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Knutsen newbuild supplied with Wärtsilä propulsion package
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Knutsen newbuild supplied with Wärtsilä propulsion package

  Norway based Knutsen OAS Shipping has chosen Wärtsilä to supply its integrated propulsion and cargo handling solution for a newbuild 30,000 cbm liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier vessel being built at the Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (HMD) in South Korea. The solutions are expected to ensure effective interfacing between the vessel’s propulsion, onboard auxiliary power...

Topaz Marine adds Wärtsilä targetless DP sensor to fleet
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Topaz Marine adds Wärtsilä targetless DP sensor to fleet

Topaz Energy and Marine has completed trials of the first ‘targetless’ dynamic positioning (DP) laser sensor by Wärtsilä, designed to improve safety and operational uptime. SceneScan, which was developed by the Wärtsilä company Guidance Marine, is a high-accuracy rotating laser sensor that requires no reflector target. It provides positional information to allow automated approach and/or...

New control system extends marine engine life
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New control system extends marine engine life

A new approach to extending the life cycle of engines and cutting operational costs by 100 per cent has been developed by CMR Group. The automation and control system specialists for marine and energy applications developed E-Pulse, a new control system that can be installed on medium and high-speed engines operating in harsh marine and...

New propeller technology reduces cavitation by 14 per cent
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New propeller technology reduces cavitation by 14 per cent

A new technology that reduces propeller cavitation volume by nearly 14 per cent and underwater radiated noise (URN) by up to 21dB has been developed by Strathclyde University and Oscar Propulsion, a UK-based innovation and technology transfer company. The patented Oscar PressurePores system reduces propeller tip vortex cavitation by applying a small number of strategically...

CMA CGM orders LNG-powered and scrubber-ready ships
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CMA CGM orders LNG-powered and scrubber-ready ships

CMA CGM has ordered 10 new container ships from China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC), five of which will be powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG) and five of which will be fitted with hybrid scrubbers. The ships are reported to replace ten current vessels from 2021 for operation on the Asia-Mediterranean lines. Each 15,000 TEU...

Industry partnership to develop hydrogen fuel cells for cruise ships
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Industry partnership to develop hydrogen fuel cells for cruise ships

GE’s Power Conversion business and fuel cell manufacturer Nedstack are developing hydrogen fuel cell systems for powering zero-emission cruise vessels. The partnership will combine GE’s experience in cruise electrical power and propulsion with Nedstack’s experience in megawatt-scale hydrogen fuel cells technology to deliver highly efficient fuel cell solutions that eliminate emissions and make cruising a...

Corvus secures contract for hybrid port cranes
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Corvus secures contract for hybrid port cranes

Corvus Energy has been chosen to supply the energy storage system (ESS) for battery-hybrid RTG cranes by CCCC Shanghai Equipment Engineering (CCCCSEE) for various retrofit and newbuild deliveries in Chinese ports. The hybrid cranes are expected to deliver fuel savings of up to 65 per cent as well as reduce emissions and noise in port....

Wind powered vessel to transport heavy machines and boats across Atlantic
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Wind powered vessel to transport heavy machines and boats across Atlantic

The Neoline maritime project, a ro-ro cargo project powered mainly by sails with the plan to use 100 per cent renewable energy has received support from the Manitou group, a rough terrain and heavy equipment handler, to transport its machines from Europe to the American market. Powered by wind, the Neoline ro-ro will play a...

First Chinese-built cruise ship powered by ABB
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First Chinese-built cruise ship powered by ABB

China’s first domestically built cruise ship operated by CSSC Carnival Cruise Shipping, a joint venture between Carnival Corporation and China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC), will be powered by ABB’s integrated propulsion package. The contract was awarded following an agreement between Shanghai Waigaoqiao, a wholly-owned subsidiary of CSSC and ABB. The package supplied by ABB will...

Hempel rolls out two-coat water-repellent topcoat
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Hempel rolls out two-coat water-repellent topcoat

Paint and coatings manufacturer Hempel has rolled out a flexible two-coat water repellent coating for offshore assets, providing enhanced corrosion protection with faster and longer lasting applications. The topcoat, Hempatop Repel 800, actively repels water from the coated surface and is used in combination with Hempel’s Avantguard technology activated zinc primer, Avantguard 770 to improve...

CMA CGM vessel completes biofuel refuelling
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CMA CGM vessel completes biofuel refuelling

A CMA CGM vessel has successfully completed refuelling with sustainable marine biofuel oil, announces Transport & Logistics Services, CMA CGM, the GoodShipping Program and the Port of Rotterdam. The 5,095 TEU container vessel, White Shark was refuelled with biofuel developed by GoodFuels while the vessel was berthed at the Port of Rotterdam. The biofuel had...

Hydrogen-powered Energy Observer stops off in Antwerp
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Hydrogen-powered Energy Observer stops off in Antwerp

The first hydrogen powered ship, the Energy Observer, has for the 34th time during its Odyssey around the world, this time in Antwerp. The vessel will remain at the Kattendijk dock until March 29 at the exhibition village “Watt’s Next?” This is a free and interactive exhibition about initiatives from the port of Antwerp that...