Tag: <span>Fuel Efficiency</span>

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,...

Knutsen shuttle tankers to go electric following ABB deal
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Knutsen shuttle tankers to go electric following ABB deal

Two new Knutsen NYK Offshore Tankers (KNOT) will be equipped with battery technology and ABB electric solutions to achieve significant gains in fuel efficiency, operational flexibility and emissions reduction. The contract for the installation was secured with Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering. The energy storage system was added at the request of the exploration and...

Interview: StormGeo launches vessel and voyage optimisation suite
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Interview: StormGeo launches vessel and voyage optimisation suite

Norwegian weather service provider StormGeo has launched s-Suite, an all-in-one platform to optimise time, fuel, and vessel performance. Ahead of the launch, we spoke with Kim Sørensen, StormGeo’s chief operating officer for Shipping to gain insight into how the suite will facilitate better vessel performance and enhance ship-to-shore cooperation. The new platform, known as s-Suite,...

LADAR trials improve fuel efficiency and vessel safety
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LADAR trials improve fuel efficiency and vessel safety

Knowing what lies ahead is essential to safe navigation. Innovative Ladar technology is being tested onboard operating vessels to help captains to see not only objects on the surface of the water, but underneath. Ladar is a light-based laser technology anti-collision system that identifies floating objects on or under the surface of the water, including...

Marine battery wins DNV GL approval
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Marine battery wins DNV GL approval

A battery system for efficient fuel consumption in shipping EASy Marine has now been approved for operation by classification society DNV GL. EASy Mari, developed by German battery developer EAS, adapts flexibly to limited space conditions, increases safety on the water and reduces emissions. The modular space concept of the battery system enables almost every...

ABS’ three steps to decarbonisation
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ABS’ three steps to decarbonisation

ABS has published a guide outlining three vital steps to implementing a successful decarbonisation strategy, helping shipowners and operators to meet the IMO’s ambitious emission reduction goals.   With many fuel and technology options available, knowing which ones to opt for can be challenging. ABS also notes the importance of choosing a robust safety regime...

40 per cent of vessels have ‘unacceptable levels of biofouling’
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40 per cent of vessels have ‘unacceptable levels of biofouling’

New research commissioned by Swedish biotechnology company I-Tech finds that 40 per cent of vessels have unacceptable levels of barnacle fouling. I-Tech contracted independent marine coating consultants, Safinah Group, to analyse underwater hull fouling condition on a sample of 249 ships which dry-docked over a four-year period between 2015-2019. The sample included all major ship...

Synergy Group CEO urges shipping to accelerate decarbonisation
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Synergy Group CEO urges shipping to accelerate decarbonisation

Shipping should urgently implement a range of short-term efficiency gains to reduce carbon emissions while also embracing more radical long-term sustainability challenges if it wants to get ahead of the regulatory curve, says Captain Rajesh Unni, CEO and founder of ship manager Synergy Group. Speaking during ‘The Path To Decarbonisation’ session of the 10th Annual...

WinGD slashes emissions with new dual-fuel engine technology
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WinGD slashes emissions with new dual-fuel engine technology

WinGD has unveiled a new technology designed to slash methane emissions by up to 50 per cent and cut fuel consumption up to 5 per cent in its X-DF dual-fuel engines. The launch of Intelligent Control by Exhaust Recycling (iCER) is the first development to be introduced as part of X-DF2.0, WinGD’s second-generation dual-fuel engine...

Eidesvik rolls out Yxney Maritime’s data-driven decarbonisation solution
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Eidesvik rolls out Yxney Maritime’s data-driven decarbonisation solution

Norwegian shipowner Eidesvik has signed with Yxney Maritime to start using the Maress cloud-based system for data-driven decarbonisation of vessel operations. The initial agreement is for six of the fleet´s advanced offshore vessels. The Eidesvik fleet has actively been used to test technologies such as LNG, batteries, as well as the recent announcement to install...

Self-learning solution helps boost engine performance & optimise maintenance
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Self-learning solution helps boost engine performance & optimise maintenance

A new artificially intelligent shaft condition monitoring system by Datum Electronics is helping shipowners and operators to enhance fuel efficiency and optimise maintenance by providing precise real-time analysis of each individual cylinder of an engine from the dynamic torque signature. In this week’s spotlight, we find out more. The new solution is known as Datum...

Knutsen orders emissions abatement tech from Wärtsilä
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Knutsen orders emissions abatement tech from Wärtsilä

Norwegian owner and operator of shuttle tankers Knutsen NYK Offshore Tankers (KNOT) has ordered emissions abatement technology from Wärtsilä for two new 124,000 DWT shuttle tankers. Wärtsilä will provide its Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) Recovery System, together with an LNG Fuel Gas Supply System for the two tankers being built at the Daewoo Shipbuilding &...