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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...

IMO sulphur 2020 and the role of advanced marine fuel management systems
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IMO sulphur 2020 and the role of advanced marine fuel management systems

Damian McCann, product manager for enginei EFMS, looks at how the IMO’s Sulphur 2020 regulations will put even greater importance on fuel management efficiencies. As IMO Sulphur 2020 draws ever closer, the focus on vessel fuel implications grows ever stronger. In particular it is widely accepted that the costs of refining low sulphur fuel will...

Foreship partners with Vaaka
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Foreship partners with Vaaka

  Private equity investor Vaaka Partners has become the majority shareholder of Foreship, the Finnish company specialising in ship design and engineering. Vaaka Partners’ involvement allows Foreship to draw on an array of financial, business intelligence and industrial advisory expertise from a company portfolio consisting of 4,000 employees and a fund capital base approaching €500...

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...

New BV tool supports equipment certification process
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New BV tool supports equipment certification process

Bureau Veritas Solutions Marine & Offshore has released Veristar Equipment, the latest in its series of digital tools and applications to help make the business of classification and certification more efficient. The new platform enables equipment manufacturers to request and manage online their demands for equipment surveys, monitor the progress of the status of the...

Liberian Registry opens new office in Imabari, Japan
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Liberian Registry opens new office in Imabari, Japan

The Liberian Registry has announced a new office opening in Imabari, Japan. Liberia has been building up its network of full-service offices and representatives in Asia due to the Registry’s continued rapid growth in the region, and this marks the 5th office opened in Asia since 2017. Each expansion allows the Registry to meet the...

ClassNK joins the Getting to Zero Coalition
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ClassNK joins the Getting to Zero Coalition

ClassNK has announced its participation in the “Getting to Zero Coalition”, an international corporate coalition that promotes the decarbonisation of the maritime industry. The Getting to Zero Coalition is an alliance that aims to have commercially viable zero emission vessels powered by zero emission fuels operating along international trade routes by 2030. In order to...

CMA CGM outlines its 2020 compliance route
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CMA CGM outlines its 2020 compliance route

French shipping company CMA CGM Group has confirmed that it will comply with the IMO’s 2020 global sulphur cap by using a combination of liquefied natural gas (LNG), 0.5 per cent or 0.1 per cent sulphur fuel, and advanced air quality systems. The new IMO 2020 low sulphur regulation impacts the global shipping industry and...

Bold strides towards URN reduction
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Bold strides towards URN reduction

Imagine that whenever you ate, slept or made a phone call, a nearby construction team pulled out their jackhammers and started working. This is the everyday experience of countless marine creatures. Whales, dolphins, seals and millions of other underwater species are routinely affected by Underwater Radiated Noise (URN[1]). In-service ships emit a wide range of...

Shipping trio collaborate to tackle IMO 2050 challenge
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Shipping trio collaborate to tackle IMO 2050 challenge

Cargill, Maersk Tankers and Mitsui & Co. have established a strategic collaboration to drive fuel efficient shipping and accelerate the reduction of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from maritime vessels. The three parties have recognised the urgency required to tackle the global issue of climate change and are continually driving progress in their respective lines...

Wärtsilä confirms order for LNG bunkering vessel simulator
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Wärtsilä confirms order for LNG bunkering vessel simulator

Wärtsilä will supply a liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunkering vessel simulator to Malaysian provider of integrated marine solutions, Kasi Group. The simulator will be used to provide hands-on training to those who will be operating LNG bunkering services. “As the global demand for LNG fuel for marine applications increases, the number of LNG bunkering vessels...