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Nippon Paint Marine plans Middle East expansion
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Nippon Paint Marine plans Middle East expansion

Nippon Paint Maine (Europe) is set to expand its marine coatings products into new areas and market sectors following a 35 per cent increase in consolidated sales. Since it was established in 2016, Nippon Paint Marine (Europe) and its 100 per cent subsidiary Nippon Paint Marine (Turkey) has seen “considerable growth in sales” due in...

Høglund to supply fuel-gas systems for Hurtigruten retrofits
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Høglund to supply fuel-gas systems for Hurtigruten retrofits

Hurtigruten has selected Norwegian company Høglund to deliver biogas-ready fuel-gas supply systems (FGSS) for six passenger ship retrofits. Høglund and HB Hunte Engineering will design and engineer fully customised tank and FGSS solutions for each of the six vessels, optimised to run on both liquified natural gas (LNG) and liquified biogas (LBG). Hurtigruten will use...

Wärtsilä package for Wasaline ferry
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Wärtsilä package for Wasaline ferry

Wärtsilä has been chosen to provide the full integrated package for a new NLC RoPax ferry, including a hybrid propulsion solution and an energy management system. The NLC Ferry, which will the Wasaline service between Vaasa, Finland and Umeå, Sweden, will feature a Wärtsilä 31DF dual-fuel engine capable of operating on liquefied natural gas (LNG)...

Eastern Pacific Shipping orders 11 ME-GI engines
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Eastern Pacific Shipping orders 11 ME-GI engines

Singapore-based Eastern Pacific Shipping has ordered five 15,000-teu boxships with scrubbers and requested another six vessels with dual-fuel engine configurations. All vessels will be powered by MAN B&W-branded two-stroke engines. The first five engines with scrubbers will be conventional MAN B&W 11G90ME-C units and are due for delivery between 2019-2020. The six further vessels will...

Bulkship Management opts for Alfa Laval BWTS
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Bulkship Management opts for Alfa Laval BWTS

Oslo-based shipmanger Bulkship Management has signed an agreement with Alfa Laval for the installation of 30 PureBallast 3 Compact Flex ballast water treatment systems (BWTS) over the next four years. The agreement also includes commissioning and training. Individual BWTS will handle flows of 250, 500, 600 or 1000 m3/h. All of the BWTS will have...

Mitsubishi Shipbuilding holds christening ceremony for fuel-efficient LPG carrier
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Mitsubishi Shipbuilding holds christening ceremony for fuel-efficient LPG carrier

Mitsubishi Shipbuilding, a group company of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) has held a christening ceremony in Yokohama for a fuel-efficient liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) carrier currently under construction for JX Ocean. The new ship, Future Ace, will be the twelfth of Mitsubishi Shipbuilding’s latest third-generation, 83,000m3-class LPG carriers. The vessel will be highly energy efficient,...

CMA CGM bunkers biofuel for new project
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CMA CGM bunkers biofuel for new project

IKEA Transport & Logistics Services, CMA CGM, the GoodShipping Program and the Port of Rotterdam have announced a partnership to test and scale the use of sustainable marine biofuel oil. CMA CGM’s container vessel will commence bunkering on March 19, marking the start of the testing phase. The biofuel has been developed by GoodFuels. It...

Retrofit bottleneck a reality, says Goltens’ Maarten Jeronimus
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Retrofit bottleneck a reality, says Goltens’ Maarten Jeronimus

Urgency around the installation of scrubbers and ballast water treatment systems (BWTS) has set in according to Maarten Jeronimus, VP Goltens Europe and responsible for Goltens Worldwide Green Technologies. “Whether it’s exhaust cleaning or ballast water management, they know there’s no way around compliance. But so many have waited to make their moves that the...

Hapag-Lloyd selects MAN Energy Solutions for LNG conversion pilot
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Hapag-Lloyd selects MAN Energy Solutions for LNG conversion pilot

Hapag-Lloyd has signed an agreement with MAN Energy Solutions to convert its 15,000 TEU container vessel to dual-fuel operation, capable of running on both heavy fuel oil (HFO) and liquefied natural gas (LNG). The Sajir currently operates with a MAN B&W 9S90ME-C engine and will be converted to a dual-fuel MAN B&W ME-GI (Gas Injection)...

Wind propulsion tech granted type approval
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Wind propulsion tech granted type approval

Norsepower’s wind propulsion solution, the Rotor Sail, has received the first-ever type approval design certificate granted to an auxiliary wind propulsion system on-board a commercial ship. The type approval was granted by DNV GL following a design assessment of Norsepower’s 30m x 5m Rotor Sail. The certification means that vessels operating with the Rotor Sail...

Lindblad confirms order with Ulstein for second polar expedition vessel
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Lindblad confirms order with Ulstein for second polar expedition vessel

Lindblad Expeditions Holdings has signed an agreement with Norwegian shipbuilder and ship designer Ulstein to build a new polar vessel with greater fuel efficiency and reduced emissions than previous expedition ships. The new ship will be built to the highest ice class category (PC5 Category A) and will feature Ulstein’s X-BOW concept, which generates a...

Viking Cruises opts for seawater lubricated propulsion solution
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Viking Cruises opts for seawater lubricated propulsion solution

A sixth Viking Cruises vessel has been delivered with Thordon Bearings’ seawater-lubricated propeller shaft system. The COMPAC system by Thordon Bearings is zero polluting as there is no need for oil. Fuel consumption and emissions are reduced as the viscous friction acting on the rotating shaft is lower with seawater than oil. COMPAC does not...