<span>Propulsion and future fuels</span>

MOL secures deal for wind assisted vessel
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MOL secures deal for wind assisted vessel

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) has reached a deal with Tohoku Electric Power for a coal carrier equipped with a hard sail wind power propulsion system, also known as the “Wind Challenger.” The Wind Challenger is a telescoping hard sail that converts wind energy to propulsive force. Installation of the system on merchant ships has the...

Hempel launches re-formulated antifouling technology
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Hempel launches re-formulated antifouling technology

Hempel has enhanced its Olympic+ and Oceanic+ antifouling range and is adding five new antifouling solutions to its portfolio. Oceanic Protect+, Oceanic Flex+, Olympic Protect+, Olympic Flex+ and Olympic Protect have been re-formulated to deliver an even higher performance through better control of the leached layer and an enhanced mechanical strength. Coupled with this, higher volume...

Anglo-Eastern chooses Wärtsilä LNG simulator for crew training
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Anglo-Eastern chooses Wärtsilä LNG simulator for crew training

Wärtsilä Voyage has delivered and installed customised LNGPac bunkering and liquid cargo handling simulators at the Mumbai training centre of Hong Kong-based Anglo-Eastern Univan Group. This is a new product for the marine market, reflecting the increasing adoption by fleet owners of LNG fuel, and the consequential need to ensure that crews are sufficiently trained...

Servogear propulsion system chosen for EU-funded project
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Servogear propulsion system chosen for EU-funded project

Servogear has announced that its Ecoflow Propulsor system has been selected by the EU-funded emission free fast ferry project, Tram. Ecoflow Propulsor will power the world’s first purely battery-driven fast ferry to operate on a multi stop commuter route. The vessel will begin being built by Norwegian yard Fjellstrand for Kolumbus in May 2021. Once...

d’Amico rolls out new fleet management software to 70 vessels
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d’Amico rolls out new fleet management software to 70 vessels

d’Amico Società di Navigazione will implement new fleet management software systems across 70 vessels. The chosen software is by ABS Nautical Systems (ABS NS) and is called NS Enterprise. The companies will work together to replace d’Amico’s existing legacy software across its entire fleet. This transition to data-driven and reliability-based software will support faster, more...

Wärtsilä’s Compact Reliq selected for two newbuild LNG carriers
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Wärtsilä’s Compact Reliq selected for two newbuild LNG carriers

Wärtsilä’s recently introduced Compact Reliq reliquefaction plant will be installed in two new LNG carrier vessels being built for Norway-based Knutsen OAS Shipping. The Compact Reliq solution is based on the well-proven reversed nitrogen Brayton cycle refrigeration technology. The solution is designed to reliquefy the boil-off gas (BOG) from gas carriers and LNG bunker vessels,...

ZeroNorth integrates voyage optimisation software with Veson Nautical platform
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ZeroNorth integrates voyage optimisation software with Veson Nautical platform

Maritime technology company ZeroNorth and software developer Veson Nautical have signed a new strategic product partnership that will allow ZeroNorth’s vessel optimisation software, Optimise, to integrate with the Veson IMOS Platform (VIP). The integration will enable a seamless transfer of data for joint customers. The native data integration will provide VIP users with tramp ships...

Lean Marine commissions propulsion optimisation technology in record time
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Lean Marine commissions propulsion optimisation technology in record time

Swedish propulsion optimisation expert Lean Marine has undertaken the commissioning of its ‘on top’ propulsion automation technology FuelOpt in record time. Despite multiple challenges faced by technology providers for installations onboard vessels during the COVID-19 pandemic, Lean Marine successfully completed the remote commissioning of the FuelOpt onboard Tipco Asphalt’s 157 000 DWT asphalt tanker Jacob in...

Finnlines orders Wärtsilä hybrid systems for two newbuild ferries
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Finnlines orders Wärtsilä hybrid systems for two newbuild ferries

Wärtsilä has won the contract to supply the engines and a range of its electric solutions for two new ferries under construction for Finnlines at the China Merchants Jinling Shipyard (Weihai) in China. The two ‘Superstar’ vessels are designed to incorporate the latest technical and environmental concepts, featuring Wärtsilä 46F main engines, thrusters, and a state-of-the-art...

LR, Anemoi and SDARI join forces on rotor sail designs
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LR, Anemoi and SDARI join forces on rotor sail designs

Lloyd’s Register (LR) has signed a joint development project (JDP) with Anemoi Marine Technologies and Shanghai Merchant Ship Design and Research Institute (SDARI) to develop a series of energy efficient vessel designs equipped with rotor sails. The project will address one of the most significant roadblocks for the commercial adoption of emission abatement technology –...