Delivery

Color Line takes delivery of plug-in hybrid vessel
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Color Line takes delivery of plug-in hybrid vessel

Color Line’s plug-in hybrid vessel that is powered by batteries and charged with shore power has been delivered by Ulstein Verft. It is reportedly the largest plug-in hybrid vessel delivered to date. Color Hybrid will operate silently and with zero nitrogen and sulphur emissions in and out of the fjord of Sandefjord. The five-megawatt battery...

Malaysian OSVs opt for enginei electronic fuel management systems
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Malaysian OSVs opt for enginei electronic fuel management systems

Marine diesel power specialist Royston is working with a number of international oil companies (IOCs) operating in Malaysia to equip oilfield supply contract vessels (OSVs) with specialist electronic fuel management systems. Nine enginei EFMS systems have been completed on Malaysian OSVs for three different IOCs within the last few months. This number is expected to...

Marinvest tankers pass methanol milestone
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Marinvest tankers pass methanol milestone

Swedish ship-management company Marinvest has announced that two of its vessels operating on dual fuel ME-LGI (Liquid Gas Injection Methanol) have each passed 10,000 operating hours on methanol. The Mari Jone and Mari Boyle tankers, which were delivered in 2016, are managed on timecharters for Waterfront Shipping and operate globally, providing a flow of methanol...

Sea rescue organisation tests antifouling alternative
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Sea rescue organisation tests antifouling alternative

French sea rescue organisation “Société Nationale de Sauvetage en Mer” (SNSM) is testing the RENOLIT Fouling Release Film DOLPHIN S on one of its vessels to assess the savings in fuel consumption over a one year period. The RENOLIT DOLPHIN S film is an alternative to conventional antifouling paints as it is based on a...

50m finance scheme to help deliver hybrid power systems
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50m finance scheme to help deliver hybrid power systems

A new finance deal that will allow offshore and marine asset owners to reduce their fuel consumption, costs and emissions has been launched. Blueday Technology, which designs and installs integrated energy systems for energy, marine and maritime customers, has teamed up with sustainable energy infrastructure fund manager SUSI Partners to offer a new financing structure...

Bureau Veritas joins International Windship Association
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Bureau Veritas joins International Windship Association

Paris headquartered classification society Bureau Veritas (BV) is joining the International Windship Association (IWSA), which brings together wind propulsion projects, research organisations and projects and promotes the wind as a credible, viable and increasingly economic option for commercial vessels. BV’s membership will bring a wealth of experience to IWSA and fits well with the association’s longer...

Trio sign strategic agreement on engine digitisation
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Trio sign strategic agreement on engine digitisation

MAN Energy Solutions, Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) and HSD Engine (HSD) have agreed to cooperate in the field of marine engine systems digitisation. The companies will define a framework for a future long-term strategic digital cooperation in the areas of marine engine solutions and auxiliary systems data, the collection and analysis of the...

Improving equipment performance
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Improving equipment performance

Gaining insight into a vessel’s fuel consumption often requires looking at data that is generated from advanced equipment such as sensors and flow metres. However, equipment is not always accurate and 100 per cent reliable, which raises questions around the value of the data in decision-making. A panel discussion hosted by VPO Global and led by...

Schottel and Ulstein partner on automation and digital services
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Schottel and Ulstein partner on automation and digital services

Ship design and building services provider Ulstein and manufacturer of propulsion and steering systems Schottel have announced a new cooperation to deliver automated and digitalised services to the maritime industry. Former Ulstein subsidiary, Ulstein Blue Ctrl, will continue as an independent company under the name Blue CTRL. Both Ulstein and SCHOTTEL will own 50 per...

ABS and MARIN enter JiP to test wind propulsion technology
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ABS and MARIN enter JiP to test wind propulsion technology

ABS and MARIN have launched a Joint Industry Project (JIP) to investigate transparent and validated methods to assess performance of wind-assisted shipping propulsion technologies. The JIP covers the majority of all marketed wind-assisted ship propulsors and aims to overcome barriers to the uptake of these technologies by: Improving methods for transparent performance prediction Using the...

Furukawa FCR batteries obtain ClassNK approval
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Furukawa FCR batteries obtain ClassNK approval

Eco Marine Power (EMP) and the Furukawa Battery Company of Japan (Furukawa Battery) have announced that the FCR series of high performance and recyclable batteries have been accepted for use on classed or to be classed vessels with Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (ClassNK). The FCR series of batteries will be used on EMP projects and supplied...

Marfin Management opts for Wärtsilä hybrid system
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Marfin Management opts for Wärtsilä hybrid system

Ship manager and operator Marfin Management has chosen Wärtsilä’s hybrid power module, Wärtsilä HY, for installation to a bulk carrier being built at the Onomichi Dockyard in Japan. The Paolo Topic is the first bulk carrier to benefit from the hybrid installation offered by Wärtsilä. The Wärtsilä HY improves fuel efficiency and reduces maintenance costs...