam solution to support IMO 2020 fuels

Seaspan Ship Management has selected Alfa Laval to help resolve steam balance and redundancy issues connected to sulphur-compliant fuels. The solution, which is an integrated steam boiler plant comprising oil-fired steam production, waste heat recovery, advanced control and connectivity, will soon be implemented on eight Seaspan owned large container ships. Seaspan Ship Management is using...