<span>Propulsion and future fuels</span>

Battery system provider joins Green Award
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Battery system provider joins Green Award

EST-Floattech, a producer of lithium batteries and battery systems, has joined the Green Award network as an incentive provider. This enables Green Award certificate holders to have a power measurement carried out on attractive terms and subsequently purchase a lithium battery pack. Thanks to this pack, the Green Award Platinum Label becomes achievable, being awarded...

ABS publishes whitepaper on hydrogen as a marine fuel
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ABS publishes whitepaper on hydrogen as a marine fuel

Hydrogen is the latest alternative fuel to have its potential for the maritime industry explored by ABS in its series of sustainability whitepapers. Sustainability Whitepaper: Hydrogen as Marine Fuel explores the gas’ potential to reduce emissions from shipping, while evaluating its safety, regulatory and design implications. The report also details industry projects utilising hydrogen and...

23 industry players to assess common issues on ammonia as a marine fuel
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23 industry players to assess common issues on ammonia as a marine fuel

23 industry players have set up a “Joint Study” framework for studying common issues on ammonia as an alternative marine fuel. The 23 founding signatories of this Joint Study framework include ABS, Anglo American, ClassNK, DNV, Equinor, Fortescue Metals Group, Genco Shipping & Trading, Jera, K-Line, Man Energy Solutions, Mitsui E&S Machinery, Nihon Shipyard, Ns...

Namura and NS United Kaiun to develop wind-assisted Capesize
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Namura and NS United Kaiun to develop wind-assisted Capesize

Japan-based shipbuilder Namura Shipbuilding and operator NS United Kaiun Kaisha have partnered in a joint research project aimed at developing a wind-powered system for a 183,000 dwt Capesize bulk carrier. The International Maritime Organization’s decarbonisation targets of reducing carbon emissions by at least 40 per cent by 2030 from 2008’s levels and cut at least...

Wärtsilä and RINA deliver fuel-saving propulsion arrangement
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Wärtsilä and RINA deliver fuel-saving propulsion arrangement

Wärtsilä and RINA have announced a novel propulsion arrangement that offers full redundancy, less machinery, lower capital expenditure, reduced operational complexity, and optimised fuel consumption to lower costs and achieve emissions compliance. The new concept changes traditional ship design thinking and offers an efficient, future-proof alternative. The conventional approach in ship design has been to...

First zero-emission fast ferry begins construction
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First zero-emission fast ferry begins construction

Partners in the TrAM (Transport – Advanced and Modular) project have announced that construction has commenced on the world’s first fully electric passenger fast ferry at the Fjellstrand shipyard on the west coast of Norway. Equipped to carry around 150 passengers, the catamaran vessel will be 31 metres long with a nine-metre beam. It will...

Sterling PlanB and ICE partner to increase energy storage system adoption
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Sterling PlanB and ICE partner to increase energy storage system adoption

Energy storage system provider Sterling PlanB and European ship design group ICE Marine Design have announced an agreement to combine knowledge and resources to increase the adoption of energy storage systems (ESS) on ships. Sterling PlanB has extensive experience in developing maritime battery and ESS technology, particularly in the field of safety, while ICE is...

Yara joins the International Windship Association
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Yara joins the International Windship Association

Yara Marine Technologies has joined the International Windship Association (IWSA) to promote the use of wind propulsion to reduce fuel consumption and cut CO2 emissions from ships. “The immense savings gained by modern wind propulsion really caught the interest of both Yara Marine and our established network of ship-owners. BAR Technologies’ bespoke naval architecture gave...