<span>Propulsion and future fuels</span>

Eidesvik to explore ammonia fuel cell opportunities
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Eidesvik to explore ammonia fuel cell opportunities

Norwegian shipowner Eidesvik Offshore has entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Aker BP and Alma, a venture under establishment by Clara Venture Labs (under name change from Prototech) to explore opportunities for utilising Alma’s proprietary fuel cell technology to accelerate the move to zero emissions shipping. Specifically, the companies will explore retrofit installation...

Berg accelerates drive into electric propulsion
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Berg accelerates drive into electric propulsion

Berg Propulsion has signed a key supplier and cooperation agreement to provide systems integration capability for Yaskawa Environmental Energy / The Switch permanent magnet (PM) and power electronics products. The cooperation creates a new and combined force offering the robustness and efficiency of propulsion systems where electric motors directly drive the propeller shaft. Berg’s integrator...

Maersk and Svitzer to develop carbon neutral methanol fuel cell tug
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Maersk and Svitzer to develop carbon neutral methanol fuel cell tug

Svitzer, an A.P. Moller – Maersk subsidiary, has signed an agreement with Robert Allan to design the world’s first fuel cell tug for harbour operations, running on green methanol. The project builds on close cooperation between Svitzer and Maersk with the aim to jointly explore the combination of methanol fuel cells, batteries, storage/handling systems, electric...

VPS and BunkerTrace team up to improve marine fuel traceability
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VPS and BunkerTrace team up to improve marine fuel traceability

Marine fuel testing company VPS and marine fuel tracing company BunkerTrace have announced a new strategic partnership to see VPS bring to market BunkerTrace’s forensic technology – starting with the launch of its Sample Assurance product. The agreement represents a significant step for the improvement in traceability and transparency across the global marine fuel sector....

Ocean Infinity to build and test ammonia-based fuel cell system
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Ocean Infinity to build and test ammonia-based fuel cell system

Marine robotics company Ocean Infinity and its partners are to build a marine propulsion test facility with an integrated Ammonia Marine Propulsion System (AMPS).    The test facility will demonstrate clean-fuelled technology eventually capable of powering Ocean Infinity’s Armada fleet, using an innovative ammonia-based fuel cell system. Ocean Infinity recently won The Clean Maritime Demonstration Competition,...

DNV completes assessment of Windship’s Zero Emission concept
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DNV completes assessment of Windship’s Zero Emission concept

Windship Technology has announced that its Zero Emissions solution for shipping has been independently assessed by classification society DNV. By using data provided by Windship Technology – a British innovation company – DNV has performed an independent computer-based analysis of the concept’s emissions abatement potential. Simon Rogers, technical director of Windship Technology stated: “Today everything...

Proman Stena Bulk launches first methanol dual-fuel tanker
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Proman Stena Bulk launches first methanol dual-fuel tanker

Proman Stena Bulk has launched Stena Pro Patria, the first of three 49,900 dwt methanol dual-fuel MR tankers that Proman and Stena Bulk are building together as part of their joint venture. Stena Pro Patria will use approximately 12,500 tonnes per annum of methanol as a marine fuel. Using widely available and cost-competitive ‘grey’ methanol...

ZEM’s marine battery solutions set sail for Switzerland
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ZEM’s marine battery solutions set sail for Switzerland

A small historic passenger ferry on the Greifensee is set to be the first vessel in the German part of Switzerland to embark upon a sustainable journey away from fossil fuels with ZEM batteries. The fully electric propulsion has the potential to reduce CO2 emissions by around 10 tons per year. The 1933-built Heimat operates...

ABS, HHI and KSOE collaborate on green hydrogen production
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ABS, HHI and KSOE collaborate on green hydrogen production

ABS, Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) and Korea Shipbuilding and Offshore Engineering (KSOE) have announced two landmark joint development projects (JDPs) to develop decarbonisation technologies to support global sustainability ambitions. The JDPs address green hydrogen production and offshore carbon capture and storage (CCS), two technologies that will be critical to achieving net-zero. ABS, HHI and KSOE...

GEV secures Wärtsilä AiP for pilot hydrogen vessel
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GEV secures Wärtsilä AiP for pilot hydrogen vessel

Australian energy transportation company Global Energy Ventures (GEV) has obtained approval-in-principle (AiP) from Wärtsilä for its pilot scale 430 tonne C-H2 carrier vessel. The pilot compressed hydrogen vessel is a highly functional Handymax sized gas carrier designed to advance the commercialisation of green hydrogen projects. Wärtsilä has worked in close cooperation with GEV’s ship designer...

WinGD and HHI-EMD collaborate to develop sustainable engine technology
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WinGD and HHI-EMD collaborate to develop sustainable engine technology

Marine engine designer and power system integrator WinGD and engine builder Hyundai Heavy Industries’ Engine Machinery Division (HHI-EMD) are to strengthen their collaboration by partnering to develop environmentally sustainable two-stroke engine technology. Under a joint development agreement signed at the Kormarine 2021 exhibition in Busan last month, the two companies will together develop engine solutions...