Tag: Propulsion

50m finance scheme to help deliver hybrid power systems
Post

50m finance scheme to help deliver hybrid power systems

A new finance deal that will allow offshore and marine asset owners to reduce their fuel consumption, costs and emissions has been launched. Blueday Technology, which designs and installs integrated energy systems for energy, marine and maritime customers, has teamed up with sustainable energy infrastructure fund manager SUSI Partners to offer a new financing structure...

Bureau Veritas joins International Windship Association
Post

Bureau Veritas joins International Windship Association

Paris headquartered classification society Bureau Veritas (BV) is joining the International Windship Association (IWSA), which brings together wind propulsion projects, research organisations and projects and promotes the wind as a credible, viable and increasingly economic option for commercial vessels. BV’s membership will bring a wealth of experience to IWSA and fits well with the association’s longer...

Trio sign strategic agreement on engine digitisation
Post

Trio sign strategic agreement on engine digitisation

MAN Energy Solutions, Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) and HSD Engine (HSD) have agreed to cooperate in the field of marine engine systems digitisation. The companies will define a framework for a future long-term strategic digital cooperation in the areas of marine engine solutions and auxiliary systems data, the collection and analysis of the...

Schottel and Ulstein partner on automation and digital services
Post

Schottel and Ulstein partner on automation and digital services

Ship design and building services provider Ulstein and manufacturer of propulsion and steering systems Schottel have announced a new cooperation to deliver automated and digitalised services to the maritime industry. Former Ulstein subsidiary, Ulstein Blue Ctrl, will continue as an independent company under the name Blue CTRL. Both Ulstein and SCHOTTEL will own 50 per...

ABS and MARIN enter JiP to test wind propulsion technology
Post

ABS and MARIN enter JiP to test wind propulsion technology

ABS and MARIN have launched a Joint Industry Project (JIP) to investigate transparent and validated methods to assess performance of wind-assisted shipping propulsion technologies. The JIP covers the majority of all marketed wind-assisted ship propulsors and aims to overcome barriers to the uptake of these technologies by: Improving methods for transparent performance prediction Using the...

Marfin Management opts for Wärtsilä hybrid system
Post

Marfin Management opts for Wärtsilä hybrid system

Ship manager and operator Marfin Management has chosen Wärtsilä’s hybrid power module, Wärtsilä HY, for installation to a bulk carrier being built at the Onomichi Dockyard in Japan. The Paolo Topic is the first bulk carrier to benefit from the hybrid installation offered by Wärtsilä. The Wärtsilä HY improves fuel efficiency and reduces maintenance costs...

Battery-powered cruise ship sets new standards in propulsion
Post

Battery-powered cruise ship sets new standards in propulsion

“In my imagination I created an electric ship that could break through all kinds of ice, that nice and elegantly, fearful and irresistible, could sail through the Arctic oceans, straight to the Pole,” Roald Amundsen, Norwegian explorer. In 1882, 10-year old Roald Amundsen, who would later lead the first expeditions to the Northwest Passage and...

Escort tug takes delivery of Wärtsilä hybrid power solution
Post

Escort tug takes delivery of Wärtsilä hybrid power solution

Wärtsilä’s hybrid power module solution, the Wärtsilä HY, is now fully operational on the ‘Vilja’, an escort tug owned by the Swedish port of Luleå. The ‘Wärtsilä HY for Tug’ solution has proven significant fuel and maintenance cost reductions. During trials, the icebreaking tug achieved a 100-tonne bollard pull, while producing approximately 20 per cent...

KONGSBERG noise reducing tech offered to commercial ships
Post

KONGSBERG noise reducing tech offered to commercial ships

KONGSBERG’S Blade Air Emission technology used in naval applications is now available for commercial ships to reduce the effect of underwater noise on marine life. The Blade Air Emissions concept significantly reduces cavitation-induced noise and erosion risk by machining a channel into the leading edge of the propeller blades. The concept, which applicable to conventional...

Neoline confirms partner to build wind-powered cargo ships
Post

Neoline confirms partner to build wind-powered cargo ships

Neoline has chosen Loire-based Neopolia S.A.S. for the construction of its first two innovative sailing main propulsion vessels. Neoline is developing a new transport service based on the operation of innovative ro-ro sailing vessels, saving 80 per cent to 90 per cent of fuel consumed and reducing its carbon footprint. The vessels are intended to...

Volvo Penta, ABB and Chalmers to study fast charging in marine applications
Post

Volvo Penta, ABB and Chalmers to study fast charging in marine applications

Volvo Penta, ABB, and Chalmers University of Technology will conduct a feasibility study to see whether electric charging technology currently used on Volvo buses could be applied to marine applications. Upon completion of the feasibility study, it is envisaged that the fast charging technology will be incorporated into Gothenburg’s Marine Demo Arena and become part...

Hybrid power proves cost-efficient for container feeder vessels
Post

Hybrid power proves cost-efficient for container feeder vessels

A cooperation between MAN Energy Solutions, Corvus Energy, and DNV GL to examine the cost effectiveness of hybrid power solutions in a 1,700 TEU container feeder vessel has found that it is possible to achieve payback times as low as two to three years in certain scenarios. The study, named HYCAS, saw the companies test...