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ClassNK grants first Digital Smart Ship notation for LNG-fuelled PCTC
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ClassNK grants first Digital Smart Ship notation for LNG-fuelled PCTC

ClassNK has granted its Digital Smart Ship (DSS) notation for Sakura Leader, a liquefied natural gas (LNG)-fuelled pure car truck carrier (PCTC) which was ordered to Shin Kurushima Dockyard by NYK Line. The vessel is marked with the first DSS on its notation in ClassNK’s registry. As a part of the society’s new initiative, Innovation...

World’s first LPG-retrofit announced
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World’s first LPG-retrofit announced

MAN PrimeServ, MAN Energy Solutions’ after-sales division, has announced the successful conversion of the main engine aboard the LPG carrier, ‘BW Gemini’, from an MAN B&W 6G60ME-C9.2 type to an MAN B&W 6G60ME- LGIP dual-fuel type capable of operating on fuel oil and LPG. The BW Gemini is part of the fleet of Oslo-listed BW...

HHI opts for Wärtsilä cargo handling system for VLECs
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HHI opts for Wärtsilä cargo handling system for VLECs

The Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) shipyard in South Korea has ordered the complete Wärtsilä cargo handling system design for two new 98,000 cbm Very Large Ethane Carriers (VLECs) currently under construction, with an option for a third vessel. The order with Wärtsilä was booked in October 2020. The tailormade cargo handling system will comprise a...

Danish Consortium to develop ammonia-fuelled marine engine
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Danish Consortium to develop ammonia-fuelled marine engine

Innovation Fund Denmark, the Danish investment entity, has announced the establishment of a consortium to develop a two-stroke, ammonia-fuelled engine for maritime shipping. The consortium aims to specify and demonstrate an entire, marine-propulsion system that will pave the way for the first commercial order for an ammonia-fuelled vessel. MAN Energy Solutions will lead the consortium...

Wärtsilä selected to power P&O ‘super ferries’
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Wärtsilä selected to power P&O ‘super ferries’

British ferry operator P&O Ferries has chosen Wärtsilä to power its new series of ‘super ferries’ that will benefit from a high level of fuel efficiency and reduced exhaust gas emissions. The contract is for two vessels, and the order was signed in Q1 2020. The vessels will be powered by the Wärtsilä 31 engine,...

ABB delivers shore connection tech for Viking Line ferry
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ABB delivers shore connection tech for Viking Line ferry

Viking Line’s passenger ferry Viking XPRS is to make use of ABB Marine and Port’s shore connection technology during its stays at Estonia’s Port of Tallinn. The 2008-built ferry is deployed on the 2.5-hour route across the Baltic Sea between Tallinn, Estonia, and Helsinki, Finland, typically docking in the Estonian city twice a day. ABB’s...

Wallenius Marine Joins the International Windship Association
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Wallenius Marine Joins the International Windship Association

Swedish shipping company Wallenius Marine has joined the the International Windship Association (IWSA), the not-for-profit organisation that brings together over 130 members from across the industry to promote and help facilitate the uptake of wind propulsion for commercial shipping. The announcement follows last month’s news which saw the unveiling of Wallenius Marine’s newly designed wind-powered...

Dual-fuel ME-GI engines to power newcastlemax bulkers
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Dual-fuel ME-GI engines to power newcastlemax bulkers

MAN Energy Solutions has received an order for 5 × 6G70ME-GI Mk 10.5 dual-fuel engines in connection with the construction of 5 × 210,000-dwt Newcastlemax bulkcarriers for EPS, the Singapore-based shipping company. EPS has sealed an agreement to charter the five LNG dual-fuel Newcastlemaxes to Australian mining giant, BHP, for a period of five years....

Knutsen shuttle tankers to go electric following ABB deal
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Knutsen shuttle tankers to go electric following ABB deal

Two new Knutsen NYK Offshore Tankers (KNOT) will be equipped with battery technology and ABB electric solutions to achieve significant gains in fuel efficiency, operational flexibility and emissions reduction. The contract for the installation was secured with Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering. The energy storage system was added at the request of the exploration and...

Isle of Man Ship Registry flags island’s new diesel electric hybrid ferry
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Isle of Man Ship Registry flags island’s new diesel electric hybrid ferry

A new diesel electric hybrid ferry being built for the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company will be flagged with the Isle of Man Ship Registry, extending a longstanding relationship between the two Manx organisations. The Steam Packet Company announced in July that it had signed a contract with South Korea’s Hyundai Mipo Dockyard for...

Kongsberg to deliver high-efficiency propulsion systems for RoPax vessels
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Kongsberg to deliver high-efficiency propulsion systems for RoPax vessels

Kongsberg Maritime has signed a contract with China Merchants Jinling Shipyard (Weihai) to deliver a propulsion and manoeuvring system for two 230m roll-on, roll-off passenger (RoPax) vessels for Finnlines. The vessels are under construction at Weihai and expected to be delivered for deployment in the Baltic Sea by 2023. The ships will each have capacity...

​LR awards AiP to ammonia-fuelled ultra-large container ship
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​LR awards AiP to ammonia-fuelled ultra-large container ship

Lloyd’s Register (LR) has granted Approval in Principle (AiP) to Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) and MAN Energy Solutions for its ammonia (NH3) fuelled 23,000 TEU ultra-large container ship design, a key result from a Joint Development Project (JDP) launched earlier this year focused on developing ammonia propulsion ships. It is the first AiP...