Delivery

50m finance scheme to help deliver hybrid power systems
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50m finance scheme to help deliver hybrid power systems

A new finance deal that will allow offshore and marine asset owners to reduce their fuel consumption, costs and emissions has been launched. Blueday Technology, which designs and installs integrated energy systems for energy, marine and maritime customers, has teamed up with sustainable energy infrastructure fund manager SUSI Partners to offer a new financing structure...

Bureau Veritas joins International Windship Association
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Bureau Veritas joins International Windship Association

Paris headquartered classification society Bureau Veritas (BV) is joining the International Windship Association (IWSA), which brings together wind propulsion projects, research organisations and projects and promotes the wind as a credible, viable and increasingly economic option for commercial vessels. BV’s membership will bring a wealth of experience to IWSA and fits well with the association’s longer...

Trio sign strategic agreement on engine digitisation
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Trio sign strategic agreement on engine digitisation

MAN Energy Solutions, Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) and HSD Engine (HSD) have agreed to cooperate in the field of marine engine systems digitisation. The companies will define a framework for a future long-term strategic digital cooperation in the areas of marine engine solutions and auxiliary systems data, the collection and analysis of the...

Improving equipment performance
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Improving equipment performance

Gaining insight into a vessel’s fuel consumption often requires looking at data that is generated from advanced equipment such as sensors and flow metres. However, equipment is not always accurate and 100 per cent reliable, which raises questions around the value of the data in decision-making. A panel discussion hosted by VPO Global and led by...

Schottel and Ulstein partner on automation and digital services
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Schottel and Ulstein partner on automation and digital services

Ship design and building services provider Ulstein and manufacturer of propulsion and steering systems Schottel have announced a new cooperation to deliver automated and digitalised services to the maritime industry. Former Ulstein subsidiary, Ulstein Blue Ctrl, will continue as an independent company under the name Blue CTRL. Both Ulstein and SCHOTTEL will own 50 per...

ABS and MARIN enter JiP to test wind propulsion technology
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ABS and MARIN enter JiP to test wind propulsion technology

ABS and MARIN have launched a Joint Industry Project (JIP) to investigate transparent and validated methods to assess performance of wind-assisted shipping propulsion technologies. The JIP covers the majority of all marketed wind-assisted ship propulsors and aims to overcome barriers to the uptake of these technologies by: Improving methods for transparent performance prediction Using the...

Furukawa FCR batteries obtain ClassNK approval
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Furukawa FCR batteries obtain ClassNK approval

Eco Marine Power (EMP) and the Furukawa Battery Company of Japan (Furukawa Battery) have announced that the FCR series of high performance and recyclable batteries have been accepted for use on classed or to be classed vessels with Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (ClassNK). The FCR series of batteries will be used on EMP projects and supplied...

Marfin Management opts for Wärtsilä hybrid system
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Marfin Management opts for Wärtsilä hybrid system

Ship manager and operator Marfin Management has chosen Wärtsilä’s hybrid power module, Wärtsilä HY, for installation to a bulk carrier being built at the Onomichi Dockyard in Japan. The Paolo Topic is the first bulk carrier to benefit from the hybrid installation offered by Wärtsilä. The Wärtsilä HY improves fuel efficiency and reduces maintenance costs...

Chugoku Marine Paints expands Selektope-containing antifouling range
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Chugoku Marine Paints expands Selektope-containing antifouling range

Chugoku Marine Paints (CMP) has introduced a new antifouling coating containing the barnacle-repellent active agent Selektope. Selektope, which has been developed by Swedish company I-Tech, is an organic, non-metal compound that temporarily stimulates barnacle larvae’s receptors, preventing them from attaching to any ship’s surface. The effect lasts only a short time and is non-fatal. SEA...

Yaskawa / The Switch constructs large drive test centre in Finland
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Yaskawa / The Switch constructs large drive test centre in Finland

Yaskawa Environmental Energy / The Switch has begun the construction of a large drive test centre in Lappeenranta, Finland to test large drives and assist in the production of multi-megawatt class equipment for wind and marine business units. The new building will comprise of the test centre and an assembly line. Lifting capacity will be...

Battery-powered cruise ship sets new standards in propulsion
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Battery-powered cruise ship sets new standards in propulsion

“In my imagination I created an electric ship that could break through all kinds of ice, that nice and elegantly, fearful and irresistible, could sail through the Arctic oceans, straight to the Pole,” Roald Amundsen, Norwegian explorer. In 1882, 10-year old Roald Amundsen, who would later lead the first expeditions to the Northwest Passage and...

Escort tug takes delivery of Wärtsilä hybrid power solution
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Escort tug takes delivery of Wärtsilä hybrid power solution

Wärtsilä’s hybrid power module solution, the Wärtsilä HY, is now fully operational on the ‘Vilja’, an escort tug owned by the Swedish port of Luleå. The ‘Wärtsilä HY for Tug’ solution has proven significant fuel and maintenance cost reductions. During trials, the icebreaking tug achieved a 100-tonne bollard pull, while producing approximately 20 per cent...