Tag: Renewable Energy

Wärtsilä and Norsepower partnership to strengthen wind propulsion market
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Wärtsilä and Norsepower partnership to strengthen wind propulsion market

Technology company Wärtsilä and wind propulsion systems provider Norsepower have signed a service cooperation agreement enabling Norsepower to order service work from Wärtsilä and for Wärtsilä to pursue and sell Norsepower Rotor Sail projects with support from Norsepower. Under the collaboration, Norsepower will be able to work at scale and further strengthen its customer service...

MOL joins the International Windship Association
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MOL joins the International Windship Association

Tokyo headquartered MOL O.S.K. Lines has announced that it is joining the International Windship Association (IWSA) as a full member. The news comes following the recent AIP approval for the Wind Challenger, wind-assisted vessel design by Class NK. As an IWSA member, MOL will bring substantial experience and industry know-how on wind-assisted and primary wind...

Powering shipping’s decarbonisation
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Powering shipping’s decarbonisation

Meeting the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) 2050 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions target will require the industry to shift from burning fossil fuels to more renewable energy sources and adopt new technologies to improve vessel efficiency. Experts speaking on a panel during London International Shipping Week have urged the industry to act now to ensure the...

Van Dam Shipping plans for wind assisted propulsion
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Van Dam Shipping plans for wind assisted propulsion

Van Dam Shipping has signed a contract for the installation of an eConowind supplied wind assisted propulsion system for its 3,600 DWT general cargo vessel, Ankie. For Conowind, this marks the first commercial order of its Ventifoil system which successfully completed sea test trials earlier this year. The wind-assist system was developed over the past...

Smart Green Shipping Alliance to develop digital wind tool
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Smart Green Shipping Alliance to develop digital wind tool

Smart Green Shipping Alliance (SGSA) has announced plans to develop a prototype digital tool that will enable the accurate quantification of available wind for any ship, on any route. The SGSA will receive a grant from the European Space Agency Business Incubation Centre United Kingdom (ESA BIC UK) as part of a business support package...

ABS and MARIN enter JiP to test wind propulsion technology
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ABS and MARIN enter JiP to test wind propulsion technology

ABS and MARIN have launched a Joint Industry Project (JIP) to investigate transparent and validated methods to assess performance of wind-assisted shipping propulsion technologies. The JIP covers the majority of all marketed wind-assisted ship propulsors and aims to overcome barriers to the uptake of these technologies by: Improving methods for transparent performance prediction Using the...

Furukawa FCR batteries obtain ClassNK approval
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Furukawa FCR batteries obtain ClassNK approval

Eco Marine Power (EMP) and the Furukawa Battery Company of Japan (Furukawa Battery) have announced that the FCR series of high performance and recyclable batteries have been accepted for use on classed or to be classed vessels with Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (ClassNK). The FCR series of batteries will be used on EMP projects and supplied...

“K” Line pilots AirSeas kite technology
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“K” Line pilots AirSeas kite technology

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (“K” Line) will install and service one vessel with AirSeas’ SeaWing automated kite technology with the aim to reduce CO2 emissions and fuel by 20 per cent through wind propulsion. AirSeas, an Airbus spin-off, developed SeaWing, which is an automated kite that tows ships. It exploits a free source of energy that...

Wilhelmsen Ship Management acquires 50 per cent stake in NorSea Wind
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Wilhelmsen Ship Management acquires 50 per cent stake in NorSea Wind

Wilhelmsen Ship Management (WSM) has acquired 50 per cent of NorSea Wind and its subsidiaries to offer an integrated solution for the renewable wind energy market. Founded in 2016, NorSea Wind is a subsidiary of NorSea Group and offers project management and logistics planning for all on and offshore wind farm projects. “NorSea Wind offers...

ABB to power first hydrogen-fuelled river vessel
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ABB to power first hydrogen-fuelled river vessel

ABB has been chosen to provide a power and propulsion solution for a newbuild vessel to run entirely on hydrogen fuel cells along the Rhône river in France. ABB will deliver a fuel cell based power and propulsion solution for a push boat, expected for delivery in 2021, for the France-based Sogestran Group subsidiary Compagnie...

Industry partnership to develop hydrogen fuel cells for cruise ships
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Industry partnership to develop hydrogen fuel cells for cruise ships

GE’s Power Conversion business and fuel cell manufacturer Nedstack are developing hydrogen fuel cell systems for powering zero-emission cruise vessels. The partnership will combine GE’s experience in cruise electrical power and propulsion with Nedstack’s experience in megawatt-scale hydrogen fuel cells technology to deliver highly efficient fuel cell solutions that eliminate emissions and make cruising a...

Wind powered vessel to transport heavy machines and boats across Atlantic
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Wind powered vessel to transport heavy machines and boats across Atlantic

The Neoline maritime project, a ro-ro cargo project powered mainly by sails with the plan to use 100 per cent renewable energy has received support from the Manitou group, a rough terrain and heavy equipment handler, to transport its machines from Europe to the American market. Powered by wind, the Neoline ro-ro will play a...