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Baltic RoPax to be powered by MAN dual-fuel package
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Baltic RoPax to be powered by MAN dual-fuel package

German ferry operator TT-Line has confirmed an order of four MAN 51/60DF engines for its 230 metre-long newbuild RoPax vessel. The order was made by Jinling Shipyard in China. The vessel will feature a complete MAN propulsion package, including propellers, a fuel-gas-supply system (FGSS), and HyProp ECO, MAN’s fuel-saving, hybrid propulsion system. The newbuilding is...

MAN Energy Solutions unveils low-pressure two-stroke gas engine
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MAN Energy Solutions unveils low-pressure two-stroke gas engine

As a result of market demand, MAN Energy Solutions Two-Stroke Business Unit has developed a low-pressure gas engine as a supplement to its existing dual-fuel ME-GI engine. The new gas engine will prioritise low-pressure dual-fuel to compliment MAN Energy Solutions present portfolio of solutions. The company aims to complete the development of the new engine...

ABB to power first hydrogen-fuelled river vessel
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ABB to power first hydrogen-fuelled river vessel

ABB has been chosen to provide a power and propulsion solution for a newbuild vessel to run entirely on hydrogen fuel cells along the Rhône river in France. ABB will deliver a fuel cell based power and propulsion solution for a push boat, expected for delivery in 2021, for the France-based Sogestran Group subsidiary Compagnie...

5m for EU project to support delivery of hydrogen powered vessels
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5m for EU project to support delivery of hydrogen powered vessels

The European innovation project Flagships has been awarded EUR 5 million from the EU to support deploying two commercially operated zero-emission hydrogen fuel cell vessels in France and Norway. The Flagships project will be two new build vessels, one in Lyon, France and one in Stavanger, Norway. In Lyon, a hydrogen push-boat operated by Compagnie...

Viking Line confirms fuel savings using Rotor Sail solution
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Viking Line confirms fuel savings using Rotor Sail solution

Viking Line has confirmed the potential to deliver up to 300 tonnes per annum of fuel savings on its Viking Grace with the installation of Norsepower’s Rotor Sail wind technology solution. According to the companies, the fuel savings were not immediately evident, however, following analysis by NAPA and ABB, there was an obvious change in...

Sonihull is first US antifouling to achieve ATEX approval
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Sonihull is first US antifouling to achieve ATEX approval

Ultrasonic antifouling system Sonihull has received certification compliance with 94/9/EC ATEX Approval, the regulation applied to all equipment intended for use in explosive atmospheres. Sonihull is the first ultrasonic antifouling system to be awarded ATEX certification. The certification confirms its use for ships, particularly LNG carriers, oil rigs, FPSOs, and other petrochemical applications that require...

Sovcomflot secures $127m financing for LNG carriers
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Sovcomflot secures $127m financing for LNG carriers

Russian shipping company Sovcomflot has secured a US $297 million ten-year financing facility with ING Bank, KfW IPEX-Bank and Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank to fund a pair of liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers, which will operate under long-term charters to Shell. The 174,000 CBM Atlanticmax LNG carriers will each feature a slow-speed dual-fuel...

Team Tankers signs up more ships to Selektope-powered antifouling
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Team Tankers signs up more ships to Selektope-powered antifouling

Bermudan tanker owner and operator Team Tankers International has confirmed four additional ships will use antifouling coatings containing the Selektope ingredient. The decision follows a 40-month trial of an antifouling coating containing the technology on an MR tanker in the fleet. The 46,067 DWT chemical and products carrier Team Calypso was coated with Chugoku Marine...

Høglund launches dedicated power solutions business
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Høglund launches dedicated power solutions business

Marine solutions and system integrator Høglund Power Solutions has announced plans to expand its range of solutions for the battery and hybrid sectors. As part of the expansion, electrical contractor Acel and E. F. Invest will come onboard as co-owners of Høglund Power Solutions AS, creating a one-stop shop for energy-efficient and future-orientated electrical power...

Teekay secures Norwegian financing
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Teekay secures Norwegian financing

Teekay Offshore has secured long-term financing from the Norwegian Government for four new shuttle tankers equipped with a new Wärtsilä and Teekay developed technology for zero volatile organic compounds (VOC) emissions. On behalf of the Norwegian Government, Export Credit Norway and GIEK have provided loan and guarantee of USD 165.5 million. The financing is part...

Chevron white paper addresses IMO 2020 cylinder oil concerns
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Chevron white paper addresses IMO 2020 cylinder oil concerns

Relying on one type of cylinder oil lubricant will become a thing of the past once the global 2020 sulphur cap enters into force, confirms Chevron Marine Lubricants in its latest white paper. The IMO’s sulphur regulation will require owners and operators to think carefully about the type of lubricant they use with their chosen...

First order of Wärtsilä waterjets confirmed for high-speed ferry
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First order of Wärtsilä waterjets confirmed for high-speed ferry

Wärtsilä’s WXJ modular waterjets have received their first order for installation to a 100m long wave-piercing catamaran ferry being built for the Government of Trinidad and Tobago at the Incat shipyard in Tasmania, Australia. The ferry will be powered by four Wärtsilä WXJ1200 axial waterjets, which are single stage, compact, high performance systems that combine...