Tag: Renewable Energy

Vessel emissions reduction competition announces winning technologies
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Vessel emissions reduction competition announces winning technologies

The Carbon Trust’s Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) has announced four winners of a competition designed to accelerate the development of technologies that will enable a reduction in emissions and fuel consumption for Crew Transfer Vessels (CTVs) used to operate and maintain offshore wind farms. The winners and their projects are outlined below. Chartwell Marine and...

Golden Energy Offshore and KONGSBERG cut fuel consumption by 20 per cent
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Golden Energy Offshore and KONGSBERG cut fuel consumption by 20 per cent

Norwegian advanced Offshore Service Vessel (OSV) owner and operator Golden Energy Offshore has cut fuel consumption by 20 per cent by collaborating with Kongsberg Maritime on vessel performance monitoring and installing KONGSBERG’s SAVe Energy battery system. The results have been achieved on Golden Energy Offshore’s UT 776 CD design Platform Supply Vessels (PSV), NS Orla...

Hydrogen-powered fuel cell project enters approval phase
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Hydrogen-powered fuel cell project enters approval phase

Norwegian company Havyard has announced that its pilot project to deliver the largest available fuel cell system to run on hydrogen has entered its approval phase. The Havyard Group with Havyard Design & Solutions and Norwegian Electric Systems (NES) has signed agreements with providers of hydrogen tanks and fuel cells, including Linde Engineering as tank...

Maersk pilots battery to improve power efficiency
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Maersk pilots battery to improve power efficiency

Maersk is preparing to install a containerised 600 kWh marine battery system onboard the Maersk Cape Town as part of a trial to improve vessel performance and reliability while reducing CO2 emissions. According to Søren Toft, Maersk COO, the trial will provide greater insight into energy storage to help the Danish shipping company move towards...

Wes Amelie retrofit plans to run on synthetic natural gas
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Wes Amelie retrofit plans to run on synthetic natural gas

MAN Energy Solutions and Wessels Marine have announced a technical showcase whereby the 2017-retrofitted Wes Amelie, a 1,036-teu feeder containership, will use liquefied Synthetic Natural Gas (SNG) produced from renewable electrical energy as drop-in fuel. The companies are cooperating on the Wes Amelie project with Nauticor, the LNG transportation company, and Unifeeder, the charter company....

Maersk harnesses wind power to cut fuel consumption by 8.2%
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Maersk harnesses wind power to cut fuel consumption by 8.2%

A Maersk Tankers product tanker has achieved fuel savings of 8.2 per cent in a one-year period by harnessing wind power. A joint project including Maersk Tankers, Norsepower, the Energy Technologies Institute (ETI), and Shell International Trading and Shipping Company, fitted the product tanker Maersk Pelican with two Norsepower Rotor Sails in August 2018. From...

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...