Tag: <span>Fuel Efficiency</span>

Joining forces to tackle biofouling
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Joining forces to tackle biofouling

A new international effort initiated by environmental NGO Bellona and supported by Jotun and other companies in the maritime industry, aims to develop an industry standard for proactive hull cleaning to tackle the global biofouling issue. The build-up of marine life on ships’ hulls, known as biofouling, is an age-old problem for ship operators and...

EU windships project to reveal sea trial results
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EU windships project to reveal sea trial results

At an event hosted by EU-Interreg North Sea Region project ‘WASP: Wind Assisted Ship Propulsion’, industry stakeholders will disclose sea trial results from multiple vessels with installed wind propulsion technologies. As part of the WASP Project (co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund), several wind technologies were installed on five commercial ships and third-party validations...

NAPA, ClassNK and Marubeni to assess impact of EEXI and CII on operations
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NAPA, ClassNK and Marubeni to assess impact of EEXI and CII on operations

NAPA, ClassNK and Marubeni have confirmed a new partnership to assess the impact of voyage optimisation on reducing fuel and carbon emissions. NAPA will use its Fleet Intelligence platform to retrospectively analyse the impact of EEXI (Energy Efficiency Existing Ship Index) using the actual vessel performance across Marubeni’s fleet and compare it against similar fleets....

Bernhard Schulte investigates impact of seafarer behaviour on ship emissions
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Bernhard Schulte investigates impact of seafarer behaviour on ship emissions

As part of a research and development project, Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (BSM) has for the first time investigated the influence of the behavioural change of individual seafarers on carbon emissions on selected ships managed by BSM Deutschland (BSMD). Teaming up with London-based clean-tech company Signol, BSM studied how individual behavioural change can lead to a...

ABB tech chosen for new hybrid-electric ferries
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ABB tech chosen for new hybrid-electric ferries

ABB has secured a large order from the Polish shipbuilder Remontowa Shiprepair Yard to supply integrated power, automation and propulsion solutions to three large passenger and car ferries to operate in the Baltic Sea. The 195-metre-long ferries will each have capacity for up to 400 passengers and 200 trucks and will be delivered to the...

New shaft generator boosts energy efficiency by 4 per cent
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New shaft generator boosts energy efficiency by 4 per cent

The latest in-line shaft generator from ABB will enable ship operators to benefit from the efficiency, performance and reliability advantages of permanent magnet technology. The new generator brings flexibility and ease of installation to a wide range of vessels including bulk carriers, container carriers, liquid natural gas tankers and ferries transporting passengers and cars. The...

MAN ES signs cooperation agreement with HSD Engine for EEXI compliance
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MAN ES signs cooperation agreement with HSD Engine for EEXI compliance

MAN Energy Solutions has signed a cooperation agreement with HSD Engine to deliver its EEXI (energy efficiency existing ship Index) solutions to MAN B&W-branded low-speed engines manufactured by HSD. The engines come either as a complete package with an assessment report, or just a standalone OPL (Overridable Power Limitation) solution – depending on customer requirements....

Caterpillar Marine expands hybrid and electric capabilities
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Caterpillar Marine expands hybrid and electric capabilities

Caterpillar Marine has expanded its delivery of advanced propulsion and power solutions to the marine industry. The company will leverage deep hybrid and electric expertise from across its enterprise, selectively incorporating technology from machine and off-highway products. These developments will further expand Caterpillar Marine’s capabilities for delivering advanced hybrid and electric power systems that help...

Greensea launches new robotic hull cleaning solution
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Greensea launches new robotic hull cleaning solution

Marine software firm Greensea Systems has launched spin-off company Armach Robotics to offer a subscription-based robotic hull cleaning system using autonomy, intelligence and data fusion. The solution is capable of 100 per cent coverage of the hull surface excluding niche areas, and provides up to 10 per cent reduction in fuel consumption by reducing the...

Shift and SeaTech to design & develop Singapore’s first hybrid electric bunker tankers
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Shift and SeaTech to design & develop Singapore’s first hybrid electric bunker tankers

A new partnership between Shift Clean Energy, SeaTech and Vitol, will provide Vitol’s bunker operations company, V-Bunkers, with Singapore’s first hybrid bunker tankers. They will be designed by SeaTech Solutions, using Shift’s energy storage systems (ESS). This marine electrification project will see up to four hybrid bunker tankers provided to V-Bunkers, all fitted with Shift’s...

Poland’s first LNG-fuelled RoPax vessels to feature Wärtsilä solutions
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Poland’s first LNG-fuelled RoPax vessels to feature Wärtsilä solutions

Three new liquefied natural gas (LNG) fuelled RoPax vessels operated by ferry companies Unity Line and Polferries will feature Wärtsilä engines, fuel storage and supply systems. The vessels are the first LNG-fuelled RoPax vessels to be built for the Polish maritime sector. Wärtsilä was contracted by Remontowa shipyard in Poland to supply the equipment and...

Opsealog and Identec team up to optimise support vessel operations
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Opsealog and Identec team up to optimise support vessel operations

French performance management company Opsealog and Austrian wireless solutions provider Identec Solutions have announced a partnership to enhance their services to the offshore oil and gas sector. This will help companies further optimise the operations of their support fleets, reducing their emissions and maximising safety and security in harsh environments. The partnership combines Identec Solutions’...