Delivery

Shell to retrofit LNG carriers with Silverstream air lubrication system
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Shell to retrofit LNG carriers with Silverstream air lubrication system

Silverstream Technologies has signed a landmark framework agreement for retrofit installation of the Silverstream System on some of the vessels in the Shell International Trading and Shipping Company LNGC fleet. The agreement will see Shell and Silverstream develop a close working relationship for the design, engineering, procurement, and execution of the Silverstream System for Shell’s...

MOL and e5 Lab launch study on hydrogen hybrid pure car carrier
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MOL and e5 Lab launch study on hydrogen hybrid pure car carrier

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) and e5 Lab have concluded a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to conduct a joint study of a hybrid pure car carrier (PCC) equipped with a hydrogen fuel cell system and large-capacity batteries. The companies aim to develop a hydrogen hybrid PCC that has no CO2, sulphur oxides, nitrogen oxides or particulate...

CSSC and DNV GL agree to future-proof shipping solutions
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CSSC and DNV GL agree to future-proof shipping solutions

Shipbuilding group CSSC has entered into a new strategic partnership with DNV GL to focus on developing future-proof solutions and competencies for shipping in areas such as alternative fuels, environmentally friendly technologies, new vessel designs to meet the IMO greenhouse gas targets, digitalisation and cybersecurity. Other areas of research and exchange include the design and...

Nippon Paint Marine sees growth in coatings business
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Nippon Paint Marine sees growth in coatings business

Nippon Paint Marine has announced that the number of its hull coatings at dry-dock increased by 9 per cent this year compared to the company’s 2018 figures. In the 12-month period to June 2019, the marine coatings supplier, a division of Japan’s Nippon Paint, registered increased applications across all ship sectors, with growth in supply...

ABB completes electric propulsion delivery for advanced icebreaking fleet
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ABB completes electric propulsion delivery for advanced icebreaking fleet

ABB has completed delivery of electric propulsion systems to the final vessel in a 15-ship series, which will enter service for the Yamal liquefied natural gas (LNG) project. Yakov Gakkel, owned by joint venture between Teekay LNG Partners and China LNG Partners, joins a fleet of 15 specially designed tankers transporting LNG year-round from one...

Wärtsilä and Chinese shipbuilder to jointly develop hybrid vessels
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Wärtsilä and Chinese shipbuilder to jointly develop hybrid vessels

Wärtsilä has signed a strategic five-year agreement with Chinese state-owned shipbuilder CSSC Huangpu Wenchong Shipbuilding Company Huangpu Wenchong to develop a hybrid powered dredger, which could possibly extend to other hybrid vessels as well. The purpose of the agreement is to build a cooperation framework and working mechanism for the research and development of hybrid...

Spliethoff selects Wärtsilä to power fuel efficient newbuilds
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Spliethoff selects Wärtsilä to power fuel efficient newbuilds

Netherlands-based shipping company Spliethoff has selected Wärtsilä to supply a comprehensive package of solutions for two new state-of-the-art vessels being built for the shipping company at the Fujian Mawei Shipbuilding yard in China. The two DP2-B-type ships have been designed to include the intake of a multi-purpose vessel with Dynamic Positioning station-keeping ability. This makes...

DNV GL and GSI cooperate on AI-based solution to improve welding efficiency
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DNV GL and GSI cooperate on AI-based solution to improve welding efficiency

DNV GL has signed a cooperation agreement with Guangzhou Shipyard International Company (GSI) for a joint development project (JDP) to improve welding non-destructive testing (NDT) efficiency through the automatic detection and assessment of radiography testing (RT) digital images. Shipbuilding involves countless welds. X¬rays are used to detect weld imperfections, such as porosity, slag, and cracks....

Jotun and COSCO renew joint venture agreement
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Jotun and COSCO renew joint venture agreement

COSCO SHIPPING International Hong Kong and marine coatings supplier Jotun have reinforced their commitment to one another with the renewal of their long-standing joint venture (JV) agreement. The JV, first signed in 2005, secures the future of Jotun COSCO Marine Coatings (JCMC), a 50-50 owned entity. Since opening for business, JCMC has grown market share...

Shipping giants join carbon negative shipping project
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Shipping giants join carbon negative shipping project

A new project named decarbonICE has been launched to develop an onboard carbon capture and storage solution to cut carbon emissions from international shipping Shipping companies including NYK, Sovcomflot, Knutsen OAS and Ardmore, and ship builders DSME and the mining company Vale, have teamed up with Denmark based Maritime Development Centre to develop the solution....

Wärtsilä and Silverstream partner on fuel-saving air lubrication technology
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Wärtsilä and Silverstream partner on fuel-saving air lubrication technology

Wärtsilä and Silverstream Technologies have signed a Licence and Co-operation Agreement, permitting Wärtsilä as sales and service partner to fully integrate Silverstream’s air lubrication system within its propulsion solutions. Silverstream’s air lubrication technology helps vessels to improve their Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) by creating a carpet of microbubbles that coat the entire flat bottom...

Vessel emissions reduction competition announces winning technologies
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Vessel emissions reduction competition announces winning technologies

The Carbon Trust’s Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) has announced four winners of a competition designed to accelerate the development of technologies that will enable a reduction in emissions and fuel consumption for Crew Transfer Vessels (CTVs) used to operate and maintain offshore wind farms. The winners and their projects are outlined below. Chartwell Marine and...