Tag: Hybrid

Switching to a DC grid to solve the power challenge
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Switching to a DC grid to solve the power challenge

A big weakness of conventional AC electrical systems on ships is that they´re generally cumbersome, inefficient and potentially expensive to maintain, says Carlo Cecchi, director, business development, Yaskawa Environmental Energy / The Switch. Switching to a DC grid based on state-of-the-art modular technology offers a unique degree of flexibility, improving energy efficiency and helping to...

Finnlines begins construction of hybrid ro-ro
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Finnlines begins construction of hybrid ro-ro

The construction of Finnlines’ newest environmentally friendly ro-ro vessel has started on 8 June 2020, with the steel cutting in the Chinese Nanjing Jinling shipyard. The vessel is the first of three hybrid ro-ro vessels ordered by Finnlines. All vessels will be built with the latest technology available to ensure the lowest CO2 emissions. In...

ABB to power South Asia’s first LNG hybrid tug
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ABB to power South Asia’s first LNG hybrid tug

An ABB electric propulsion, power, energy storage, control and automation system has been chosen to power a tug operating in Singapore harbour. The tug has been ordered by Sembcorp Marine subsidiary Jurong Marine Services for delivery from the Sembcorp Marine shipyard by the end of 2020. The tug will switch between liquefied natural gas (LNG)...

Finnlines orders two-stroke propulsion package from MAN ES
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Finnlines orders two-stroke propulsion package from MAN ES

Finnish shipping company Finnlines has ordered six MAN B&W 9S50ME-C9.6 Tier II-compliant main engines for three of its 238-metre RoRo vessels intended for operation in the Baltic Sea. MAN Energy Solutions’ two-stroke licensee, Hyundai Heavy Industries, will build the engines in Korea, while Nanjing Jinling shipyard in China will construct the vessels. Delivery of the...

Three Finnlines newbuilds go green with Wärtsilä hybrid systems
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Three Finnlines newbuilds go green with Wärtsilä hybrid systems

Three new RoRo ferries being built at the Nanjing Jinling shipyard in China for Finnlines will be fitted with Wärtsila’s Hybrid Power Conversion system. Finnlines, which is part of the Italian Grimaldi Group, placed the order with Wärtsilä in Q4 2019. The hybrid solution, which includes a 5000 kWh energy storage system, will enable these...

Wärtsilä and Chinese shipbuilder to jointly develop hybrid vessels
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Wärtsilä and Chinese shipbuilder to jointly develop hybrid vessels

Wärtsilä has signed a strategic five-year agreement with Chinese state-owned shipbuilder CSSC Huangpu Wenchong Shipbuilding Company Huangpu Wenchong to develop a hybrid powered dredger, which could possibly extend to other hybrid vessels as well. The purpose of the agreement is to build a cooperation framework and working mechanism for the research and development of hybrid...

Norwegian OSVs secure Wärtsilä hybrid propulsion package
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Norwegian OSVs secure Wärtsilä hybrid propulsion package

Norway-based operator Atlantic Offshore has confirmed it is to convert two of its offshore supply vessels (OSVs) to hybrid propulsion using Wärtsilä’s battery hybrid packages. The conversion will help the vessels reduce fuel consumption and environmental impact. 746 kWh battery hybrid systems will be installed on the ‘Ocean Star’ and ‘Ocean Art’. Both ships were...

Norwegian vessel goes diesel-free with Blueday system
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Norwegian vessel goes diesel-free with Blueday system

Norwegian company NordnesGruppen has announced that its trawler Nordbas will be retrofitted with an integrated power system for diesel-free continuous operation with renewable electricity. The new hybrid power system is being designed by Blueday Technology. Blueday’s team have worked with NordnesGruppen to design a bespoke, hybrid energy system for Nordbas, which will be refitted at...

Greenland research vessel opts for MAN hybrid propulsion package
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Greenland research vessel opts for MAN hybrid propulsion package

A new vessel for the Greenland Institute of Natural Resources will feature a complete MAN propulsion package including MAN 27/38 and 175D engines, a 5-bladed MAN Alpha propeller and both remote-control and MAN HyProp systems. The MAN propulsion package comprises: 1 × MAN 8L27/38 Tier III with a MAN SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction) system 1...

Scandlines invests in wind propulsion technology
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Scandlines invests in wind propulsion technology

Ferry operator Scandlines has signed an agreement with Norsepower Oy to install the company’s Rotor Sail Solution onboard the hybrid passenger ferry, M/V Copenhagen. Operating between Rostock in Germany and Gedser in Denmark, the M/V Copenhagen operates using diesel and battery power. The vessel will reduce its fuel consumption and emissions by a further four...

Dutch shipowner takes delivery of Wärtsilä hybrid propulsion solution
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Dutch shipowner takes delivery of Wärtsilä hybrid propulsion solution

Netherlands-based shipowner Acta Marine has appointed Wärtsilä to provide hybrid propulsion capability for a new offshore wind construction support vessel. The ‘Acta Centaurus’, a DP2 walk-to-work construction support vessel will feature a hybrid drive, batteries, and an energy management system to improve fuel efficiency at a more optimised load. According to Wärtsilä, CO2 reduction of...

Color Line takes delivery of plug-in hybrid vessel
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Color Line takes delivery of plug-in hybrid vessel

Color Line’s plug-in hybrid vessel that is powered by batteries and charged with shore power has been delivered by Ulstein Verft. It is reportedly the largest plug-in hybrid vessel delivered to date. Color Hybrid will operate silently and with zero nitrogen and sulphur emissions in and out of the fjord of Sandefjord. The five-megawatt battery...