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Wärtsilä signs optimised maintenance agreement with Canadian ferry operator
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Wärtsilä signs optimised maintenance agreement with Canadian ferry operator

Wärtsilä has entered into a customised five-year optimised maintenance agreement with Canadian ferry operator Societé des Traversiers du Quebec (STQ). The agreement covers the F.A. Gauthier, a 133 metres long ferry operating with Wärtsilä 34DF dual-fuel engines and other Wärtsilä equipment. Signing of the agreement took place in the second quarter of 2021 and there...

Fuelsave secures €3.4M to boost development of fuel-saving tech
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Fuelsave secures €3.4M to boost development of fuel-saving tech

German green technology developer Fuelsave has won an investment of €3.4 million from Dreamcraft Ventures for its fuel and emissions saving technology, FS Marine+.  FS Marine+ helps owners and operators to reduce fuel consumption of marine diesel-powered engines and auxiliary systems by 10-15 per cent, and emissions of CO2 by 10-15 per cent and nitrogen...

Case study: Pleiades Shipping secures Alfa Laval PureSOx agreement
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Case study: Pleiades Shipping secures Alfa Laval PureSOx agreement

Family-owned Pleiades Shipping Agents S.A. is a medium-size ship owning and management company specialised in tanker trade. The company has committed to Alfa Laval’s PureSOx scrubbers with an Alfa Laval Service Agreement, which includes critical spares, sensor exchange, connectivity and more, to secure compliance with emission limits. Fuel savings Headquartered in Greece, Pleiades Shipping Agents...

Navigator Gas awarded DNV AiP for ammonia-fuelled gas carrier
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Navigator Gas awarded DNV AiP for ammonia-fuelled gas carrier

Navigator Gas has been awarded a new Approval in Principle (AiP) for an ammonia-fuelled gas carrier design from DNV. An industrywide consortium, including MAN Energy solutions, Babcock International, and the Norwegian Maritime Authority (NMA), has collaborated with Navigator Gas to achieve the Approval in Principle (AiP) from DNV. The new gas carrier design has been...

AYRO raises €10.5M to boost development of wingsail technology
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AYRO raises €10.5M to boost development of wingsail technology

AYRO, a start-up that designs and delivers wind propulsion hybrid systems for maritime transport has raised €10.5 million capital from Ocean Zero (USA), Bpifrance (France) and Mer Invest (France). AYRO designs, manufactures and sells Oceanwings, a wingsail technology that has proven to decrease fuel consumption on cargo ships by as much as 45 per cent....

University of Portsmouth wins £1.5M to develop green hydrogen energy system
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University of Portsmouth wins £1.5M to develop green hydrogen energy system

A project led by the University of Portsmouth has been awarded £1.5 million to help develop and demonstrate a green hydrogen energy system within Portsmouth International Port. The Shipping, Hydrogen & Port Ecosystems UK (SHAPE UK) project was named as one of the winning projects of the £23 million Clean Maritime Demonstration Competition, funded by the Department for Transport,...

SEA-KIT wins funding for zero-emission hydrogen fuel cell
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SEA-KIT wins funding for zero-emission hydrogen fuel cell

SEA-KIT International, designer and builder of Uncrewed Surface Vessels (USVs), has won funding to install an innovative PCB-based hydrogen fuel cell, engineered by project partner Bramble Energy, on its 12m USV Maxlimer to demonstrate zero emission maritime operations. SEA-KIT secured the grant through the recent Clean Maritime Demonstration Competition (CMDC) – Strand 2. The project,...

Nautilus Labs and TotalEnergies expand fleet optimisation partnership
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Nautilus Labs and TotalEnergies expand fleet optimisation partnership

Nautilus Labs has expanded its project with TotalEnergies to optimise fleet performance and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from a chartered liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier fleet. The partnership with Nautilus Labs started in November 2020 and has since been expanded to the full long-term chartered fleet. TotalEnergies works with various owners and required a...

ClassNK publishes guidelines for ships using alternative fuels
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ClassNK publishes guidelines for ships using alternative fuels

ClassNK has released its “Guidelines for Ships Using Alternative Fuels” including updates on the safety requirements for ships using ammonia as fuel. Ammonia has captured attention as a zero carbon fuel. Appropriate safety measures are required for ammonia as it is toxic to humans and corrosive to materials, while specific international standards for the use...

Windward launches Data for Decarbonisation programme
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Windward launches Data for Decarbonisation programme

Predictive intelligence company Windward has launched the Data for Decarbonisation programme (D4D), a partnership aimed to increase transparency and foster collaboration within the maritime industry by leveraging the power of big data and artificial intelligence (AI).  The programme aims to create large datasets gathered from all stakeholders in the maritime trade industry to build AI...

Zinus secures contract for autonomous ferry charging systems
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Zinus secures contract for autonomous ferry charging systems

Zinus has secured a new contract with Norwegian Electric Systems (NES) for the delivery of autonomous charging systems to two ferry connections in Nordland. The ferries will be operated by Fjord1 from December 1, 2022.  The autonomous charging solution by Zinus will be used for electrification of the ferry connections Bognes-Skarberget and Drag-Kjøpsvik in Nordland...