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Chugoku Marine Paints expands Selektope-containing antifouling range
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Chugoku Marine Paints expands Selektope-containing antifouling range

Chugoku Marine Paints (CMP) has introduced a new antifouling coating containing the barnacle-repellent active agent Selektope. Selektope, which has been developed by Swedish company I-Tech, is an organic, non-metal compound that temporarily stimulates barnacle larvae’s receptors, preventing them from attaching to any ship’s surface. The effect lasts only a short time and is non-fatal. SEA...

Yaskawa / The Switch constructs large drive test centre in Finland
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Yaskawa / The Switch constructs large drive test centre in Finland

Yaskawa Environmental Energy / The Switch has begun the construction of a large drive test centre in Lappeenranta, Finland to test large drives and assist in the production of multi-megawatt class equipment for wind and marine business units. The new building will comprise of the test centre and an assembly line. Lifting capacity will be...

Battery-powered cruise ship sets new standards in propulsion
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Battery-powered cruise ship sets new standards in propulsion

“In my imagination I created an electric ship that could break through all kinds of ice, that nice and elegantly, fearful and irresistible, could sail through the Arctic oceans, straight to the Pole,” Roald Amundsen, Norwegian explorer. In 1882, 10-year old Roald Amundsen, who would later lead the first expeditions to the Northwest Passage and...

Escort tug takes delivery of Wärtsilä hybrid power solution
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Escort tug takes delivery of Wärtsilä hybrid power solution

Wärtsilä’s hybrid power module solution, the Wärtsilä HY, is now fully operational on the ‘Vilja’, an escort tug owned by the Swedish port of Luleå. The ‘Wärtsilä HY for Tug’ solution has proven significant fuel and maintenance cost reductions. During trials, the icebreaking tug achieved a 100-tonne bollard pull, while producing approximately 20 per cent...

KONGSBERG noise reducing tech offered to commercial ships
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KONGSBERG noise reducing tech offered to commercial ships

KONGSBERG’S Blade Air Emission technology used in naval applications is now available for commercial ships to reduce the effect of underwater noise on marine life. The Blade Air Emissions concept significantly reduces cavitation-induced noise and erosion risk by machining a channel into the leading edge of the propeller blades. The concept, which applicable to conventional...

Neoline confirms partner to build wind-powered cargo ships
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Neoline confirms partner to build wind-powered cargo ships

Neoline has chosen Loire-based Neopolia S.A.S. for the construction of its first two innovative sailing main propulsion vessels. Neoline is developing a new transport service based on the operation of innovative ro-ro sailing vessels, saving 80 per cent to 90 per cent of fuel consumed and reducing its carbon footprint. The vessels are intended to...

“K” Line confirms new joint shipping company
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“K” Line confirms new joint shipping company

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (“K” Line), Taiwan Power Company (Taipower), U-Ming Marine Transport Corporation and Kuang Ming Shipping Corporation have agreed to establish a new joint venture shipping company, and jointly signed Memorandum of Understanding(MOU)in Taipei, Taiwan. The new joint venture, which has yet to be named, will own both coal and LNG carriers, and operate...

MSC agrees deal with MacGregor to optimise cargo systems
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MSC agrees deal with MacGregor to optimise cargo systems

MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company has signed a contract with MacGregor and Guangzhou Wenchong Dockyard to upgrade cargo systems on 6 x 16,000 TEU containerships owned and operated by MSC. MacGregor and MSC have together defined and developed the cargo system solution for these vessels. “The objective was to determine the best solution for the operating...

MAN B&W dual-fuel engines pass half-million hour milestone
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MAN B&W dual-fuel engines pass half-million hour milestone

MAN Energy Solutions has announced that its two-stroke, dual-fuel portfolio has logged over 500,000 operational hours, marking over 250 sales that the company has won within its entire portfolio of dual-fuel engines all running on liquefied natural gas (LNG) or other, cleaner fuels such as liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and methanol. MAN Energy Solutions’ ME-GI...

VARD selects Hydroniq seawater cooling system for newbuild
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VARD selects Hydroniq seawater cooling system for newbuild

Norwegian shipbuilder VARD has contracted Hydroniq Coolers to deliver a hull-integrated seawater cooling system for a cable laying vessel that VARD is designing and building for Prysmian Group. Under the contracts, Ålesund-based Hydroniq Coolers – formerly named Sperre Coolers – will deliver its Hydroniq Rack seawater cooling solution that will be integrated in the hull...

Cavotec to deliver automated mooring system to Turku
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Cavotec to deliver automated mooring system to Turku

Cavotec has won another order for its automated mooring technology, MoorMaster, for a ferry berth at the Port of Turku in Finland. The system will be delivered in 2020. MoorMaster improves safety, reduces environmental impact, and increases operational efficiency by removing conventional mooring lines from the mooring process. This significantly reduces mooring times, vessel motion,...

Oil lubricated shaft seals contributing to ocean pollution
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Oil lubricated shaft seals contributing to ocean pollution

Oil lubricated shaft seals counterproductive to environmental legislation, says Thordon Bearings.  Thordon Bearings has found more than 100 references to “propeller shaft seal failure and oil leakage into the sea”, resulting in ocean pollution that is overlooked and needs to be addressed quickly. “Regular reports in the maritime technical press and indeed from hull repair...