Tag: <span>Maritime Industry</span>

New AI-driven voyage optimisation solution launches
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New AI-driven voyage optimisation solution launches

A new voyage optimisation solution that uses the latest advances in artificial intelligence (AI) to improve fuel savings of at least 5 per cent has been launched as the result of a collaboration between the University of Southampton, the Alan Turing Institute, and Theyr. The solution ‘T-VOS’ is the first multi-objective genetic-algorithm AI-based voyage optimisation...

LR accepted as renewable energy certification body (RECB)
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LR accepted as renewable energy certification body (RECB)

Lloyd’s Register (LR) has been accepted as the world’s first renewable energy certification body (RECB) for marine energy by the international electrotechnical commission’s renewable energy system, (IECRE). IECRE operates the global conformity assessment system in the three electrically producing renewable energy sectors: solar photovoltaic (PV) energy, wind energy, and marine energy. With IECRE recognition as...

Jurong Port joins zero-emission partnership
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Jurong Port joins zero-emission partnership

The Castor Initiative, a multinational coalition consisting of MISC Berhad (MISC), Lloyd’s Register (LR), Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI), MAN Energy Solutions (MAN), the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) and Yara International (Yara), has welcomed Jurong Port to the partnership that is committed to make zero-emission shipping a reality. This announcement follows another project...

Alfa Laval and Wallenius finalise wind power joint venture
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Alfa Laval and Wallenius finalise wind power joint venture

Alfa Laval and Wallenius have finalised the 50/50 joint venture that will take the Oceanbird wind power solutions from concept to reality. Through the joint venture, formally named AlfaWall Oceanbird, the two companies will intensify the development of Oceanbird wind power technology. Conceived by Wallenius, the system for vessel propulsion uses wing sails that have...

Alfa Laval and Orcan Energy sign marine energy efficiency agreement
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Alfa Laval and Orcan Energy sign marine energy efficiency agreement

Alfa Laval and Orcan Energy have signed a cooperation agreement regarding sales of marine energy efficiency solutions based on Orcan’s organic rankine cycle (ORC) technology. Orcan Energy develops and manufactures ORC solutions for the direct conversion of waste heat energy into electricity. The company’s products can be found in a variety of industries and are...

WinGD engines to run on methanol by 2024 and ammonia by 2025
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WinGD engines to run on methanol by 2024 and ammonia by 2025

Swiss engine designer WinGD has announced that its engines will be able to run on methanol and ammonia from 2024 and 2025, respectively. WinGD’s multi-fuel solutions will be based on the company’s diesel-fuelled X engines and dual-fuel X-DF engines. The ability to use zero-carbon or carbon-neutral fuels such as ammonia and methanol in both of...

ABS evaluates latest battery technologies
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ABS evaluates latest battery technologies

The potential of emerging battery technologies to contribute to the decarbonisation of shipping is explored in the latest sustainability technology guidance from ABS. Emerging Battery Technologies in the Maritime Industry covers the different technologies relevant to maritime applications, giving pros and cons for each and analysing their maturity compared to today’s lithium-ion batteries. Battery technologies...

KR SeaTrust-HullScan interfaces with NAPA Steel 3D model
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KR SeaTrust-HullScan interfaces with NAPA Steel 3D model

The Korean Register (KR) and NAPA have successfully created a ‘live interface function’ for their respective software programs KR SeaTrust-HullScan and NAPA Steel. The function allows real time synchronisation of a ship’s structural data from the NAPA software to KR’s SeaTrust-HullScan. KR SeaTrust-HullScan is a technical software that performs a structural analysis of oil-tankers and...

Sofar Ocean joins ABS to drive decarbonisation through voyage optimisation
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Sofar Ocean joins ABS to drive decarbonisation through voyage optimisation

Sofar Ocean, which recently announced a USD 39M Series B round, has become the latest technology start-up to join the ABS My Digital Fleet alliance program. The addition of Sofar Ocean will enable charterers and ship managers using ABS’ platform to acquire greater voyage planning insights and better optimise routes to meet decarbonisation goals. The...

Wärtsilä to launch two-stroke future fuels conversion solution
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Wärtsilä to launch two-stroke future fuels conversion solution

Wärtsilä has announced that it will commercially launch its two-stroke future fuels conversion platform during the first quarter of 2022. This innovative and patented engine combustion technology platform will enable the fast and cost-effective conversion of two-stroke main engines to operate on clean-burning future fuels. This is seen as a major step in the maritime...