Tag: Alternative Fuels

Methanol for marine applications tested in Singapore
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Methanol for marine applications tested in Singapore

The Methanol Institute (MI) is backing a project at the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) of Singapore to evaluate methanol as a marine fuel in Asia. The first of the two-phase project includes desktop and bench-testing a methanol-powered engine in the GreenPilot program in Gothenburg, Sweden. The GreenPilot project aims to demonstrate the use of methanol...

“K” Line to consider multiple options for 2020
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“K” Line to consider multiple options for 2020

President and CEO of Japanese shipping company “K” Line, Eizo Murakami, has confirmed the company will comply with the IMO’s 2020 global 0.5 per cent sulphur cap on a ship-by-ship basis. Mr Murakami said that “K” Line cannot limit itself to one particular measure and will consider the use of low-sulphur fuel, scrubbers, and conversion...

ABS issues AIP for LNG carrier
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ABS issues AIP for LNG carrier

ABS has issued an Approval in Principle (AiP) for an LNG carrier design from Jiangnan Shipyard. The LNG JUMBO design features a WINGD X-DF low-pressure, low-speed two-stroke dual-fuel main engine propulsion system with enhanced propulsion efficiency and reduced fuel consumption. In gas mode, the system meets the IMO’s NOx Tier III requirements without the need...

Green Corridor project delivers LNG-fuelled bulk carrier designs
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Green Corridor project delivers LNG-fuelled bulk carrier designs

The Green Corridor Joint Industry Project (JIP) has delivered a Newcastlemax iron ore and coal carrier powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG) as part of phase 1a of the project and upsized it to a very large ore carrier (VLOC) in phase 1b. The purpose of the Green Corridor project is to develop an LNG-fuelled...

IMO makes progress on methanol as a marine fuel
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IMO makes progress on methanol as a marine fuel

The Methanol Institute has welcomed completed draft guidelines by the IMO’s sub-Committee on Carriage of Cargoes and Containers (CCC5) that cover the safety of ships using methyl/ethyl alcohol as fuel. CCC5 invited the Maritime Safety Committee in December to endorse the referral of safety topics which require further input to other technical sub-committees for their...

Very large ethane carrier design receives AiP from DNV GL
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Very large ethane carrier design receives AiP from DNV GL

DNV GL has awarded Chinese shipyard Jiangnan with an Approval in Principle (AiP) for the design of a 93,000-cubic meter (cbm) very large ethane carrier, Panda E. The ethane carrier will utilise GTT’s reinforced Mark III cargo containment system with a design temperature of minus 104 degrees centigrade. The design feature four standard cargo holds...

The future of shipping is electric, says ABB
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The future of shipping is electric, says ABB

ABB has said that it firmly believes the future of shipping is electric during the launch of its ABB Ability Marine Pilot Control dynamic positioning (DP) system in Hamburg last week. ABB’s DP system automates navigational tasks and allows bridge officers to focus on the overall control and positioning of the ship. The situational awareness...

2020 fuel uncertainty causing lubricant choice confusion
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2020 fuel uncertainty causing lubricant choice confusion

Shipowners and operators are becoming increasingly concerned about matching their choice of fuel in 2020 with the right lubricant, confirmed Luis Garcia, Shell’s technology manager – marine & power engine lubricants, to journalists during a press tour of the Shell Marine & Power Innovation Centre in Hamburg last week. He believes shipowners want more clarity...

DNV GL launches Alternative Fuels Insight platform
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DNV GL launches Alternative Fuels Insight platform

Classification society DNV GL has launched a new alternative fuels insight (AFI) platform to help the industry understand the developing market of alternative fuels, including its infrastructure, suppliers, and technologies. “The AFI platform has been developed to rovide a clear picture not only of the fuels and the surrounding infrastructure, but to build links between...

ABS grants AiP to TECHNOLOG containerised LNG system
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ABS grants AiP to TECHNOLOG containerised LNG system

ABS has granted Approval in Principle (AIP) to TECHNOLOG for a portable liquefied natural gas (LNG) fuel gas container system. The system will come in 20 and 40-foot containers and is designed to be filled at land-based LNG terminals. The containers will be shipped to vessels via rail, road, or cargo before being loaded on-board...

Fuel expert hesitant to use hybrid fuels in immediate post-2020 environment
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Fuel expert hesitant to use hybrid fuels in immediate post-2020 environment

Hybrid fuels will be the long-term solution to the 2020 global sulphur cap, but conventional marine gas oil (MGO) with a 0.5 per cent sulphur content is the sensible approach in the immediate post-2020 environment due to increasing issues with the quality of distillate fuels, maintains Ian Crutchley, account manager, Veritas Petroleum Services. “Personally, I’d...

MOL issues green bonds to optimise fleet efficiency
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MOL issues green bonds to optimise fleet efficiency

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) is to issue green bonds, which will be used to help the company raise funds to optimise vessel performance and improve its environmental footprint as part of its Environmental Vision 2030. The bonds will be issued through a public offering in Japan’s domestic market and are targeted at institutional and individual...