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Spliethoff selects Wärtsilä to power fuel efficient newbuilds
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Spliethoff selects Wärtsilä to power fuel efficient newbuilds

Netherlands-based shipping company Spliethoff has selected Wärtsilä to supply a comprehensive package of solutions for two new state-of-the-art vessels being built for the shipping company at the Fujian Mawei Shipbuilding yard in China. The two DP2-B-type ships have been designed to include the intake of a multi-purpose vessel with Dynamic Positioning station-keeping ability. This makes...

DNV GL and GSI cooperate on AI-based solution to improve welding efficiency
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DNV GL and GSI cooperate on AI-based solution to improve welding efficiency

DNV GL has signed a cooperation agreement with Guangzhou Shipyard International Company (GSI) for a joint development project (JDP) to improve welding non-destructive testing (NDT) efficiency through the automatic detection and assessment of radiography testing (RT) digital images. Shipbuilding involves countless welds. X¬rays are used to detect weld imperfections, such as porosity, slag, and cracks....

Jotun and COSCO renew joint venture agreement
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Jotun and COSCO renew joint venture agreement

COSCO SHIPPING International Hong Kong and marine coatings supplier Jotun have reinforced their commitment to one another with the renewal of their long-standing joint venture (JV) agreement. The JV, first signed in 2005, secures the future of Jotun COSCO Marine Coatings (JCMC), a 50-50 owned entity. Since opening for business, JCMC has grown market share...

Shipping giants join carbon negative shipping project
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Shipping giants join carbon negative shipping project

A new project named decarbonICE has been launched to develop an onboard carbon capture and storage solution to cut carbon emissions from international shipping Shipping companies including NYK, Sovcomflot, Knutsen OAS and Ardmore, and ship builders DSME and the mining company Vale, have teamed up with Denmark based Maritime Development Centre to develop the solution....

Wärtsilä and Silverstream partner on fuel-saving air lubrication technology
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Wärtsilä and Silverstream partner on fuel-saving air lubrication technology

Wärtsilä and Silverstream Technologies have signed a Licence and Co-operation Agreement, permitting Wärtsilä as sales and service partner to fully integrate Silverstream’s air lubrication system within its propulsion solutions. Silverstream’s air lubrication technology helps vessels to improve their Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) by creating a carpet of microbubbles that coat the entire flat bottom...

Vessel emissions reduction competition announces winning technologies
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Vessel emissions reduction competition announces winning technologies

The Carbon Trust’s Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) has announced four winners of a competition designed to accelerate the development of technologies that will enable a reduction in emissions and fuel consumption for Crew Transfer Vessels (CTVs) used to operate and maintain offshore wind farms. The winners and their projects are outlined below. Chartwell Marine and...

Chinese shipping companies favour water lubricated propulsion system
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Chinese shipping companies favour water lubricated propulsion system

China Ocean Shipping Company (COSCO) has reported successful operation with Thordon Bearings’ seawater lubricated propeller shaft system, which has been installed on its two pure car/truck carriers since 2007. An increase in other Chinese shipping companies following suit indicates a move towards seawater over oil-based arrangements. COSCO now has the seawater lubricated propeller shaft system...

Hydroniq delivers hull-integrated coolers to Sølvtrans vessel
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Hydroniq delivers hull-integrated coolers to Sølvtrans vessel

Norwegian shipbuilder Myklebust Verft has awarded Hydroniq Coolers a contract to deliver a hull-integrated seawater cooling system to a vessel the yard is building for wellboat company Sølvtrans. Hydroniq Coolers will equip the wellboat with its Rack seawater cooling system. The Rack seawater cooler is integrated in the hull below the vessel’s main engine room,...

Ulstein leads the way in zero-emission offshore construction market
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Ulstein leads the way in zero-emission offshore construction market

Ulstein Design & Solutions and Nedstack fuel cell technology have put together the first complete hydrogen fuelled construction support vessel. The ULSTEIN SX190 Zero Emission DP2 is Ulstein’s first hydrogen powered offshore vessel, featuring a Nedstack fuel cell power system. The DP2 vessel can cater for a large variety of offshore support operations. This design...

Hydrogen-powered fuel cell project enters approval phase
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Hydrogen-powered fuel cell project enters approval phase

Norwegian company Havyard has announced that its pilot project to deliver the largest available fuel cell system to run on hydrogen has entered its approval phase. The Havyard Group with Havyard Design & Solutions and Norwegian Electric Systems (NES) has signed agreements with providers of hydrogen tanks and fuel cells, including Linde Engineering as tank...

Maersk pilots battery to improve power efficiency
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Maersk pilots battery to improve power efficiency

Maersk is preparing to install a containerised 600 kWh marine battery system onboard the Maersk Cape Town as part of a trial to improve vessel performance and reliability while reducing CO2 emissions. According to Søren Toft, Maersk COO, the trial will provide greater insight into energy storage to help the Danish shipping company move towards...

COSCO Shipping confirms Shell Marine lubricants contract
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COSCO Shipping confirms Shell Marine lubricants contract

China COSCO Shipping Company (COSCO Shipping) has extended its contract with Shell Marine for the supply of lubricants for five 62,000 dwt multi-purpose pulp carriers, due for delivery in 2019 and 2020. The lubricants contract includes the supply of the two-stroke engine cylinder oils Shell Alexia 100 and Shell Alexia 40 and the multi-functional lubricants...