Tag: <span>Energy Efficiency</span>

Berge Bulk begins solar power pilot
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Berge Bulk begins solar power pilot

Shipping line Berge Bulk announced this week that it has launched a pilot test on its vessel, Berge K2, to trial the maritime application of solar technology. This test installation produces ~100 kilowatts of electrical power, which is fed into the main electrical grid on the ship to supplement the ship’s diesel alternators. Through the...

China launches energy efficient VLCC
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China launches energy efficient VLCC

China has launched one of its most energy efficient very large crude carriers (VLCCs). The  307,000 DWT CS Hunan Venture was successfully delivered by its builders the Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Group (DSIC) in a naming ceremony held in Dalian. The vessel is owned by China Shipbuilding Consulting Company and operated by Wah Kwong Ship Management Hong...

MSC and Shell collaborate to accelerate shipping’s decarbonisation
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MSC and Shell collaborate to accelerate shipping’s decarbonisation

MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) and Shell International Petroleum Company have agreed to work closely together to help accelerate the decarbonisation of the global shipping sector. The long-term memorandum of understanding will help MSC and Shell to play enhanced roles in the energy transformation of shipping, as developers and early adopters of innovative technologies and...

ABB adds automated steering function to Azipod electric propulsion
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ABB adds automated steering function to Azipod electric propulsion

ABB has added an automated steering function to its Azipod electric propulsion solution to further minimise fuel consumption and emissions. The new digital solution, ABB Ability OptimE – Toe Angle Optimisation for Propulsion, supports crew in achieving maximum propulsion efficiency by automatically selecting the optimal steering angle for the ship’s Azipod system. With ABB Ability...

BRS, Deltamarin and BV to provide future emissions and performance toolbox
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BRS, Deltamarin and BV to provide future emissions and performance toolbox

Shipbroker Barry Rogliano Salles (BRS), ship designers and engineer Deltamarin, and classification society Bureau Veritas (BV) have agreed to cooperate to provide effective ship performance and energy transition solutions for the world’s shipowners. The focus of the initiative is to provide a pathway and tools for owners to measure, verify and improve performance – both for...

Kongsberg Digital adds fuel-saving system to Kognifai
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Kongsberg Digital adds fuel-saving system to Kognifai

Kongsberg Digital has signed a partnership agreement with Recogni to add the company’s big data based fuel-saving tool, Blue Power EMS, to the Kognifai Marketplace. The application has proven to reduce fuel consumption by more than 15 per cent. Blue Power EMS will help shipowners and operators to reduce fuel consumption by combining operational data...

DNV launches new digital EEXI Calculator
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DNV launches new digital EEXI Calculator

DNV has launched a new digital tool to support customers in ensuring their compliance with the upcoming Energy Efficiency Existing Ship Index (EEXI). The EEXI regulation is a medium-term component of the International Maritime Organisation’s (IMO) roadmap towards reducing global shipping’s carbon intensity by at least 40 per cent over the next decade, using 2008...

Silverstream and Shell win RINA innovation award for fuel-saving retrofit
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Silverstream and Shell win RINA innovation award for fuel-saving retrofit

Silverstream Technologies has been jointly awarded the Royal Institution of Naval Architects’ QinetiQ Maritime Innovation Award, alongside Shell Shipping & Maritime, for the recent retrofit installation of the Silverstream System onboard the Shell-chartered LNG carrier Methane Patricia Camila. The award, which recognises innovations that are making significant improvements in the design, construction and operation of...

Tallink chooses ABB optimisation software for latest ferry
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Tallink chooses ABB optimisation software for latest ferry

Estonian ferry operator Tallink has chosen ABB Ability Marine Advisory Systems’, OCTOPUS to boost efficiency of the car ferry MyStar on the 80-km trans-Baltic route between Tallinn, Estonia, and Helsinki, Finland. OCTOPUS optimisation software will collect and transfer operational data from the vessel’s onboard systems to the ABB Ability Marine Fleet Portal – a solution...