Tag: <span>Propulsion</span>

ONE successfully trials sustainable biofuels
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ONE successfully trials sustainable biofuels

Shipping company Ocean Network Express (ONE) has successfully trialled biofuel onboard the containership MOL Experience.  The vessel bunkered the biofuel blended with conventional fossil fuels at the Port of Rotterdam in November 2020 in collaboration with shipowner Mitsui O.S.K. Lines and sustainable biofuel pioneer GoodFuels. The MOL Experience made its voyage between Europe and the...

Thrusterleader selects Reygar for survey vessel dynamic positioning systems
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Thrusterleader selects Reygar for survey vessel dynamic positioning systems

Shanghai-based supplier of marine propulsion systems, Thrusterleader, has selected Reygar’s StemTIDE dynamic positioning control system for a second survey vessel. In challenging maritime conditions, an advanced dynamic positioning system paired with a reliable propulsion system is of critical importance to achieving maximum operational efficiency and safety, particularly for survey vessels which must maintain their position...

Driving the decade of wind propulsion
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Driving the decade of wind propulsion

The International Windship Association is spearheading a coordinated initiative to accelerate shipping decarbonisation.  The campaign is designed to accelerate the adoption of hybrid alternative propulsion methods, blending wind, alternative fuels and energy efficiency measures, the aim is to achieve a rapid and measurable decarbonisation of the global shipping fleet in the 2020s. Highlighting the unique...

AYRO wingsail propulsion system receives AiP from DNV
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AYRO wingsail propulsion system receives AiP from DNV

AYRO has been awarded an Approval in Principle (AiP) for its Oceanwings 3.6.3 wind assisted propulsion system for ships from DNV GL. The Oceanwings 3.6.3 system is designed to enable shipowners and operators to leverage wind energy to improve the energy balance of individual vessels and fleets, thereby significantly reducing carbon emissions. Following 10 years...

Newbuild Russian cargo vessels opt for SCHOTTEL propulsion systems
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Newbuild Russian cargo vessels opt for SCHOTTEL propulsion systems

Russian company Marine Engineering Bureau has selected propulsion units from German firm SCHOTTEL for nine more newly built cargo vessels. Each vessel is equipped with two rudder propellers.  The main propulsion of the multipurpose dry cargo vessels consists of a pair of diesel-driven SCHOTTEL Rudder Propellers type SRP 340, each with an input power of...

Windship Technology unveils zero emission ‘Tesla of the Seas’
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Windship Technology unveils zero emission ‘Tesla of the Seas’

Windship Technology, a British company with a whole-ship solution to tackle the CO2 emissions of the shipping industry, has unveiled a new triple-wing rig design to facilitate zero emission propulsion. The company also announced an investment partnership with DNV to assess and classify Windship Technology’s whole-ship design. Starting from a clean drawing board, technical director...

SINTEF joins IWSA to boost development of wind propulsion tech
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SINTEF joins IWSA to boost development of wind propulsion tech

SINTEF Ocean has announced that it is joining the International Windship Association (IWSA), the member driven association that promotes and helps facilitate the uptake of wind propulsion in commercial shipping. “A webinar co-hosted by SINTEF Ocean and NTNU (Norwegian University of Science and Technology) for the SFI Smart Maritime organisation in December 2020, confirmed there...

BV certifies new-generation 3D printed propeller
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BV certifies new-generation 3D printed propeller

Bureau Veritas (BV) has certified a new-generation 3D printed propeller manufactured by Naval Group. The propeller has been manufactured with a 3D metal printing process and features a 2.5-metre span supported by five 200-kg blades. Mounted on a Tripartite-class minehunter, the propeller will now accompany the ship on all of its operational missions. The propeller...

Corvus to start development of maritime fuel-cell systems with Toyota
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Corvus to start development of maritime fuel-cell systems with Toyota

Energy storage pioneer Corvus Energy is set to start development and production of sustainable, large scale maritime-certified hydrogen fuel-cell systems. Production will be located in Bergen, Norway with Toyota onboard as key partner and supplier of mass-produced fuel-cell technology. Corvus is spearheading a collaboration with Norwegian partners Equinor, shipowners Norled and Wilhelmsen, ship design company...

DNV GL awards AIP to KSOE for wing sail propulsion system
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DNV GL awards AIP to KSOE for wing sail propulsion system

DNV GL has awarded an Approval in Principle (AIP) to Korea Shipbuilding and Offshore Engineering (KSOE) for a wing-sail auxiliary propulsion system for ships.  The wind-powered auxiliary propulsion system for ships is the result of a joint research project from KSOE, the shipbuilding holding company of Hyundai Heavy Industries Group, and SK Shipping, to develop...

ABB to power South Korea’s first domestic zero-emissions ferry
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ABB to power South Korea’s first domestic zero-emissions ferry

ABB has secured a contract with Haemin Heavy Industries shipyard to provide a complete power and propulsion solution for Busan Port Authority’s first all-electric passenger ferry. The new ferry represents the first commitment by South Korean authorities to a plan which will see 140 state-owned conventionally powered vessels replaced with those operating on cleaner alternatives...