Tag: Propulsion

Norsepower unveils first tiltable Rotor Sail installation
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Norsepower unveils first tiltable Rotor Sail installation

Finnish technology provider Norsepower has teamed up with SEA-CARGO to install two of Norsepower’s largest Rotor Sails onboard the SC Connector, a side door ro-ro, to reduce emssions by by an estimated 25 per cent. The agreement marks the world’s first tiltable Rotor Sail installation. The SC Connector, a 12,251 GT ro-ro cargo vessel operates...

Sailing on sustainability: the comeback of wind power?
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Sailing on sustainability: the comeback of wind power?

As the shipping industry ramps up efforts to decarbonise, initial sea trials onboard a Maersk tanker fitted with Norsepower Rotor Sails indicate that wind power has the potential to play a significant role in a low carbon ocean transport system. Early results from a sea trial onboard the 109,647 DWT Maersk Pelican fitted with two...

SCHOTTEL launches retractable rim thruster
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SCHOTTEL launches retractable rim thruster

German propulsion manufacturer SCHOTTEL has launched a newly developed variant of its proven rim thruster (SRT), covering the power range up to 500 kW. The SRT-R offers many advantages, such as low noise emissions and tailor-made solutions for a wide range of applications. Optimised by Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), the internal propeller blades are hydrodynamically...

LAVLE launches lithium-ion energy storage system
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LAVLE launches lithium-ion energy storage system

LAVLE has announced the launch of its flagship Proteus lithium-ion battery energy storage system (ESS), designed to overcome the limitations of conventional lithium-ion storage technologies for the marine, defense, energy, rail, and other key industries.  Proteus utilises LAVLE’s battery management system (BMS), which is designed to maximise reliability, lifetime, and uptime, and further enhances Proteus’...

Mauritius Shipping opts for Wärtsilä integrated propulsion system
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Mauritius Shipping opts for Wärtsilä integrated propulsion system

A new 8200 dwt multi-purpose cargo vessel being built for Mauritius Shipping Corporation (MSCL) will feature Wärtsilä’s fully integrated main propulsion system, providing high level fuel efficiency and full lifecycle support. The MSCL vessel will provide essential transportation of goods and passengers between the Republic of Mauritius and the islands of Reunion, Agalega, and Rodriquez....

Carnival Cruises adopts Silverstream’s micro-bubble carpet technology in £1m deal
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Carnival Cruises adopts Silverstream’s micro-bubble carpet technology in £1m deal

A “carpet of micro-bubbles”, developed by UK tech firm Silverstream Technologies, improves fuel efficiency in the shipping industry and has landed the business a £1 million deal with US shipping giant, Carnival Cruises. The Silverstream System, a type of Air Lubrication System (ALS), pumps tiny bubbles through vents on the hull to reduce friction between...

From gale to green shipping
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From gale to green shipping

ShippingLab has announced its support for a new project that will convert power from the wind turbines at the Port of Hvide Sande to hydrogen for use in a fuel cell intended to power a vessel. The vessel powered by the fuel cell will be used to keep the Danish port entrance free of sand....

Gula Skrinet acquires Caterpillar Propulsion
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Gula Skrinet acquires Caterpillar Propulsion

Gula Skrinet has reached an agreement with Caterpillar Luxembourg Sarl to acquire Caterpillar Propulsion AB and its subsidiaries.  The sale is expected to close on June 30, 2020.  Caterpillar Propulsion AB, formerly Berg Propulsion AB, is a manufacturer of mechanically and electrically driven propulsion systems and marine controls for ships. The proposed acquisition includes Caterpillar...

Cat chooses Yaskawa Environmental Energy / The Switch electric drive train tech
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Cat chooses Yaskawa Environmental Energy / The Switch electric drive train tech

Finland-headquartered Yaskawa Environmental Energy / The Switch has signed a contract with Caterpillar (Cat) to deliver an innovative package of electric drive train technology for a series of bulk carriers. The ships will feature Cat Marine’s Twin Fin concept, offering optimal reliability, efficiency and performance. In total, The Switch will be providing deliveries of two...

Danish operator selects Wärtsilä propulsion solutions for high-speed ferry
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Danish operator selects Wärtsilä propulsion solutions for high-speed ferry

Danish operator Molslinjen has selected Wärtsilä to provide the propulsion solutions for its new 115 metres long high-speed ferry. The vessel is being built by Austal at the Australian shipbuilder’s yard in the Philippines. It will feature four Wärtsilä 31 engines, recognised by Guinness World Records as being the world’s most efficient 4-stroke diesel engine,...

EMP commences feasibility study on tanker to install zero emissions power solution
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EMP commences feasibility study on tanker to install zero emissions power solution

Eco Marine Power (EMP) has commenced a feasibility study for the installation of its Aquarius Marine Renewable Energy (Aquarius MRE) solution onto an LR2 tanker. The study is being undertaken in co-operation with the shipowner and will investigate how various technologies can reduce fuel consumption and emissions onboard the vessel. The LR2 Tanker selected for...

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)...