Tag: Propulsion

Baltic RoPax to be powered by MAN dual-fuel package
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Baltic RoPax to be powered by MAN dual-fuel package

German ferry operator TT-Line has confirmed an order of four MAN 51/60DF engines for its 230 metre-long newbuild RoPax vessel. The order was made by Jinling Shipyard in China. The vessel will feature a complete MAN propulsion package, including propellers, a fuel-gas-supply system (FGSS), and HyProp ECO, MAN’s fuel-saving, hybrid propulsion system. The newbuilding is...

MAN Energy Solutions unveils low-pressure two-stroke gas engine
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MAN Energy Solutions unveils low-pressure two-stroke gas engine

As a result of market demand, MAN Energy Solutions Two-Stroke Business Unit has developed a low-pressure gas engine as a supplement to its existing dual-fuel ME-GI engine. The new gas engine will prioritise low-pressure dual-fuel to compliment MAN Energy Solutions present portfolio of solutions. The company aims to complete the development of the new engine...

ABB to power first hydrogen-fuelled river vessel
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ABB to power first hydrogen-fuelled river vessel

ABB has been chosen to provide a power and propulsion solution for a newbuild vessel to run entirely on hydrogen fuel cells along the Rhône river in France. ABB will deliver a fuel cell based power and propulsion solution for a push boat, expected for delivery in 2021, for the France-based Sogestran Group subsidiary Compagnie...

5m for EU project to support delivery of hydrogen powered vessels
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5m for EU project to support delivery of hydrogen powered vessels

The European innovation project Flagships has been awarded EUR 5 million from the EU to support deploying two commercially operated zero-emission hydrogen fuel cell vessels in France and Norway. The Flagships project will be two new build vessels, one in Lyon, France and one in Stavanger, Norway. In Lyon, a hydrogen push-boat operated by Compagnie...

Viking Line confirms fuel savings using Rotor Sail solution
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Viking Line confirms fuel savings using Rotor Sail solution

Viking Line has confirmed the potential to deliver up to 300 tonnes per annum of fuel savings on its Viking Grace with the installation of Norsepower’s Rotor Sail wind technology solution. According to the companies, the fuel savings were not immediately evident, however, following analysis by NAPA and ABB, there was an obvious change in...

Høglund launches dedicated power solutions business
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Høglund launches dedicated power solutions business

Marine solutions and system integrator Høglund Power Solutions has announced plans to expand its range of solutions for the battery and hybrid sectors. As part of the expansion, electrical contractor Acel and E. F. Invest will come onboard as co-owners of Høglund Power Solutions AS, creating a one-stop shop for energy-efficient and future-orientated electrical power...

First order of Wärtsilä waterjets confirmed for high-speed ferry
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First order of Wärtsilä waterjets confirmed for high-speed ferry

Wärtsilä’s WXJ modular waterjets have received their first order for installation to a 100m long wave-piercing catamaran ferry being built for the Government of Trinidad and Tobago at the Incat shipyard in Tasmania, Australia. The ferry will be powered by four Wärtsilä WXJ1200 axial waterjets, which are single stage, compact, high performance systems that combine...

ABB, SINTEF & Fiskerstrand test fuel cells for hydrogen hybrid ferry conversion
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ABB, SINTEF & Fiskerstrand test fuel cells for hydrogen hybrid ferry conversion

ABB and the SINTEF Ocean laboratory in Trondheim will assess how fuel cells and batteries can best function together for short-distance ferry operations, and how Fiskerstrand can integrate them with other engine room systems. The tests will also provide insight into the introduction of hydrogen fuel cells for future reviews of the rules covering shipboard...

Knutsen newbuild supplied with Wärtsilä propulsion package
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Knutsen newbuild supplied with Wärtsilä propulsion package

  Norway based Knutsen OAS Shipping has chosen Wärtsilä to supply its integrated propulsion and cargo handling solution for a newbuild 30,000 cbm liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier vessel being built at the Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (HMD) in South Korea. The solutions are expected to ensure effective interfacing between the vessel’s propulsion, onboard auxiliary power...

New control system extends marine engine life
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New control system extends marine engine life

A new approach to extending the life cycle of engines and cutting operational costs by 100 per cent has been developed by CMR Group. The automation and control system specialists for marine and energy applications developed E-Pulse, a new control system that can be installed on medium and high-speed engines operating in harsh marine and...

New propeller technology reduces cavitation by 14 per cent
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New propeller technology reduces cavitation by 14 per cent

A new technology that reduces propeller cavitation volume by nearly 14 per cent and underwater radiated noise (URN) by up to 21dB has been developed by Strathclyde University and Oscar Propulsion, a UK-based innovation and technology transfer company. The patented Oscar PressurePores system reduces propeller tip vortex cavitation by applying a small number of strategically...

Low oil pressure blamed for Viking Sky engine failure
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Low oil pressure blamed for Viking Sky engine failure

An investigation being carried out into the loss of propulsion onboard the Viking Sky cruise ship on March 23, 2019 has determined the direct cause of engine failure to be low oil pressure. According to the Norwegian Maritime Authority (NMA), the vessel’s engines stopped working due to low lubricating oil in the tanks as the...