Tag: <span>Fuel Savings</span>

Alfa Laval invests in air lubrication technology
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Alfa Laval invests in air lubrication technology

Having acquired a minority stake in Marine Performance Systems, a Rotterdam-based maritime technology company, Alfa Laval is pursuing efforts to make air lubrication technology a commercial reality in the maritime sector.  Air lubrication involves using bubbles to reduce friction between the vessel and the water. The more friction between the vessel and the water, the...

Güngen commits entire fleet to Vessel Insight
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Güngen commits entire fleet to Vessel Insight

Turkish-owned and registered shipping company Güngen Denizcilik ve Ticaret has committed its entire fleet of six Suezmax crude oil-tankers to Kongsberg Digital’s Vessel Insight infrastructure. Güngen’s immediate goal for installing Vessel Insight is to benchmark the vessels within its fleet, providing the foundation for increased fuel savings and reduced emissions. The strategic purpose is to...

Yara Marine acquires fuel optimisation firm Lean Marine
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Yara Marine acquires fuel optimisation firm Lean Marine

Yara Marine Technologies has acquired Swedish fuel efficiency firm Lean Marine. Lean Marine offers automated fuel-saving, performance management, and reporting solutions for vessels, which have been installed on more than 200 vessels worldwide. The company’s two main solutions, FuelOpt and Fuel Analytics, have reported fuel savings of up to 25 per cent. Lean Marine will...

Kongsberg Digital adds fuel-saving system to Kognifai
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Kongsberg Digital adds fuel-saving system to Kognifai

Kongsberg Digital has signed a partnership agreement with Recogni to add the company’s big data based fuel-saving tool, Blue Power EMS, to the Kognifai Marketplace. The application has proven to reduce fuel consumption by more than 15 per cent. Blue Power EMS will help shipowners and operators to reduce fuel consumption by combining operational data...

I-Tech secures $6.3M frame order from Chugoku Marine Paints
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I-Tech secures $6.3M frame order from Chugoku Marine Paints

I-Tech has received a new frame order amounting to 53 MSEK (US $6.3M) from Chugoku Marine Paints (CMP) to be delivered during 2021 and 2022. The order is placed by Chugoku Marine Paints as a measure to secure supply in the expansion of existing and newly introduced fuel-saving antifouling products around the world. This frame...

Ardmore enhances fleet efficiency with Lean Marine’s FuelOpt
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Ardmore enhances fleet efficiency with Lean Marine’s FuelOpt

Tanker operator Ardmore Shipping has signed a contract with Swedish propulsion optimisation experts Lean Marine, which will see Ardmore install the FuelOpt propulsion optimisation technology across its fleet. This new agreement follows on the heels of the success of the FuelOpt installation onboard the MR tanker Ardmore Sealion in 2020. Lean Marine and Ardmore will also...

BV approves air lubrication system by GILLS
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BV approves air lubrication system by GILLS

Bureau Veritas (BV) has been working with Singapore-based GILLS to assess the performance of its air lubrication system designed to improve ship efficiency and decrease fuel burn by reducing drag of the underwater hull.  GILLS, which stands for gas injected liquid lubrication systems, deploys NACA profiles* to create self-generating micro-bubbles for ‘turbulent modulation’ which has...

Silverstream and Shell win RINA innovation award for fuel-saving retrofit
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Silverstream and Shell win RINA innovation award for fuel-saving retrofit

Silverstream Technologies has been jointly awarded the Royal Institution of Naval Architects’ QinetiQ Maritime Innovation Award, alongside Shell Shipping & Maritime, for the recent retrofit installation of the Silverstream System onboard the Shell-chartered LNG carrier Methane Patricia Camila. The award, which recognises innovations that are making significant improvements in the design, construction and operation of...

Uni-Tankers achieves 12 per cent fuel savings with engine optimisation solution
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Uni-Tankers achieves 12 per cent fuel savings with engine optimisation solution

Uni-Tankers has achieved a fuel saving of 12.2 per cent on its chemical/oil products tanker Endelo Swan following ten months of test sailing using a fuel saving solution by Danish start-up Frugal Technologies.  The start-up’s solution, Frugal Propulsion helps to optimise the fuel consumption of vessels. It is a patented and class-approved on-top system which ensures that...