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SPBES and Glas Ocean launch electric vessel
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SPBES and Glas Ocean launch electric vessel

Marine energy storage experts Sterling PBES and naval engineering firm Glas Ocean Electric have launched a first of kind electric Cape Islander vessel. The vessel, formerly named Peggy’s Cove Express, served many seasons as a trawler on the East Coast and is a familiar design that has been in use for decades. The completely refit...

Kongsberg and Massterly equip zero-emission autonomous vessels for ASKO
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Kongsberg and Massterly equip zero-emission autonomous vessels for ASKO

Kongsberg Maritime and Massterly (a Kongsberg Wilhelmsen joint venture) have signed contracts with the Norwegian grocery distributor ASKO to equip two new vessels with autonomous technology, and to manage its operations at sea. With Norwegian companies delivering around 60 per cent of the investment, this is a major milestone for the growth of sustainable maritime...

e5 Lab launches ROBOSHIP to promote zero-emission electric vessels
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e5 Lab launches ROBOSHIP to promote zero-emission electric vessels

e5 Lab has started developing the ROBOSHIP to realise zero emissions, as well as an integrated system called the “ROBOSHIP BOX,” which brings together telecommunications, the Internet of Things (IoT), and software. Through this initiative, e5 Lab is working to address critical issues facing Japan’s ocean shipping and maritime industries, including a shortage of seafarers,...

Norled hybrid electric ferry fitted with SCHOTTEL EcoPellers
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Norled hybrid electric ferry fitted with SCHOTTEL EcoPellers

A ferry operated by Norled and powered by a diesel-electric hybrid system and battery power has entered operation along the Norwegian Festøya-Solavågen route. Built at the Remontowa shipyard in Poland, the Festøya ferry is the first of four SCHOTTEL-equipped hybrid ferries for Norwegian ferry operator Norled.  Each of the four double-ended RoPax ferries feature two...

Norwegian Coastguard takes delivery of Kongsberg sonars
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Norwegian Coastguard takes delivery of Kongsberg sonars

The Norwegian Coastguard has confirmed delivery of Kongsberg Maritime’s sonars that will be used onboard three new crafts planned for launch between 2022 and 2024. The vessels will replace the existing Nordkapp-class vessels. KONGSBERG will equip the new 136-metre, ice-strengthened vessels with its SS1221 sonars, which boast acoustic properties, making them ideally suited for multiple...

LAVLE and DEIF team up to advance vessel electrification
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LAVLE and DEIF team up to advance vessel electrification

LAVLE USA has announced a partnership with DEIF to work on a state-of-the-art power management solution for Energy Storage Systems (ESS) for the marine market. LAVLE and DEIF will develop a hybrid controller based on DEIF’s ML300 platform and LAVLE’s Proteus ESS.  The partnership will include collaboration on power management functions such as Load Dependent...

Seawing kite system gets ClassNK approval
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Seawing kite system gets ClassNK approval

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (“K” LINE) and AIRSEAS SAS have received an Approval in Principle (AIP) from ClassNK for their automated kite system Seawing. Seawing is a kite system which assists vessel propulsion by harnessing natural wind power through its dynamic flight. A simple switch launches or recovers the kite which unfolds, operates and refolds autonomously....

Island Offshore takes delivery of Kongsberg hybrid battery solutions
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Island Offshore takes delivery of Kongsberg hybrid battery solutions

Kongsberg Maritime has been contracted by Norwegian solutions company Island Offshore to supply turnkey hybrid battery solutions for three of the firm’s UT 776 CD-design Platform Supply Vessels. Two of the ships, Island Crusader and Island Contender, previously operated with a combination of Bergen LNG engines and Bergen Diesel engines, while the Island Commander deploys...

X-Press Feeders moves to water lubricated propeller shaft system
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X-Press Feeders moves to water lubricated propeller shaft system

Two Super Eco 2700 containerships being built for Singapore-headquartered X-Press Feeders will be launched with complete water lubricated propeller shaft arrangements supplied by Thordon Bearings. The ships are being built by China’s Zhoushan Changhong Shipyard. CY Engineering, Thordon’s distributor in China, has now completed the installation and commissioning of the Thordon scope of supply aboard...

Damen and Echandia to jointly develop electric tug
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Damen and Echandia to jointly develop electric tug

Damen Shipyards and Echandia have announced a global partnership, combining Echandia’s DNV-Certified E-LTO energy systems and battery expertise and Damen’s tugboat experience to develop a fully-electric ship-handling tug. The electric tug will service New Zealand’s largest container and international trade terminal – the Ports of Auckland Limited (POAL). The RSD-E Tug 2513 will be a...

Bulugo offers $20m finance facility for bunker and lubricant buyers
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Bulugo offers $20m finance facility for bunker and lubricant buyers

Bulugo has partnered with Whitehall Finance to provide a credit solution to bunker fuel and lubricant buyers. Digital bunker fuel and lubricant platform Bulugo can now offer buyers external unsecured finance of up to US$20m under an exclusive agreement with Whitehall Finance. The implementation of IMO 2020 at the beginning of the year, followed by...