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Maersk selects Wärtsilä’s automated propulsion control system
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Maersk selects Wärtsilä’s automated propulsion control system

Maersk has selected Wärtsilä’s propulsion control system and advanced alarm and control system for installation to six of the company’s newbuildings. The Nacos PCS/MCS Platinum is a fully integrated automation package designed to optimise main engine propulsion efficiency, deliver fuel savings and lower operational costs. The energy saving features include power management, and logic for...

GTT receives AiP for cargo containment system
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GTT receives AiP for cargo containment system

GTT has received an Approval in Principle (AiP) from Bureau Veritas for its new cargo containment system (CCS), designed to store marine grade liquefied natural gas (LNG). The CCS, named NO96 Flex, benefits from NO96 technology as well as the use of an efficient foam panel insulation. The NO96 technology features insulating panels that are...

Eliminating energy waste through ship propulsion automation
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Eliminating energy waste through ship propulsion automation

Most vessels voyaging the world’s oceans at this moment in time are wasting energy, no matter how sophisticated the machinery on board, and inadequacies in the overall management of vessel speed and fuel consumption are to blame. Think of a cyclist competing in a race in the Alps; rarely would you see these athletes trying...

ABS grants AiP to TECHNOLOG containerised LNG system
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ABS grants AiP to TECHNOLOG containerised LNG system

ABS has granted Approval in Principle (AIP) to TECHNOLOG for a portable liquefied natural gas (LNG) fuel gas container system. The system will come in 20 and 40-foot containers and is designed to be filled at land-based LNG terminals. The containers will be shipped to vessels via rail, road, or cargo before being loaded on-board...

Yaskawa/The Switch to supply DC-Hubs for Wärtsilä and Teekay hybrid tankers
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Yaskawa/The Switch to supply DC-Hubs for Wärtsilä and Teekay hybrid tankers

Yaskawa Environmental Energy / The Switch, a specialist in advanced drive train technology, has signed a contract to provide 16 DC-Hubs and 32 frequency converters for a new shuttle tanker concept developed by Teekay and Wärtsilä. Each of the four tankers, which will be built by Samsung Heavy Industries in South Korea, will feature eight...

Maersk tanker retrofitted with wind propulsion technology
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Maersk tanker retrofitted with wind propulsion technology

A product tanker owned by Maersk has been fitted with two 20-metre tall Norsepower Rotor Sails to cut fuel consumption and emissions between 7 and 10 per cent on typical global shipping routes. The Maersk Pelican features large, cylindrical mechanical sails that operate based on the Magnus effect. Wind hits the spinning Rotor Sails, causing...

Grimaldi newbuilds to feature Silverstream air lubrication technology
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Grimaldi newbuilds to feature Silverstream air lubrication technology

Italian shipowner Grimaldi Group has chosen Silverstream Technologies’ air lubrication system for installation to 12 hybrid RoRo vessels to be built over the next three years. Silverstream’s technology produces a thin layer of bubbles beneath the surface of the vessel, reducing the resistance between the vessel’s hull and the water. This improves operational efficiency by...

Dual-fuel LNG engine converted to ethane
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Dual-fuel LNG engine converted to ethane

A slow-speed marine diesel engine has been successfully converted to operate on ethane as a fuel. The ABS-classed Navigator Aurora underwent conversion of its main engine from a MAN B&W 6S50ME-C8.2-GI dual fuel heavy fuel oil (HFO)/liquefied natural gas (LNG) burning engine, to a dual fuel HFO/ethane 6S50ME-C-GIE engine at Frederikshavn in Denmark. The conversion,...

I-Tech develops dissolvable packaging for antifouling ingredient
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I-Tech develops dissolvable packaging for antifouling ingredient

Swedish company I-Tech has developed a new drop-in, dust-free dissolvable packaging system to improve the way antifouling ingredient, Selektope, is added to marine coatings during manufacturing. Selektope is an organic, non-metal molecule that works by stimulating the receptors of any barnacle larvae as they come in to contact with it on the surface of a...

WinGD, Wärtsilä, and GTT collaborate on LNG development
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WinGD, Wärtsilä, and GTT collaborate on LNG development

WinGD, Wärtsilä, and GTT have announced a collaboration partnership to streamline the use of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a marine fuel. LNG, which has virtually no sulphur content, produces 80 per cent less nitrogen oxides (NOx) and 30 per cent less CO2 emissions than conventional marine fuels, is growing as a marine fuel thanks...

Rolls-Royce launches marine energy storage system
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Rolls-Royce launches marine energy storage system

Rolls-Royce has announced it is to launch a lithium-ion based energy storage system specifically for ships. SAVe Energy is a liquid cooled battery system with a modular design to enable the product to scale according to energy and power requirements. The energy storage unit (ESU) has been class approved by DNV GL and is compliant...

Californian ferry opts for Ecospeed hull coating
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Californian ferry opts for Ecospeed hull coating

A Golden Gate Bridge ferry has opted for Subsea Industries’ Ecospeed coating, marking the first application of Ecospeed to a ferry operating in California. The ferry M.S Marin, owned and operated by Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District, has received application of the coating to its hull and will now undergo performance evaluation. Since...