Tag: <span>Newbuilds</span>

Methanol-powered ships could be more competitive than other alternative fuels
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Methanol-powered ships could be more competitive than other alternative fuels

Methanol as a commercially and technically viable marine fuel is gaining greater traction over other alternative bunkers, including LNG, as more shipowners adopt the clean burning fuel as price spreads narrow and production ramps up. Speaking at a virtual conference last week, Greg Dolan, CEO of the Methanol Institute noted that methanol production costs will...

Seaworks and Kongsberg to deliver low emission bulk carrier
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Seaworks and Kongsberg to deliver low emission bulk carrier

Norwegian short sea shipping company Seaworks and Kongsberg Maritime (KM) are working on a new project to design and deliver a bulk carrier capable of running on either zero CO2 emission liquefied biogas (LBG) or conventional liquefied natural gas (LNG). KM will deliver the comprehensive, integrated equipment and systems package. The design of the vessel...

Understanding energy density of future fuels key to decarbonisation decision-making
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Understanding energy density of future fuels key to decarbonisation decision-making

Industry coalition SEA-LNG believes that greater understanding around the comparative pricing, vessel performance and procurement of marine fuels is required to avoid costly mistakes as companies plan their decarbonisation pathway. The statement comes as the coalition examined the individual capabilities and requirements of low emissions ‘future fuels’, including the impact that fuels’ energy density has...

ABB adds automated steering function to Azipod electric propulsion
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ABB adds automated steering function to Azipod electric propulsion

ABB has added an automated steering function to its Azipod electric propulsion solution to further minimise fuel consumption and emissions. The new digital solution, ABB Ability OptimE – Toe Angle Optimisation for Propulsion, supports crew in achieving maximum propulsion efficiency by automatically selecting the optimal steering angle for the ship’s Azipod system. With ABB Ability...

Vale newbuild VLOC completes Silverstream installation
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Vale newbuild VLOC completes Silverstream installation

A 324,000 DWT newbuild very large ore carrier (VLOC) Sea Victoria chartered by Vale has completed installation of a Silverstream Technologies air lubrication system. The installation marks the first deployment of the technology on a VLOC. Silverstream’s technology creates a rigid carpet of microbubbles that reduces friction between the hull and the water, cutting fuel...

NAPA and CADMATIC co-develop intelligent ship design solution
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NAPA and CADMATIC co-develop intelligent ship design solution

3D-based design, engineering, and information management software solutions provider CADMATIC and the maritime software, services and data analysis provider, NAPA, have announced a new integrated, intelligent ship design software solution to enhance the design process for shipyards and ship design companies. The solution combines proven design tools to fulfill users’ requirements for comprehensive software covering...

New Selektope-powered antifouling paint launched
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New Selektope-powered antifouling paint launched

Antifouling agent Selektope has been integrated into a brand new antifouling paint for vessels trading worldwide. Selektope is an active agent which, when added to paints and coatings, effectively repels barnacles. The ingredient is widely recognised as a highly efficient and sustainable barnacle fouling prevention product. In order to meet the growing demand of efficient...

AqualisBraemar joins hydrogen fuel-cell vessel project
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AqualisBraemar joins hydrogen fuel-cell vessel project

AqualisBraemar has been appointed by Caledonian Maritime Assets (CMAL) to partner in designing an emission free hydrogen fuel cell sea-going passenger and car ferry – a first for Europe. This is part of HYSEAS III, a Horizon 2020 funded project. HYSEAS III follows HYSEAS I and HYSEAS II, and aims to build on the previous...

World’s first hydrogen cargo vessel set for Paris debut
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World’s first hydrogen cargo vessel set for Paris debut

The European innovation project Flagships will deploy the world’s first commercial cargo transport vessel operating on hydrogen, plying the river Seine in Paris. Commercial operations are set to commence in 2021. The hydrogen cargo transport vessel will be owned by French inland shipowner Compagnie Fluvial de Transport (CFT), a subsidiary of the Sogestran Group. The...