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MAN Diesel & Turbo and Hyundai to build new test-engine facility
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MAN Diesel & Turbo and Hyundai to build new test-engine facility

MAN Diesel & Turbo is to build a new test-engine facility in collaboration with its two-stroke licensee, HHI-EMD, Hyundai Heavy Industries engine and machinery division. The test and gas facility will be located in Ulsan, Korea at HHI-EMD’s works and is scheduled to begin operation in early 2019. The new venture will expand MAN Diesel...

Star Bulk to test EMP’s energy-saving technologies
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Star Bulk to test EMP’s energy-saving technologies

Eco Marine Power (EMP) and Star Bulk have signed a Memorandum of Understanding covering a joint study project on the feasibility of using EMP’s technologies on existing and new bulk carriers. The MoU will look at how equipment including solar panels, batteries, and other devices can be installed on board ships. The project will examine...

ABB to supply shuttle tankers with fuel saving technologies
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ABB to supply shuttle tankers with fuel saving technologies

ABB is to equip two new shuttle tankers for AET with future-proof solutions that are expected to deliver improved operational efficiency and lower emissions compared with similar tankers. The twin-skeg 125,000 DWT shuttle tankers will feature a range of ABB’s power and automation solutions, including the power distribution system Onboard DC GridTM, which enables integration...

Ontario Government orders two new electric ferries from Damen
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Ontario Government orders two new electric ferries from Damen

The Government of Ontario is to introduce two new fully electric ferries to operate on the Canadian waters of the Great Lakes, reducing emissions by the equivalent of 7 million kg carbon dioxide per year. The vessels will be built by Damen Shipyards. As part of the tender process for the building contract, Damen had...

I-Tech and CMP sign agreement for largest ever Selektope order
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I-Tech and CMP sign agreement for largest ever Selektope order

I-Tech, the Swedish company that developed unique antifouling ingredient, Selektope, has signed a supply agreement with Chugoku Marine Paints (CMP), giving the Japanese paint company access to I-Tech’s Selektope-containing antifouling product portfolio. Philip Chaabane, CEO, I-Tech, comments: “This significant order for Selektope demonstrates how I-Tech’s antifouling technology is meeting market demand for increased hard fouling...

JDP to examine marine battery safety and adoption
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JDP to examine marine battery safety and adoption

DNV GL has launched a Joint Development Project (JDP) to advance the understanding of lithium-ion batteries in the maritime industry. More than a dozen partners from the entire value chain have joined the initiative. Included are flag states, research institutions, battery and propulsion suppliers, fire detection and extinguishing system providers, and shipowners, operators, and yards....

I-Tech strengthens Selektope supply chain with acquisition
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I-Tech strengthens Selektope supply chain with acquisition

I-Tech AB, which developed the unique antifouling ingredient, Selektope, has announced the acquisition of manufacturing process technology and IP for the production of medetomidine from Cambrex Corporation. The Swedish biotechnology company will offer the active substance under the registered trademark of Selektope to the marine coating industry. Philip Chaabane, I-Tech CEO, says: “This deal with...

ABS classes first hybrid powered OSV
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ABS classes first hybrid powered OSV

ABS has been selected by SEACOR Marine to class the first offshore support vessel (OSV) that will operate using hybrid power. SEACOR requested the Battery-Li notation for its SEACOR Maya OSV. The OSC is currently being operated by Mantenimiento Express Maritimo SAPI de CV (MEXMAR), a joint venture with SEACOR Marine in Mexico.  It is...

ABB wins total solution order for polar newbuild
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ABB wins total solution order for polar newbuild

ABB has been chosen to deliver a comprehensive scope of power, automation, propulsion and digital solutions for a new Lindblad Expeditions Holdings’ vessel. The ice-going vessel will include ABB’s power and automation solutions and two ABB Azipod DO propulsion units to permit safe and efficient operation in challenging and remote polar waters. As well as...

NYK, JMU, and MTI propeller design claims 1.2% CO2 savings
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NYK, JMU, and MTI propeller design claims 1.2% CO2 savings

Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK), MTI, and Japan Marine United Corporation (JMU) have announced the development of a highly efficient propeller that claims to achieve a 1.2% reduction CO2 emissions and fuel consumption. The new propeller was designed and developed by analysing the conditions of a vessel’s propeller in actual operation. Observation of cavitation and...

Polar cruise ship marks 100th order of ABB’s Azipod propulsion tech
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Polar cruise ship marks 100th order of ABB’s Azipod propulsion tech

ABB has secured a contract to power the first electric hybrid icebreaker with its Azipod propulsion technology. The contract marks ABB’s 100th cruise ship order for this technology. The polar expedition cruise ship being built for French cruise company, Ponant, will feature two Azipod VI propulsion units, capable of operating in the most challenging ice...

EXMAR and Statoil sign contract for LPG supply
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EXMAR and Statoil sign contract for LPG supply

Shipping company and energy supply chain provider, EXMAR, has signed a contract with Statoil ASA of Norway to provide liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) for two new very large gas carriers (VLGC). The vessels will be constructed by Hanjin Heavy Industries & Construction at Subic Bay, Philippines, with the purpose of improving sustainability performance and reducing...