<span>Propulsion and future fuels</span>

World’s first ammonia ready vessel classed by ABS
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World’s first ammonia ready vessel classed by ABS

An ABS-classed Suezmax tanker ordered by Avin International, the first vessel of a potential order of three vessels, is to be the first ammonia-fuel ready vessel in the world. The landmark 274-meter-long vessel is now under construction at New Times Shipbuilding (NTS), with options for two further vessels. Currently conventionally fueled, the vessel complies with...

Oldendorff bulk carriers first to feature ABB Azipod propulsion
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Oldendorff bulk carriers first to feature ABB Azipod propulsion

German shipowner Oldendorff Carriers has taken delivery of the first of twin self-unloading transshipment newbuilds equipped with ABB’s Azipod propulsion. The delivery saw two 1.9-MW Azipod units installed on each of the 21,500-DWT transshipment bulkers for Germany’s largest bulk carrier owner, as part of a package of electric, digital and connected solutions from ABB. The...

Chevron Marine helps shipowners combat VLSFO engine challenges
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Chevron Marine helps shipowners combat VLSFO engine challenges

Chevron Marine Lubricants has helped shipowners identify and manage a distinctive engine condition challenge associated with the widespread switch to low-sulphur fuels. Some shipowners using very low-sulphur fuel oil (VLSFO) have reported build-up of red deposits on piston crowns and top edges, sometimes combined with red iron burrs in scavenge ports. The deposits are associated...

ABB, Hyundai and HHI-EMD strengthen turbocharger service partnership
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ABB, Hyundai and HHI-EMD strengthen turbocharger service partnership

A new agreement between ABB Turbocharging, Hyundai Global Service (HGS) and Hyundai Heavy Industries’ Engine & Machinery Division (HHI-EMD) has established a ‘total service solution’ for ABB and Hyundai customers, delivering optimal efficiency and emissions performance across the entire vessel. Under the agreement, ABB Turbocharging will support HGS in providing long-term maintenance and service to...

ASKO Maritime secures SCHOTTEL EcoPellers for autonomous RoRos
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ASKO Maritime secures SCHOTTEL EcoPellers for autonomous RoRos

Norwegian operator ASKO Maritime has ordered SCHOTTEL EcoPellers and PumpJets for two new autonomous RoRo ships.  The 67-metre long vessels, which have been designed by Naval Dynamics in Norway and are being built at Cochin Shipyard (CSL) in India, will have full battery-electric propulsion and are designed for transporting trailers across Oslo Fjord between two...

SPBES and MJR Power partner to expand hybrid electric propulsion offering
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SPBES and MJR Power partner to expand hybrid electric propulsion offering

Industrial energy storage experts, Sterling PlanB (SPBES), and technical sales and service company MJR Power & Automation have announced a new partnership agreement, aimed at expanding access to purpose-designed energy storage solutions to UK-based customers in marine markets. Together, they increase access to hybrid and fully electric propulsion and power solutions throughout the sector. The...

Carnival chooses Shell Marine lubricants for 89 ships
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Carnival chooses Shell Marine lubricants for 89 ships

Shell Marine has been awarded a multi-year contract to provide marine lubricants to cruise line operator Carnival Corporation’s global fleet of 89 ships. Carnival will also offset the carbon dioxide emissions from the marine lubricants it purchases from Shell, through Shell’s nature-based carbon credits. Joris van Brussel, general manager, Shell Marine, said: “Shell Marine is...

ABS joins the International Windship Association
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ABS joins the International Windship Association

ABS has announced today that it has joined the International Windship Association (IWSA), the not-for-profit organisation that promotes and helps facilitate the uptake of direct wind propulsion solutions for commercial shipping. ABS has become increasingly involved with wind propulsion over the last few years and released their guidelines for Wind Assisted Propulsion System Installation in...

Phoenician Energy’s aluminium air battery chosen to join Yara’s accelerator program
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Phoenician Energy’s aluminium air battery chosen to join Yara’s accelerator program

Yara Marine Technologies started the Yara Marine X program earlier this year to accelerate start-ups that are pioneering green marine technologies. Following months of search, Phoenician Energy’s aluminium-air batteries have been chosen as the winner. “Phoenician Energy’s use of aluminium-air battery technology for the maritime industry, triggered our scientists’ curiosity. Their container battery is especially...

WPI receives more than $200K to examine the conversion of plastics into ship fuel
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WPI receives more than $200K to examine the conversion of plastics into ship fuel

A research project led by chemical engineers from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) that will examine how to convert marine plastics into ship fuel has received a two-year US $259,299 grant from the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) 2026 Idea Machine competition. The project, “Probabilistic Analysis of Converting Marine-Borne Plastics into Usable Fuels,” will explore converting marine...

Blue World Technologies acquires manufacturer of fuel cell components
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Blue World Technologies acquires manufacturer of fuel cell components

Danish Power Systems has been acquired by Blue World Technologies to accelerate product development and optimise Blue World Technologies’ development of methanol fuel cell components and systems.  The transaction follows the acquisition Blue World Technologies made in August 2019, where the company initially bought 15 per cent of the shares in Danish Power Systems. The...