Tag: <span>dual-fuel engines</span>

Wärtsilä and Eidesvik cooperate on world’s first ammonia conversion project
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Wärtsilä and Eidesvik cooperate on world’s first ammonia conversion project

Norwegian shipowner Eidesvik Offshore and Wärtsilä have signed a landmark cooperation agreement aimed at converting an offshore supply vessel (OSV) to operate with an ammonia-fuelled combustion engine with required fuel supply and safety system. This project will be the first of its kind ever in the world and has a provisional completion target by the...

WinGD helps shipping’s decarbonisation efforts with ecosystem of solutions
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WinGD helps shipping’s decarbonisation efforts with ecosystem of solutions

WinGD has developed an ecosystem of solutions around the main engine that enhances energy efficiency and enables a seamless transition to new fuels, helping the shipping industry to meet ambitious greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction goals. The WinGD solutions deploy digital vessel optimisation and battery-hybrid energy systems to improve the energy efficiency and future fuel...

ABS publishes guide to ammonia-fuelled vessels
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ABS publishes guide to ammonia-fuelled vessels

As the potential of ammonia to contribute to shipping’s decarbonisation objectives is increasingly recognised, ABS has moved to support its adoption with publication of guidance for the design and construction of ammonia-fueled vessels. The ABS Guide for Ammonia-Fueled Vessels sets out Classification design criteria for the arrangements, construction, installation and survey of machinery, equipment and...

Wärtsilä signs optimised maintenance agreement with Canadian ferry operator
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Wärtsilä signs optimised maintenance agreement with Canadian ferry operator

Wärtsilä has entered into a customised five-year optimised maintenance agreement with Canadian ferry operator Societé des Traversiers du Quebec (STQ). The agreement covers the F.A. Gauthier, a 133 metres long ferry operating with Wärtsilä 34DF dual-fuel engines and other Wärtsilä equipment. Signing of the agreement took place in the second quarter of 2021 and there...

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...

K Line agrees time charter of LPG fuelled VLGC
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K Line agrees time charter of LPG fuelled VLGC

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (K Line) has reached an agreement with GYXIS Corporation to enter into a time charter contract for a new liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) fuelled very large gas carrier (VLGC) for LPG/ammonia transport. The Kawasaki Heavy Industries built 86,700 cubic metre vessel will be equipped with LPG dual fuel system and reduce the...

Wärtsilä upgrades 20DF dual-fuel engine to deliver more power
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Wärtsilä upgrades 20DF dual-fuel engine to deliver more power

Wärtsilä has introduced an upgraded version of its popular Wärtsilä 20DF dual-fuel engine. The new version will deliver increased power output, have a reduced environmental impact, and will feature a lower fuel consumption. It will also further increase the engine’s fuel flexibility by allowing a much wider gas quality span, down to methane number (MN)...

Methanol-powered ships could be more competitive than other alternative fuels
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Methanol-powered ships could be more competitive than other alternative fuels

Methanol as a commercially and technically viable marine fuel is gaining greater traction over other alternative bunkers, including LNG, as more shipowners adopt the clean burning fuel as price spreads narrow and production ramps up. Speaking at a virtual conference last week, Greg Dolan, CEO of the Methanol Institute noted that methanol production costs will...

WinGD ensures future-ready engine design through clean fuel toolbox
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WinGD ensures future-ready engine design through clean fuel toolbox

WinGD has outlined the extensive investments it has made in recent years to ensure readiness for next-generation shipping fuels. In a white paper titled ‘Future ready: Extending the engine research toolbox to validate clean shipping fuels’, the company details the engine research toolbox it has amassed, including sophisticated testing facilities for engines and fuel systems,...

Latsco LNG carriers to benefit from Wärtsilä optimised maintenance agreement
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Latsco LNG carriers to benefit from Wärtsilä optimised maintenance agreement

Wärtsilä has signed a five-year optimised maintenance agreement with Greece-based Latsco LNG Marine Management. The agreement covers the main engines for two large LNG Carriers (LNGC), the Hellas Diana and the Hellas Athina, and was signed in March 2021. Optimised Maintenance agreements are a key element within Wärtsilä’s Lifecycle Solutions offering and are designed to...

Wärtsilä joins Finnish consortium to pursue R&D around clean propulsion
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Wärtsilä joins Finnish consortium to pursue R&D around clean propulsion

Wärtsilä is participating in a consortium of Finnish research organisations and companies researching means for developing radical new solutions for clean and efficient marine and off-road transport. The project is expected to run until spring 2023, and has been granted funding of EUR 7.9 million by Business Finland, the Finnish Government’s organisation for innovation funding...

NYK signs optimised maintenance agreement with Wärtsilä
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NYK signs optimised maintenance agreement with Wärtsilä

Wärtsilä has signed an optimised maintenance agreement with the Japanese shipping giant Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK) and Monohakobi Technology Institute (MTI) to evaluate Wärtsilä’s Expert Insight predictive maintenance service as part of a pilot programme. The agreement was signed in January 2021 and, the programme could lead to NYK adopting the solution throughout its entire...