Tag: Energy Efficiency

CorPower Ocean secures 9M EUR funding for wave energy tech
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CorPower Ocean secures 9M EUR funding for wave energy tech

Wave energy technology firm CorPower Ocean has secured EUR 9 million in funding for its new generation of high-efficiency Wave Energy Converters (WECs), which are inspired by the pumping principles of the human heart. The advanced control technology allows large amounts of energy to be harvested using small, low-cost devices. A unique solution makes them...

Modularisation could cut costs and overhaul the ship design and production process
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Modularisation could cut costs and overhaul the ship design and production process

The Transport: Advanced and Modular (TrAM) research project aims to develop a zero emission fast going passenger vessel through advanced modular production that has previously not been demonstrated. 14 project partners are working together with new manufacturing methods to achieve a 25 per cent lower production cost and 70 per cent cut in engineering costs...

SCHOTTEL unveils new medium-sized azimuth thrusters
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SCHOTTEL unveils new medium-sized azimuth thrusters

Manufacturer of marine propulsion system SCHOTTEL has introduced a new series of medium-sized azimuth thrusters.  The M-series consists of several rudder propeller sizes covering a power range of 400 to 1,000 kW. Its modular system ensures the perfect fit for any vessel design. The first units of the M-series have already been delivered. With the...

CleanDesign selects LAVLE Proteus ESS
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CleanDesign selects LAVLE Proteus ESS

CleanDesign Power Systems has selected the LAVLE Proteus Lithium-Ion Battery Energy Storage System (Proteus ESS) for inclusion in its hybrid power management system for drilling rigs in the oil and gas industry. CleanDesign’s hybrid energy management and battery power system optimises power generation on drilling rigs. The drilling rig setup consists of existing generators and...

Whitepaper reveals how instantaneous crankshaft torque can prevent engine failures
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Whitepaper reveals how instantaneous crankshaft torque can prevent engine failures

Datum Electronics has released a new whitepaper that demonstrates how a single sensor, which continuously measures instantaneous crankshaft torque, can measure engine degradation and efficiency in real time, avoid its imminent failures and improve a vessel’s energy efficiency. In an effort to enhance vessel efficiency and expand the lifespan of the equipment, an increasing number...

Equinor announces maritime climate ambitions
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Equinor announces maritime climate ambitions

Norwegian energy company Equinor has announced its decarbonisation ambitions that include halving maritime emissions in Norway by 2030 compared to 2005. The company’s decarbonisation goals are part of the company’s climate roadmap launched on 6 February 2020, which aims to ensure a competitive and resilient business model fit for long-term value creation and in line...

French ports secure deal with Wärtsilä to increase efficiencies
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French ports secure deal with Wärtsilä to increase efficiencies

Wärtsilä has confirmed it will supply its Vessel Traffic Service (VTS) solution to two of France’s large ports, Calais and Boulogne. Calais is the leading port in France for passenger traffic and the second largest port in Europe for RoRo vessel traffic, while Boulogne-sur-Mer is the leading fishing vessel port in France. The Wärtsilä VTS...

MAN ES improves engine efficiency with Orcan Energy collaboration
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MAN ES improves engine efficiency with Orcan Energy collaboration

MAN Energy Solutions has signed a cooperation agreement with CleanTech company Orcan Energy to improve fuel efficiency and reduce emissions from ships’ engines by recovering energy from waste heat. As part of the new agreement, Orcan Energy’s PACK technology will be available to MAN Energy Solutions’ marine and power plant customers for retrofitting their engines....

Invest in crew to maximise fuel savings, says Maersk energy efficiency manager
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Invest in crew to maximise fuel savings, says Maersk energy efficiency manager

Investing in crew training is an important step in creating an onboard culture committed to fuel savings and environmental gains, says fleet energy efficiency manager at Maersk Supply Service Eirini Arvanitaki. While shipping companies are willing to invest in sophisticated digital solutions to provide better insight into ship performance and potential fuel savings, Ms Arvanitaki warns...