Tag: <span>Propulsion</span>

Eastaway chooses Wärtsilä solutions for EEXI compliance
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Eastaway chooses Wärtsilä solutions for EEXI compliance

Eastaway Ship Management has selected Wärtsilä’s Power Limitation Solutions for six ships to improve the vessels’ energy efficiency existing ship index (EEXI) rating in line with requirements coming into force in 2023. Wärtsilä will provide its new Wärtsilä Shaft Power Limitation (ShaPoLi), together with a propulsion system control upgrade for six container vessels equipped with...

Foreship technical review leads ship battery power inland
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Foreship technical review leads ship battery power inland

The use of batteries as a main source of propulsion power for inland and coastal ships has passed a significant milestone, after Foreship delivered its ship applicability type technical report to partners of the EU-funded research and innovation Current Direct project. The naval architecture and marine engineering firm is developing specifications and requirements for the...

Zero-emissions Scandlines ferry to feature Kongsberg propulsion system
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Zero-emissions Scandlines ferry to feature Kongsberg propulsion system

Kongsberg Maritime (KM) has been commissioned to supply a complete propulsion and control system package for a forthcoming Scandlines zero-emissions vessel. When built, the ferry is expected to be the world’s largest all-electric double-ended ferry. The ferry has been designed by LMG Marin in Norway and will be constructed at Cemre Shipyard in Turkey, in...

Rolls-Royce to launch methanol-compatible engines
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Rolls-Royce to launch methanol-compatible engines

Rolls-Royce is currently working on developing new high-speed four-stroke engines for use with methanol. The new engines, which are based on proven mtu technologies, are planned to be available to customers as soon as possible for use in commercial ships and yachts. Methanol can be produced in a CO2-neutral manner in the power-to-X process, in...

bound4blue installs eSAIL system on theatre vessel
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bound4blue installs eSAIL system on theatre vessel

Maritime tech start-up bound4blue, which develops automated wind-assisted propulsion systems, has successfully installed an 18-metre-high eSAIL on the theatre vessel La Naumon. This marks the first theatre vessel in the world to sail with wind-assisted propulsion technology. The rigid sail, equipped with a tilting mechanism and an autonomous control system, is a cost-effective and proven...

Co-inventor of the suction sail partners with bound4blue to enhance wind technology
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Co-inventor of the suction sail partners with bound4blue to enhance wind technology

Dr. Bertrand Charrier, co-inventor of the suction sail, has joined technology company bound4blue to further enhance its wind propulsion system. This year bound4blue unveiled its second product the eSAIL, installed it successfully on two vessels in LATAM and Europe, and closed additional installation agreements for next year. Dr. Bertrand Charrier will focus on the aerodynamics...

WinGD expands engine R&D with new Global Test Centre
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WinGD expands engine R&D with new Global Test Centre

Swiss based marine engine technology developer WinGD is continuing to invest in its R&D testing infrastructure with the opening of a new collaborative Global Test Centre in Shanghai, China. The new test centre which opened on the 16 December, is a collaboration with CSPI (China Shipbuilding Power Engineering Institute) for the advancement of a decarbonised...

Hybrid electric passenger ship begins maiden voyage
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Hybrid electric passenger ship begins maiden voyage

HAV Group’s newest vessel featuring an array of technologies to cut nitrogen oxides (NOx) emissions by 90 per cent and CO2 emissions by 25 per cent has set sail on her maiden voyage along the Norwegian coastline. The passenger vessel, Havila Capella, is the first of Havila Kystruten’s vessels that will sail the traditional coastal...

BV validates wind assisted propulsion system for containership
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BV validates wind assisted propulsion system for containership

Bureau Veritas (BV) has delivered an approval in principle (AiP) to Zéphyr & Borée for its first open-top 1,800 TEU containership, demonstrating the feasibility of using wind-propelled wing-sails on this type of vessel. The 185 metre-long container vessel is designed with five cargo holds, mostly open-top. Propulsion means are compliant with IMO’s Tier III requirements,...

Royston secures government funding for decarbonisation project
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Royston secures government funding for decarbonisation project

Marine engineering and propulsion specialist Royston has secured government funding for a collaborative project to examine the potential of new technologies to reduce the carbon footprint of river ferry services. The move will see the UK-based firm working in local partnership with Newcastle University and ferry operator Nexus to look at ways to decarbonise the...