Tag: <span>Energy Efficiency</span>

Sustainability as a new operational and commercial priority for shipping
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Sustainability as a new operational and commercial priority for shipping

2020 will be remembered as a year of momentous change in the shipping industry. Notwithstanding the economic shockwaves caused by COVID-19, the pandemic has showcased shipping’s ability to adapt at a remarkable pace, writes Noah Silberschmidt, CEO of Silverstream Technologies.  The speed of reconfiguration of our operations that we have seen across 2020 – and...

Finnlines orders Wärtsilä hybrid systems for two newbuild ferries
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Finnlines orders Wärtsilä hybrid systems for two newbuild ferries

Wärtsilä has won the contract to supply the engines and a range of its electric solutions for two new ferries under construction for Finnlines at the China Merchants Jinling Shipyard (Weihai) in China. The two ‘Superstar’ vessels are designed to incorporate the latest technical and environmental concepts, featuring Wärtsilä 46F main engines, thrusters, and a state-of-the-art...

LR, Anemoi and SDARI join forces on rotor sail designs
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LR, Anemoi and SDARI join forces on rotor sail designs

Lloyd’s Register (LR) has signed a joint development project (JDP) with Anemoi Marine Technologies and Shanghai Merchant Ship Design and Research Institute (SDARI) to develop a series of energy efficient vessel designs equipped with rotor sails. The project will address one of the most significant roadblocks for the commercial adoption of emission abatement technology –...

Wärtsilä and CBO partner in hybrid vessel upgrade project
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Wärtsilä and CBO partner in hybrid vessel upgrade project

Wärtsilä and CBO, a Brazilian operator of offshore support vessels, have signed an agreement to convert a vessel from CBO’s fleet to operate with hybrid propulsion. The ‘CBO Flamengo’ will be the first vessel in Latin America to be fitted with a battery pack for hybrid propulsion, which will improve the vessel’s energy consumption and...

Wärtsilä selected to power P&O ‘super ferries’
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Wärtsilä selected to power P&O ‘super ferries’

British ferry operator P&O Ferries has chosen Wärtsilä to power its new series of ‘super ferries’ that will benefit from a high level of fuel efficiency and reduced exhaust gas emissions. The contract is for two vessels, and the order was signed in Q1 2020. The vessels will be powered by the Wärtsilä 31 engine,...

Wallenius Marine Joins the International Windship Association
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Wallenius Marine Joins the International Windship Association

Swedish shipping company Wallenius Marine has joined the the International Windship Association (IWSA), the not-for-profit organisation that brings together over 130 members from across the industry to promote and help facilitate the uptake of wind propulsion for commercial shipping. The announcement follows last month’s news which saw the unveiling of Wallenius Marine’s newly designed wind-powered...

Odfjell pilots new fuel cell solution
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Odfjell pilots new fuel cell solution

A new fuel cell project run by partners from shipping, R&D, and oil & gas will see a pilot system that can use different types of fuel tested at the Sustainable Energy catapult centre in Norway before installation onboard one of Odfjell’s newest chemical tankers for a trial period. The new technology opens for many...

Pangaea rolls out voyage optimisation solution by Nautilus
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Pangaea rolls out voyage optimisation solution by Nautilus

Nautilus Labs and owner/operator Pangaea Logistics Solutions have expanded their partnership to roll out Nautilus Labs’ voyage optimisation solution across a larger part of Pangaea’s fleet of bulk carriers. Pangaea and Nautilus began their initial collaboration in October 2018 and have since committed to expanding it to 12 vessels in Pangaea’s fleet. According to Pangaea,...

Sterling PBES launches ‘Microgrid in a box’
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Sterling PBES launches ‘Microgrid in a box’

Energy Storage System (ESS) specialist Sterling PBES has announced the launch of CanPower, an all-encompassing ESS ‘Microgrid in a Box’ that can add energy storage to virtually any vessel without the need for complex design and build times. ESS are becoming increasingly popular as a way to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG) and meet...

Finnlines begins construction of hybrid ro-ro
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Finnlines begins construction of hybrid ro-ro

Finnlines has begun construction of its second new hybrid ro-ro vessel at the Chinese Nanjing Jinling shipyard. The vessel is being built as part of the company’s EUR 500 million newbuilding programme, which includes three green hybrid ro-ro vessels as well as two eco-friendly Superstar ro-pax vessels to further increase Finnlines’ energy efficiency. The vessels will...

Chinese hybrid-electric vessel powered by ABB technology
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Chinese hybrid-electric vessel powered by ABB technology

The newbuilt vessel, Shenhai 01, features a full scope of ABB’s electric, digital and connected solutions that help support sustainable operations and enhance safety and efficiency. The first Chinese-built hybrid emergency rescue vessel is powered by ABB’s bridge-to-propeller technologies, including Azipod electric propulsion, energy storage system and state-of-the-art automation and control solutions that further optimise...

CFD indicates fuel savings of 24 per cent possible with bulbous bow retrofit
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CFD indicates fuel savings of 24 per cent possible with bulbous bow retrofit

Swiss shipowner CGN commissioned a ship optimisation study by means of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) software on its 2008-built 30m passenger vessel Valais to determine the potential fuel saving benefits of energy saving devices on smaller vessel. The results indicate a fuel saving of 24 per cent is possible.  CGN, which operates a fleet of...