<span>Propulsion and future fuels</span>

HHI & KSOE receive AiP for ammonia-fuelled carrier
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HHI & KSOE receive AiP for ammonia-fuelled carrier

Bureau Veritas (BV) has delivered an Approval in Principle (AiP) to Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) and Korea Shipbuilding & Offshore Engineering (KSOE) for the design and development of an ammonia carrier with ammonia-fuelled propulsion. The design was developed to ensure its compatibility with the existing infrastructure for ammonia, while also reflecting the market’s demand for...

Wärtsilä and SHI collaborate on ammonia-fuelled newbuilds
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Wärtsilä and SHI collaborate on ammonia-fuelled newbuilds

Wärtsilä and Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) have signed a joint development programme (JDP) agreement aimed at developing ammonia-fuelled vessels with four-stroke auxiliary engines available for future newbuild projects. Wärtsilä has already successfully tested an engine running with a fuel mix containing 70 per cent ammonia. The company anticipates having an engine concept capable of operating...

Stena Line and Frederikshavn to deploy two fossil-fuel-free ferries by 2030
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Stena Line and Frederikshavn to deploy two fossil-fuel-free ferries by 2030

Stena Line, Frederikshavn Municipality, and the Port of Frederikshavn have signed an agreement to deploy two battery-powered Stena Elektra ferries on the Gothenburg-Frederikshavn route by 2030. In doing so, and by making the necessary investments on shore, the companies aim to make the Gothenburg-Frederikshavn the world’s first fossil fuel free ferry line of its kind....

Chemical tanker completes voyage sailing on 100 per cent biofuel
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Chemical tanker completes voyage sailing on 100 per cent biofuel

The chemical tanker Monax has successfully completed a voyage using 100 per cent sustainable marine biofuel. The news was confirmed by Stolt Tankers, its technical manager Synergy Group, investment manager Tufton, and biofuels supplier GoodFuels. The biofuel, derived from feedstocks such as used cooking oil and waste animal fats, was used on board the 20,762...

ABS publishes guide to ammonia-fuelled vessels
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ABS publishes guide to ammonia-fuelled vessels

As the potential of ammonia to contribute to shipping’s decarbonisation objectives is increasingly recognised, ABS has moved to support its adoption with publication of guidance for the design and construction of ammonia-fueled vessels. The ABS Guide for Ammonia-Fueled Vessels sets out Classification design criteria for the arrangements, construction, installation and survey of machinery, equipment and...

AYRO raises €10.5M to boost development of wingsail technology
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AYRO raises €10.5M to boost development of wingsail technology

AYRO, a start-up that designs and delivers wind propulsion hybrid systems for maritime transport has raised €10.5 million capital from Ocean Zero (USA), Bpifrance (France) and Mer Invest (France). AYRO designs, manufactures and sells Oceanwings, a wingsail technology that has proven to decrease fuel consumption on cargo ships by as much as 45 per cent....

University of Portsmouth wins £1.5M to develop green hydrogen energy system
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University of Portsmouth wins £1.5M to develop green hydrogen energy system

A project led by the University of Portsmouth has been awarded £1.5 million to help develop and demonstrate a green hydrogen energy system within Portsmouth International Port. The Shipping, Hydrogen & Port Ecosystems UK (SHAPE UK) project was named as one of the winning projects of the £23 million Clean Maritime Demonstration Competition, funded by the Department for Transport,...

SEA-KIT wins funding for zero-emission hydrogen fuel cell
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SEA-KIT wins funding for zero-emission hydrogen fuel cell

SEA-KIT International, designer and builder of Uncrewed Surface Vessels (USVs), has won funding to install an innovative PCB-based hydrogen fuel cell, engineered by project partner Bramble Energy, on its 12m USV Maxlimer to demonstrate zero emission maritime operations. SEA-KIT secured the grant through the recent Clean Maritime Demonstration Competition (CMDC) – Strand 2. The project,...

ClassNK publishes guidelines for ships using alternative fuels
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ClassNK publishes guidelines for ships using alternative fuels

ClassNK has released its “Guidelines for Ships Using Alternative Fuels” including updates on the safety requirements for ships using ammonia as fuel. Ammonia has captured attention as a zero carbon fuel. Appropriate safety measures are required for ammonia as it is toxic to humans and corrosive to materials, while specific international standards for the use...

Zinus secures contract for autonomous ferry charging systems
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Zinus secures contract for autonomous ferry charging systems

Zinus has secured a new contract with Norwegian Electric Systems (NES) for the delivery of autonomous charging systems to two ferry connections in Nordland. The ferries will be operated by Fjord1 from December 1, 2022.  The autonomous charging solution by Zinus will be used for electrification of the ferry connections Bognes-Skarberget and Drag-Kjøpsvik in Nordland...

World’s first IMO Type B very large ethane carrier launched
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World’s first IMO Type B very large ethane carrier launched

The world’s first IMO Type B very large ethane carrier (VLEC), the ABS-classed Pacific Ineos Belstaff, has been launched at Jiangnan Shipyard. The first of an order of four of the largest VLECs ever commissioned, the 99,000 cbm dual-fuel vessel is designed for long haul ethane transportation but can also handle other liquified gas cargoes...

ABB launches containerised energy storage system
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ABB launches containerised energy storage system

ABB has responded to rising demand for low and zero emissions from ships by developing a containerised energy storage system (ESS) – a complete, plug-in solution to install sustainable marine energy storage at scale. The Containerised ESS is housed in a 20ft high-cube ISO container and ready to integrate with the vessel’s main power distribution...