Tag: R&D

SCHOTTEL injects further investment into CFD
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SCHOTTEL injects further investment into CFD

German propulsion manufacturer SCHOTTEL is making investments in the six-digit euro range into computational fluid dynamics (CFD) to further understand the complex physical processes in products’ flow behaviour. Findings from CFD simulations can be used to optimise propulsion solutions. Manfred Heer, vice president technology at SCHOTTEL explains further. “At SCHOTTEL, CFD simulations have been an...

Shipping community announces $5bn fund to eliminate CO2 emissions
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Shipping community announces $5bn fund to eliminate CO2 emissions

The international shipping community has announced plans to form a new non-governmental Research & Development organisation to eliminate CO2 emissions from shipping and accelerate the development of commercially viable zero-carbon emission ships by the early 2030s. The proposal includes core funding from shipping companies across the world of approximately USD 5 billion over a 10-year...

VPS launches automatic test method for wax appearance temperature of VLSFOs
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VPS launches automatic test method for wax appearance temperature of VLSFOs

Veritas Petroleum Services (VPS) has successfully completed R&D work into instrumentation development  &  test  methodology,  in  order  to  develop  and launch a new test method which accurately measures the Wax Appearance Temperature (WAT) of the new Very Low Sulphur Fuel Oil (VLSFOs) marine fuels. New fuel blends to meet the IMO 2020 regulation will contain...

€1million project to identify next-generation tech for Atlantic maritime sector
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€1million project to identify next-generation tech for Atlantic maritime sector

A pioneering science centre based in northern Portugal is releasing details of a major pan-European project showcasing ‘next-generation’ technology to meet future demands of the Atlantic maritime industry. The International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory (INL) located in Braga is the lead partner in the €1million ‘KETmaritime’ project backed by the European Regional Development Fund. Founded by...

Shell and the University of Southampton launch Centre for Maritime Futures
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Shell and the University of Southampton launch Centre for Maritime Futures

The University of Southampton and Shell Shipping & Maritime have launched the Centre for Maritime Futures to bring together university and industry partners to transform the energy shipping industry to be safer, cleaner and more efficient. The Centre has received a gift of £1.5m from Shell Shipping & Maritime, the largest corporate gift in the...

UK establishes centre for maritime innovation and technology
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UK establishes centre for maritime innovation and technology

A consortium of British companies, academia and government, have established a new national centre (MarRI-UK) to provide a collaborative innovation vehicle to jointly tackle innovation and technology challenges. Based at the University of Strathclyde, with hubs to be announced across the UK, the centre’s first focus will be on Clean Maritime. MarRI-UK will focus on...

Yaskawa / The Switch constructs large drive test centre in Finland
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Yaskawa / The Switch constructs large drive test centre in Finland

Yaskawa Environmental Energy / The Switch has begun the construction of a large drive test centre in Lappeenranta, Finland to test large drives and assist in the production of multi-megawatt class equipment for wind and marine business units. The new building will comprise of the test centre and an assembly line. Lifting capacity will be...

Green Maritime Methanol shortlists nine ships for fuel research
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Green Maritime Methanol shortlists nine ships for fuel research

The Green Maritime Methanol consortium has selected nine ships for research on the application of renewable methanol as a marine fuel. New designs, newbuildings as well as existing ships of Boskalis, Van Oord, the Royal Netherlands Navy and Wagenborg Shipping will undergo testing of the fuel. The vessel sizes vary in length from between 40-160m,...

Autonomous shipping momentum heads towards One Sea
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Autonomous shipping momentum heads towards One Sea

Joined up thinking on technology standards and shipping rules critical if autonomous shipping is to prove seaworthy says Päivi Haikkola, One Sea Ecosystem Lead. A series of vessel trials in Finnish waters at the turn of the year highlighted significant progress from some of the industry’s leading ship technology companies in converting abstract ideas on...

DNV GL opens new AI research centre in Shanghai
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DNV GL opens new AI research centre in Shanghai

DNV GL has opened an artificial intelligence (AI) research centre in Shanghai to expand its audit, inspection and survey services. DNV GL aims to develop new solutions based on AI technology, such as computer vision, where a computer can carry out tasks that require high levels of visual recognition and create future assurance schemes for...

Eco Marine Power establishes new research institute
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Eco Marine Power establishes new research institute

Japan-based Eco Marine Power (EMP) has developed a research institute to link together ship and marine related research projects and locations to share knowledge around renewable energy and green shipping technologies. EMP, which develops renewable energy focused fuel and emissions reduction technologies for shipping and offshore applications, will lead research by the institute on the...