<span>Propulsion and future fuels</span>

Brevik Fergeselskap takes delivery of fully electric vessel
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Brevik Fergeselskap takes delivery of fully electric vessel

Norwegian ferry operator Brevik Fergeselskap has taken delivery of a fully electric newbuild ferry, the Sandøy. The vessel was delivered by Holland Shipyards Group for operation within the waters of Eidangerfjorden, Norway, connecting Brevik with Sandøya and Bjørkøya. The Sandøy s a fully electric ferry measuring 42 m long and 11 m wide and has the capacity...

HSD Engine partners with ABB on engine performance optimisation
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HSD Engine partners with ABB on engine performance optimisation

Korean engine manufacturer HSD Engine is to offer ABB’s diagnostics and advisory software Tekomar XPERT to shipowners operating its two-stroke and four-stroke marine engines. Tekomar XPERT is a digital performance optimisation platform applicable to any engine that can help shipping companies achieve fuel savings and greenhouse gas emission reductions. Under the agreement, HSD Engine will...

Wärtsilä begins advanced hydrogen and ammonia testing
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Wärtsilä begins advanced hydrogen and ammonia testing

Wärtsilä is carrying out advanced full-scale engine testing of hydrogen and ammonia at its engine laboratory in Vaasa, Finland to assess the optimum engine parameters for running on these fuels as shipping works towards a carbon-free future. The test results are encouraging according to Wärtsilä, with one test engine performing very well when running on...

METIS contributes to EU decarbonisation project
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METIS contributes to EU decarbonisation project

METIS Cyberspace Technology is contributing to an EU-backed project that will test clean energy solutions on board vessels to help achieve decarbonisation targets. The ENGIMMONIA project comprises two main areas of focus: promoting the global adoption of alternative fuels – namely ammonia – in shipping to reduce the industry’s carbon footprint; and adapting clean energy...

Longchamp partners with Neoline for greener sailing
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Longchamp partners with Neoline for greener sailing

Longchamp has signed up to Neoline’s maritime transport service that uses sail-powered vessels to transport goods. The partnership will enable Longchamp to cut emissions on its transatlantic shipping route. Neoline’s sail solution allows cargo ships to achieve a commercial speed of 11 knots, propelling ships by the wind with 4200m² of sails to reduce emissions...

Future Proof Shipping meets CCNR conditions to sail on hydrogen
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Future Proof Shipping meets CCNR conditions to sail on hydrogen

Future Proof Shipping’s (FPS) motor cargo vessel Maas has received a recommendation from the Central Commission for the Navigation of the Rhine (CCNR) for an exemption from the Rhine Vessel Inspection Regulations (RVIR), permitting the use of hydrogen as a fuel for propulsion and power supply on board the vessel. Having completed a detailed Hazard Identification...

Hyundai Motor to commercialise marine fuel cell systems
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Hyundai Motor to commercialise marine fuel cell systems

Hyundai Motor Company has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Hyundai Global Service, a South Korean manufacturer specialising in ship electric propulsion systems, to develop and commercialise hydrogen fuel cell systems to propel marine vessels. The MOU marks a significant milestone for Hyundai Motor as it is the company’s first strategic partnership involving the...

Fjord1 converts ferries to run on battery power
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Fjord1 converts ferries to run on battery power

Norwegian ferry operator Fjord1 has contracted Norwegian Electric Systems (NES) to act as system integrator and deliver power control, distribution and battery systems to three ferries that will be converted from gas and diesel propulsion to zero emission battery operation. Under the contract, NES will equip the three ferries with batteries, charging systems, new generators...

Alfa Laval invests in air lubrication technology
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Alfa Laval invests in air lubrication technology

Having acquired a minority stake in Marine Performance Systems, a Rotterdam-based maritime technology company, Alfa Laval is pursuing efforts to make air lubrication technology a commercial reality in the maritime sector.  Air lubrication involves using bubbles to reduce friction between the vessel and the water. The more friction between the vessel and the water, the...

ClassNK addresses common issues around VLSFO use in new poster
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ClassNK addresses common issues around VLSFO use in new poster

ClassNK has published an onboard poster for ships titled “Issues after starting to use VLSFO,” which outlines common main engine issues and recommended countermeasures when using very low sulphur fuel oil (VLSFO) that complies with SOx regulations. After the enforcement of regulations to limit sulphur content in marine fuel oil to 0.5 per cent or...

SGMF advances LNG safety standards with new guidance
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SGMF advances LNG safety standards with new guidance

The Society for Gas as a Marine Fuel (SGMF) has published two new guidelines to improve the safety of LNG-fuelled ships. The documents are intended to assist greater standardisation in crew competency and vessel design. SGMF’s ‘Operation of ships with Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) – competency and assessment guidelines’ defines the skills required for any...