Tag: Hybrid

Stockholm launches first ice-class hybrid ferry
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Stockholm launches first ice-class hybrid ferry

Swedish company Waxholmsbolaget has launched Stockholm’s first ice-capable hybrid passenger ferry. The hybrid ferry is built by Baltic Workboats and is equipped with two diesel-electric hybrid drive trains with permanent magnet electrical motors and generators supplied by Danfoss Editron. A battery pack is also included. The ferry will carry 150 passengers and operate in waters with...

Hurtigruten unveils plans for battery and biogas fuelled vessels
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Hurtigruten unveils plans for battery and biogas fuelled vessels

Daniel Skjeldam, CEO of Norwegian expedition cruise company Hurtigruten firmly believes that alternative fuels and clean propulsion technologies are the future of shipping. The company wants to ban heavy fuel oil (HFO) and is proving that sustainable low-emission shipping is possible by constructing the first hybrid expedition cruise vessels that will reduce fuel consumption and...

Grimaldi newbuilds to feature Silverstream air lubrication technology
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Grimaldi newbuilds to feature Silverstream air lubrication technology

Italian shipowner Grimaldi Group has chosen Silverstream Technologies’ air lubrication system for installation to 12 hybrid RoRo vessels to be built over the next three years. Silverstream’s technology produces a thin layer of bubbles beneath the surface of the vessel, reducing the resistance between the vessel’s hull and the water. This improves operational efficiency by...

Port of Hamburg tests emissions-reducing mobile generator
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Port of Hamburg tests emissions-reducing mobile generator

The Port of Hamburg is working with Becker Marine Systems, Hapag-Lloyd AG and Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) to test a new kind of mobile generator that will enable large and very large container ships to switch off their auxiliary diesel supplies during lay time. The companies have been testing the technology since the...

WinGD, Wärtsilä, and GTT collaborate on LNG development
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WinGD, Wärtsilä, and GTT collaborate on LNG development

WinGD, Wärtsilä, and GTT have announced a collaboration partnership to streamline the use of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a marine fuel. LNG, which has virtually no sulphur content, produces 80 per cent less nitrogen oxides (NOx) and 30 per cent less CO2 emissions than conventional marine fuels, is growing as a marine fuel thanks...

Rolls-Royce launches marine energy storage system
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Rolls-Royce launches marine energy storage system

Rolls-Royce has announced it is to launch a lithium-ion based energy storage system specifically for ships. SAVe Energy is a liquid cooled battery system with a modular design to enable the product to scale according to energy and power requirements. The energy storage unit (ESU) has been class approved by DNV GL and is compliant...

Battery and fuel cell research project comes to a close
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Battery and fuel cell research project comes to a close

Eidesvik Offshore, Wärtsilä Norway and DNV GL, partners of the FellowSHIP project that explored the use of batteries, hybrid and fuel cell technology, have announced the project has come to a close after 15 years of research. Since 2003, the project has examined how marine fuel cell technology could be developed and implemented. In 2010,...