Tag: Propulsion

Vancouver port terminal installs shore power system
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Vancouver port terminal installs shore power system

The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority has installed a Schneider electric EcoStructure Platform to provide shore power for ships docked at the Centerm Container Terminal, operated DP World Vancouver. The system is designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from ships while at berth. The platform allows ships to turn off their diesel engines and run on...

Methanol for marine applications tested in Singapore
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Methanol for marine applications tested in Singapore

The Methanol Institute (MI) is backing a project at the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) of Singapore to evaluate methanol as a marine fuel in Asia. The first of the two-phase project includes desktop and bench-testing a methanol-powered engine in the GreenPilot program in Gothenburg, Sweden. The GreenPilot project aims to demonstrate the use of methanol...

Stockholm launches first ice-class hybrid ferry
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Stockholm launches first ice-class hybrid ferry

Swedish company Waxholmsbolaget has launched Stockholm’s first ice-capable hybrid passenger ferry. The hybrid ferry is built by Baltic Workboats and is equipped with two diesel-electric hybrid drive trains with permanent magnet electrical motors and generators supplied by Danfoss Editron. A battery pack is also included. The ferry will carry 150 passengers and operate in waters with...

Fjord1’s electric ferry enters into service
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Fjord1’s electric ferry enters into service

Fjord1’s first Havyard 936 electric ferry, Hadarøy, has entered into operation on the Sulesund-Hareid route, Norway. On January 2, Havyard announced the ferry it designed and built for Fjord1 begun service. The ferry will run on battery power during normal operation but is equipped with biodiesel for secondary propulsion. The ferry is the first of...

Results of marine solar power study made public
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Results of marine solar power study made public

Data published from a sea trial of a solar power system on-board a large commercial vessel has been made publicly available online. In October 2014, the high-speed car and passenger ferry Blue Star Delos was fitted with a marine solar power system as part of a study to evaluate the use of renewable energy on...

Ultrabattery installed on-board cargo ship
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Ultrabattery installed on-board cargo ship

Eco Marine Power (EMP) and Masterbulk have installed an UltraBattery (UB) battery pack manufactured by Furukawa Battery Company on the large general cargo ship, MV Panamana. The battery pack will later form part of an Aquarius Marine Solar Power solution developed by EMP and be evaluated jointly with Masterbulk and ZEABORN Ship Management (Singapore). The...

Hurtigruten unveils plans for battery and biogas fuelled vessels
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Hurtigruten unveils plans for battery and biogas fuelled vessels

Daniel Skjeldam, CEO of Norwegian expedition cruise company Hurtigruten firmly believes that alternative fuels and clean propulsion technologies are the future of shipping. The company wants to ban heavy fuel oil (HFO) and is proving that sustainable low-emission shipping is possible by constructing the first hybrid expedition cruise vessels that will reduce fuel consumption and...

Havyard hydrogen-powered project receives NOK 104m
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Havyard hydrogen-powered project receives NOK 104m

Havila Kystruten has received NOK 104.3 million for its zero emissions projects, which will use hydrogen to power vessels on coastal routes, resulting in vessels with up to five times longer zero-emission voyage than other vessels. The two topics are ‘Zero-emissions maritime transport 2.0’, and ‘Havyard – Zero-Emission ROPAX Vessel’ project. The funding comes from...

Hydrogen powered Energy Observer fitted with wingsail technology
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Hydrogen powered Energy Observer fitted with wingsail technology

Energy Observer, the first hydrogen-powered vessel, has been equipped with Oceanwings wingsails. Wingsails is a hybrid propulsion system comprised of a composite 12m high mast and two 32m2 sails. The technology will reduce Energy Observer’s energy expenditure between 18 and 42 per cent. Wingsails are designed by VPLP Design and jointly developed and manufactured at...

LNG-powered vessel delivered to AIDA Cruises
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LNG-powered vessel delivered to AIDA Cruises

Liquefied natural gas (LNG) powered cruise ship, AIDAnova has been delivered to AIDA Cruises by Meyer Werft Papenburg. The vessel is fitted with four low-emission dual fuel engines from Caterpillar and can operate 100 per cent on LNG both at sea and in port. According to AIDA, the vessel is equipped with an electric pod...

Grimaldi opts for Rolls-Royce hybrid propulsion systems
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Grimaldi opts for Rolls-Royce hybrid propulsion systems

Grimaldi Group has confirmed Rolls-Royce Marine will provide hybrid propulsion systems for nine newbuild vessels being built at the Nanjing Jinling Shipyard, China. The nine Ro-Ro vessels will be powered by batteries when in port and a combination of batteries and conventional fuels when sailing. The delivery from Rolls-Royce includes steering gears and the Promas...

South Korea orders 140 LNG-fuelled ships
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South Korea orders 140 LNG-fuelled ships

South Korea has confirmed an order for 140 liquefied natural gas (LNG) powered ships by 2025 to support small and mid-sized shipbuilders. South Korea’s Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy said the government will provide shipbuilders and suppliers with $620.2 million and debt guarantees worth $886 million. The government will also invest in LNG infrastructure...