Tag: Propulsion

CMA CGM bunkers biofuel for new project
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CMA CGM bunkers biofuel for new project

IKEA Transport & Logistics Services, CMA CGM, the GoodShipping Program and the Port of Rotterdam have announced a partnership to test and scale the use of sustainable marine biofuel oil. CMA CGM’s container vessel will commence bunkering on March 19, marking the start of the testing phase. The biofuel has been developed by GoodFuels. It...

Deltamarin secures contract for dual-fuel ferry design
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Deltamarin secures contract for dual-fuel ferry design

Deltamarin has signed a contract with Rauma Marine Constructions Oy (RMC) for the design of dual-fuel and battery powered car passenger ferry for Kvarken Link AB, a Finnish-Swedish consortium. The main source of fuel for the ferry will be liquefied natural gas (LNG) and liquefied biogas (LBG). The vessel will also be built to ice...

Wind propulsion tech granted type approval
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Wind propulsion tech granted type approval

Norsepower’s wind propulsion solution, the Rotor Sail, has received the first-ever type approval design certificate granted to an auxiliary wind propulsion system on-board a commercial ship. The type approval was granted by DNV GL following a design assessment of Norsepower’s 30m x 5m Rotor Sail. The certification means that vessels operating with the Rotor Sail...

Viking Cruises opts for seawater lubricated propulsion solution
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Viking Cruises opts for seawater lubricated propulsion solution

A sixth Viking Cruises vessel has been delivered with Thordon Bearings’ seawater-lubricated propeller shaft system. The COMPAC system by Thordon Bearings is zero polluting as there is no need for oil. Fuel consumption and emissions are reduced as the viscous friction acting on the rotating shaft is lower with seawater than oil. COMPAC does not...

23 per cent discount to vessels using Wärtsilä EnergoProFin at Vancouver port
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23 per cent discount to vessels using Wärtsilä EnergoProFin at Vancouver port

Wärtsilä’s energy saving propeller cap that delivers average fuel savings of 2 per cent has been listed in the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority’s 2019 EcoAction program. Vessels calling at the Port of Vancouver using this technology will benefit from a 23 per cent discount on harbour dues. The technology, EnergoProFin incorporates fins that rotate together...

MAN introduces new TCT Turbocharger series
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MAN introduces new TCT Turbocharger series

MAN Energy Solutions has unveiled its new TCT turbocharger series, providing efficiency levels of up to 80 per cent on its two-stage turbocharging solution. The TCT is aimed at low-speed engines and is suitable for two-stage turbocharging on four-stroke engines. The turbochargers are compatible with conventional fuel and dual-fuel engines in both marine and power...

Hainan Strait Shipping cuts engine oil consumption by 37 per cent
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Hainan Strait Shipping cuts engine oil consumption by 37 per cent

Chinese operator Hainan Strait Shipping has reportedly saved the equivalent of US $123,000 annually by implementing Shell Marine’s recommendations on its medium-speed engine oils. Hainan Strait Shipping switched its trunk piston engine oils to a combination of Shell Argina S3 40 and Shell Gadinia S3 40 for six RoRo ships operating in the South China...

MOL offers discount on PBCF to Green Award ships
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MOL offers discount on PBCF to Green Award ships

MOL Techno-Trade, a MOL Group company, has joined the Green Award as an incentive provider, giving a 3 per cent discount on its propeller boss cap fins (PBCF) to ships certified by the Green Award. The PBCF was created by MOL, Japan Fluid Engineering Laboratory, and Nakashima-Mitsuwa Propeller to improve the energy efficiency of propellers. Approximately 3,300 ships...

ABB electric propulsion system for Icelandic ferry
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ABB electric propulsion system for Icelandic ferry

The Icelandic Road and Coastal Administration’s new ferry will be powered by ABB’s integrated power and electric storage solutions for safe and low emission operation in harsh environments. The ferry will feature a large battery pack with 3,000kWh capacity, designed to operate in full electric mode for the majority of the time. ABB is providing...

Hagland and Wärtsilä partner on short-sea shipping hybrid retrofit
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Hagland and Wärtsilä partner on short-sea shipping hybrid retrofit

Hagland Shipping has signed an agreement with Wärtsilä to take delivery of a hybrid retrofit short-sea shipping vessel that will cut emissions and save up to 10 per cent on fuel costs. The Hagland Captain, a general cargo vessel owned by Hagland Shipping, will undergo installation of a Wärtsilä battery hybrid propulsion solution to improve...

“K” Line trials binary cycle power generation system
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“K” Line trials binary cycle power generation system

“K” Line’s new coal carrier Corona Youthful has begun an operational trial using a binary cycle power generation system to recover waste heat energy and optimise fuel consumption. The binary cycle power generation system, developed by Kobe Steel, is a waste heat recovery electric power generation system that uses compression heat by scavenging air from...