Tag: <span>Propulsion</span>

Namura and NS United Kaiun to develop wind-assisted Capesize
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Namura and NS United Kaiun to develop wind-assisted Capesize

Japan-based shipbuilder Namura Shipbuilding and operator NS United Kaiun Kaisha have partnered in a joint research project aimed at developing a wind-powered system for a 183,000 dwt Capesize bulk carrier. The International Maritime Organization’s decarbonisation targets of reducing carbon emissions by at least 40 per cent by 2030 from 2008’s levels and cut at least...

Wärtsilä and RINA deliver fuel-saving propulsion arrangement
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Wärtsilä and RINA deliver fuel-saving propulsion arrangement

Wärtsilä and RINA have announced a novel propulsion arrangement that offers full redundancy, less machinery, lower capital expenditure, reduced operational complexity, and optimised fuel consumption to lower costs and achieve emissions compliance. The new concept changes traditional ship design thinking and offers an efficient, future-proof alternative. The conventional approach in ship design has been to...

Yara joins the International Windship Association
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Yara joins the International Windship Association

Yara Marine Technologies has joined the International Windship Association (IWSA) to promote the use of wind propulsion to reduce fuel consumption and cut CO2 emissions from ships. “The immense savings gained by modern wind propulsion really caught the interest of both Yara Marine and our established network of ship-owners. BAR Technologies’ bespoke naval architecture gave...

ClassNK grants AiP to Eco Marine Power’s renewable energy sail system
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ClassNK grants AiP to Eco Marine Power’s renewable energy sail system

ClassNK has issued an Approval in Principle (AiP) to Eco Marine Power for the development of a renewable energy system for ships, ‘Aquarius Marine Renewable Energy with EnergySail’. To contribute to the swift and safe social implementation of decarbonisation initiatives, ClassNK has been providing safety standards applicable to a variety of new technologies based on...

Tufton to install Anemoi Rotor Sails on bulk carrier
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Tufton to install Anemoi Rotor Sails on bulk carrier

TR Lady Shipping, a portfolio company of Tufton Investment Management, has inked a commercial agreement with Anemoi Marine Technologies to supply and fit the bulk carrier TR Lady with three large Rotor Sails. The agreement also includes the installation of Anemoi’s patented Rail Deployment System, which allows the Rotor Sails to be moved across the...

BV approves wind powered container ship
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BV approves wind powered container ship

The Trade Wings 2,500, an innovative container ship with a capacity of 2,500 TEU , designed jointly by VPLP Design, Alwena Shipping, SDARI, and AYRO has received Approval in Principle from Bureau Veritas. The vessel fosters the combination of a wind-assisted propulsion with six Oceanwings with an LNG-electric propulsion with pods. The wingsails are installed...

Norsepower and NMS partner on wind propulsion technology
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Norsepower and NMS partner on wind propulsion technology

Newport Maritime Services (NMS) has partnered with Helsinki-based Norsepower as an exclusive wind technology supplier for its NMS platform. Under the partnership with NMS, shipowners will now be able to access Norsepower’s Rotor Sail technology via the booking platform. The Rotor Sail solution harnesses wind power to reduce emissions fuel consumption. It is a modernised...

Hurtigruten upgrades vessels with Kongsberg equipment packages
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Hurtigruten upgrades vessels with Kongsberg equipment packages

Norwegian shipping line Hurtigruten has signed a contract with Kongsberg Maritime (KM) to upgrade three Norwegian Coastal Express passenger vessels with comprehensive equipment packages for hybrid operation. The upgrade is expected to cut CO2 emissions from the vessels, which operate along the coast of Norway, by at least 25 per cent. KM will collaborate closely...

BV approves air lubrication system by GILLS
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BV approves air lubrication system by GILLS

Bureau Veritas (BV) has been working with Singapore-based GILLS to assess the performance of its air lubrication system designed to improve ship efficiency and decrease fuel burn by reducing drag of the underwater hull.  GILLS, which stands for gas injected liquid lubrication systems, deploys NACA profiles* to create self-generating micro-bubbles for ‘turbulent modulation’ which has...