<span>Propulsion and future fuels</span>

The molecule targeting shipping’s biofouling problem
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The molecule targeting shipping’s biofouling problem

A recently developed bio-repelling antifouling ingredient known as medetomidine, already used as a sedative in drugs for humans and animals, is finding a new application in the marine coatings industry as a biological deterrent preventing barnacles from settling on ships’ hulls and other surfaces. Swedish company I-Tech is responsible for the introduction of this bio-technology...

Wind assisted technology ready to meet shipping’s decarbonisation goals
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Wind assisted technology ready to meet shipping’s decarbonisation goals

Wind powered technology is ready to play a significant part in meeting the decarbonisation goals of the Paris Agreement, but the use of such technology will be determined by the industry’s will to implement it, claims Norsepower’s CEO, Tuomas Riski. Decarbonising the international shipping industry under the goals set by the International Maritime Organization (IMO)...

TORM expands fleet with three new MR vessels
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TORM expands fleet with three new MR vessels

Danish oil product carrier, TORM, is to expand its fleet with the acquisition of three MR newbuildings in 2019 and 2020, worth US $93m. The vessels will be delivered ready for compliance with the 2020 Global 0.5% Sulphur Cap. The vessels will be built at the Guangzhou Shipyard International (GSI), China. Executive Director Jacob Meldgaard,...

WinGD engine runs successfully on natural gas VOC fuel mix
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WinGD engine runs successfully on natural gas VOC fuel mix

WinGD and Wärtsilä Gas Systems have tested a Natural Gas – Volatile Organic Compounds (NG-VOC) fuel mix for a WinGD X-DF engine. The engine, which was selected to power two 125,000 DWT Shuttle Tankers for AET, successfully ran on the NG-VOC mix. The test demonstrated the engine’s capabilities under various loads, with up to 20%...

Sweden electrifies shipping
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Sweden electrifies shipping

Sweden is driving its sustainable shipping agenda as a new cooperation agreement between the Swedish                    Shipowners´ Association, ABB Sweden, ABB Marine, Stena AB, research institute RISE and battery company Northvolt, promises to develop a climate-smart future through the electrification of shipping. The companies have agreed to...

Star Bulk to test EMP’s energy-saving technologies
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Star Bulk to test EMP’s energy-saving technologies

Eco Marine Power (EMP) and Star Bulk have signed a Memorandum of Understanding covering a joint study project on the feasibility of using EMP’s technologies on existing and new bulk carriers. The MoU will look at how equipment including solar panels, batteries, and other devices can be installed on board ships. The project will examine...

ABB to supply shuttle tankers with fuel saving technologies
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ABB to supply shuttle tankers with fuel saving technologies

ABB is to equip two new shuttle tankers for AET with future-proof solutions that are expected to deliver improved operational efficiency and lower emissions compared with similar tankers. The twin-skeg 125,000 DWT shuttle tankers will feature a range of ABB’s power and automation solutions, including the power distribution system Onboard DC GridTM, which enables integration...

I-Tech and CMP sign agreement for largest ever Selektope order
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I-Tech and CMP sign agreement for largest ever Selektope order

I-Tech, the Swedish company that developed unique antifouling ingredient, Selektope, has signed a supply agreement with Chugoku Marine Paints (CMP), giving the Japanese paint company access to I-Tech’s Selektope-containing antifouling product portfolio. Philip Chaabane, CEO, I-Tech, comments: “This significant order for Selektope demonstrates how I-Tech’s antifouling technology is meeting market demand for increased hard fouling...