Tag: <span>hybrid propulsion</span>

Singapore’s first hybrid-electric ship classed by Bureau Veritas
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Singapore’s first hybrid-electric ship classed by Bureau Veritas

Bureau Veritas (BV) has certified and classed Singapore’s first hybrid-powered ship, built, owned and operated by Singapore-based Penguin Shipyard International. The vessel Penguin Tenaga is a 15-meter, 12-passenger aluminium pilot boat capable of entirely running in electric mode at five knots for more than 30 minutes, and in conventional diesel mode can reach a maximum...

CCS issues China’s first hydrogen fuel cell type approval
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CCS issues China’s first hydrogen fuel cell type approval

China Classification Society (CCS) has awarded China’s first certificate of type approval for a marine fuel cell product to Wuhan-based PEM fuel cell supplier Troowin Power System Technology. The certificate was issued by CCS’ Wuhan branch following more than a year of reviews and on-site tests. The approval marks a major milestone in China’s pursuit...

Wärtsilä joins Finnish consortium to pursue R&D around clean propulsion
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Wärtsilä joins Finnish consortium to pursue R&D around clean propulsion

Wärtsilä is participating in a consortium of Finnish research organisations and companies researching means for developing radical new solutions for clean and efficient marine and off-road transport. The project is expected to run until spring 2023, and has been granted funding of EUR 7.9 million by Business Finland, the Finnish Government’s organisation for innovation funding...

Shipping consortium to develop carbon-neutral transport with EUR 4.5M grant
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Shipping consortium to develop carbon-neutral transport with EUR 4.5M grant

Danish shipping company MHO-Co is heading a consortium that will spend EUR 4.5 million during the next three years on developing green solutions for the future of the maritime industry. Together with Aalborg University, among other organisations, and with grants from the Energy Technology Development and Demonstration Program (EUDP), MHO-Co will test fuel cells and...

Wärtsilä Hybrid Solution to minimise carbon footprint of new Canadian ferry
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Wärtsilä Hybrid Solution to minimise carbon footprint of new Canadian ferry

A new ro-ro ferry being built for the British Columbia Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure will feature Wärtsilä’s advanced hybrid solution rather than a conventional propulsion arrangement to reduce fuel consumption and cut emissions. The vessel will operate in the Balfour – Kootenay Bay route across Kootenay Lake, a pristine environment. For this reason, a...

Flo-Mar validates flow batteries for zero emission shipping
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Flo-Mar validates flow batteries for zero emission shipping

The Flow-Mar project, co-funded by the Clean Maritime Call, a MarRI-UK initiative supported by the Department for Transport, has completed its research to assess the feasibility of using innovative flow batteries in maritime applications to enable zero-emission marine propulsion and auxiliary power. The project has produced a concept design of the most suitable vessel type...

Oldendorff bulk carriers first to feature ABB Azipod propulsion
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Oldendorff bulk carriers first to feature ABB Azipod propulsion

German shipowner Oldendorff Carriers has taken delivery of the first of twin self-unloading transshipment newbuilds equipped with ABB’s Azipod propulsion. The delivery saw two 1.9-MW Azipod units installed on each of the 21,500-DWT transshipment bulkers for Germany’s largest bulk carrier owner, as part of a package of electric, digital and connected solutions from ABB. The...

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...

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...