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SCHOTTEL launches retractable rim thruster
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SCHOTTEL launches retractable rim thruster

German propulsion manufacturer SCHOTTEL has launched a newly developed variant of its proven rim thruster (SRT), covering the power range up to 500 kW. The SRT-R offers many advantages, such as low noise emissions and tailor-made solutions for a wide range of applications. Optimised by Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), the internal propeller blades are hydrodynamically...

E-Marine upgrades fleet with Wärtsilä solutions
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E-Marine upgrades fleet with Wärtsilä solutions

Dubai-based E-Marine, a specialist operator of cable layer vessels, is working with Wärtsilä to upgrade its fleet to achieve greater efficiencies. The technology company has been contracted to provide a comprehensive scope of solutions, which will be delivered on a fast-track basis. The scope includes two Controlled Pitch Propeller (CPP) systems with control and fuel...

LAVLE launches lithium-ion energy storage system
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LAVLE launches lithium-ion energy storage system

LAVLE has announced the launch of its flagship Proteus lithium-ion battery energy storage system (ESS), designed to overcome the limitations of conventional lithium-ion storage technologies for the marine, defense, energy, rail, and other key industries.  Proteus utilises LAVLE’s battery management system (BMS), which is designed to maximise reliability, lifetime, and uptime, and further enhances Proteus’...

Wärtsilä to design and equip two zero-emissions battery powered ferries
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Wärtsilä to design and equip two zero-emissions battery powered ferries

Wärtsilä has been awarded a contract to design and equip two new zero-emissions ferries for Norwegian operator Boreal Sjö at Holland Shipyards in the Netherlands. The Wärtsilä ship design is tailored to the operating and route profiles of the two double-ended shuttle ferries. Included in the design concept is the optimisation of energy consumption. In...

WinGD slashes emissions with new dual-fuel engine technology
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WinGD slashes emissions with new dual-fuel engine technology

WinGD has unveiled a new technology designed to slash methane emissions by up to 50 per cent and cut fuel consumption up to 5 per cent in its X-DF dual-fuel engines. The launch of Intelligent Control by Exhaust Recycling (iCER) is the first development to be introduced as part of X-DF2.0, WinGD’s second-generation dual-fuel engine...

Mauritius Shipping opts for Wärtsilä integrated propulsion system
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Mauritius Shipping opts for Wärtsilä integrated propulsion system

A new 8200 dwt multi-purpose cargo vessel being built for Mauritius Shipping Corporation (MSCL) will feature Wärtsilä’s fully integrated main propulsion system, providing high level fuel efficiency and full lifecycle support. The MSCL vessel will provide essential transportation of goods and passengers between the Republic of Mauritius and the islands of Reunion, Agalega, and Rodriquez....

ESL Shipping fuels vessel with 100 per cent renewable liquefied biogas
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ESL Shipping fuels vessel with 100 per cent renewable liquefied biogas

ESL Shipping, carrier of dry bulk cargoes in the Baltic region, has announced that its vessel Viikki was fuelled in Raahe, Finland with 100 per cent renewable liquefied biogas (LBG) to transport iron ore for the Swedish steel company SSAB. This marks the first time using 100 per cent renewable LBG is used in maritime...

Carnival Cruises adopts Silverstream’s micro-bubble carpet technology in £1m deal
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Carnival Cruises adopts Silverstream’s micro-bubble carpet technology in £1m deal

A “carpet of micro-bubbles”, developed by UK tech firm Silverstream Technologies, improves fuel efficiency in the shipping industry and has landed the business a £1 million deal with US shipping giant, Carnival Cruises. The Silverstream System, a type of Air Lubrication System (ALS), pumps tiny bubbles through vents on the hull to reduce friction between...

From gale to green shipping
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From gale to green shipping

ShippingLab has announced its support for a new project that will convert power from the wind turbines at the Port of Hvide Sande to hydrogen for use in a fuel cell intended to power a vessel. The vessel powered by the fuel cell will be used to keep the Danish port entrance free of sand....

Finnlines begins construction of hybrid ro-ro
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Finnlines begins construction of hybrid ro-ro

The construction of Finnlines’ newest environmentally friendly ro-ro vessel has started on 8 June 2020, with the steel cutting in the Chinese Nanjing Jinling shipyard. The vessel is the first of three hybrid ro-ro vessels ordered by Finnlines. All vessels will be built with the latest technology available to ensure the lowest CO2 emissions. In...

Gula Skrinet acquires Caterpillar Propulsion
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Gula Skrinet acquires Caterpillar Propulsion

Gula Skrinet has reached an agreement with Caterpillar Luxembourg Sarl to acquire Caterpillar Propulsion AB and its subsidiaries.  The sale is expected to close on June 30, 2020.  Caterpillar Propulsion AB, formerly Berg Propulsion AB, is a manufacturer of mechanically and electrically driven propulsion systems and marine controls for ships. The proposed acquisition includes Caterpillar...

Knutsen orders emissions abatement tech from Wärtsilä
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Knutsen orders emissions abatement tech from Wärtsilä

Norwegian owner and operator of shuttle tankers Knutsen NYK Offshore Tankers (KNOT) has ordered emissions abatement technology from Wärtsilä for two new 124,000 DWT shuttle tankers. Wärtsilä will provide its Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) Recovery System, together with an LNG Fuel Gas Supply System for the two tankers being built at the Daewoo Shipbuilding &...