Tag: <span>Propulsion</span>

TECO to boost shipping’s decarbonisation with marine hydrogen fuel cell
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TECO to boost shipping’s decarbonisation with marine hydrogen fuel cell

Marine engineering and equipment development company TECO 2030 and engineering firm AVL List have announced plans to develop a hydrogen fuel cell system specifically designed for heavy-duty marine applications. The companies have been working to develop the TECO Marine Fuel Cell, with the aim to market the first proton-exchange membrane fuel cell system specifically designed...

Marine battery wins DNV GL approval
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Marine battery wins DNV GL approval

A battery system for efficient fuel consumption in shipping EASy Marine has now been approved for operation by classification society DNV GL. EASy Mari, developed by German battery developer EAS, adapts flexibly to limited space conditions, increases safety on the water and reduces emissions. The modular space concept of the battery system enables almost every...

Finnlines begins construction of hybrid ro-ro
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Finnlines begins construction of hybrid ro-ro

Finnlines has begun construction of its second new hybrid ro-ro vessel at the Chinese Nanjing Jinling shipyard. The vessel is being built as part of the company’s EUR 500 million newbuilding programme, which includes three green hybrid ro-ro vessels as well as two eco-friendly Superstar ro-pax vessels to further increase Finnlines’ energy efficiency. The vessels will...

KR opens LNG Fueled and Bunkering Simulation Centre
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KR opens LNG Fueled and Bunkering Simulation Centre

The Korean Register (KR) has announced the establishment of a new LNG Fueled and Bunkering Simulation Center (KR LSC). The new facility is located at KR’s headquarters in Busan and officially opened on 15 September. Following the opening ceremony, a memorandum of understanding was signed between KR and Transgas Solution (TGS, chief executive officer Lee...

Wasaline ferry equipped with ABB Azipod electric propulsion
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Wasaline ferry equipped with ABB Azipod electric propulsion

A new ferry operated by Wasaline has been fitted with ABB Azipod propulsion to ensure sustainable performance and achieve up to four days of annual time savings due to operational efficiency. The 150-metre vessel, Aurora Botnia, will run on low-emission liquefied natural gas (LNG) and will benefit from greater environmental and efficiency gains due to...

Charting sustainable futures through maritime electrification
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Charting sustainable futures through maritime electrification

In 2019, a staggering 43 billion tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) generated from human activity was emitted into the Earth’s atmosphere, an estimated 20 per cent of which resulted from transportation.  Often overlooked in discussions of climate change is the impact of the maritime industry as a significant generator of harmful greenhouse gas emissions.  At...

Norled hybrid electric ferry fitted with SCHOTTEL EcoPellers
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Norled hybrid electric ferry fitted with SCHOTTEL EcoPellers

A ferry operated by Norled and powered by a diesel-electric hybrid system and battery power has entered operation along the Norwegian Festøya-Solavågen route. Built at the Remontowa shipyard in Poland, the Festøya ferry is the first of four SCHOTTEL-equipped hybrid ferries for Norwegian ferry operator Norled.  Each of the four double-ended RoPax ferries feature two...

LAVLE and DEIF team up to advance vessel electrification
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LAVLE and DEIF team up to advance vessel electrification

LAVLE USA has announced a partnership with DEIF to work on a state-of-the-art power management solution for Energy Storage Systems (ESS) for the marine market. LAVLE and DEIF will develop a hybrid controller based on DEIF’s ML300 platform and LAVLE’s Proteus ESS.  The partnership will include collaboration on power management functions such as Load Dependent...

Scandlines reports successful first months operating with Norsepower Rotor Sail
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Scandlines reports successful first months operating with Norsepower Rotor Sail

A Scandlines hybrid ferry that was fitted with a new Norsepower Rotor Sail solution in May has now completed two months of daily operations with initial feedback of the wind-assisted system proving positive.  “We’re expecting 4-5 per cent reduction in CO2 emissions which is not an insignificant amount and if everything goes well, we are...

Seawing kite system gets ClassNK approval
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Seawing kite system gets ClassNK approval

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (“K” LINE) and AIRSEAS SAS have received an Approval in Principle (AIP) from ClassNK for their automated kite system Seawing. Seawing is a kite system which assists vessel propulsion by harnessing natural wind power through its dynamic flight. A simple switch launches or recovers the kite which unfolds, operates and refolds autonomously....

SCHOTTEL unveils new medium-sized azimuth thrusters
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SCHOTTEL unveils new medium-sized azimuth thrusters

Manufacturer of marine propulsion system SCHOTTEL has introduced a new series of medium-sized azimuth thrusters.  The M-series consists of several rudder propeller sizes covering a power range of 400 to 1,000 kW. Its modular system ensures the perfect fit for any vessel design. The first units of the M-series have already been delivered. With the...

CleanDesign selects LAVLE Proteus ESS
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CleanDesign selects LAVLE Proteus ESS

CleanDesign Power Systems has selected the LAVLE Proteus Lithium-Ion Battery Energy Storage System (Proteus ESS) for inclusion in its hybrid power management system for drilling rigs in the oil and gas industry. CleanDesign’s hybrid energy management and battery power system optimises power generation on drilling rigs. The drilling rig setup consists of existing generators and...