Tag: <span>Propulsion</span>

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...

World’s first full scale hydrogen-based propulsion system launches
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World’s first full scale hydrogen-based propulsion system launches

Kongsberg Maritime has celebrated a world first by testing and verifying a full-scale, full-size, zero-emissions drivetrain powered by hydrogen fuel cells designed for ships and ferries. The project demonstrates that the technology is now mature for using hydrogen (H2) as an energy carrier. The program is the third and final part of the EU funded project...

Høglund to supply hybrid-electric system for Tipco carriers
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Høglund to supply hybrid-electric system for Tipco carriers

Integrated automation and energy specialist Høglund has been commissioned to supply advanced, fully integrated hybrid, automation, and digital solutions to two newbuild asphalt carriers owned by Continental Bitumen and managed & operated by Tipco Asphalt. The hybrid electric system will be integrated into, monitored, and controlled by Høglund’s IAS (Integrated Automation System) and PMS (Power...

Wärtsilä launches power limitation solutions for EEXI compliance
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Wärtsilä launches power limitation solutions for EEXI compliance

Wärtsilä has launched a new series of power limitation solutions that enable compliance with the IMO’s energy efficiency existing ship index (EEXI) regulation. The EEXI regulation comes into effect in 2023 and stipulates the minimum energy efficiency level for existing ships already in service. Wärtsilä’s new power limitation systems allow owners to meet this requirement,...

Kongsberg Maritime teams up with Norsepower to offer wind power to shipowners
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Kongsberg Maritime teams up with Norsepower to offer wind power to shipowners

Kongsberg Maritime (KM) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Norsepower to add wind propulsion to KM’s integrated power and propulsion systems. Under the MoU, shipowners and shipyards will be able to choose between fully integrated systems, or solutions incorporating stand-alone products. By teaming up with Norsepower, KM adds wind propulsion to its portfolio...

Tharsis installs sails on diesel-electric cargo ship
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Tharsis installs sails on diesel-electric cargo ship

Tharsis Sea-River Shipping has concluded the installation of two retractable wing sails on its 88m, 2,364 dwt diesel-electric general cargo vessel, M/V Tharsis. The installation tool place at the Neptune Shipyard in Hardinxveld-Giessendam, near Rotterdam. The work was undertaken at the same time as the vessel was having its air lubrication system upgraded. The 3m...

FinFerries chooses Schottel EcoPellers for hybrid-electric ferry
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FinFerries chooses Schottel EcoPellers for hybrid-electric ferry

FinFerries has chosen to install its battery-powered vessel Altera with high-efficiency azimuth thrusters from Schottel. The electrically powered hybrid ferry, which is scheduled to enter operation in 2023, is currently under construction at the Polish shipyard Crist. Altera will be able to sail solely on 2×0.6 MWh batteries, charging the batteries with renewable electricity on...

Algoma chooses FuelOpt to enhance efficiency of 8 bulk carriers
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Algoma chooses FuelOpt to enhance efficiency of 8 bulk carriers

Canadian shipping company Algoma Central Corporation has signed a contract with Yara Marine Technologies to install its FuelOpt propulsion optimisation technology onboard eight further bulk carriers. This agreement comes following the successful installation of FuelOpt onboard the Algoma Conveyor in early April 2021. FuelOpt safely limits shaft power output (ShaPoLi) by allowing ship operators to...

Berg accelerates drive into electric propulsion
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Berg accelerates drive into electric propulsion

Berg Propulsion has signed a key supplier and cooperation agreement to provide systems integration capability for Yaskawa Environmental Energy / The Switch permanent magnet (PM) and power electronics products. The cooperation creates a new and combined force offering the robustness and efficiency of propulsion systems where electric motors directly drive the propeller shaft. Berg’s integrator...

iconsys launches new shore-to-ship power solution
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iconsys launches new shore-to-ship power solution

UK automation solutions provider and systems integrator iconsys has launched a new shore-to-ship power solution, named iconvert. iconvert is a fully integrated product that offers unlimited flexibility of voltage and frequency. It can be equipped with batteries to form a microgrid, limiting demand on the grid. iconvert provides fully flexible vessel connectivity solutions and is...

ZEM’s marine battery solutions set sail for Switzerland
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ZEM’s marine battery solutions set sail for Switzerland

A small historic passenger ferry on the Greifensee is set to be the first vessel in the German part of Switzerland to embark upon a sustainable journey away from fossil fuels with ZEM batteries. The fully electric propulsion has the potential to reduce CO2 emissions by around 10 tons per year. The 1933-built Heimat operates...

GEV secures Wärtsilä AiP for pilot hydrogen vessel
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GEV secures Wärtsilä AiP for pilot hydrogen vessel

Australian energy transportation company Global Energy Ventures (GEV) has obtained approval-in-principle (AiP) from Wärtsilä for its pilot scale 430 tonne C-H2 carrier vessel. The pilot compressed hydrogen vessel is a highly functional Handymax sized gas carrier designed to advance the commercialisation of green hydrogen projects. Wärtsilä has worked in close cooperation with GEV’s ship designer...