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Hurtigruten chooses Wärtsilä to help meet green shipping goals
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Hurtigruten chooses Wärtsilä to help meet green shipping goals

Wärtsilä has confirmed it will supply a broad scope of solutions to support Hurtigruten’s push for greener and more sustainable shipping. Expedition cruise line Hurtigruten is converting an additional three vessels to become premium, hybrid powered expedition cruise ships. The order with Wärtsilä was placed in Q2 2019 and covers the ‘MS Finnmarken’, the first...

ClassNK releases guidelines on wind-assisted propulsion
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ClassNK releases guidelines on wind-assisted propulsion

ClassNK has released its Guidelines for Wind-Assisted Propulsion Systems for Ships. The Guidelines aim to contribute to the safe integrity and design of wind powered technology and the ships that are installed with it. As environmental regulations tighten, wind power for auxiliary propulsion is attracting attention as one of the underlying technologies for accomplishing low...

Sovcomflot and NOVATEK sign SMART joint venture agreement
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Sovcomflot and NOVATEK sign SMART joint venture agreement

Sovcomflot and PAO NOVATEK have signed an agreement to establish a joint venture SMART LLC. The purpose of the joint venture is to ensure safe year-round maritime liquefied natural gas (LNG) logistics from the Arctic LNG-2 and other current and prospective projects of Novatek. The newly established company will work with the relevant shipyard to...

AIDA plans for fleet electrification with Corvus Energy
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AIDA plans for fleet electrification with Corvus Energy

AIDA Cruises has signed an agreement with marine battery supplier Corvus Energy to electrify the AIDA fleet, starting in 2020. AIDA Cruises, which is part of Carnival Corporation, says that the goal of the partnership is to allow for the practical use of electrical energy from battery storage systems onboard large cruise ships. The pilot...

Bergen Tankers selects Høglund cargo handling system for LNG bunker
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Bergen Tankers selects Høglund cargo handling system for LNG bunker

Bergen Tankers has confirmed that Høglund will deliver a cargo handling system (CHS) for the liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunker vessel Bergen LNG. As part of a long-term charter with Shell Gasnor, the vessel will be the first LNG bunkering vessel to operate in Norway and will be retrofitted from an existing fuel oil bunkering...

DNV GL grants MSA to battery maker Corvus
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DNV GL grants MSA to battery maker Corvus

Corvus Energy has become the first energy storage system (ESS) manufacturer to be approved by DNV GL for Manufacturer Product Quality Assessment (MPQA). The companies have also signed a Manufacturing Survey Arrangement (MSA), resulting in streamlined quality control processes and faster customer deliveries. The certification ensures that Corvus’ manufacturing process meet DNV GL’s quality, safety...

Azipod powered vessel reaches the North Pole
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Azipod powered vessel reaches the North Pole

The Norwegian Coast Guard’s icebreaker vessel KV Svalbard has become the first ABB Azipod-powered ship to reach the North Pole. The 2001-built KV Svalbard, which is equipped with twin 5MW Azipod icebreaking units, sailed the Arctic waters as part of the international scientific expedition, Coordinated Arctic Acoustic Thermometry Experiment (CAATEX), led by a Norwegian non-profit...

ExxonMobil introduces 40BN cylinder oil for IMO 2020
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ExxonMobil introduces 40BN cylinder oil for IMO 2020

ExxonMobil has introduced Mobilgard 540, a 40BN cylinder oil for use with 0.5 per cent sulphur fuels that comply with the IMO’s 2020 global cap to enter into force January 1, 2020. The new cylinder oil will be offered in key locations from early September 2019 including Singapore, ARA, Fujairah, Houston, Pusan and Hong Kong....

MAN and Samsung sign engine digitisation agreement
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MAN and Samsung sign engine digitisation agreement

MAN Energy Solutions and Samsung Heavy Industries have signed an agreement to define a framework for the long-term strategic cooperation to develop technologies and systems for the digitisation of marine engines. The cooperation will focus on: Digitisation of marine engine solution data including auxiliary systems Data collection, diagnosis and visualisation in relation to marine engine...

Fully electric ferry completes 22nm voyage
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Fully electric ferry completes 22nm voyage

Denmark’s electric ferry ELLEN has completed her maiden voyage between Søby and Fynshav south of Funen in Denmark, a 22 nautical mile route. The ELLEN, which is an EU Horizon 2020 project also known as “E-Ferry”, is the first ferry in the world to hold a battery package with enough energy for both its ordinary...

Neste introduces 0.5 per cent fuel for 2020
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Neste introduces 0.5 per cent fuel for 2020

Renewable fuels provider Neste has announced that it will offer 0.5 per cent sulphur fuel from Q4 of 2019. The fuel will be compliant with the IMO’s global sulphur cap, entering into force on January 1, 2020 and meets the RMG 0.5 specification and ISO 8217:2017 standard requirements. The fuel is manufactured in Neste’s refinery...

Scandlines invests in wind propulsion technology
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Scandlines invests in wind propulsion technology

Ferry operator Scandlines has signed an agreement with Norsepower Oy to install the company’s Rotor Sail Solution onboard the hybrid passenger ferry, M/V Copenhagen. Operating between Rostock in Germany and Gedser in Denmark, the M/V Copenhagen operates using diesel and battery power. The vessel will reduce its fuel consumption and emissions by a further four...