Tag: Renewable Energy

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...

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...

Wind propulsion tech granted type approval
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Wind propulsion tech granted type approval

Norsepower’s wind propulsion solution, the Rotor Sail, has received the first-ever type approval design certificate granted to an auxiliary wind propulsion system on-board a commercial ship. The type approval was granted by DNV GL following a design assessment of Norsepower’s 30m x 5m Rotor Sail. The certification means that vessels operating with the Rotor Sail...

Havila Kystruten powers newbuilds with Corvus battery pack
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Havila Kystruten powers newbuilds with Corvus battery pack

Havila Kystruten has confirmed it will install the world’s largest battery pack on-board its coastal vessels. A contract has been signed between Corvus Energy and Norwegian Electric Systems (NES) to deliver and integrate the battery pack on-board the Havila vessels. Corvus Energy will deliver an air-cooled energy storage system (ESS) with Corvus’ patented single-cell thermal...

ABS grants AIP for wind turbine transport vessel
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ABS grants AIP for wind turbine transport vessel

ABS has granted Approval in Principal (AIP) to Neptun Ship Design for its energy efficient Wind Turbine Transport Vessel design. The Blue Azurit design is the first to support transporting parts for turbines greater than 9 Mega Watts (MW). The 178m long design allows wind turbine manufacturers to produce full length welded towers ready for...

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...