Tag: Energy Efficiency

UMAS shows what it would take for shipping to decarbonise by 2050
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UMAS shows what it would take for shipping to decarbonise by 2050

Several infographics released by the University Maritime Advisory Services (UMAS) indicate what shipping would have to do to decarbonise to the 2050 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction target set by the IMO. To achieve the ambitious goal, which would see at least a 50 per cent reduction in GHG emissions from shipping by 2050 compared...

Cavotec to deliver automated mooring system to Turku
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Cavotec to deliver automated mooring system to Turku

Cavotec has won another order for its automated mooring technology, MoorMaster, for a ferry berth at the Port of Turku in Finland. The system will be delivered in 2020. MoorMaster improves safety, reduces environmental impact, and increases operational efficiency by removing conventional mooring lines from the mooring process. This significantly reduces mooring times, vessel motion,...

Peak shaving improves energy efficiency up to 20 per cent
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Peak shaving improves energy efficiency up to 20 per cent

Combining diesel-electric propulsion with an energy storage system and using peak shaving to improve energy efficiency and deliver fuel savings of up to 20 per cent is possible, says French company Barillec Marine. Diesel-electric propulsion can be used by ships that require several operating points (speed variations) or that need acoustic discretion in the water...

Energy Saving Device delivers 3.5 per cent fuel savings
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Energy Saving Device delivers 3.5 per cent fuel savings

Italian ship owner Grimaldi, Wärtsilä, and the Dutch Maritime Research Institute MARIN have designed an Energy Saving Device (ESD) that has achieved fuel savings of 3.5 per cent. The ESD, which is suitable for use by ships with Controllable Pitch Propellers (CPPs) was tested on Grimaldi’s Grande Portogallo, a 165-metre long Pure Car & Truck...

ABB upgrades Tekomar XPERT for fleet-wide use
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ABB upgrades Tekomar XPERT for fleet-wide use

ABB Turbocharging has upgraded its digital platform ABB Ability Tekomar XPERT for use on a fleet-wide scale. ABB Ability Tekomar XPERT for fleet provides insight into engine performance from fleet to vessel level with an easy-access web portal interface. Tekomar XPERT for fleet incorporates all standard features found in the original Tekomar XPERT application with...

PBES and Sterling & Wilson announce partnership
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PBES and Sterling & Wilson announce partnership

Energy storage and battery company PBES and power generation company Sterling and Wilson have announced a new partnership. The strategic agreement will see Sterling and Wilson acquire a significant portion of PBES equity and move the company forward in its marine electric and hybrid energy storage business. “Their outstanding organisation and understanding of large power...

Italian ferry retrofitted with ABB batteries
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Italian ferry retrofitted with ABB batteries

A 1965-built San Cristoforo ferry owned and operated by Gestione Navigazione Laghi will be fitted with an ABB electric power and propulsion system to reduce emissions and increase energy efficiency. ABB’s batteries and energy storage control system will be retrofitted to the 386-tonne passenger and car sailing ferry sailing in Lake Maggiore in Italy, which...

Nordic partnership explores the transition to cleaner marine fuels
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Nordic partnership explores the transition to cleaner marine fuels

Six leading Nordic industry companies have joined forces to create an initiative designed to cut emissions at sea. The consortium is trying to address shipping’s emissions through a new infrastructure for green fuels for ships. The Zero Emission Energy Distribution at Sea (ZEEDS) program is spearheaded by Wärtsilä and consists of Aker Solutions, Equinor, DFDS,...

Shipping: a green industry?
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Shipping: a green industry?

Given the current climate crisis that, by now, is globally recognised, it’s time for the shipping industry to assess its impact on climate change. According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate (IPCC) conference of last year, unprecedented changes are needed in order to prevent rapid global warming Current global warming is occurring much more rapidly...

The shipper’s conundrum
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The shipper’s conundrum

How to practically leverage digital solutions to increase productivity and reduce energy costs Digital technologies provide many opportunities to improve vessel performance. However, knowing where to begin and why can be difficult. In this article, Aaron Holton, CEO, Tres Solutions explains why it is important to set a vision, understand investment decisions, and identify priorities...

Høglund launches dedicated power solutions business
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Høglund launches dedicated power solutions business

Marine solutions and system integrator Høglund Power Solutions has announced plans to expand its range of solutions for the battery and hybrid sectors. As part of the expansion, electrical contractor Acel and E. F. Invest will come onboard as co-owners of Høglund Power Solutions AS, creating a one-stop shop for energy-efficient and future-orientated electrical power...

Pragmatism should drive the adoption of digital agendas
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Pragmatism should drive the adoption of digital agendas

By focusing on a select group of commercially impactful digital solutions, enriched by customer input, near-term benefits are achievable; Dennis Mol, vice president, Digital and New Business Transformation, MacGregor, explains how. When seafarers were being lost as sea because of leaking wooden hatch covers, MacGregor solved the problem by inventing and manufacturing the industry’s first...