<span>Propulsion and future fuels</span>

New shaft generator boosts energy efficiency by 4 per cent
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New shaft generator boosts energy efficiency by 4 per cent

The latest in-line shaft generator from ABB will enable ship operators to benefit from the efficiency, performance and reliability advantages of permanent magnet technology. The new generator brings flexibility and ease of installation to a wide range of vessels including bulk carriers, container carriers, liquid natural gas tankers and ferries transporting passengers and cars. The...

Finnlines adds shore power capabilities to three vessels
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Finnlines adds shore power capabilities to three vessels

Finnlines has signed an agreement with Yara Marine Technologies to install Yara’s shore power solution on board three vessels. The turnkey solution will allow these vessels to connect to the local power grid when in port, switching to electricity rather than using auxiliary engines running on fuel. The installations, which are scheduled for completion in...

BV rule addresses safety of fuel cells on ships
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BV rule addresses safety of fuel cells on ships

Bureau Veritas (BV) has released a new rule note (NR 547) on fuel cell power systems on board ships. The rule note covers safety requirements for ships using any type of fuel cell technology, providing rules for the arrangement and installation of fuel cell power systems and the delivery of electrical energy. Over the last...

Amasus Shipping to power cargo ship with wind
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Amasus Shipping to power cargo ship with wind

Dutch shipowner Amasus Shipping will harness the power of wind on its general cargo ship, the EEMS Traveller, to reduce fuel costs and annual CO2 emissions by as much as 30 per cent in favourable trade routes.  The 91 metre long, 2,850 DWT general cargo vessel will be retrofitted with two 17-metre-high eSAILs developed by...

Alewijnse and Ingeteam team up to deliver hybrid and electric propulsion
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Alewijnse and Ingeteam team up to deliver hybrid and electric propulsion

Alewijnse and Ingeteam have joined forces to work together towards a more sustainable maritime supply chain by initiating and facilitating the development and integration of hybrid and electric propulsion systems. Alewijnse and Ingeteam will work closely together in offering energy efficient hybrid and electric propulsion systems, energy storage systems, electric motors and frequency drives. The...

Testing an electric solution in Arctic conditions
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Testing an electric solution in Arctic conditions

Volvo Penta’s advanced hybrid solution for Hurtigruten Svalbard’s new sightseeing vessel, the Kvitbjørn (Polar Bear), was recently put through its paces during its first test at sea. The tests were performed by Volvo Penta engineers and project team leads to make sure the solution was ready for official customer sea trials in the icy waters...

Caterpillar Marine expands hybrid and electric capabilities
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Caterpillar Marine expands hybrid and electric capabilities

Caterpillar Marine has expanded its delivery of advanced propulsion and power solutions to the marine industry. The company will leverage deep hybrid and electric expertise from across its enterprise, selectively incorporating technology from machine and off-highway products. These developments will further expand Caterpillar Marine’s capabilities for delivering advanced hybrid and electric power systems that help...

Wärtsilä to deliver first dedicated methanol fuel supply system
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Wärtsilä to deliver first dedicated methanol fuel supply system

Wärtsilä has developed a dedicated fuel supply system for methanol, MethanolPac, as interest grows in the methanol pathway to decarbonisation. Combined with the recently introduced Wärtsilä 32 Methanol engine and the company’s retrofit and system integration capabilities, MethanolPac enables Wärtsilä to deliver methanol-capable fuel and power systems across a wide range of vessel segments. Methanol...

TotalEnergies completes first marine bio-VLSFO bunker delivery
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TotalEnergies completes first marine bio-VLSFO bunker delivery

TotalEnergies Marine Fuels has carried out its first marine bio-VLSFO (very low sulphur fuel oil) bunker delivery in Singapore’s port waters, as part of a biofuel trial recently completed by NYK Line and Anglo American. During the operation, a B10 biofuel blend that composed of VLSFO blended with 10 per cent second-generation, waste-based and ISCC-certified...

ClassNK joins Power ARK project
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ClassNK joins Power ARK project

ClassNK has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with PowerX to collaborate on the development of an electric vessel that will carry electricity from offshore wind farms to shore. The vessel is known as the Power Transfer Vessel (Power ARK). As well as the development of the vessel, the project will also involve building a...

Shift and SeaTech to design & develop Singapore’s first hybrid electric bunker tankers
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Shift and SeaTech to design & develop Singapore’s first hybrid electric bunker tankers

A new partnership between Shift Clean Energy, SeaTech and Vitol, will provide Vitol’s bunker operations company, V-Bunkers, with Singapore’s first hybrid bunker tankers. They will be designed by SeaTech Solutions, using Shift’s energy storage systems (ESS). This marine electrification project will see up to four hybrid bunker tankers provided to V-Bunkers, all fitted with Shift’s...

Longitude to support Pertamina’s low carbon shipping drive
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Longitude to support Pertamina’s low carbon shipping drive

Longitude Engineering has been tasked with supporting the Asian Development Bank with a feasibility study that aims to help PT Pertamina (Pertamina) develop a roadmap for the integration of low carbon fuels into its domestic shipping industry. Pertamina is Indonesia’s national energy company, 100 per cent owned by the Government of Indonesia. The study also...