<span>Propulsion and future fuels</span>

ClassNK issues AiP for ammonia-fuelled bulker
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ClassNK issues AiP for ammonia-fuelled bulker

ClassNK has issued an approval in principle (AiP) for the design of an ammonia-fuelled Panamax bulk carrier developed by Planning and Design Centre for Greener Ships (GSC). Ammonia is expected to be used as decarbonised fuel for ships since it does not emit CO2 when burned, however, taking adequate safety measures are impartial due to...

ABB adds digital analytics feature to turbochargers
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ABB adds digital analytics feature to turbochargers

ABB Turbocharging is adding a new data analysis feature to its turbochargers to offer insights based on operational data received from the vessel. The digital analytics feature, Turbo Insights, will be provided at no additional cost or need for additional hardware onboard. Now as a standard feature on all two-stroke engine A100-L and A200-L turbochargers,...

Ørsted joins Liquid Wind’s e-methanol project
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Ørsted joins Liquid Wind’s e-methanol project

Renewable energy company Ørsted will acquire a 45 per cent ownership share of Liquid Wind’s FlagshipONE e-methanol project. FlagshipONE is a late-stage development project and aims to become the world’s first large-scale sustainable e-methanol project. Liquid Wind plans to establish a series of facilities across Sweden to decarbonise the maritime sector, of which FlagshipONE will...

ABS publishes guide for methanol-fuelled vessels
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ABS publishes guide for methanol-fuelled vessels

ABS has published its Guide for Methanol and Ethanol Fuelled Vessels. The Guide sets out classification criteria for the arrangements, construction, installation and survey of machinery, equipment and systems for vessels operating with methanol or ethanol as fuel with a focus on minimising risks to the vessel, crew and environment. Methanol is widely regarded as...

Shift Clean Energy secures BV approval for ESS
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Shift Clean Energy secures BV approval for ESS

Shift Clean Energy (Shift) has received certification from Bureau Veritas (BV) for its clean energy storage solution (ESS). This is the second major certification Shift has received for its ESS. BV’s marine and offshore division has approved Shift’s lithium-ion battery-based ESS use in fully electric or hybrid vessels as well as on land uses. The...

Ammonia could play a key role in climate-neutral shipping, find Danish researchers
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Ammonia could play a key role in climate-neutral shipping, find Danish researchers

A new report by the Technical University of Denmark (DTU)  has found that ammonia is a key green fuel in shipping’s decarbonisation by 2050. As part of the MarE-Fuel project, researchers from DTU together with Anker Invest, Maersk Line, Copenhagen Economics, OMT, and DFDS, and with funding from the Danish Maritime Fund and Lauritzen Fonden,...

Oldendorff joins biofuel trial with Australia’s CBH Group
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Oldendorff joins biofuel trial with Australia’s CBH Group

Oldendorff Carriers has partnered with the CBH Group to bunker biofuel on a grain vessel exporting from Australia. This is reportedly the first-time biofuel has been trialled on this type of vessel in Australia and is expected to produce about 15 per cent less greenhouse gas emissions for this journey than conventional fossil fuels. CBH...

UECC launches third LNG battery hybrid PCTC
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UECC launches third LNG battery hybrid PCTC

UECC has launched the third and final newbuild in a series of advanced dual-fuel liquefied natural gas (LNG) battery hybrid pure car truck carriers (PCTCs). The final newbuild launch follows the recent delivery of the first newbuild named Auto Advance, with the second and third vessels set to be delivered in the first half of...

Norwegian port to install shore power facility
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Norwegian port to install shore power facility

Norwegian company Havnekraft will establish a new high-voltage shore power system for cruise ships in Haugesund, Norway. The facility will also be prepared for other vessels visiting the port outside the cruise season, providing a highly flexible solution for the port and visiting vessels. Planned delivery of the facility is the end of 2022. PSW...

KR awards AIP for ammonia-fuelled ships
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KR awards AIP for ammonia-fuelled ships

The Korean Register (KR) awarded approval in principal (AIP) to two green ammonia-fuelled ships at KR’s Seoul branch office. One of the ships is a 60,000m3 ammonia-fuelled ammonia carrier and the other is a 38,000m3 ammonia carrier/bunkering ship, developed by Korea Shipbuilding & Offshore Engineering (KSOE), Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) and Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (HMD)....