Tag: Propulsion

Boomsma Shipping signs contract with Econowind for VentiFoil installation
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Boomsma Shipping signs contract with Econowind for VentiFoil installation

Boomsma Shipping has announced a collaboration with Netherlands-based eConowind that will result in the installation of two wind-assist VentiFoil units on one of Boomsma’s vessels. The eConowind-units are both integrated in a specially designed Flatrack from which a folding VentiFoil can be deployed, these are ridged aspirated wing profiles acting as sails. The Flatrack is...

BC Ferries opts for Wärtsilä LNG dual-fuel electric propulsion systems
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BC Ferries opts for Wärtsilä LNG dual-fuel electric propulsion systems

Wärtsilä has been selected to provide an integrated system consisting of the LNG plant, dual-fuel engines, and electrical propulsion system for the latest addition to Vancouver, Canada based BC Ferries’ series of Salish Class vessels. Three similar ferries, all operating on Wärtsilä engines fuelled by LNG, have already been delivered. As with the previous three...

Windship testing confirms at least 30 per per cent annual fuel savings
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Windship testing confirms at least 30 per per cent annual fuel savings

Industry experts, prospective clients in the shipping, commodities and petrochemical sectors together with UK government officials attended the Mitchell – Wolfson Unit Wind Tunnel at the University of Southampton to view the testing of the most recent Windship Technology model in February 2020. The wind tunnel test findings further validated the results of the latest...

YANMAR and Smartgyro partner to accelerate launch of gyro stabilisers
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YANMAR and Smartgyro partner to accelerate launch of gyro stabilisers

Provider of marine engines and propulsion systems YANMAR and Smartgyro S.r.l., a gyro stabilisation technology company, have announced a new strategic partnership that includes close collaboration between the two companies and an equity investment by YANMAR enabling Smartgyro to accelerate its design, development and launch of a advanced gyro stabilisers for recreational and commercial marine...

Wind-assisted cargo ship starts North Sea operations
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Wind-assisted cargo ship starts North Sea operations

A wind-assisted vessel retrofitted with the eConowind Ventifoil system in January 2020 has begun operations in the North Sea. The 3,600 DWT general cargo vessel MV Ankie of Jan van Dam Shipping was fitted with modular Ventifoil units in the form of wings with vents and an internal fan that use boundary layer suction for...

Four techs to optimise fuel consumption
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Four techs to optimise fuel consumption

As 2020 gets underway, shipping companies are looking to keep their voyages as fuel efficient and cost efficient as possible to remain at a competitive advantage. In this week’s spotlight, VPO Global highlights four technologies that are helping shipping companies to optimise fuel consumption. SCHOTTEL Rudder ECOPeller German technology company SCHOTTEL offers the Rudder EcoPeller,...

EDF supports wind power start-up Neoline
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EDF supports wind power start-up Neoline

In  December  2019,  EDF  and  Neoline  signed  a  specific agreement for the issue of Energy Saving Certificates (ESC) which  confirms  and  enhances  the  high  environmental performance of the owner’s future commercial sailing vessels. Based  on  the  Neoliner,  a  136-meter  long  pilot  vessel  with 4200 square meters of sail, EDF has conducted studies with its R&D...

Three Finnlines newbuilds go green with Wärtsilä hybrid systems
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Three Finnlines newbuilds go green with Wärtsilä hybrid systems

Three new RoRo ferries being built at the Nanjing Jinling shipyard in China for Finnlines will be fitted with Wärtsila’s Hybrid Power Conversion system. Finnlines, which is part of the Italian Grimaldi Group, placed the order with Wärtsilä in Q4 2019. The hybrid solution, which includes a 5000 kWh energy storage system, will enable these...

SCHOTTEL injects further investment into CFD
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SCHOTTEL injects further investment into CFD

German propulsion manufacturer SCHOTTEL is making investments in the six-digit euro range into computational fluid dynamics (CFD) to further understand the complex physical processes in products’ flow behaviour. Findings from CFD simulations can be used to optimise propulsion solutions. Manfred Heer, vice president technology at SCHOTTEL explains further. “At SCHOTTEL, CFD simulations have been an...

ClassNK joins the International Windship Association
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ClassNK joins the International Windship Association

Tokyo-based ClassNK has joined the International Windship Association (IWSA), the not-for-profit organisation that for the last five years has been bringing together wind propulsion projects, shipping companies, shipyards and research organisations to help further develop technologies for wind power.   Over the last few years ClassNK has identified and supported the development of wind propulsion...

Finnish short-sea vessels to be powered by Wärtsilä integrated LNG systems
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Finnish short-sea vessels to be powered by Wärtsilä integrated LNG systems

The technology group Wärtsilä will supply all the main equipment for the first LNG fuelled short-sea Ro-Lo (roll-on, lift-off) vessels to be operated by Finland based Bore. Three ships have been ordered and are being built at the WuHu Shipyard in China. The order with Wärtsilä was placed in December. Wärtsilä has worked in close...

BC Ferries opts for SCHOTTEL propulsion units
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BC Ferries opts for SCHOTTEL propulsion units

Four newly built road ferries for Canadian operator BC Ferries are to be fitted with two high-efficiency Twin Propellers from German propulsion manufacturer, SCHOTTEL. These 81-metre vessels will be built to Damen’s Road Ferry 8117 E3 design and known as the Island Class vessels and will be capable of carrying up to 300 passengers and...