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PBES energy storage systems selected for Norwegian electric ferries
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PBES energy storage systems selected for Norwegian electric ferries

Plan B Energy Storage has installed two 1MWh battery systems to newbuild electric ferries operating in Norway. With the PBES battery systems, the Gloppefjord and Eidsfjord ferries will be capable of zero emissions while operating on the main Anda-Lote route in Western Norway. The ferries have been built by Turkey’s Tersan Shipyard and designed by Norway-based...

ETI launches project to identify benefits of fuel saving ship technologies
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ETI launches project to identify benefits of fuel saving ship technologies

The Energy Technologies Institute (EIT) has launched a project to help shipping companies and financiers identify the real-world costs and fuel consumption benefits of using new and existing technologies. £1.8 million has been allocated to the Vessel Technology Assessment System (VTAS) project, which will assess the costs and benefits of installing and retrofitting technologies to...

Eniram launches Skylight 3.0 and enters into exclusive partnership with Concirrus
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Eniram launches Skylight 3.0 and enters into exclusive partnership with Concirrus

Wärtsilä company, Eniram, has launched its SkyLight 3.0 fleet management solution to give deeper insight into vessel performance, while entering into an exclusive partnership with Concirrus to deliver connected marine insurance. Eniram Skylight 3.0 is an update to its subscription-based fleet performance monitoring service. The solution tracks fuel performance and costs, helping shipowners, operators, or...

Rolls-Royce to deliver hybrid system for tug
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Rolls-Royce to deliver hybrid system for tug

Rolls-Royce is to deliver a hybrid propulsion system for a multi-purpose tug, being built at the Nichols Brothers Boat Builders in Washington State. The vessel is the first hybrid propulsion tug to use Rolls-Royce technology and the first hybrid arrangement for Baydelta Maritime LLC. The hybrid system will increase the vessel’s escort capability, enabling the...

Brokering giant urges shipping to prepare for 2020 sulphur cap now to avoid insurance ramifications
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Brokering giant urges shipping to prepare for 2020 sulphur cap now to avoid insurance ramifications

Shipowners and operators must establish strategies now to ensure compliance with the January 1, 2020 Global Sulphur Cap, or else they risk interrogation over their vessels’ seaworthiness and face difficulties when it comes to insurance, states global broker and risk manager, Marsh. In a report just published, Marsh acknowledges its concerns are primarily centred on...

Cleanship Solutions’ MD reveals critical areas of ship performance affected by BWTS
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Cleanship Solutions’ MD reveals critical areas of ship performance affected by BWTS

Ballast water treatment systems (BWTS) are required to prevent the transfer of aquatic species from their native environments to non-native ones where they have the potential to cause detrimental ecological harm. The International Maritime Organization (IMO) regulates this through its International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships’ Ballast Water and Sediments (BWM Convention),...

GE to build digital twin for US Navy
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GE to build digital twin for US Navy

General Electric’s (GE) software and service solutions suite, Predix Asset Performance Management (APM), has been chosen by the US Navy’s Military Sealift Command (MSC) for installation to two of its vessels to optimise performance. The software will be fitted to two replenishment dry cargo ammunition vessels, the William McClean (T-AKE 12) and Medgar Evers (T-AKE...

DSME to implement NAPA 3D ship design software
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DSME to implement NAPA 3D ship design software

Korean shipyard DSME has agreed a deal to use the 3D model-based NAPA Steel software application to manage its vessel design processes, following the completion of a benchmarking evaluation involving multiple vendors. DSME will use the software at both the initial design stages, to handle more frequent and rapid design changes, as well as the...

Hyundai Mipo and LR begin construction of ballast-free LNG-bunkering vessel
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Hyundai Mipo and LR begin construction of ballast-free LNG-bunkering vessel

Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (HMD) and Bernhard Schulte Ship Management are working towards building the first ballast-free liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunkering vessel under construction to Lloyd’s Register (LR) class. In light of increasingly stringent demands made by the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO’s) International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships’ Ballast Water and Sediments...

PureBallast 3 becomes first system to meet G8 testing requirements
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PureBallast 3 becomes first system to meet G8 testing requirements

Alfa Laval’s ballast water treatment system (BWTS), PureBallast 3, has become the first system to meet the revised International Maritime Organization (IMO) G8 testing requirements. The revised G8 guidelines are more stringent than the original ones and more in line with the higher demands the US Coast Guard requires for type approving a BWTS. On...