Tag: Energy Efficiency

PPG hull coating proves vessel power efficiency in new study
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PPG hull coating proves vessel power efficiency in new study

PPG has announced results from a study that concluded vessels using its fouling release and antifouling coatings show improved speed and power performance. The study, which was conducted in collaboration with DNV GL, used the classification society’s hull performance analysis methodology to analyse the performance of various major vessel types. These included liquified natural gas...

Wärtsilä and PSA Marine commit to cleaner shipping
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Wärtsilä and PSA Marine commit to cleaner shipping

Wärtsilä and Singapore-based PSA Marine have agreed to collaborate in the co-creation of smart technologies for the marine sector, focusing on solutions that are human-centric and deployable. The Letter of Intent was signed on November 14 as part of the events celebrating the anniversary of the opening of the Wärtsilä Acceleration Centre in Singapore. The...

Stena deploys AI to deliver 3 per cent fuel savings
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Stena deploys AI to deliver 3 per cent fuel savings

Stena Line has successfully used artificial intelligence (AI) technology to predict the most fuel-efficient way to operate a vessel, reducing fuel consumption by 2-3 per cent per trip. In 2018 Stena Line started a pilot project onboard the Stena Scandinavica on the Gothenburg – Kiel route using AI technology to determine the most efficient way...

Speed through water – the missing piece of the vessel performance puzzle?
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Speed through water – the missing piece of the vessel performance puzzle?

The fuel efficiency and performance of a vessel depends on a multitude of factors, but according to Andreas Brekke, CEO of Norwegian technology company Miros, there is one vital piece missing from the performance optimisation puzzle. Accurate speed through water measurement is essential in order to gain a true understanding of vessel performance and the...

IMO initiative to cut shipping’s emissions completes 3 years of successful pilots
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IMO initiative to cut shipping’s emissions completes 3 years of successful pilots

A global network of maritime technology cooperation centres has completed an array of pilot projects over the past three years, helping to drive forward the changes which are required to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from shipping. Five regional Maritime Technology Cooperation Centres (MTCCs) have been established under the Global Maritime Technology Cooperation Centres (GMN)...

Shell Ventures invests in Corvus ESS
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Shell Ventures invests in Corvus ESS

Energy storage system (ESS) developer and supplier Corvus Energy has finalised an investment deal with Shell Ventures to help the company further develop and expand its lithium-ion based ESS’. The investment is also step towards Shell’s ambition to decrease the carbon footprint of the energy products it sells by around 20 per cent by 2035...

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...