Tag: Alternative Fuels

LR grants AiP for ammonia-fuelled ULCS concept design
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LR grants AiP for ammonia-fuelled ULCS concept design

Lloyd’s Register (LR) has granted Approval in Principle to Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Co. (DSIC) and MAN Energy Solutions for an ammonia-fuelled 23,000 TEU Ultra-Large Container Ship (ULCS) concept design, the first ammonia as fuel design of its kind in China. LR facilitated hazard identification (HAZID) workshops to determine potential hazards throughout the design phase, covering...

New DNV GL class notation to boost LPG as marine fuel
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New DNV GL class notation to boost LPG as marine fuel

Classification society DNV GL has developed new class rules and a class notation “Gas Fuelled LPG” for using liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) as fuel in anticipation of growing industry interest. The announcement was made at Marintec China trade fair held in Shanghai this week. DNV GL recognised that there is a growing demand for alternative...

Belgium commits to hydrogen project
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Belgium commits to hydrogen project

Deme, Engie, Exmar, Fluxys, Port of Antwerp, Port of Zeebrugge and WaterstofNet are joining forces to coordinate the delivery of concrete projects that shape the production, transport and storage of hydrogen. The organisations and ports will work together to bring hydrogen into the Belgian economy. In a first phase, the partners will make a joint...

Transitioning from traditional to alternative fuels
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Transitioning from traditional to alternative fuels

Around 70,000 ships of the 90,000 that make up the global fleet could potentially adopt alternative propulsion solutions such as batteries, fuel cells, hydrogen or methanol fuel, and there is a huge market for these solutions to make a dent in the reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from international shipping, says Anders Valland, research...

Ulstein leads the way in zero-emission offshore construction market
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Ulstein leads the way in zero-emission offshore construction market

Ulstein Design & Solutions and Nedstack fuel cell technology have put together the first complete hydrogen fuelled construction support vessel. The ULSTEIN SX190 Zero Emission DP2 is Ulstein’s first hydrogen powered offshore vessel, featuring a Nedstack fuel cell power system. The DP2 vessel can cater for a large variety of offshore support operations. This design...

ABS grants AIP for world’s largest Ethane/Ethylene carrier
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ABS grants AIP for world’s largest Ethane/Ethylene carrier

ABS has granted Approval in Principle (AIP) to Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) for its 165,000 CBM Jumbo Ethane/Ethylene carrier design. Under this design, the IMO Type B cargo tanks would be constructed out of High Manganese Austenitic Steel (Hi-MN Steel), which DSME says is more cost competitive than Ni alloy steel as well...

DNV GL calls for fuel flexibility in shipping’s decarbonisation
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DNV GL calls for fuel flexibility in shipping’s decarbonisation

Classification society DNV GL has called on the shipping industry for fuel-flexibility to boost its efforts in decarbonising the industry towards the IMO’s 2050 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction goal. Reducing GHG emissions by at least 50 per cent by 2050 compared to 2008 levels as set by the IMO, requires the industry to adopt...

Belgian shipowner confirms construction of hydrogen-powered vessel
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Belgian shipowner confirms construction of hydrogen-powered vessel

Antwerp headquartered shipowner Compagnie Maritime Belge (CMB) and Japanese construction firm Tsuneishi Facilities & Craft (TFC) have agreed to build a hydrogen powered ferry to assist shipping’s decarbonisation efforts and support Japan’s vision to become a leading hydrogen society by 2050. TFC will contribute its shipbuilding expertise while CMB’s knowledge of marine hydrogen systems will...

MOL and COSCO commit to LNG and Ethane projects
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MOL and COSCO commit to LNG and Ethane projects

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) and COSCO SHIPPING Energy Transportation, a subsidiary of China COSCO Shipping Corporation, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to further the joint cooperation between the two organisations for future LNG carrier projects and Ethane carrier projects. MOL and CSET have established a strong and extensive partnership for more than ten years....

MOL supports synthetic methane for zero-emission shipping
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MOL supports synthetic methane for zero-emission shipping

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) has joined the Carbon Capture & Reuse (CCR) Study Group* and launched the “Cross-industrial Working Group Related to Zero Emission Alternative Ship Fuels.” The working group aims to reduce CO2 emissions in international shipping’s value chains by using synthetic methane (methanation fuel) as an alternative to fossil fuels. Synthetic methane is...

ClassNK joins working group on zero emission fuels
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ClassNK joins working group on zero emission fuels

ClassNK has announced participation as secretariat in a “Cross-industrial Working Group Related to Zero Emission Alternative Ship Fuels” established by the CCR Study Group*. The working group aims to reduce CO2 emissions in the international value chain by use of methane synthesized through methanation technology which combines CO2 and hydrogen produced from renewable energy sources....

Marinvest tankers pass methanol milestone
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Marinvest tankers pass methanol milestone

Swedish ship-management company Marinvest has announced that two of its vessels operating on dual fuel ME-LGI (Liquid Gas Injection Methanol) have each passed 10,000 operating hours on methanol. The Mari Jone and Mari Boyle tankers, which were delivered in 2016, are managed on timecharters for Waterfront Shipping and operate globally, providing a flow of methanol...