<span>Propulsion and future fuels</span>

LNG will play key role in industry’s decarbonisation ambitions, suggests ABS survey
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LNG will play key role in industry’s decarbonisation ambitions, suggests ABS survey

While nearly 40 per cent of shipowners have still not implemented a decarbonisation strategy despite impending regulations, there is resounding confidence among industry leaders in LNG’s potential to help reach regulatory goals in the coming decades. These are key messages from the panel of industry leaders and a survey of more than 400 attendees at...

BV publishes rules and guidelines on ammonia as a marine fuel
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BV publishes rules and guidelines on ammonia as a marine fuel

Bureau Veritas (BV) has released an Ammonia-Prepared notation and has developed a Rule Note for ammonia as a marine fuel to support shipowners, designers, shipyards, and charterers in advancing their journeys toward using ammonia and a zero carbon future. Ammonia-Prepared is applicable to newbuilds and certifies that a ship has been designed and constructed to...

Wärtsilä introduces engine and SCR package to meet China’s new emission standard
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Wärtsilä introduces engine and SCR package to meet China’s new emission standard

Wärtsilä has announced plans to introduce a combined engine plus selective catalytic reduction (SCR) packaged product aimed at complying with China’s Stage II marine engine emission standard, which enters into force in July 2021. The standard will apply to inland waterway, coastal, river-sea, channel and fishing vessels operating in most rivers and around the country’s...

Finnlines launches first of three new hybrid ro-ro vessels
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Finnlines launches first of three new hybrid ro-ro vessels

Finnlines has launched the first of three new hybrid ro-ro vessels, marking an important milestone in Finnlines’ EUR 0.5 billion green Newbuilding Programme.  The vessel will start sailing under the Finnish flag at the turn of the year, which is highly significant in terms of Finnish sea personnel and Finland’s security of supply. In total,...

Norsepower agreement signals global installation capability for Rotor Sails
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Norsepower agreement signals global installation capability for Rotor Sails

Norsepower has signed a framework agreement with Offshore Technology Development (OTD), Keppel Offshore & Marine’s technology arm. Under the agreement, OTD will provide the initial survey, design and engineering works, and organise the equipment installation for Norsepower’s Rotor Sails. Norsepower will deliver project management, delivery, and installation supervision to support smooth installation, servicing and warranty...

Samskip to run part of fleet on marine biofuels
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Samskip to run part of fleet on marine biofuels

Multimodal logistics company Samskip has entered into a formal agreement with sustainable cargo initiative GoodShipping to run part of its fleet on marine biofuels, achieving up to a 45 per cent reduction in CO2 emissions. The companies plan to scale up to a CO2-reduction of 80 per cent for any given voyage later in 2021....

Singapore’s first hybrid-electric ship classed by Bureau Veritas
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Singapore’s first hybrid-electric ship classed by Bureau Veritas

Bureau Veritas (BV) has certified and classed Singapore’s first hybrid-powered ship, built, owned and operated by Singapore-based Penguin Shipyard International. The vessel Penguin Tenaga is a 15-meter, 12-passenger aluminium pilot boat capable of entirely running in electric mode at five knots for more than 30 minutes, and in conventional diesel mode can reach a maximum...

CCS issues China’s first hydrogen fuel cell type approval
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CCS issues China’s first hydrogen fuel cell type approval

China Classification Society (CCS) has awarded China’s first certificate of type approval for a marine fuel cell product to Wuhan-based PEM fuel cell supplier Troowin Power System Technology. The certificate was issued by CCS’ Wuhan branch following more than a year of reviews and on-site tests. The approval marks a major milestone in China’s pursuit...

Wärtsilä joins Finnish consortium to pursue R&D around clean propulsion
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Wärtsilä joins Finnish consortium to pursue R&D around clean propulsion

Wärtsilä is participating in a consortium of Finnish research organisations and companies researching means for developing radical new solutions for clean and efficient marine and off-road transport. The project is expected to run until spring 2023, and has been granted funding of EUR 7.9 million by Business Finland, the Finnish Government’s organisation for innovation funding...