<span>Propulsion and future fuels</span>

Haldor Topsoe and Aquamarine to build green ammonia facility
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Haldor Topsoe and Aquamarine to build green ammonia facility

Haldor Topsoe and Aquamarine have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the purpose of building a green ammonia facility. The facility is planned to include a 100 megawatt SOEC electrolysis unit to produce green hydrogen to be converted into green ammonia. The plant is expected to be operational by 2024. Aquamarine is developing...

Uptake of ammonia-fuelled vessels on the rise
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Uptake of ammonia-fuelled vessels on the rise

The Getting to Zero Coalition’s updated Mapping of Zero Emission Pilots and Demonstration Projects uncovers emerging trends, sees a strong climb in the number of identified projects as well as increased activities in Asia. The uptake of zero emission pilots and demonstration projects is a fundamental component of the maritime industry’s transition to zero emission...

BV issues rules for wind propulsion systems
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BV issues rules for wind propulsion systems

Bureau Veritas (BV) has released new-generation classification rules for wind propulsion systems. These rules will help support and drive the development of zero carbon propulsion options for modern ships. The new Bureau Veritas rule notation for Wind Propulsion Systems (WPS) – NR 206, builds on pre-existing BV rules released in 1987. Now two new notations...

Sterling PlanB and Marine & Land expand access to energy storage solutions
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Sterling PlanB and Marine & Land expand access to energy storage solutions

Industrial energy storage experts, Sterling PlanB (SPBES), and technical sales and installation company Marine & Land Electrical have announced a new partnership agreement aimed at expanding access to purpose-designed energy storage solutions to customers throughout Portugal. The partnership comes as increasing regulations from the IMO and EU Green Legislation are driving companies to rapidly adjust their...

Exmar ammonia-fuelled gas carrier obtains LR approval
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Exmar ammonia-fuelled gas carrier obtains LR approval

Belgium-based shipping company Exmar has been awarded an Approval in Principle by Lloyd’s Register (LR) for its ammonia (NH3) fuelled 40,000 m3 Midsize Gas Carrier (MGC). This marks a significant milestone for the progression of alternative fuels in shipping. The Novel Technology Evaluation included an overall examination of fundamental aspects of the design and compliance...

Alfa Laval begins large-scale methanol testing
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Alfa Laval begins large-scale methanol testing

Major tests of methanol as a marine fuel will soon begin at the Alfa Laval Test & Training Centre in Aalborg, Denmark. Working closely with MAN Energy Solutions and other partners, Alfa Laval will explore the possibility of running the centre’s four-stroke, 2 MW diesel engine on methanol – without modifications or another pilot fuel....

EPS, OCI, and MAN partner to adopt methanol & ammonia as marine fuel
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EPS, OCI, and MAN partner to adopt methanol & ammonia as marine fuel

Eastern Pacific Shipping (EPS) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with OCI N.V. (OCI) and MAN Energy Solutions (MAN) to develop methanol and ammonia as marine fuels to aide in industry-wide decarbonisation and environmental preservation efforts. The partnership involves using select conventional vessels from EPS’ existing tanker fleet that use MAN engines to be...

Sterling PlanB gains DNV approval for lithium batteries
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Sterling PlanB gains DNV approval for lithium batteries

Marine and industrial energy storage expert, Sterling PlanB (SPBES) has announced that it is now fully certified under new 2020 class rules for commercial vessel batteries set out by classification society DNV. As an early adopter of the certification, SPBES becomes one of the first energy storage solutions (ESS) providers to adhere to the new...