Delivery

Project to test sail technology on Ultrabulk vessels
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Project to test sail technology on Ultrabulk vessels

A £100,000 12-month feasibility study funded by InnovateUK, the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) and private investors has begun to examine the potential of fitting sail technology onto Ultrabulk ships that import biomass into the UK to cut carbon emissions. The project is a result of collaboration between the Smart Green Shipping Alliance (SSGA), dry...

StormGeo delivers integrated navigation and route optimisation platform
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StormGeo delivers integrated navigation and route optimisation platform

StormGeo has launched Navigator Solutions Portfolio, an integrated, navigational and route optimisation platform connecting on-board solutions to shore-based decision support. The Navigator Solutions Portfolio on-board solutions integrate all voyage-planning elements into one optimal workflow, with a focus on usability and connectivity. On-shore solutions connect the on-board navigation and route optimisation to shore-based commercial and technical...

The Fjords announces new zero emission vessel
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The Fjords announces new zero emission vessel

The Fjords is to add another all-electric, zero emission passenger vessel to its fleet. The Legacy of The Fjords is under construction at Brødrene Aa and will join the hybrid Vision of The Fjords and all-electric Future of The Fjords once complete. Legacy of The Fjords will employ a specially constructed Power Dock, an innovative,...

PaxOcean delivers largest Chinese-built FSRU
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PaxOcean delivers largest Chinese-built FSRU

Indonesia-based Jaya Samudra Karunia (JSK) has taken delivery of a 26,000m3 floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) from PaxOcean. The FSRU Karunia Dewata is the largest FSRU to be built in China and the first to feature Type C cargo tanks. The project is a milestone in the growing gas shipping industry within China and...

MPC Container Ships retrofits scrubbers for 2020
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MPC Container Ships retrofits scrubbers for 2020

MPC Container Ships has confirmed the purchase of five scrubbers for compliance with the IMO’s 2020 global 0.5 per cent sulphur cap. The scrubbers will be installed across five separate vessels. The agreement also includes the option for scrubbers for a further 50 vessels for installation in 2019 and 2020. MPC Container Ships will evaluate...

Viking Line selects ABB marine automation system
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Viking Line selects ABB marine automation system

A Viking Line cruise ferry is to be fitted with an ABB Ability System 800xA marine automation system, providing complete power, propulsion, and vessel management under one platform. The marine automation system enables crew and onshore teams to get a comprehensive overview of all the information needed to operate the vessel safely and efficiently. The...

ForSea converts diesel ferries to battery power
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ForSea converts diesel ferries to battery power

ForSea (formerly HH Ferries Group) has converted two of its diesel powered ferries to battery propulsion technology. Tycho Brahe and Aurora have been retrofitted with ABB 4160 kWh batteries as well as battery racks, energy storage control systems and ABB’s Onboard DC Grid power distribution technology. The vessels will continue to operate along the 4km...

Kongsberg and Leclanché offer hybrid battery solutions
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Kongsberg and Leclanché offer hybrid battery solutions

Kongsberg Maritime has partnered with Leclanché, an energy storage solution company, to provide batteries and energy storage solutions to the marine industry. Leclanché’s batteries will be integrated into Kongsberg’s hybrid solutions. Leclanché will deliver battery systems for 9 vessels totalling 45MWh. The first project to be jointly executed will be Yara Birkeland, the world’s first...

Polar research vessel fitted with Optimarin BWTS
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Polar research vessel fitted with Optimarin BWTS

The Norwegian Polar Institute’s newbuild research vessel Kronprins Haakon has been fitted with an Optimarin ballast water treatment system (BWTS). The United States Coast Guard (USCG) type approved system is based on UV technology. The chosen BWTS for the Kronprins Haakon has a flow rate of 167m3/h. The BWTS will eliminate all organisms carried in...

TORM shows support for scrubbers
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TORM shows support for scrubbers

TORM has committed to the installation of scrubbers on up to 39 of its vessels following a joint venture with scrubber manufacturer ME Production and Guangzhou Shipyard International (GSI). The joint venture, ME Production China, will manufacture and install scrubbers in China and deliver them to a range of maritime industry customers for both newbuildings...

Babcock Schulte Energy takes delivery of LNG supply vessel
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Babcock Schulte Energy takes delivery of LNG supply vessel

Babcock International has completed and delivered a first of its kind liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunker supply vessel to meet the growing demand for LNG powered ships. The vessel Kairos, which has been delivered to Babcock Schulte Energy (BSE), a 50:50 joint venture between Babcock and Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (BSM), will be deployed to the...

MAN pledges incentives for LNG propulsion
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MAN pledges incentives for LNG propulsion

MAN Energy Solutions has pledged to stimulate decarbonisation of the shipping industry by subsidising shipowners that convert their engines to gas derived fuel up to EUR 2 million. Wayne Jones OBE, chief sales officer and representative for MAN Energy Solutions at a conference held in Greece confirmed: “MAN Energy Solutions believes fully in its technology,...