Delivery

Carisbrooke optimises BWT compliance with DIY installation
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Carisbrooke optimises BWT compliance with DIY installation

UK shipowner and management company Carisbrooke Shipping has adopted a novel approach to ballast water treatment (BWT) compliance, installing its latest two systems from Optimarin during normal operations, with its own crewmembers, ensuring zero downtime and maximum efficiency and earnings. The firm, which controls a fleet of general cargo vessels from its base in the...

Wärtsilä to supply first hybrid powered self-discharging bulk carriers
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Wärtsilä to supply first hybrid powered self-discharging bulk carriers

The technology group Wärtsilä has been selected to provide the complete system design and full equipment scope for two new 9300 DWT self-discharging bulk carriers featuring hybrid propulsion. The ships will be the first of their kind to be fitted with a hybrid propulsion solution. They are being built for Norway’s Aasen Shipping at the...

Local MAN Alpha CP propeller assembly and test facility agreed for China
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Local MAN Alpha CP propeller assembly and test facility agreed for China

An intercompany agreement has been signed between MAN Energy Solutions’ China Production and Four-Stroke Denmark’s Aft Ship & Propeller Department to expand the propeller business even more into the Chinese market by establishing a local CPP Assembly & Test facility. The target is to double the market share – and the plan is to start...

Nesec announces €250 million fund for Dutch shipping
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Nesec announces €250 million fund for Dutch shipping

Mona Keijzer, the dutch state secretary for economic affairs and climate policy, has inaugurated the Nesec Shipping Debt Fund. Institutional investors and the Province of Groningen offer through the fund financing for Dutch shipowners who are planning to acquire (or re-build) short-sea vessels. The fund is partly backed by a guarantee from the Dutch state....

TMC delivers air lubrication system compressors for seven LNG carrier newbuilds
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TMC delivers air lubrication system compressors for seven LNG carrier newbuilds

TMC Compressors of the Seas (TMC) has been awarded a contract by Hyundai Heavy Industries to deliver its air lubrication system (ALS) compressors to seven LNG carriers the Korean shipbuilder is constructing for Capital Gas Corp. ALS is a method used to reduce the resistance between the ship’s hull and seawater by using air bubbles....

Finnish short-sea vessels to be powered by Wärtsilä integrated LNG systems
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Finnish short-sea vessels to be powered by Wärtsilä integrated LNG systems

The technology group Wärtsilä will supply all the main equipment for the first LNG fuelled short-sea Ro-Lo (roll-on, lift-off) vessels to be operated by Finland based Bore. Three ships have been ordered and are being built at the WuHu Shipyard in China. The order with Wärtsilä was placed in December. Wärtsilä has worked in close...

Major project to convert offshore vessel to run on ammonia-powered fuel cell
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Major project to convert offshore vessel to run on ammonia-powered fuel cell

A maritime innovation project looking to install the world’s first ammonia-powered fuel cell on a vessel has been awarded €10m funding from the European Union. The ShipFC project is being run by a consortium of 14 European companies and institutions, co-ordinated by the Norwegian cluster organisation NCE Maritime CleanTech, and has been awarded backing from...

BC Ferries opts for SCHOTTEL propulsion units
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BC Ferries opts for SCHOTTEL propulsion units

Four newly built road ferries for Canadian operator BC Ferries are to be fitted with two high-efficiency Twin Propellers from German propulsion manufacturer, SCHOTTEL. These 81-metre vessels will be built to Damen’s Road Ferry 8117 E3 design and known as the Island Class vessels and will be capable of carrying up to 300 passengers and...

MSC Cruises selects Wärtsilä package for dual fuel newbuilds
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MSC Cruises selects Wärtsilä package for dual fuel newbuilds

Two new MSC Cruises vessels will feature Wärtsilä’s integrated solutions designed to support and enhance efficiency and environmental sustainability. Wärtsilä will supply French shipyard Chantiers de l‘Atlantique with the package of solutions. Each vessel will be provided with five 14-cylinder Wärtsilä 46DF dual-fuel engines fitted with nitrogen oxide reduction (NOR) units, two Wärtsilä LNGPac fuel...

Dutch short-sea shipper opts for LNG-fuelled newbuilds
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Dutch short-sea shipper opts for LNG-fuelled newbuilds

Four new next-generation short-sea cargo vessels ordered by Wijnne & Barends Chartering based in the Netherlands, an affiliate of the Dutch Spliethoff Group, will feature liquefied natural gas (LNG) propulsion and storage systems provided by the technology group Wärtsilä. The ships, which are currently being built at the WuHu Shipyard in China, will be among...

Joint industry report assesses battery safety in ships
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Joint industry report assesses battery safety in ships

In collaboration with the Norwegian, Danish and US maritime authorities, battery manufacturers, system integrators, suppliers of fire extinguishing systems, shipyards and shipowners, DNV GL has released a new report on battery safety in ships. The report assesses explosion and fire risks in maritime battery installations and the effectiveness of fire extinguishing systems in the event...

NTNU launches zero-emission waterbus concept, Zeabuz
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NTNU launches zero-emission waterbus concept, Zeabuz

The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) has announced the launch of a new company, Zeabuz, that will build mobility solutions to reduce emissions of vehicles using waterways. The climate crisis means that there will be great demand for smart, climate-friendly mobility solutions worldwide. NTNU has been researching ship control and autonomy for many...