Tag: <span>Alternative Fuels</span>

Kongsberg Maritime teams up with Norsepower to offer wind power to shipowners
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Kongsberg Maritime teams up with Norsepower to offer wind power to shipowners

Kongsberg Maritime (KM) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Norsepower to add wind propulsion to KM’s integrated power and propulsion systems. Under the MoU, shipowners and shipyards will be able to choose between fully integrated systems, or solutions incorporating stand-alone products. By teaming up with Norsepower, KM adds wind propulsion to its portfolio...

Wärtsilä to launch two-stroke future fuels conversion solution
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Wärtsilä to launch two-stroke future fuels conversion solution

Wärtsilä has announced that it will commercially launch its two-stroke future fuels conversion platform during the first quarter of 2022. This innovative and patented engine combustion technology platform will enable the fast and cost-effective conversion of two-stroke main engines to operate on clean-burning future fuels. This is seen as a major step in the maritime...

WinGD invests in training as gas-fuelled fleet grows
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WinGD invests in training as gas-fuelled fleet grows

Marine low-speed engine developer WinGD has strengthened its training capabilities as the number of gas-fuelled vessels on order surges. Among the investments, the company has expanded its network of training locations and added new online tools, making it even easier for ship operators to give their crews the skills they need. According to DNV’s Alternative...

Wärtsilä commits to carbon neutrality by 2030
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Wärtsilä commits to carbon neutrality by 2030

Wärtsilä has announced its “Set for 30” commitment to achieving ambitious climate targets. The company’s goal by 2030 is to become carbon neutral in its own operations, and to provide a product portfolio which will be ready for zero carbon fuels. Wärtsilä’s carbon neutrality target covers direct greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the company’s own...

Stena and Proman to pursue methanol development
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Stena and Proman to pursue methanol development

Stena and methanol producer Proman have committed to jointly develop a retrofit & supply solution, enabling both Stena’s vessels as well as third party vessels to experience the immediate environmental benefits and greenhouse gas emission reductions delivered by methanol. By switching to this fuel, methanol-powered vessels can lead the transition to a lower carbon future...

Enhancing lubricants to support shipping’s shift to future fuels
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Enhancing lubricants to support shipping’s shift to future fuels

Ship operators must work alongside the companies they charge with maintaining engine condition to ensure a smooth transition to using alternative fuels, says Ian Bown, Lubrizol’s technical manager for marine engine oils. The company is currently exploring how it must adapt lubricants to protect ship engines burning alternative fuels. Shipping’s long-term environmental targets are propelling...

Navigator Gas awarded DNV AiP for ammonia-fuelled gas carrier
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Navigator Gas awarded DNV AiP for ammonia-fuelled gas carrier

Navigator Gas has been awarded a new Approval in Principle (AiP) for an ammonia-fuelled gas carrier design from DNV. An industrywide consortium, including MAN Energy solutions, Babcock International, and the Norwegian Maritime Authority (NMA), has collaborated with Navigator Gas to achieve the Approval in Principle (AiP) from DNV. The new gas carrier design has been...

ClassNK publishes guidelines for ships using alternative fuels
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ClassNK publishes guidelines for ships using alternative fuels

ClassNK has released its “Guidelines for Ships Using Alternative Fuels” including updates on the safety requirements for ships using ammonia as fuel. Ammonia has captured attention as a zero carbon fuel. Appropriate safety measures are required for ammonia as it is toxic to humans and corrosive to materials, while specific international standards for the use...

Maersk methanol vessels to be built to ABS class
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Maersk methanol vessels to be built to ABS class

A series of eight large container vessels capable of being operated on carbon-neutral methanol ordered by Maersk, along with an option for a further four vessels, are to be built to ABS class. Several recent alternative fuel newbuild orders, including Maersk’s feeder vessel with dual engine technology, have been built to ABS class. The vessels...