Tag: Renewable Energy

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...

Maersk aims for carbon neutrality by 2050
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Maersk aims for carbon neutrality by 2050

Maersk has pledged to be carbon neutral by 2050 but says an acceleration in new innovations and adaption of new technology is required to meet this goal. Søren Toft, chief operating officer, A.P. Moller – Maersk said: “The only possible way to achieve the so-much-needed decarbonisation in our industry is by fully transforming to new carbon...

EMP and ClassNK collaborate for design approval of wind and solar power solution
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EMP and ClassNK collaborate for design approval of wind and solar power solution

Eco Marine Power (EMP) has begun collaboration with ClassNK to confirm design requirements and issues related to sea trials of its EnergySail wind and solar power solution for ships. EnergySail is a rigid sail device developed by EMP. The EnergySail is part of EMP’s Aquarius Marine Renewable Energy solution, which consists of an integrated system...

California port to vote on hydrogen fuelling station
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California port to vote on hydrogen fuelling station

The Long Beach Board of Harbour Commissioners is to vote on a proposal by Toyota Logistics Services to reconfigure its facility at Pier B and build a renewable fuel-cell power plant and hydrogen fuelling station. The proposal by Toyota will streamline its port operations. Currently, Toyota operates a marine terminal at the port where new...

EMP publishes key findings from five-year ship solar power study
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EMP publishes key findings from five-year ship solar power study

A five-year study led by Eco Marine Power (EMP) has found that an on-board solar power system combined with DC loads such as lighting can be an effective way to reduce system cost, lower power losses and simplify the overall design. The study, which tested EMP’s Aquarius Marine Solar Power system on-board the high-speed RoRo...

UK urged to invest in shore power facilities
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UK urged to invest in shore power facilities

Schneider Electric has urged the UK to think further about providing renewable electricity to ships whilst in port to curb air pollution. According to the company, which provides renewable energy to a variety of industries, ports in the UK could reduce emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx) from international shipping by the equivalent of 1.2m diesel...