Tag: Propulsion

Greenland research vessel opts for MAN hybrid propulsion package
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Greenland research vessel opts for MAN hybrid propulsion package

A new vessel for the Greenland Institute of Natural Resources will feature a complete MAN propulsion package including MAN 27/38 and 175D engines, a 5-bladed MAN Alpha propeller and both remote-control and MAN HyProp systems. The MAN propulsion package comprises: 1 × MAN 8L27/38 Tier III with a MAN SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction) system 1...

Smart Green Shipping Alliance to develop digital wind tool
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Smart Green Shipping Alliance to develop digital wind tool

Smart Green Shipping Alliance (SGSA) has announced plans to develop a prototype digital tool that will enable the accurate quantification of available wind for any ship, on any route. The SGSA will receive a grant from the European Space Agency Business Incubation Centre United Kingdom (ESA BIC UK) as part of a business support package...

Wasaline ferry to get Wärtsilä power and navigation system
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Wasaline ferry to get Wärtsilä power and navigation system

A new Wasaline RoPax ferry, currently under construction at the Rauma Marine Constructions (RMC) yard in Finland, has chosen Wärtsilä’s Nacos Platinum navigation and communication system. This latest order, placed with Wärtsilä in August, is in addition to the comprehensive package of Wärtsilä products, systems, and integrated solutions ordered earlier. These solutions include Wärtsilä 31DF...

ABB Azipods to power Oldendorff’s newbuild bulkers
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ABB Azipods to power Oldendorff’s newbuild bulkers

German bulk carrier company Oldendorff Carriers has confirmed that ABB’s Azipod electric propulsion units will be fitted to two newbuild bulk carriers. Each 21,500 DWT vessel will feature two 1.9MW Azipod units. ABB will also supply a wide range of electric, digital and connected solutions, including main diesel-electric power plant, generators, bow thruster motors, transformers,...

ClassNK releases guidelines on wind-assisted propulsion
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ClassNK releases guidelines on wind-assisted propulsion

ClassNK has released its Guidelines for Wind-Assisted Propulsion Systems for Ships. The Guidelines aim to contribute to the safe integrity and design of wind powered technology and the ships that are installed with it. As environmental regulations tighten, wind power for auxiliary propulsion is attracting attention as one of the underlying technologies for accomplishing low...

AIDA plans for fleet electrification with Corvus Energy
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AIDA plans for fleet electrification with Corvus Energy

AIDA Cruises has signed an agreement with marine battery supplier Corvus Energy to electrify the AIDA fleet, starting in 2020. AIDA Cruises, which is part of Carnival Corporation, says that the goal of the partnership is to allow for the practical use of electrical energy from battery storage systems onboard large cruise ships. The pilot...

DNV GL grants MSA to battery maker Corvus
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DNV GL grants MSA to battery maker Corvus

Corvus Energy has become the first energy storage system (ESS) manufacturer to be approved by DNV GL for Manufacturer Product Quality Assessment (MPQA). The companies have also signed a Manufacturing Survey Arrangement (MSA), resulting in streamlined quality control processes and faster customer deliveries. The certification ensures that Corvus’ manufacturing process meet DNV GL’s quality, safety...

Azipod powered vessel reaches the North Pole
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Azipod powered vessel reaches the North Pole

The Norwegian Coast Guard’s icebreaker vessel KV Svalbard has become the first ABB Azipod-powered ship to reach the North Pole. The 2001-built KV Svalbard, which is equipped with twin 5MW Azipod icebreaking units, sailed the Arctic waters as part of the international scientific expedition, Coordinated Arctic Acoustic Thermometry Experiment (CAATEX), led by a Norwegian non-profit...

Fully electric ferry completes 22nm voyage
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Fully electric ferry completes 22nm voyage

Denmark’s electric ferry ELLEN has completed her maiden voyage between Søby and Fynshav south of Funen in Denmark, a 22 nautical mile route. The ELLEN, which is an EU Horizon 2020 project also known as “E-Ferry”, is the first ferry in the world to hold a battery package with enough energy for both its ordinary...

Scandlines invests in wind propulsion technology
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Scandlines invests in wind propulsion technology

Ferry operator Scandlines has signed an agreement with Norsepower Oy to install the company’s Rotor Sail Solution onboard the hybrid passenger ferry, M/V Copenhagen. Operating between Rostock in Germany and Gedser in Denmark, the M/V Copenhagen operates using diesel and battery power. The vessel will reduce its fuel consumption and emissions by a further four...

Dutch shipowner takes delivery of Wärtsilä hybrid propulsion solution
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Dutch shipowner takes delivery of Wärtsilä hybrid propulsion solution

Netherlands-based shipowner Acta Marine has appointed Wärtsilä to provide hybrid propulsion capability for a new offshore wind construction support vessel. The ‘Acta Centaurus’, a DP2 walk-to-work construction support vessel will feature a hybrid drive, batteries, and an energy management system to improve fuel efficiency at a more optimised load. According to Wärtsilä, CO2 reduction of...

Japanese shipping firms plan for zero-emission electric ships
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Japanese shipping firms plan for zero-emission electric ships

Asahi Tanker, Exeno Yamamizu Corporation, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) and Mitsubishi Corporation have agreed to create a strategic partnership to provide new infrastructure services to support the development and operation of electrically powered zero-emission vessels. The newly established company will be known as e5 Lab and will work to develop and promote the greater use...